El Toro Mexican Bar & Grill will be moving their Bechtle Avenue location to a location at 1785 Bechtle Ave. next to Sakura Japanese Steakhouse. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

One of Springfield’s El Toro’s to relocate

El Toro will be moving one of its Springfield locations within the next couple of months.

One of two of the Mexican restaurants, which is currently located at 2017 N Bechtle Ave, will be moving just a short five minute walk to 1781 N Bechtle Ave.

Enrique Alvarez, the manager of El Toro in Springfield, said that the move is mostly due to parking issues.

“We have a lot of issues with customers having nowhere to park,” Alvarez said.

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Alvarez said that the location change will also be good for business, as 1781 N Bechtle Ave. sits in view of a more popular shopping center.

El Toro applied for a liquor license transfer with the State of Ohio on Friday morning. Alvarez said that work on the new location will start sometime in early March and hopefully wrap up at the end of June.

“Right now, we are hoping everything will be done by June,” Alvarez said.

The restaurant will stay open at its current location until work at the new location is completed. The business currently occupying 1781 N Bechtle Ave is Sakua Japanese Restaurant, which will be relocating to the adjacent building, 1785 N Bechtle Ave.

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El Toro’s other Springfield location is at 2100 S Limestone St.

El Toro is self-described as a Mexican Bar & Grill. The local restaurant chain has locations across Ohio, including cities like Springboro, Bellbrook, Centerville, Miamisburg, Englewood, Beavercreek, Dayton, Huber Heights and Vandalia.

The local chain is most commonly known for their weekly Taco Tuesday special, which features $1 tacos all day.

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