El Toro in Urbana moves, gets new name

El Toro in Urbana moves, gets new name

URBANA — Come Wednesday, El Toro Mexican Restaurant in Urbana will move north and take on a new name.

Owner Martin Fuentes said El Toro will open at its new location — the former Montana Mike's at 1601 N. Cunningham Ave., U — on Wednesday.

The new restaurant will be known as Toro Loco, but will have the same menu that El Toro in Urbana had, as well as the same staff, he added.

The new name, which translates as "crazy bull," was chosen because Fuentes said the work involved nearly drove him crazy.

Fuentes said he has tried to brighten up the place and has added a new entry to the parking lot from Willow Road. The new restaurant can accommodate more guests than the old location and has a larger parking lot.

Hours at Toro Loco will be the same as at the former location, 1104 N. Cunningham Ave., U: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays.

The phone number remains 344-7855.

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MadGasser wrote on November 20, 2012 at 10:11 am
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Why would anyone in town eat at an El Toro location when there's much better options for Mexican food in this town?

jswigart wrote on November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Not everyone likes the same place.

Why would anyone drive X car when Y car is obviously better?

jswigart wrote on November 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Glad to hear it.  It was pretty tough finding a place to park during the lunch hour.

rsp wrote on November 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Sounds like they need a "crazy beef" dish to go with the new name.