Scratch made Spanish, Mexican and Canadian menu options are all available at this stylish restaurant in the heart of the Banff Avenue hotel district. Popular dishes for sharing include tasty tapas and classic Chateaubriand, featuring the best cut of AAA certified Canadian beef. Regulars appreciate El Toro’s winter specials; many choose to dine on Sundays year round when 10% of sales are donated to Grace Centres in Ethiopia, an organization that funds programs to improve the lives of children.
The interior at El Toro includes ‘street lamp’ columns, and rich wood and leather furnishings. Patrons enjoy the subdued lighting, Latin music, cozy booths and views of Tunnel Mountain.
Eggs Benedict: choose between classic smoked salmon or back bacon; The Californian: with guacamole and tomato; Feta and Spinach; served with two poached eggs, English muffin, homemade hollandaise sauce
French Toast; Raspberry or Blueberry Crêpes; Pancakes; Omelettes; Scrambles; Breakfast Croissant
Breakfast Burrito: Scrambled eggs, fresh salsa, peppers, onions, cheddar in a warm flour tortilla; add Valbella chorizo sausage
The Combo: scrambled eggs, pancake, French toast, bacon strips and sausages
Salmon Filet: homemade fruit salsa on a bed of greens with roasted potatoes
Braised Lamb Shoulder: El Toro’s best seller, slow cooked and tender, served on mashed potatoes with chef’s choice of fresh vegetables
AAA Certified Canadian Steaks: tenderloin, mashed potatoes, grilled tomatoes and spinach or striploin, baby roasted potatoes and vegetables
Chateaubriand for Two: choice of roasted red pepper or cauliflower curry soup, Caesar salad or El Toro signature salad; 16-oz AAA Alberta beef tenderloin, vegetables, potatoes and béarnaise; served au jus and carved at the table
Mexican Menu: Enchilladas; Quesadillas; Burritos; Fajitas: chicken, beef or prawns and vegetables; all with homemade salsa and guacamole, sour cream, refried beans and Mexican rice