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El Toro

$$ - $$$Mexican,
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
+1 386-418-1039
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (6 reviews)
“spanish rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had a chance or two to visit and really enjoyed the food, service and the attitude of the staff. Only drawback was no cannot get a mixed drind.

Thank gator2510
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Best Mexican food in the area by far! The salsa is to die for! The service is great. Love the spinach enchiladas.

Thank Leeds D
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here for over 20 years. Their new location is in Alachua just a short drive North of Gainesville. They have the best chips and salsa. Definitely worth the drive!

Thank Channing114
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped at a random exit for food and ended up here. The staff were super sweet and friendly. The food was amazing and the lunch portions HUGE. I had the fish tacos, which was a fried Alaskan pollock. The fish was fresh and yummy and...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I had friends talk about this place so we stopped for lunch. The food was fresh and their salsa is homemade and very good. We each ordered something different off the lunch menu and we all enjoyed it very much! My sister says the vegetarian...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My favorite is usually on the Nightly Chef Specials -- Shrimp Tacos. I have them every time we visit. The servers are very friendly, helpful, and patient when someone has a lot of questions.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner around 8pm on a Tuesday. The complimentary fresh homemade salsa was delicious and we also ordered the homemade white queso dip which was great too. I ordered the San Diego dinner (a chicken burrito and chicken enchilada...More

Thank Chelle2684
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent food, prepared properly and so hot the waitress used hot pads to handle the plates. We started with the free Salsa, homemade and just slightly sweet and spicy. She ordered the Chili Relleno, an Anaheim Pepper stuffed w/cheese, rolled & breaded and deep fried...More

1  Thank charly087
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great food but they have dropped their best items - the lunch crunch. It was just the right size and price for lunch. The Lunch Menu is too much food for lunch and it is too expensive. $8 plus drink and you are over $10...More

Thank Gene A
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and they skimped on the meal. I love Mexican food and when I ordered the burrito at this location compared to others the burrito was half the size. With 2 quarter pieces of tomatoes, an inch round of rice and 5...More

Thank Cindy S
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Questions & Answers
Larry A
16 May 2017|
Response from charly087 | Reviewed this property |
Chili Verde does not show on any of the menus on line. I suggest you call the restaurant with your question. (386) 418-1039
Christy T
22 March 2017|
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Response from charly087 | Reviewed this property |
Their drink menu showed only beer and wine, so I doubt if they have a liquor license. I too looked for Margaritas but alas, none were there. Their online menu shows no hard alcohol drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-418-1039
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