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El Toro

) #6 of 30 Restaurants in Alachua $$ - $$$ Mexican,
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
+1 386-418-1039
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Overview
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (6 reviews)
“spanish rice” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here for over 20 years. Their new location is in Alachua just a short drive North of Gainesville. They have the best chips and salsa. Definitely worth the drive!

Thank Channing114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped at a random exit for food and ended up here. The staff were super sweet and friendly. The food was amazing and the lunch portions HUGE. I had the fish tacos, which was a fried Alaskan pollock. The fish was fresh and yummy and...More

Thank Kelly R
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I had friends talk about this place so we stopped for lunch. The food was fresh and their salsa is homemade and very good. We each ordered something different off the lunch menu and we all enjoyed it very much! My sister says the vegetarian...More

Thank Karen D
Reviewed 30 May 2017

My favorite is usually on the Nightly Chef Specials -- Shrimp Tacos. I have them every time we visit. The servers are very friendly, helpful, and patient when someone has a lot of questions.

Thank Shane B
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner around 8pm on a Tuesday. The complimentary fresh homemade salsa was delicious and we also ordered the homemade white queso dip which was great too. I ordered the San Diego dinner (a chicken burrito and chicken enchilada...More

Thank Chelle2684
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Excellent food, prepared properly and so hot the waitress used hot pads to handle the plates. We started with the free Salsa, homemade and just slightly sweet and spicy. She ordered the Chili Relleno, an Anaheim Pepper stuffed w/cheese, rolled & breaded and deep fried...More

1  Thank charly087
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great food but they have dropped their best items - the lunch crunch. It was just the right size and price for lunch. The Lunch Menu is too much food for lunch and it is too expensive. $8 plus drink and you are over $10...More

Thank Gene A
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and they skimped on the meal. I love Mexican food and when I ordered the burrito at this location compared to others the burrito was half the size. With 2 quarter pieces of tomatoes, an inch round of rice and 5...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This trip we tried the shrimp taco's and were plesantly surprised the soft tacos with everything and the shrimp all cold diffently a great change to supplement the Mexican menu at El Toro's. And the service was super with regular check in to see if...More

1  Thank Lamar L
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My co workers and I went to El Toro while working near Alachua and had one of the best burrito dinners I have ever had. I ordered the fajita burrito which was on their special board outside the restaurant. I had the steak fajita burrito...More

1  Thank Ben H
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Larry A
16 May 2017|
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Response from charly087 | Reviewed this property |
Chili Verde does not show on any of the menus on line. I suggest you call the restaurant with your question. (386) 418-1039
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Christy T
22 March 2017|
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Response from charly087 | Reviewed this property |
Their drink menu showed only beer and wine, so I doubt if they have a liquor license. I too looked for Margaritas but alas, none were there. Their online menu shows no hard alcohol drinks.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15202 NW 147th Dr, Suite 1100, Alachua, FL 32615-5331
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Alachua
  • Phone Number: +1 386-418-1039
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