This is one of the older buildings in downtown Silverton that somehow survived all these years without being kocked down and replaced by something more modern. If I didn't know any better, I would accuse it of being a tourist trap replica, but Silverton just has a number of buildings that survived past the modernization age and lasting into the age of quaint historical preservation efforts.
While the name of the place is "Silver Creek Coffee House" the fact is that this is a general snack and food house. There is a limited selection of ice cream, and a number of other food items are availabile here.
The back of the restaurant overlooks Silver Creek, after which the city is named, and while the view in this downtown area isn't spectacular it is far better than the view offered by many other restaurants in town.
Like most Willamette Valley Mexican restaurants, El Toro offers a fairly good value for the money. The food may not be the best in the world, but it is certainly reasonably good, and far from the worst in the city. The free chips and salsa that comes with the meal have a little more spice in them than at general Mexican restaurants that appeal to the masses.
There are extensive murals on the walls, and it may be interesting just to eat here to take a look at this artwork.
You will also find some useful papers here: there are brocures and timetables of events for the Silverton area, and it may be helpful to get one of those to examine during your lunch or dinner break.
Favorite Dish: Vegetarian Enchalada wit black beans (last page of menu, lower left corner) is a wonderful value for the money.
This is a new restaurant specializing in Italian food that opened in the Autumn of 2006. Food prices, quantity, and quality are all excelent. The owners are very friendly to all guests in the establishment, and the staff they have are fantastic.
Favorite Dish: All the pasta is great!