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El Toro Bravo

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
+1 941-924-0006
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (45 reviews)
“sopapillas” (19 reviews)
“refried beans” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231-8302
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1 - 10 of 649 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

First time visiting. Seated right away. Staff friendly and attentive. Food prepared and served quickly. Food was very good and good size proportions. Recommended.

Thank TheMadDawg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to eat either at a table or the bar with the friendly bartenders. We visit frequently, always good food. I can't get enough of the salsa😁

1  Thank Maggi H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a Mexican place for dinner after a game in Tampa. Stumbled on El Toro. Was so happy with the vegetarian choices! Vegetarian fajita was yummy and SO’s quesadilla was excellent. Warm tortilla chips were so good. Margarita was a little too sour for...More

Thank Karyn G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I unfortunately ordered a chicken fajita salad. Looking forward to tender chicken breast I could not figure out why I was eating so much fat. I started pulling chicken from this mess with my fingers. It was some kind of chicken concoction of white and...More

1  Thank Sheridan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for dinner because of all the favorable reviews and proximity to a doctor's office where we had a late pm appt. We were earlier than our reservation, but were seated immediately. Our waiter Ken was excellent, with a wonderful sense of humor. We...More

Thank Marguerite A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently ate at El Toro Bravo for lunch. The food was delicious and fresh. The restaurant is in an older shopping center; however, everything in the restaurant looked brand new and it was very clean. The service was great! We will definitely return next...More

Thank inymdreams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good friend recommended this restaurant. We were not disappointed. Kenneth was our server and he was very friendly and attentive. The salsa is very fresh and very good. I got tacos and an enchilada, all of which I enjoyed. The only thing I didn't...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Attentive and energetic staff great food and great entrees and dessert Sopapillas! I will return with friends to this local discovery!

Thank Bestwineonly
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Got there around 4 and were promptly seated. Server Pedro was awesome — attentive, friendly, well-informed and had a constant smile. The owner visited our table at the end of our meal and was most courteous. The food here is excellent. I got the Guadalajara....More

1  Thank inpegf1974
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We visited March early evening. Our waiter ken was friendly and offered suggestions. Happy hour domestic beer $2. My wife and I both got the Colorado burritos. You know a place is gonna be good when they have a big waiting area. If we were...More

1  Thank william b
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Jettie M
7 April 2018|
Response from Marshalljay | Reviewed this property |
I’m sure you would be able to.
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
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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 34231-8302
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-924-0006
  • E-mail
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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