About Us

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 local 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).

El Toro Bravo is a family owned restaurant in the truest sense, with many of Ruben’s family members working here, this philosophy has created a comfortable, inviting atmosphere that keeps guests coming back for more.


“I welcome my customers like they were coming to my house,”

– Owner/Chef Ruben


Proudly a 2018 “Best of SRQ” Local Finalist!

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3218 Clark Rd, Sarasota, FL 34231

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm

Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Reservation Hours