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El Toro Loco, Bideford, Devon

El Toro Loco

4.6
4.6
138 Reviews
£25 and under
Mexican

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

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Menu

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Entrantes

  • Roasted 5 Spiced Chili Prawns£6.00

    with avocado & lime dressing

    • Fired Hot Chicken Wings£5.00

      with cilantro & chipotle BBQ sauce

      • Crispy Polenta Calamari£5.00

        with garlic & lime sour cream

        • Freshly Fried Nachos£5.00

          with sour cream, homemade guacamole, salsa & Pico de Gallo

          • In House Smoked Pulled Pork Tostados£6.00

            with beans, corn, coriander & sour cream

            Chimichangas

            Floured tortilla stuffed with rice, peppers, beans & cheese then fried & topped with sour cream & guacamole served with corn slaw & house salad

            • BBQ Slow Cooked Pulled Pork£14.00

              • Spiced Chili Prawns£16.00

                • Spiced Bean Chili£12.00

                  with cocoa & cumin

                  Tacos

                  Either crisp corn taco shells or soft floured tortilla filled with cheese, sour cream & Pico de Gallo topped with

                  • Fresh Fish with Baja Sauce£14.00

                    • Slow Cooked Chipotle Pulled Pork£14.00

                      • Cumin & Chili Spiced Chicken£14.00

                        Fajitas

                        Soft floured tortillas with cheese, sour cream, house salsa & Pico de Gallo served with your choice of

                        • Sizzling Hot Spiced Chicken£14.00

                          with peppers, onions & smoky spices

                          • Sizzling Grilled Barbecue Steak£16.00

                            with peppers, onions

                            • Sizzling Spiced Squash£12.00

                              peppers & courgettes with smoky spices

                              Burritos

                              All served with house salad. Soft tortilla filled with re fried beans, rice, cheese, tomato salsa & lime juice with either

                              • Chipotle Smoked Pulled Chicken£14.00

                                • Slow Smoked Chili Brisket£16.00

                                  • Roast Smoked Sweet Potato£13.00

                                    with chipotle glaze

                                    From the Charcoal Grill

                                    • Espetada

                                      Grilled kebab of meat or fish with vegetables over charcoal grill Served with our house fries & salad with guacamole, salsa, & chili butter grilled corn

                                      • Grilled Rib of Beef£18.00
                                      • Grilled Chicken£16.00
                                      • Grilled Swordfish£16.00
                                      • Grilled Squash£12.00
                                    • 'El Toro' House Burger£14.00

                                      Charcoal grilled beef Pattie simply seasoned & flamed served medium with smoked tomato burger relish, chipotle mayo house fries & salad

                                      Sides

                                      £3

                                      • Chili Butter Grilled Corn Flamed Over Coals

                                        • Sweet Potatoes Fries

                                          with garlic & herb mayo

                                          • House Fries

                                            with smoked tomato relish

                                            • Toasted Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Salad

                                              with lime & coriander dressing

                                              Desserts

                                              £5

                                              • Ice Cream Sundaes Daily Changing Flavours

                                                • Cheesecake of the Day

                                                  What 138 people are saying

                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                  4.6
                                                  4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                  • 4.6Food
                                                  • 4.7Service
                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                  • 4.3Value

                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                  1. SA

                                                    SarahA

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 31 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic meal once again- wonderful service and made to feel special. Will definitely be back again to sample more delicious food. Would recommend.

                                                  2. LB

                                                    LauraB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We had a lovely meal and enjoyed every minute. Each meal was full of flavour and cooked to perfection. The staff were really friendly and provided a fantastic service. Would definitely recommend, we will be going again.

                                                  3. JM

                                                    JoshuaM

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    5 of us came up for a 27th birthday, they decorated the table for us which was great, food was incredible, entrée and main course, I had the skewer kebab and so did my partner, couldn't fault anything, service was great, food was great and the cocktails were some of the best we've ever had, we will definitely be returning and recommending. Thank you

                                                  4. RD

                                                    RDevon

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Fantastic staff, lovely atmosphere and the perfect friend get together after a late night shop, thanks guys

                                                  5. MG

                                                    MollieG

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 11 December 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing! Regular customers now. Both staff and food are amazing p, recommend this place all the time! Excellent service, really great with allergies and intolerances, they go out of their way every time. Highly highly recommend.

                                                  6. N

                                                    Nicole

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 10 December 2021

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                    Such lovely staff and the food is so delicious! Will have to return as so many things I want to try on the menu!

                                                  7. B

                                                    Bidebay

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience2

                                                    There are not many Mexican restaurants in north Devon but this is the best for food quality. Portions are generous and the food is very tasty. I had the pulled pork enchilladas with a side of rice and although it didn't look big compared to the burgers it was really filling. The portion size was spot on as I would not have been able to finish it, if it had been any bigger. Overall it is very good value for money and the staff are very pleasant and attentive. Cocktails are delicious but a tad on the small side. However, if you order off the 2 for 1 menu on Thursday then it's a good deal. The only thing that lets the restaurant down is lack of atmosphere. There were only three other small groups when we were there and the restaurant is HUGE. To be fair, it was a Thursday, pouring with rain, extra lockdown measures had just been announced and the restaurant is tucked away in the back of an outlet mall not visible from the street. It's a shame because the place is very well decorated with an incredible 'day of the dead' themed mural and the owners have obviously gone to a lot of trouble but it would be an outstanding place if there were more diners and more atmosphere. If the owners could hang some form of drapes from the celling to hide the obvious retail shop tiles, dim the lights slightly it would be perfect. Would definitely eat there again. See you for Cinco de Mayo 2022!

                                                  8. CM

                                                    CMCHTW

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 9 December 2021

                                                    overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                    Good points: excellent service, nice restaurant, food well presented. Not so good points: over priced, very chewy steak, salty enchiladas

                                                  9. J

                                                    Jemma

                                                    1 review

                                                    3.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                    Tasty food - lighting was a bit bright for my taste and there were a few things that were off the menu that we’d been looking forwards to !

                                                  10. DA

                                                    DrAM

                                                    West Sussex

                                                    1 review

                                                    2.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                    overall2food1service3ambience4

                                                    Artwork on the walls and ceiling was very nice. Staff were pleasant. But that is as good as it was. The food was really poor. Calamari, was very oily, I had the pulled Pork Tacos which were very bland and there were big chunks of pork that hadn’t been pulled apart. I also got a side order of Mexican rice which was sticky with no flavour like a cheap microwave rice. I also spent £7+ on a lime Margarita which wasn’t great at all. The best thing was the Coke Cola and the garnish that came with my meal. I would not recommend and definitely wouldn’t go there again.

                                                  11. L

                                                    Lizzyc

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 27 November 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great food choices, excellent cocktails, lovely friendly staff and colourful ambience.

                                                  12. LC

                                                    LauraC

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 13 November 2021

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                    We had a really good meal here, good portion sizes, great cocktails. Unfortunately or starter was missed but our waitress was quick to make alternative arrangements and was very apologetic. This was our 2nd visit and we look forward to trying something different on the menu next time!

                                                  13. JH

                                                    JasonH

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great food, easy location, excellent service. We will be back, and do recommend others to try

                                                  14. BC

                                                    BeccyC

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 12 November 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food, quantity good and just a lovely evening. Thank you

                                                  15. C

                                                    Clare

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 30 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    we had as amazing night the waitress was very helpful too , but the food was just the best part of the evening, we will definitely be back to work our way though the menu

                                                  16. SF

                                                    SaundersF

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                    We really enjoyed it the food fantastic an extras we asked for we got 100 per cent be back again

                                                  17. JH

                                                    JoHoo

                                                    West Sussex

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Lovely food. Great service. Child friendly. Reasonable prices.

                                                  18. JM

                                                    JessicaM

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 26 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very nice mexican food. Main meals are quite pricey but we had the lunch time deal which was definitely good value.

                                                  19. SM

                                                    SharonM

                                                    South Wales

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 23 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    First visit but will definitely return. Food was delicious and staff were super friendly and efficient.

                                                  20. LV

                                                    LizzieV

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 21 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. We will definetly Be back!

                                                  21. B

                                                    Becky

                                                    London

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                    overall4food4service3ambience5

                                                    First time visiting el toro loco with friends last night … Had heard really good things about it and it was very nice they had live music .. service was a little slow but we wasn’t bothered by this as was too busy chatting and listening to the live music they apologised at the end as was short staffed but we once again wasn’t fussed… food was lovely just the right amount of portions will definitely be back …

                                                  22. BP

                                                    BarryP

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 October 2021

                                                    overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                    Great food and service, what worried me was when the place filled up the number of people that didn't have masks on or sanitize there hands. There was mexican back ground music till live musician arrived but didn't play any mexican style of music at all which ruined the atmosphere. When my bill arrived I was over charge I noticed 5 pints at £4.80 was charged at £25 when only had 4 I was also charged for an extra cocktail. When this was pointed out to managment it was quickly rectified.

                                                  23. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Devon

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 15 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The new menu and new decor was a bit hit

                                                  24. AB

                                                    AdrianB

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 14 October 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Great food and service. A little tucked away but worth looking out for.

                                                  25. G

                                                    Graham

                                                    Devon

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 9 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    A little tricky to find but well worth it! Great Mexican food, matched by the excellent, friendly and professional service team. A good venue for both small and larger party groups. Wishing you all every success for the future.

                                                  26. L

                                                    Leah

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 8 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Our meal was amazing quality and tasted fantastic.

                                                  27. TB

                                                    TinaB

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Food was delicious cocktails amazing and lovely friendly staff

                                                  28. JJ

                                                    JohnJ

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 2 October 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent meal for my wife's birthday. Four us all had different meals and not a bad thing to say about it. The Mexican chocolate brownie desert is fantastic, lively hint of spice in the brownie goes down so well.

                                                  29. N

                                                    Naishcombe

                                                    London

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 28 September 2021

                                                    overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                    Tuesday Taco lunch was judged good value. Sadly the steak in my fajita was poor and although the staff readily agreed to change it for a different meal I really think the poor steak should have been spotted. I think friendly gesture would have been a drink on the house perhaps or a discount on the second meal. Music loud to our taste but 3 of our group of 4 had hearing problems Would visit again -

                                                  30. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 24 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Amazing food and live music. What's not to like

                                                  31. N

                                                    Nikfin

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 23 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Very friendly and help staff. The food was amazing and delicious, our party of 4 had the burrito bowl, chicken tacos, steak tacos and the chicken and chorizo estepada. All freshly cooked with beautiful ingredients. Cocktails were unbelievable. The decor is brilliant and the mariachi music was fantastic. If you’re in north Devon, Bideford area, El Toro Loco is definitely worth a visit.

                                                  32. JH

                                                    JohnH

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 September 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                    Friendly restaurant serving good food. Quiet on a Wednesday evening, but no more or less then you’d expect

                                                  33. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 22 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    We visited for a midweek lunch and it was fairly quiet but not empty, a steady flow of customers. Food was excellent staff were friendly and service was great. Will definitely eat here again when back in the area.

                                                  34. AL

                                                    AliL

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                    Utterly brilliant. Great menu, fast service, very friendly staff and food was really tasty and very good sized portions!

                                                  35. F

                                                    Francesca

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 18 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Really great food, good value for money. Will be returning soon.

                                                  36. NW

                                                    NigelW

                                                    1 review

                                                    4.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 16 September 2021

                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                    It was our first visit to El Toro Loco, it was a Thursday night and it was quiet but this was great so you could actually talk without shouting like some restaurants. It has been a while since we had Mexican but we enjoyed the meals very much. If anything they were slightly over cooked but this did not detract from the taste and quality. The service was very good and helpful. We will definitely be returning and enjoyed our night.

                                                  37. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Devon

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    4.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 10 September 2021

                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                    Really good meal, quick service probably due to being quite quiet in there. Staff looked happy especially the bar tender. Sad there's no longer chicken wings, but food was good, some meals seemed expensive but average good price.

                                                  38. OT

                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                    Devon

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 7 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Excellent service, food was amazing and reasonably priced. Would be happy to recommend.

                                                  39. AW

                                                    AggiW

                                                    Devon

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    5.0

                                                    2 reviews

                                                    Dined on 7 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    The food was totally delicious, my husband had the brisket which was lovely, tender and very tasty. I had pulled pork enchiladas which was amazing! Staff were friendly and helpful. I look forward to visiting again!

                                                  40. B

                                                    Bethanh

                                                    Devon

                                                    1 review

                                                    5.0

                                                    1 review

                                                    Dined on 4 September 2021

                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                    Great service, lovely food, fantastic evening will be back

                                                  Safety precautions

                                                  • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                    • Contactless payment available
                                                  • Physical distancing

                                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                    • Extra space between tables
                                                  • Protective equipment

                                                    • Waiting staff wear masks
                                                  • Screening

                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                  FAQs

                                                  El Toro Loco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01237 471260.

                                                  El Toro Loco is rated 4.6 stars by 138 OpenTable diners.

                                                  Not available on OpenTable

                                                  Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable booking network.

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                                                  Additional information

                                                  • Area

                                                    Bideford

                                                  • Cuisines

                                                    Mexican

                                                  • Dining style

                                                    Casual Dining

                                                  • Dress Code

                                                    Business Casual

                                                  • Parking Details

                                                    Free long stay car park.

                                                  • Payment Options

                                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                  • Additional

                                                    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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