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El Toro Restaurant & Cantina

701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
+1 563-243-1473
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“tacos” (4 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very pleasant wait staff , servers , and bar tenders. Good food but the Margaritas are really awesome. Also have very good chips and salsa.

Thank Margie8185
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing bad here . LOVE their food . Authentic eats . Good , friendly staff . Always leave with a doggie bag . So much food at once .

Thank Michelle S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to this CLINTON mainstay for the past practically 9 years now. I'm here to tell You, if it's great food and excellent service You desire, yet all the while maintaining a personable and neighborhood feel..;this is Your destination. You literally feel...More

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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

El Toro has really good mexican food. It's very filling. The margaritas are out of this world- especially the strawberry which is what I get. The restaurant is a little dark but the servers and owner are very friendly.

Thank Trisha E
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I've traveled the globe and still find the best margaritas to be right here at El Toro in Clinton IA. Great salsa and chips compliment the drink selection along with the authentic Mexican food. Shiela always has a friendly smile on her face and is...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The atmosphere, service, and food are great. I've been there many times. The best thing to do is to talk to the waitress for options! Fresh shredded cabbage. if you like it spicy, ask for the the green sauce and pico de gallo. Add this...More

Thank MJB399
Reviewed 17 January 2017

El Toro has a very good selection of dishes (enchiladas, burritos, etc.) that you'd normally expect for a Mexican restaurant. All of them are well-prepared, generous in size, and reasonably-priced. Their pollo loco and carne asada, however, are out of this world. The place is...More

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It looks a bit divey/grungy from the outside (the new paint job helps, though), but don't be fooled. This is the best Mexican food north of El Paso! Absolutely the most authentic, family dishes I've ever had in the U.S.! Reasonable prices, good, friendly service...More

Thank Nikita6319
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great, great food. Lots of choices and endless combinations on the menu. If there is something your craving that you don't see listed, more likely than not, you can have it made. Very friendly and knowledgeable wait staff. Well stocked drink selection in the cantina....More

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I ate here for dinner and wasn't sure where the front door was but it's not in the front lol. You enter from the side and work your way back to the bar witch is a room with no windows, I was skeptical but trusted...More

Thank Darrin J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 N 2nd St, Clinton, IA 52732-3837
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clinton
  • Phone Number: +1 563-243-1473
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