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Tag: El Toro Canyon

March
1st

Puyallup dining – finding a few gems in a community short on dining options

The Puyallup area is home to duplicate chain restaurants large and small. Occasionally a bright spot appears in the form of a dining gem. Consider Puyallup River Alehouse such a development. With 24 taps featuring a wide range of craft beer, it’s a much-needed destination for East Pierce County.

Jan.
29th

Finally opening in Puyallup – El Toro Mexican Restaurant on Canyon

For years, a sign just off Canyon Road in Puyallup advertised the future home of El Toro, a chain of Mexican restaurants operating in the South Sound since 1979. Years passed, there was no activity, no construction at the site. Just that weathered sign. Ruben Arias Jr. whose father Ruben Arias Sr. founded the chain, said he received so many emails and calls, he could not  respond to a fraction of them. The emailers and callers kept asking the same thing – are you ever going to open?

The answer is yes. El Toro is opening. The 160-seat restaurant should be fully running in the next few days. Read more »