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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (85 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (47 reviews)
“fajitas” (35 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 10 May 2018 via mobile

I walked in feeling a little blue and the bartender did a great job cheering me up. He was extremely gracious and hospitable. You don't always get that kind of service these days! I ordered the cheese plate, which was very nice! Also enjoyed their...More

Thank Leila B
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

We joined for our honeymoon dinner at El toro restaurant in banff and we had a fantastic experience. Shaggy and the Manager Pramod was really friendly and very courteous. We really had a great evening and received a fabulous meal and the chateaubriand was truly...More

Thank Ken O
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hello Ken, We are so glad that you chose El Toro for your Honeymoon Dinner and thank you so much for your glowing review about our Signature Chateaubriand and we will definitely pass on your great feedback to our culinary team . We sincerely appreciate...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018

My mom, her friends and I were looking for a light, late dinner after taking an evening tour. We were so well taken care of by Shaggy (our server) and Ramod (manager)! They were attentive and helpful and went out of our way to ensure...More

Thank BDAHeather
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hello Heather , We are so pleased that you have chosen El Toro Restaurant and find your experience exceptional. Our culinary team and Chef Pradeep was thrilled to hear that you and your guests found the food notable and even exquisite. We sincerely appreciate your...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

My first time in Banff , Calgary .. stayed at Irwins Hotel , and had amazing breakfast at EL Toro restaurant ..Pramod the manager , served us .. We felt very special , pramod was very attentive , and he remembered the next day all...More

1  Thank Naeem M
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Hello Naeem, We truly appreciate your comments regarding your recent dining experience. Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable feedback on trip advisor and we look forward to welcome you again on your next visit to banff. Sincerely, Manager - El Toro

Reviewed 7 May 2018

The restaurant is clean and the servers are friendly and efficient. The only problem was the food. My mother had a meal that included fries and they were far from crispy. Rather, they were soggy and unappetizing. She ate only one or two of them....More

Thank Santolver
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear Valued Guest, My Sincere apologies that your experience with us at El Toro did not meet your expectations. We’re always known for our exceptional Service and attention to detail and serving great quality food and we regret that we missed the mark this time...More

Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Pramod! wow best customer services ever... we ate the chateaubrind and it was amazing!!! now is my favourite!

Thank Victor M
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant for a birthday celebration, exquisite taste in every dish we ordered. Wine selection excellent. The whole restaurant was full and we still received our drinks and dishes fast and in a timely fashion. Our server Pramod was amazing, knew exactly...More

Thank Farah N
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I visited this restaurant several times during my stay in Banff. The food and service were always excellent. The highlight was the Chateaubriand which was a special deal on that evening, the food was superb and at a very reasonable price.More

Thank paullucas1962
Pramod_ElToro, Manager at El Toro Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2018

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your patronage and taking the time to write the review. I am glad that you enjoyed your meals and received an excellent service from our team on all your visits . We will look forward to seeing you again...More

Reviewed 22 April 2018 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 20 April 2018 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
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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