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El Toro Bravo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went as a large family group of 12, we had made an advance reservation. We had a great time! The staff were all very kind and the owner was very friendly, they made us feel very welcome at the restaurant. We were very happy with the fresh and delicious flavours of our meals. Overall, we would have no hesitation... More 

Thank Dfamilytravel
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant surprise. Padro our waiter was very attentive and had great suggestions. Entire staff friendly and accommodating. Food was delicious and fast. Very fresh

Thank Dawn D
Osprey, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It all started with the wonderful staff. Polite, efficient, and on to fun. Then the owner makes you feel more welcome. We are not experts but we know what we like. Our meals were well thought out and each item had its own flavor and texture. Just great.

Thank hankholton1
Tallahassee, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I have been frequent customers since first discovering El Toro Bravo several years ago. I first came across this place as a vegan looking for vegan friendly dishes, El Toro Bravo happily accommodates your dietary needs. The food and preservation here are unrivaled and will keep us coming back for more!

Thank Bsallman
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Greeted immediately as we walked in the door by Lisa and Ruben. That made for a great start to an amazing meal. Started with the cinco queso as an app followed by steak and chicken fajitas. I am pleased to say that everything was not your average, run of the mill Mexican food. Thought and preparation was put into the... More 

Thank Charlie K
Lexington, Kentucky
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pass on this place, took forever to get a waiter, drinks were sparse and the food wasn't all that good. Plate served nuclear hot... why serve food that hot? Seriously the food should be hot, not the plate. If you have to wait 10 minutes to safely consume the food then the food is too hot. Pass on this place...... More 

Thank mgrajeda74
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475 reviews
385 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank goodness they are moving to a bigger place , because they need it they are so popular, and with reason. This is the ONLY New Mexico style food in the area. We love the food in that state. We had a bit of a wait, but we didn't care, I was waiting for my Christmas fix..red and green salsa... More 

Thank Akumalholic
Arlington, Virginia
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best Mexican here. The crowd for anseat on this small reataurant is the first thing you see. Staff is friendly and the owner is always around talking to customers. The food doesnt disappoint. Fajitas are amazing..theres really nothing that doesnt taste good Margaritas are fantastic

Thank Shalla412
Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What I live about this place is that besides terrific Mexican food, they also have some Puerto Rican sides... including platanos maduros (fried sweet yellow plantain).

Thank Ospreyjo
Tampa, Florida
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Great Mexican food, one of the best in Sarasota area. My wife and myself both had Beef Taco salads an excellent choice. We tried the Chicken Quesadilla as an appetizer also great. The meal was great ,served well at a fair price.

Thank rockyny2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2720 Stickney Point Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.

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