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El Toro Loco

4.4
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44 reviews
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£25 and under
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Mexican

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Serving flavorful, freshly made Mexican meals in relaxed and comfortable environment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 44 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.7
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great food and staff were very friendly

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CarlL
Cornwall
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, fantastic food. I would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.

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Detty
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So tasty spacious and an absolute delight, great place will revisit soon! :)

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SusanB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A hidden gem. So pleased we found this restaurant. Would highly recommend.

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Gabrieled
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

All very good and gonna go back in there again very soon

NH
NicolaH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect portion sizes and the flavours are amazing. Cocktails are pretty good too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely lovely, cooked just right.

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HelenM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recommended EL Toro Loco for our last night in Bideford and weren't disappointed. A gem of a place to eat. Excellent service, wonderful tasty food beautifully presented and sumptuous desserts. Highly recommend.

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SamanthaH
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, a great experience. Staff were really friendly and welcoming. Food was amazing, great flavours and very fresh. Would probably recommend the Calamari starter, which was so tender and cooked to perfection. It’s great to have something different in bideford and I couldn’t recommend this place more.

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JayeA
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service, the place looks great and has a very warm, welcoming atmosphere, cocktails were fantastic and food was to die for, All for a really good price. We cannot wait to return soon.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat great food. Staff were attentive and very courteous at all times. Highly recommended.

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ClaireC
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - hot, delicious and good variety.

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KarenP
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very friendly staff
Food could probably have been a bit spicier but I’m sure they would have provided hotter sauce if asked

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SaraB
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. Only down side was the chairs were really uncomfortable!

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AnneP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and main thing was we felt safe, plenty of space between tables and staff all in masks. Very helpful with Gluten free food as I have Coeliac disease.
Would definitely go there again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent meal on the whole & the staff were awesome. Can’t fault them. The restaurant itself could just do with ‘warming up’ a bit. Being at Affinity its still a little clinical.It could do with being a little more warm & individual.Having said that,it’s only 5 weeks old & has opened in a pandemic. Go try it. It’s really good ! I will definitely go back again.

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Lewis
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

First time coming to El Toro Loco, loved the service from the moment we came into the door till the moment we left. The open floor diner is a classic Mexican feel and the noise wasn’t even that bad! The menu was small but perfect. The food was lush. Only fault is portion size.. I had chicken fajitas which was really nice but could definitely of smashed 2/3 more wraps. Overall a really great and pleasant experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food good, not overly "mexican" in flavour profile but good. Portion sizes varying. Half of my main was tepid, chips undercooked and chicken "grill" virtually cold. No check backs. Staff not customer focused. Group of youngsters came in, no masks, not challenged, not good. Early days with room to improve and bring that long awaited something new and exciting to the area.

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Scagggs
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Quite pricey for what you get. Food is average had better.

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AdrianF
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I’m sure the ambience score was down to the limited numbers allowed under CV19...else it was a really nice meal with really convenient parking too!!

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BarryE
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall a pleasant dining experience, nothing to complain about but nothing to get excited about either. Would like to see a choice of hot or spicy sauces or accompaniments to add a bit more of a zing.

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KeithJ
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and we weren’t waiting around for it. Would definitely recommend and go back again also good quality Tequila!!

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melanieb
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly staff, tasty food, nice atmosphere. Could just do with a couple more items on the menu ie chilli.

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Disappointing
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I ordered the Steak bbq fajitas, you gst three tiny wraps which are more like the pancakes you get from a chinese, they were not soft and broke when wrapping. The bbq sauce flavouring tasted exactly like old el paso make it your self kit. Service was slow, despite there being lots of staff. Will not go again.

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LaurenB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very flavourful Mexican food with a range of choices. Attentive staff and good cocktails. Will visit again.

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GrumpyKat
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Nice to have a new restaurant in Bideford! Tried chimichanga with prawns, was really tasty but for £16 expected a bigger portion, salad was minuscule. My latte was lukewarm, I did ask my second one to be hot which was provided. It's a big open space, so felt chilly. I wonder how it will feel indoors during colder months. Decor is very basic and the seating is a bit like school canteen but possibly because of covid. There isn't much choice of different cuisine in North Devon, so definitely will be dining in El toro loco again, but maybe not as frequently.

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LauraS
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Iv been waiting for a decent restaurant to open in Bideford for a long time and can honestly say this was worth the wait. The staff where very friendly and the food was great. We will definitely be back soon.

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Donjg
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, service and ambience. Will definitely be returning 🙂

CJ
CJTM
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service. Really nice atmosphere as well.

NH
NicolaH
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fantastic value for money. Good background music. Service was great.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good to have a Mexican restaurant again in the area, the food was nice but nothing special, it was good to go for the experience but I have tried more authentic and delicious Mexican food in other restaurants/food trucks in Devon

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LucyL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal
here this evening - El Toro Loco is a fantastic addition to Bideford and to the Village. The food was fresh and tasted amazing, staff were brilliant, we loved the layout and we really enjoyed our mocktail version of the Daiquiris! Thank you for a lovely meal - we will be back. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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FraserR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my girlfriend here over the weekend as we heard about it through a friend. From the moment we walked in we were greeted politely and had excellent service throughout our meal. The food was amazing and I would recommend the chicken skewer from the grill. The whole meal was fantastic value and I’ll definitely return/recommend to everyone.

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Tomm
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff. Only down side is portion sizes. Could throw in chips or a side with the price of meals. Other than that, would highly recommend.

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Carolinet
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try El Toro Loco...amazing food, beautifully presented and very good value

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice, in fact I booked again for dinner before we left. My only comment would be I would prefer a lighter lunch menu or smaller portions of the main menu at lunch time. Having the same menu for lunch and dinner makes it a bit expensive.

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RoxanneM
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic food, quick service but didn’t feel rushed. Lovely will be back

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DavidW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. Definitely going back soon!

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great, food was filling, a little bit pricey but will definitely eat there again

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NannyB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

overall lovely, food was delicious, place was clean, staff very attentive and very nice. It was a bit pricey and the cocktail wasn't very big for £7

FAQs

El Toro Loco offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07483 904600.

El Toro Loco is rated 4.4 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.