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El Toro Bravo Restaurante Mexicano

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2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
+1 217-351-7024
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 06:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 06:00 - 23:00
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Champaign, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

great food at reasonable prices. There are so many favorites on the menu, but make sure you try the margaritas. The staff here is really friendly and the owners are always on site and involved in the restaurant

Thank Ben Q
Mahomet, Illinois
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216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for breakfast this morning and it was so good - better than most places. I ordered the vegetarian scramble which were the fluffiest scrambled eggs I have ever eaten. Our waiter was very good and friendly. My breakfast came with hash browns and choice of pancakes (good) or toast. They were very busy and serve breakfast until 1... More 

Thank jodyt821
Jacksonville, Illinois
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131 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is off the usual beaten path for dining. The Springfield address is in West Champaign. When we arrived the parking lot full. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by the host and seated. The salsa and chips were at our table within a minute. The chips are served cold. The chips would be so much better if heated... More 

Thank cyclonesdan
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

2:30 pm Came in for late lunch and margaritas. Slow service, not friendly, stale chips, mediocre salsa and guacamole, food was so so. Definitely better Mexican restaurants in CU. Recommend el toro Urbana. Much better food and service.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Coventry, England, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This was a very busy restaurant. Food was distinctly average and service only ok. Some vegetarian choices. The beer margarita was a high point.

Thank Andree W
Urbana, Illinois
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113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Service here is typically extremely fast. It's possible to do lunch in 30 minutes, especially if you arrive before noon. Also, they have a fairly large private room that we've used many times for retirement and holiday parties. The food is good, although the menu is pretty standard. I typically get "special lunch #1", which has a chile relleno, a... More 

Thank Cello12345
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

One of the standard Americanized Mexican food places in Central IL, yet still very tasty and fresh. Queso dip is the best. Quick, efficient service. Great for a fast, casual meal.

Thank supapfunk
Peoria, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2016

Eat there at least every other week with my spouse or a group. Had a rehearsal dinner with about 30 people (many from out of town). Everybody raved about the food, drinks, and service. Drinks, chips and salsa, meals, and staff are second to none. No wonder I see so much repeat visitors there.

Thank gypsyman2
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Great food, nice staff. Mexican music in the background. Soccer always on tvs. they sing to you on your birthday

Thank A M
New Port Richey, Florida
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We had a reservation made a few days prior, they said they did not have it. But their reservation book was just a collection of notes on pieces of paper and some written on the page in a random way. Everyone working there are was if not very nice, at least cordial. The food is was pretty good. The downside... More 

Thank Cynthia L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2561 W Springfield Ave, Champaign, Champaign-Urbana, IL 61821-2809
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Champaign-Urbana  >  Champaign
  • Phone Number: +1 217-351-7024

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?