Canadian Food with a Spanish and Mexican InfluenceGet Ready to Try One of the Best Restaurants in Banff
The restaurant is open 7 days a week
Dinner from 5pm.
Locally owned and operated, this old Banff favorite is back with new owners, bringing back classic favorites with an exciting and delicious new vision. At El Toro, we know just what it takes to turn a simple meal into an experience all unto itself. It's this kind of dedication to quality, and the support of our amazing customer base that allowed us to become one of the best restaurants in Banff for more than 30 years running.
For the last four years Colin Schatz and Isabelle Rouleau have dedicated their passion and time into making this popular spot a new culinary destination with fresh ideas without pretention. By combining some of the most widely sought after house specials with adventurous new dishes, we hope to bring together our loyal customers with our new ones through great food and service.
We also understand that good food should be accessible to all and it's hard for that to happen if they're priced an arm and a leg. That's why we strive to ensure that we keep our items at a respectable price point for our customers to enjoy! Amongst all of the Banff restaurants you will be pleased at El Toro.
Start your day with the best breakfast in Banff!
There really is nothing like a delicious meal to make your day start right, and that's why we pride ourselves on the quality of our ingredients and the skill of our chefs in preparing all of our dishes. Powered by our generous portions of fresh ingredients, your day of skiing or hiking the beautiful mountains of the Banff area begins well here. Before going out and enjoying all the sights and sounds the locale has to offer, make sure to stop by one of the best restaurants in Banff for a great time.
This Banff restaurant prides itself in its homemade dishes influenced by the flavors of Latin America and Spain. We feature a wide tapas list, from tequila prawns, manchego flambé to plantain chips and homemade guacamole. Mexican dishes will sizzle out of the kitchen and our amazing steaks will keep your taste buds satisfied with the highest quality of beef available on offer.
Our famous Châteaubriand has been fulfilling beef lovers from all over the world for many years and you will find it difficult to leave our restaurant without trying our sweet banana flambé for two or the decadent Callebaut chocolate cake, fresh out of the oven!
El Toro is also proud to be part of a global movement to help improve the living conditions of children in Ethiopia. Every Sunday, 10% of our sales are regularly contributed to Grace Centre, allowing many of our less fortunate brothers and sisters towards a brighter future. Running a restaurant isn't only about turning a profit. It's about finding out how we can give back to the world.
We are committed to providing our guests with homemade quality food and great service at affordable prices. It's been bringing back satisfied locals and travelers alike for over 35 years! In fact, we're so confident in the quality of our food and service that we invite you to take a look at what many of our customers are saying below. So if you're ready to be part of an excellent culinary journey with a rich history, come and experience it for yourself!
Excellent Banff Breakfast at El Toro Restaurant
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