El Torito Grill - Irvine
Great ServiceI had the opportunity to host a business dinner for a party of 10 recently and found the experience excellent. A semi private area was set up as requested.
The hostess made my party feel welcome with a friendly hello and smile. Our server, Jorge P was fantastic and explained all the specials and provided very attentive service the entire evening. Food was great.
Our party commented how impressed they were with the food quality ands service provided.
We will be back again.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday Brunch!The price is great, a nice variety of dishes, wonderful staff and servers - and they kept the champagne flowing! We'll be back!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA cut aboveEl Torito Grill is always a cut above the neighborhood and chain Mexican restaurants. Even though it is part of the El Torito chain, the menu and presentation is different -- more inventive and well executed. From the on-site made flour tortillas, to the extensive range of appetizers and entrees, to the flan for dessert, the meal was great. Their Cadillac Marguerita is always a winner, too. Attentive service. Enjoyed the night out. Ambience is nice but not over-the-top; maybe it could use some freshening in decor.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMI called to confirm the dayI called to confirm the day before my reservation and they had no record of my open table reservation. Luckily they were able to accomadate us.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Sunday brunch... ChefGreat Sunday brunch... Chef Baldo came out n chatted with us n sing happy birthday to my daughter.. It was Awsome.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWorth coming back!This is our second visit to this particular El Torito Grill. The handmade tortillas were great as usual; the poblano chili rellenos are excellent as was the carnitas. Everything was tasty. The salad selection was ok; fruit was good, especially the pineapple. The taco bar was really good, offering 3 choices. Omelet bar was available. We really missed, however, the fire-roasted tomato bisque soup that the Fashion Island El Torito Grill used to serve--that was a main reason for going to El Torito Grill. On our last visit we asked if they could bring us this soup and they did; this visit they did not accommodate us. The desserts were adequate. Bananas Foster excellent as usual and they have a chocolate fountain.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM