Family-friendly El Toro Bar & Grill offers authentic Mexican cuisine in ‘Boro


El Toro Mexican Bar and Grill celebrates the “Fine Cuisine of Mexico”, serving dishes made from recipes passed down from generation to generation. After many renovations, the restaurant has the look of a cozy cafe diner in Mexico. There are plenty of decorative artifacts and paintings to give a convincing impression.

Located in the Memorial Boulevard building once occupied for nearly 35 years by O’Charley’s, they offer an extensive menu of appetizers, seafood, grilled steak, burritos, fajitas, plated dinners, vegetarian options, lunch dishes, desserts and many items. for kids. They also have an extensive cocktail and beer menu. Using the freshest ingredients, their chefs craft their dishes with exceptional flavor in every bite.

Each category of the menu offers many options, including the appetizer menu. There’s everything from cheese quesadillias and tacos to nachos, roasted corn and shrimp cerviche. For those who can’t decide, El Toro offers a tasting platter that includes crispy beef or chicken flautas; fried chicken wings; sincronizada quesadillas made with minced ham and Oaxaca cheese; and guacamole. Fresh homemade guacamole costs a bit more, but it’s definitely worth it.

Smaller plates are offered a la carte for those who want to experiment or aren’t looking for a big meal. These include burritos, chili relleno, tamales, tostatas, chalupas, chimichangas and more. Sides, such as rice and beans, grilled shrimp, grilled chicken, and sliced ​​avocado, can be added.

Appetizers are plentiful, including many seafood and fish options, as co-owner Adan Deleon’s family is from a part of Mexico near the sea. They have items like fish tacos and enchiladas with prawns, as well as unique dishes including Pulpo Enamorado con Camarones a la Diabla, Filete Perla and Sopa de Mariscos.

Pulpo Enamorado con Camarones a la Diabla is octopus or shrimp cooked in red chili butter and served over white rice. Filete Perla is shrimp and white fish cooked in a cream sauce with onions, peppers and tomatoes served on their special fish rice. Et Sopa de Mariscos is a traditional Mexican fish soup with fish, shrimp, oysters, octopus, scallops, crab legs and vegetables. A Hispanic version of bouillabaisse.

There are also many dishes from the grill, including steak options, fajitas and many chicken dishes like Pollo Monterrey which is grilled chicken breast covered in a creamy ham and mushroom sauce served with mashed potatoes and vegetables or Molcajete el Toro which is steak or chicken covered with shrimp, carnitas, chorizo, tomatoes, green peppers, ranchero sauce, melted cheese and grilled cactus served in a stone bowl.

Pork dishes are plentiful, including Burrito Mexicano and Molcajete al Pastor. Molcajete al Pastor is pork cooked with chorizo, onions, green peppers and a special El Toro sauce with melted cheese and grilled cactus served in a stone bowl.

Vegetarians are not left out either. El Toro has vegetarian fajitas, Enchiladas Rancheras which are three cheese enchalidas topped with grilled tomatoes, onions, peppers and enchilada sauce served with a guacamole salad and Chalupa rice and beans.

The little ones will also find something. Including tacos, corn dogs or a cheese burger. Desserts like Dulce de Leche, fried ice cream or flan are the perfect end to a meal.

A full bar is stocked with an extensive selection of imported beers and premium tequilas. Their liquor options include homemade sangria from the pitcher, as well as cocktails like margaritas, mojitos, hurricanes, Mai Tais, and Mexican Vampiros. Vampiros are a fruity and spicy blend of tequila, juice, spices, club soda, and fresh lime juice.

While El Toro features many dishes served by most local Mexican restaurants, co-owners Adan Deleon, Carlos Romero and Roberto Enriquez have added many dishes you won’t find anywhere else. They certainly offer something for everyone.

El Toro Mexican Bar & Grill
1006 Memorial Boulevard
Murfreesboro. Tennessee
Phone: 615-809-2600
Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
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