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El Toro Bravo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (41 reviews)
“chile colorado” (10 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (29 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
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1 - 10 of 599 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great evening meal... I had chicken fajitas and my wife had a taco salad with chicken. All very fresh and tasty. I thought the spice flavouring on the fajitas was perfect, with the right amount of heat and all the trimmings alongside...More

Thank Englishlakedistrict
Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife, I and another couple stopped here for dinner after they saw me perform with my improv troupe at the Starlite Room. Having lived in Florida for 3 years now, my wife and I were slowly tiptoeing back into Mexican food after we had...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Several of our friends had recommended this local Mexican restaurant and we were not disappointed. Excellent service, staring with complementary chips and homemade salsa when we arrived. Great fajitas with all the fixings included. We had the shrimp fajitas with lots of big, fresh well...More

1  Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for lunch today for the first time. Good experience; would come back again. Large portions but they weren’t boiler plate from the kitchen. I had the New Mexico enchiladas if I recall correctly. Mayelin was our server and was pleasant, prompt, and professional.

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped by this Mexican restaurant this afternoon and we are so glad we did. The meal was outstanding, fabulous margheritas ( the best I’ve ever tasted) and the service was excellent. If you happen to be in the Sarasota area check this restaurant out. The...More

Thank Jenny E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The same friendly service at their new location. Have been to the previous location on numerous occasions and the owner still goes from table to be sure your are satisfied with your meal.

Thank streamside4511
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere is now more like a open cafeteria compared to the cozy previous location. Our food was good but not great. Would be nice if they had some booths or separations on the floor to cut the noise down. May go back for lunch...More

1  Thank pdxnsrq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit to this location and it was great. Guacamole was delicious as well as the sangria, fajitas and chicken bowl.

Thank Rose Marie Z
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Just had lunch at El Toro Bravo and had Catherine as our server. Service and food was outstanding. Loved Catherine suggestion to have the Queso and Fatitas. We will be back

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

El Toro Bravo is in new space that comes across as cold and uninspired compared to their original location. The food is still good but the service was extremely slow, especially considering this is the middle of summer and there were only about 5 tables...More

Thank motzmiller
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Kathryn L
18 April 2017|
Response from SRQwanderer | Reviewed this property |
Most of the tortilla-based dishes come standard with flour tortillas; i.e. with gluten. But there are four or five dishes that come standard with corn toritillas... ergo gluten free. The owner / manager is very... More
8 August 2016|
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Response from Beth S | Reviewed this property |
They had a bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, 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: 3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-6022
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
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When it comes to Southwest Mexican cuisine, there is only one place in Sarasota that creates a one-of-a-kind dining experience that keeps visitors and locals coming back for more. Family owned and operated, El Toro Bravo combines fresh, flavorful food along with honest prices and outstanding service.
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