Ok, I lived in New Mexico and in Southern California and don't frequent the local mexican restaurants in Sarasota area because I found them to be too "Americanized" or just plain not that good. But, after reading all the great reviews I decided to try El Toro Bravo and "BRAVO". They got it going there! I had the Chili Relleno Plate. It was hot, fresh and very tasty. The rice was good and the refried beans were very good and did not taste like they came out of a can. My mother got the shrimp fajitas and her shrimp was full of flavor and not over cooked, tender and not rubbery like you can get at other places. The service was excellent. They do not sell hard liquor so no traditional margaritas but the hostess suggested the wine margaritas and I thought (ewe) but she offered if I didn't like it there would be no charge. How sweet. So I tried it and could not believe how much it tasted like my favorite top shelf margarita! So, try it. We were way too full to try anything else but after hearing it was our first visit the waitress said wait one more minute and I will bring you a special surprise. Out came the mini chocolate brownies decorated very pretty with fudge sauce spelling "welcome". They do a very nice job and I will go back for sure... and will have that wine margarita again! P.S. We got there early (5:30) on a Thursday and they were lined up at the door by 6:00.
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