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El Toro Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great Monday night special with faboulous value for the price. Nice diining space and was seated in the corner window table. The greeter notice right away that we were looking for a quiet table and we did nothave to ask. Great servicre, just enough attention without bing in our way. And great warm bread!

Thank Trish H
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a not cheap restaurant in Banff you'd think they'd put more effort into their breakfast offering. Granted, they're mostly serving customers from the very average Irwin's mountain inn, but it really was nothing special. Terrible cappuccinos, undercooked potatoes and eggs, our kids wouldn't even eat their pancakes! After that experience I wouldn't bother going there for dinner.

Thank SarahAdelaide
Canmore, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a lovely breakfast with my friend for the first time. enjoyed the local choice and I would recommend the place as I can't wait to go again:)

Thank kaeferli2000
Canmore, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been visiting this great restaurant for the past five years and can not say enough about the atmosphere, people, and most importantly the food and prices are outstanding. We recommend it to everyone we meet or we visit with all our visitors that come to visit us.

Thank youcanchat2me
Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have come in on a few occasions both with my partner and a group of friends. The 12$ Mexican night is really the only reason I would ever suggest this place to anyone. It's been pretty average food & atmosphere each time I have been. They are always short staffed anytime I have been in - the staff are... More 

Thank mollscotttt
Montreal, Canada
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is slightly away from the downtown area, but still on the main street. It was recommended by our cab driver. Despite that it looks a bit old from the outside, we still gave it a try. We had a delicious Chateaubriand for 2, the steak was prepped well, super tender and service was good and friendly. They also... More 

1 Thank PDCbride2011
Regina, Canada
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was tasty, service was friendly. Pace of food prep was satisfactory. It is attached to the hotel we stayed at, which made it convenient to go to on our check out day.

1 Thank rkandrl
Canmore, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We had dinner and enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. The portions were a good size and our waitress was attentive.

1 Thank bmct2017
Calgary, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast here before checking out of our hotel (Irwin's Mountain Inn.) The food was delicious for a reasonable price. Service was great. Wish we would have eaten here everyday we were in Banff! We will be back!

1 Thank JJG555
Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

If you're keen for a late-ish (9-19am) breakfast, it's pretty quiet so you'll be served very quickly. The pancakes and potatoes are to die for! Good sized portions and very tasty. Price is reasonable for what you get and the service is very good. I'd definitely come back again. Wouldn't mind trying something for dinner next time!

1 Thank teedus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
07:00 - 11:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2520
El Toro after a long day skiing or for your romantic dinner in our warm and cozy atmosphere! Tapas, Chateaubriand for two or delicious steak will be sure to satisfy all taste buds!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?