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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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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (49 reviews)
“tapas” (78 reviews)
“fajitas” (33 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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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We used the restaurant for breakfast twice. We went at 0700 opening, staff were friendly and good menu choice. Staff understood that one of our party was coeliac and took appropriate measures. Good choice - recommended.

1  Thank Yorkfamilyuk
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We had two breakfasts and they did what they had to. Filled us up! Staff nice and friendly and happy to stand and chat. Food portions maybe on the larger side and a slight struggle to finish but it was all cooked well, especially the...More

1  Thank gardaconvert
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This place is a must go! I went here with my boyfriend for date night and it's great! Great food and even better service. My server tash was super friendly and the tapas amazing. My only regret was not having more of an empty stomach....More

Thank jessi1999
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Stumbled upon this place after walking by. Ended up coming here twice because we couldn't decide whether we wanted to share tapas or have a main each. The first time we went we had a range of tapas to share. Amongst our favourite - the...More

Thank A-Shuffler
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered 3 very different meals: nachos, ceasar salad, and tenderloin. Meals arrived quickly and we were all very satisfied. Our server was helpful on selections and friendly. We would all recommend to visit.

Thank Jeatons
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the inn next door & ate breakfast everyday at El Toro. The food was plentiful, tasty, love their muffins. The servers were so nice, always there to refill tea & coffee.

Thank snorkel2013
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by a friend, although I'm now unsure why. The menu was average, nothing special; between three of us we had the enchiladas, the soup, the stacked salad and the bison chorizo sausage. The portions were on the small side and...More

Thank Niamh D
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We had a group of 24 and El Toro did a great job of having a breakfast bar arrangement. Eggs, meats, fruit, pancakes or french toast, cereals, yogurts, juices, coffee or tea etc.

1  Thank NewillDB
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We chose to eat here because many items on the menu said 'GF'. I asked the server if all these items were really gluten free to which the response was that the server herself has Celiac Disease and could vouch that they were. However, I...More

Thank AngloLA
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Found really nice vegetarian tapas and the presentation was quite nice! For dessert, my friend and I shared the Banana Flambe. If you like bananas, this was delicious. Shannon, our waitress, was super nice and friendly! Highly recommended!

Thank aramesh2017
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Questions & Answers
30 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from eltoromanager | 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 eltoromanager | 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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