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El Toreo

3133 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-1305
+1 540-982-2174
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good44%
  • Average21%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible2%
1 Nov 2016
“ordered alcohol very doubtful i got it”
13 Jun 2016
“Great Mexican restaurant in Roanoke, Va!”
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
3133 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-1305
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

i ordered their largest margarita. i doubt i received any alcohol definitely not top shelf as advertised. when it got home i had 2 more drinks and never felt the effects, so i am pretty sure they served me virgin drinks. the food was average...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 14 June 2016

My husband had eaten here in the past on business trips. Our family ate here on our way back home while on vacation to NYC. This is a good Mexican restaurant with great food, good atmosphere, good service and is reasonably priced.

Thank Anita D
Reviewed 15 March 2016

This is by far the best Mexican restaurant but I will say we have done lunch here lately and it was better than before!

Thank Ruthy J
Reviewed 10 November 2015

We are particular about our Mexican food and are cautious on this side of the US. El Toreo didn't even come close... tomato sauce, unseasoned chicken for us the food was flavorless and lifeless. We recomment Allejandros for more authentic cuisine... except their Marguaritas are...More

Thank Erin C
Reviewed 26 October 2015

El Toreo was pleasant. The decorations and inside are a splash of color. Service was fast and friendly. Guacamole was surprisingly bland. My wife and I shared enchiladas and liked them. We stopped here after driving the Blue Ridge Parkway and rather spur of the...More

Thank Keith S
Reviewed 22 October 2015

The place is clean and friendly, the food was good, and the portions were huge. I had enough for two more meals the next day!

Thank theoldpioneer
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I have never been in such a flaming, brightly-colored restaurant before. Even the chairs are carved and brightly painted tropical forest colors. The food is fine; not stupendous, but fine and ample. My Hornitos marguerita was fine. So, would a drive 20 miles to eat...More

Thank Jeffrey M
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

This is a cute restaurant near the airport. I ordered takeout from a nearby motel. The shrimp quesadilla was very large and came with rice and chips.

Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 9 July 2015

I eat at El Toreo for lunch somewhat frequently. The menu is large, the service is good, and the prices are reasonable. The food is always hot and good....not gourmet but good. I'll keep coming.

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 31 May 2015

Dropped by this place while visiting a friend. Everything was pre-made -- even the alcohol drinks. The chips were great while we were waiting on our food. lol But, even the white cheese dip seemed watered down.

Thank Keith N
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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  • Address: 3133 Franklin Rd SW, Roanoke, VA 24014-1305
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-982-2174
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