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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 30/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
If you're looking for classic dishes with a new twist, come to El Toro Restaurant in Banff. We are locally owned and operated business that has spent over 30 years serving classic Canadian foods with a Spanish and Mexican influence. From our exquisite list of Spanish Tapas, Chateaubriand steak, Striploin,Tenderloin Steaks,Burgers, Pastas,Soups &Salads, Extensive selection of wines, cocktails, beers,Kids menu, we have something to enjoy during every meal of the day for everyone. We offer different specials every night from Monday to Thursday, and stock a full wine cellar. Call us today to make a reservation, and be sure to ask about tonight's special!
US$7 - US$28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks
Steakhouse, Mexican, Spanish, Canadian
Takeout, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Reasonably priced, generous portions, free coffee refills and excellent service! What more could you ask for?!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here twice during our 4 nights stay in Banff. Very (!) attentive and friendly staff. Quesadilla, Fajitas both yummy. Highlight was the tenderloin steak which was simply tender and delicious. 2 beers on tap. The Chardonnay (Wente Morning Fog) recommendable, too.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is really good, a lot better than expected. I ordered Spanish plates and lamb was amazing. Perfect presentation, attention and service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant had a very wide selection of food from Mexican to steaks . My husband had Mexican and I had a steak the food was excellent. Our host there was Pramod gave us excellent service . I would definitely eat there again

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been in Banff for a while and this is honestly the best food we have come across in all of Alberta. We ordered a selection of tapas and it was 10/10. Other restaurants looked fancier but if you love food, try El Toro....The staff were also lovely and local beer and wine is great.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 7 September 2021

The whole experience at El Toro was great (2 dinners and 1 breakfast) - food, presentation, service. Special thanks goes to Pramod - who was very helpful in addressing our customized requests and dietary restrictions. Highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 5 September 2021

I had dinner with friends in El Toro great delicious food. Hospitality from Shaggy and Pramod was amazing. They treated us very well and the chef made us special Tampura shrimps which was delicious. I will definitely come again with my family and friends. Thank...you.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 September 2021

We and our friends visited Banff and after the first night in town eating at El Toro we made reservations at El Toro to have their special dinner on Thursday. Everything was wonderfully presented and served. Just a beautiful evening and our server Pramod remembered...us from earlier in the week and treated us like family.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 August 2021

My family has now eaten there twice in our visit to this beautiful city. The food was perfection. Our server Pramod went above and beyond to answer our questions and deal with dietary restrictions. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 24 August 2021 via mobile

The food was awesome. There service is appreciable. We enjoy our time and meals. Much recommended for breakfast and dinner👍🏻🥂

Date of visit: August 2021
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Carole P
30 December 2016|
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Response from Pramod_ElToro | Property representative |
sorry I didn't reply earlier. Yes we have lots of vegetarian options within the tapas, mexican and main course. Please visit our website
21 July 2016|
Response from JPMMJM | Reviewed this property |
We received a local's price on Thursday night. Mention you are a local when you when making your reservation to ensure you receive the reduced price.
1 October 2015|
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Response from Pramod_ElToro | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry, I have been trying to post this answer 3 times and it keeps on asking me to reply! I hope it works this time! We have availability on this date, we have 100 seats in 2 different sections which... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about El Toro

Yes, El Toro offers takeaway services.

Yes, El Toro is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

El Toro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4