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El Toro Restaurant & Cantina

701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
+1 563-243-1473
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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“tacos” (6 reviews)
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701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Restaurant itself looks like the funky, windowless dark bar it probably once was, and the amusingly deadpan waiter looked like he might have come out of a David Lynch movie. However, the Mamacitia was jolly and friendly and my dish was delicious, generous and reasonably...More

Thank Candice C
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Good food, but not fancy. Very nice people working there, but not really professional service. Dark bar like seating, but families are clearly welcome. If you find yourself in Clinton there are not many options that are better.

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Superb service! You definitely don't want to pass by this restaurant if your in the area. Food is out of this world! Margaritas are the best I've ever had. Everything I've had from here is authentic and fresh. The service is beyond what I've ever...More

Thank Bridget B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Had late dinner with friends, all of the food was very good. service was quick and all food was fresh

Thank orpotter
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We dine regularly at El Toro. They have the best margaritas in town and the food is excellent. They excel in Baja style with seafood items. The fish tacos are amazing - and have shredded cabbage rather than lettuce - the way it should be....More

Thank Karl W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very pleasant wait staff , servers , and bar tenders. Good food but the Margaritas are really awesome. Also have very good chips and salsa.

1  Thank Margie8185
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Nothing bad here . LOVE their food . Authentic eats . Good , friendly staff . Always leave with a doggie bag . So much food at once .

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I have been coming to this CLINTON mainstay for the past practically 9 years now. I'm here to tell You, if it's great food and excellent service You desire, yet all the while maintaining a personable and neighborhood feel..;this is Your destination. You literally feel...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

El Toro has really good mexican food. It's very filling. The margaritas are out of this world- especially the strawberry which is what I get. The restaurant is a little dark but the servers and owner are very friendly.

Thank Trisha E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've traveled the globe and still find the best margaritas to be right here at El Toro in Clinton IA. Great salsa and chips compliment the drink selection along with the authentic Mexican food. Shiela always has a friendly smile on her face and is...More

Thank Karl S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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: 701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 563-243-1473
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