El Toro Mexican Grill & Bar
Where to Eat in Charlotte Right Now
El Toro Bruto started as a simple pop-up serving incredible breakfast tacos and gained such a cult following that it opened up permanently inside Resident Culture South End. The all-day menu will satisfy taste buds throughout the day and it’s up to you whether you pair them with a coffee or a cold, local beer. In addition to breakfast tacos, the menu includes “anytime” tacos, snacks, and “dilla” tacos (like tacos and quesadillas had a child). Fans of chef Hector González-Mora’s breakfast tacos will be stoked to see past favorites on the menu, plus new chorizo, bacon, barbacoa, steak and eggs, and even a tasty vegan option. If you’re really hungry, Tacos Brutos are “a beast of a taco” and as grand as a burrito. Think a six-inch flour tortilla with griddled cheese, meat (or poblano peppers for vegetarians) beans, cilantro, onions, pico de gallo, and salsa. A mix of traditional Mexican pastries and American baked goods are served fresh by González-Mora and whatever you do, don’t miss out on the Dirty Horchata drink—El Toro Bruto’s house-made horchata elevated with espresso and topped with cinnamon sugar.
How to book: First come, first served or order takeout online; keep up with the happenings via Instagram.