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El Toro Bravo

123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
+1 831-476-1553
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“tamales” (3 reviews)
“mexican food” (9 reviews)
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123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Very ,very good food...Thank u waitress was kind and did a awsome job serving us..great day in Capitola..

Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This spot has been around for a number of decades. Basic Mexican food. I like the tostada and taco salads.

Thank RonCentralCA
Reviewed 16 September 2017

This restaurant has been here for years. Food is good, authentic. Parking is a challenge, though. If you find a space, the trouble is worth it.

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We came for a light dinner, but ended up getting 2 and 3 items. The dinner specials come with drinks, tortilla's on request and rice and beans. Everything here is good. We really like their beef enchilada's and tamales. They are very authentic and filling....More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

The Super Burrito was oozing tasteless beans, bad guac, and sour cream. Guacamole is not made fresh- it is the kind that is pale green and looks/tastes like Taco Bell Guacamole. At 3.95 a side, it is ridiculous.

Thank Robinelechat
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This place has been here for decades. It's very small, but you can usually get in right away. We like their tamales and enchiladas with rice and beans. You can get a triple lunch/dinner for about $17- That's on the steep side. The rest of...More

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We walk down to Capitola all the time and when we are in the mood, we'll stop here. The food is okay, but we like coming here for the location which is right by the ocean. We like their lunch specials and the quaint atmosphere.

Thank timteresa0
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Nothing fancy, but who needs fancy and expensive every time you dine? I enjoy the casual atmosphere and affordable menu. My favorite are the fish taco: double tortilla and generous fish portion, you only need one and can be very satisfied. One criteria when judging...More

Thank 825michellez
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We went with a group of people and all of us were disappointed. The service, the food, and the atmosphere, was non appealing. The salsa tasted like it came out of a jar. Go to Mijo's across the street for real Mexican food

Thank suzyG95136
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Wandering around during the annual Art & Wine Festival and stopped in for a bite. Food is served quickly and generous portions but there are other spots with nicer views and ambiance, better food and full bars. This is beer and wine only. If you're...More

Thank 556danaa
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Monterey Ave, Capitola, CA 95010-3229
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-476-1553
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