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El Toro Restaurant

429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
+1 403-762-2520
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (82 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (43 reviews)
“fajitas” (34 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Group of 15. Outstanding service. Chloe provided great recommendations and kept up with our group’s demanding requests. Chateaubriand was fantastic ... melt in your mouth.

Thank Greg O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here. Food was good and the weekly deals are fantastic. Pramod was our host who had us laughing and left us wanting more. We definitely will be coming back for tapas night.

Thank Nelson M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow we been coming here for years and they are like a good bottle of wine... They get better with time!

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed 1 week ago

El Toro was the restaurant in Irwin's Lodge where we stayed, ended up eating there two times. Have never been to a Mexican restaurant and been served rolls and butter, it's usually chips and salsa. It was a little upscale for a Mexican restaurant and...More

Thank denniscC4624YG
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food and service; the chefs bought last fall from the prior owners and have kept same high quality, same menu, and Pramod, Manager very friendly and accommodating. we'll be back as often as we can (are locals). visitors must try the chateaubriand, which has...More

Thank B G
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ordered the Châteaubriand for Two. The meal is brought out on a serving table still sizzling. He prepared our plates in front of us and was concerned not just with a good tasting meal but also the presentation. I would certainly...More

1  Thank Vacate S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Irwins Hotel on Banff Avenue. The restaurant attached to the hotel is El Toro, which serves breakfast and dinner. They do an amazing breakfast with a wide choice on offer. The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful especially Pramod who made...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Ian, Your beautifully eloquent description of your dining experience at El Toro touched us all very much as it describes our highest aspirations for our guests, and affirms we are reaching our goal of providing a magnificent and unforgettable dining experience . It was...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were still a little full from lunch at the Sunshine Lodge Hotel and El Toro was close. Shared the stuffed mushrooms, the scallops and the calebaut cake. All was very good along with good service. A large table next to us was having a...More

1  Thank J&W
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are so delighted to hear that you enjoyed dining with us at El Toro . Thank you so much for sharing your gracious compliments about our food and service. Chateaubriand is our signature dish in the menu and all our guests love it...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved the Mexican food here: it tasted great and the portions were large. The restaurant has a cosy relaxed feel, and the staff gave us a very warm welcome.More

1  Thank Rob B
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Rob, Thank you so much for the great feedback on our Mexican Cuisines and we are glad that you enjoyed the fajitas. Exceptional personable service,hospitality and delivering outstanding food is what we strive for everyday. Again, we truly appreciate your gracious compliments . We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Banff for years now, and have enjoyed eating at a number of the local restaurants throughout the city. Although our dining experiences have typically been good, we have never been treated to a better atmosphere, friendlier and more knowledgeable staff,...More

1  Thank kara m
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kara & Atul, We are truly honored by your marvelous compliments and found our Food, Service and Ambiance exceeded your expectations, as our goal is to provide an elegant and unforgettable dining experience to all our guests. Thank you so much for your very...More

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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
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Response from Pramod_ElToro | Property representative |
sorry I didn't reply earlier. Yes we have lots of vegetarian options within the tapas, mexican and main course. Please visit our website
21 July 2016|
Response from JPMMJM | Reviewed this property |
We received a local's price on Thursday night. Mention you are a local when you when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced price.
1 October 2015|
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Response from Pramod_ElToro | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, I have been trying to post this answer 3 times and it keeps on asking me to reply! I hope it works this time! We have availability on this date, we have 100 seats in 2 different sections which... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 429 Banff Ave., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff
  • Phone Number: +1 403-762-2520
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El Toro after a long day skiing or for your romantic dinner in our warm and cozy atmosphere! Tapas, Chateaubriand for two or delicious steak will be sure to satisfy all taste buds!
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