New El Toro Bar & Grill to host grand opening Thursday

El Toro Bar & Grill, the Dayton-based chain of Mexican restaurants, will host a grand opening Thursday, Feb. 2 for its new Springboro restaurant.

The El Toro at 710 Gardner Road off Springboro Pike (Ohio 741) served its first customers Dec. 30, and is the 12th Dayton-area location for the chain, El Toro District Manager Enrique Alvarez said.

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The grand opening will include food and drink specials, gift-card giveaways, a remote radio broadcast and margarita samples passed out by the El Toro Chicas, Alvarez told this news outlet today, Jan. 30.

El Toro officials finalized a 10-year lease in August 2016 for the space that formerly housed a Max & Erma’s restaurant, which shut down in January 2016 after a 10-year run.

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Alvarez said the customer reception has been strong in the restaurant’s first month of business.

“It’s been crazy, really busy,” Alvarez said. “The community knows us already because of our other locations, but this makes it much more convenient for them.”

El Toro captured first place in the "Best Mexican Food" category in's 2016 Best of Dayton voting.

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