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!
The owner (Ruben) and his staff always make my wife and I feel welcome each time we visit! Living in Bradenton, it is a little bit of a drive, but the food and the experience is worth it every time! Thanks!
Been searching for authentic Southwest Mexican food since leaving Colorado. WE FOUND IT!!! Ramon is the perfect host and it’s like eating at his home. Best Mexican food this side of the Rockies.
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.
This place is fantastic! Probably the best Mexican restaurant in all of Sarasota. My wife and I love the fajita’s and they have fantastic burrito’s. Now that I am looking over your new website, we will be visiting you again soon!
Siesta Key, FL
I brought my daughter and her boyfriend here. They were visiting me from Minnesota. We had the best dining experience EVER! The food was delicious. The service was grand. And nothing prepared us for the treat we received at the end of our meal! Thank you!!
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!