Toro Burger Bar, El Paso, TX

The Toro Burger Bar was recommended to us by the young man who helped us with a framing project at Hobby Lobby.  There are three locations, all in El Paso, and at the time of this writing we have tried only the one on Zaragosa Road.  We have been there twice and had a great experience each time.  They have 25 beers on tap, representing a nice variety of styles and brewers.

Their menu is simple:  mostly burgers.  But oh, what burgers!  We’ve tried their green chile burger and their border burger, plus sweet potato fries.  The flavors are wonderful, and they aren’t limited to beef.  They also have salads and sides on their menu, along with non-alcoholic beverages and desserts.

They also have glasses specific to some of their beers.  That doesn’t make the beers taste any better, but it does add a nice touch.  We have found several of our favorite beers there, like Young’s Double Chocolate Stout, Stone Arrogant Bastard, Lindemann’s Framboise, and Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA.  The beer menu does change periodically,but the selection is always good and designed to suit a variety of tastes.

Toro Burger Bar also has several TVs mounted on the walls so you can keep up with coverage of your favorite sports.  It is really nice to have a good local alehouse.

More details can be found on their website at:

Hopefully the chain will be expanding beyond El Paso; the website indicates that there will soon be franchise opportunities.

UPDATE:  We have since tried the location over near UTEP and the location on Montana.  They are all equally good, although the one near the university clearly caters to a younger set.

UPDATE: as of 2016 only the Montana location remained open.  In 2017 they have opened a new location on Zaragosa Rd. North.

There are a few additional photos in the album here.

Originally posted September 28, 2010

© Susan L. Stone 2015