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El Toro

15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
+1 386-418-1039
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“taco” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s not baaad, per sei, but it’s certainly not what it was in 2014/2015. Their chicken tortilla soup used to be worth waiting in line for ... today, ehh. It’s good, albeit noticeably too salty, but not great! I also ordered the overstuffed burrito with...More

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 1 January 2018

A group of 11 of us enjoyed dinner at El Toro on New Year's Eve. Each of us enjoyed our food. The servings were extremely generous. The taste of each item in my Monterey Dinner was outstanding. In fact, 4 of us enjoyed the delicious...More

Thank GeoShero
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Excellent food AND service....consistently good...great salsa! Good portions. We usually take some home with us.

Thank Jeff N
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We eat here about once a month and always have a good meal. The portions are filling and consistently good. The owner and wait staff are very friendly and always provide a pleasant dining experience. If you want really good Mexican food this is the...More

Thank patriciasA1472WI
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I eat at El Toro regularly. The food is excellent and very reasonably priced. The best Mexican I have had in the general area.

Thank Chad E
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
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Questions & Answers
Larry A
16 May 2017|
Response from | 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 | 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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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