If it’s not good, I will not serve it.
Since 2005, Ruben and El Toro Bravo have been welcoming guests into one of the best dining experiences in Sarasota.
El Toro Bravo has maintained its small town warmth and charm by delivering friendly service with exceptional Southwest Mexican food. Ruben personally travels to the markets to hand-pick only the freshest and most colorful produce for his dishes. You won’t find lard or vinegar being used at El Toro Bravo. Ruben insists on cooking with olive oil and canola oil because they are healthier and more flavorful.
Diners can choose from a wide variety of carefully prepared menu items and can choose from Ruben’s own special sauce creations, red or green (or ask for Christmas – which is a combination of both).
What people are saying!
Our favorite Mexican restaurant – hands down! My wife and I have been eating at El Toro for over three years now and have yet to get tired of the great service, friendly wait staff and overall comfortable atmosphere. We often bring other family and friends that in turn become raving fans as well! Thanks so much!
This is a great place for Mexican and it’s not a chain. The prices are very reasonable and the place is spotlessly clean and pleasant. Nice selection, friendly service. You are sure to enjoy yourself here.
We’ve been here numerous times and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently outstanding and always served steaming/sizzling hot. The owner/chef “Rubin” is usually always present and makes numerous rounds during the time you’re there to be sure everyone is happy with their meal and also pitches in to refill drinks, salsa, etc., when the wait staff gets busy filling orders.
Chose El Toro because of the Trip Advisor ratings. Found it to be small but popular. We arrived on a Thursday evening about 5:30, and the place already was 70% filled, mostly by locals, which is always a good sign. Food was excellent. Tried a New Mexico dish. Wife had a Taco Salad which she enjoyed. Small family run place.
Excellent food with good service. We were impressed that the owner was present both times we ate there. We are from Maryland – where we have good Mexican restaurants, but El Toro Bravo is one of the best!
For over ten years our family has worked to provide the highest quality Mexican food in Sarasota, made from the finest ingredients available. We are excited to share our new location with you and thank you so much for your support!