El Torito Grill - Beverly Hills
El Torito Grill - Beverly Hills
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El Torito Grill - Beverly Hills

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.etgrill.com/
  • Phone: 3105501599
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican / Southwestern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: For all catering information, please contact Lance Danell, General Manager. (310) 550-1599.
  • Private Party Facilities: For all private party information, please contact the restaurant.
  • Private Party Contact: Alma Alonzo 9499751979
  • Entertainment: We do not offer any live entertainment. However, most sporting events are broadcasted. (Sunday and Monday night football, NBA Basketball, College Football etc..)

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camden Dr.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking 7 days a week from 6pm-close. During the day, either street parking or one of the many parking structures.
A word from El Torito Grill - Beverly Hills
El Torito Grill celebrates a fusion of contemporary and native flavors of Mexico. El Torito Grill artfully blends the traditional and the unexpected. A pleasing palatte of colors, textures and tastes that brings to life the very essence of all that Mexico celebrates. Rich culture. Delicious cuisine. Festive gatherings of family and friends. At El Torito Grill, you will receive unparalleled service and taste creative interpretations of nuevo classics prepared with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Dishes are designed to satisfy and surprise. Our flour tortillas are handmade, prepared fresh throughout the day and served with our fresh salsa quemada, salsa roja and signature honey butter. Our wood-fired mesquite grill imparts a sweet, smokey essence to our food in the traditional Mexican style. We invite you on a culinary journey through Mexico's past. And its future. El Torito Grill. There is no other.
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El Torito Grill - Beverly Hills reviews from OpenTable diners
  • My beef is with Open Table
    LCinLA
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    My beef is with Open Table - according to the restaurant, they did not receive notification about this reservation, made several days in advance, until the late morning of January 14th. The table was not set up for our party and we had to wait (not long, but what's the point of using open table if the reservation is not conveyed until the time of the reservation?).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rhey could not find reservation.
    missydog02
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Rhey could not find reservation. We were setted anyway
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A standout among chain restaurants.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    A standout among chain restaurants...clean space, efficiently prepared, tasty food, great service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy New Year!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    The food , the ambiance is amazing. We had a wonderful experience in picking this restaurant for our New Years Eve dinner. The food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Soup!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    Thank you for the Recomendation for recommendation from our server of the Roasted Tomatoes Specialty Soup! Taste so Different and so Fresh and Its so good! The Mocajete I hope that is how you spell it!It is brought to you in a Hot Lava STONE Grinding bowl! It can feed 2 people easy! It’s got Chicken Steak Chilies lots more! I went back twice already you can walk to Rodeo Drive down the Street afterwords, I went early at 1pm not many people at that time must pick up later. still great food both time! 12/11/12
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    I have been to this restaurant many times and I always had a good meal. Last time I had an excellent meal!! Thanks to the chef and team!! Way to go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My food was...OK, my guest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2012
    My food was...OK, my guest had to send her's back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • USC football game on a Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    USC football game on a Saturday night - bar was pretty busy, so service was not great. Love the unique margaritas.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unacceptably bad service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    This was the worst service I have had at a restaurant in years. We had a group of 10, so we expected some delays, but the wait staff virtually ignored us for large blocks of time, brought the food out completely randomly (some people received entrees before their own or other people's appetizers; some people received nothing until others had finished two courses), brought several incorrect items, and charged us for things that had never appeared. Getting a water refill required a concentrated effort for several minutes as different people told us they would send someone else who never showed up. . . . There were no apologies or explanations & neither the restaurant nor staff looked terribly busy.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best fresh mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    One of the best fresh mexican resteraunt groups in la. Fresh food with a good variety. Service here surpasses other locations
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is a staple around the
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2012
    This is a staple around the beverly hills area. The food is always very good and service is perfect....drinks are great and they even have early bird specials. Kid friendly and great mexican food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Their Happy Hour means only
    Daisy
    Dined on 8/9/2012
    Their Happy Hour means only selected drinks...I don't do Margaritas so I didn't benefit the happy hour prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great guacamole
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/7/2012
    Great fresh guacamole, prepared tableside. Love it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As a chain resteraunt owned
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/5/2012
    As a chain resteraunt owned by El Torito one would think the food to be similar. Hoqwever,, far from the truth is tht all El Toritios should be as good as El Torito Grill. Food is fresh and prepared right there for any one to see. Variety for all taste. Service is the best at Beverly Hills location comparative to other locations.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great drinks; service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    great drinks; service was extra slow this time - seems like the restaurant was under-staffed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful Mexician restaurant
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2012
    wonderful Mexician restaurant in the heart of Beverly Hills. A fast moving bar scene especially on thursday friday and sat. nights.. Great family friendly and they honor reservations. What more could a person want when hungry and wanting Mexican food.. They have an awesome at the table guacamole service. Bar drinks are wonderful and go early get a bargain..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Margaritas in Beverly Hills
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    It's not what it used to be, but it's good enough for a decent lunch and drinks with friends or co-workers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for lunch! We ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    Great for lunch! We ordered guacamole to share which they made at the table minutes after placing the order. The chicken fajitas were great. Service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hopefully Sunday was an off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2012
    Hopefully Sunday was an off night. The food was not remarkable in the least, and the service was just ok. There is a change of ownership application notice on the door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is consistently outstandin
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    The food is consistently outstanding, especially the chicken fajitas. The service is excellent with every server aiming to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The tortillas they bring to
    HollettLA
    Dined on 5/25/2012
    The tortillas they bring to the table and the great, extensive and varied drink lost are standouts.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The overall experience was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/19/2012
    The overall experience was good; however, although we had made a reservation weeks ahead, arrived at least 20 minutes before the reservation time, and the restaurant was almost empty, we were directed to a booth right next to the kitchen. We asked for a different seating arrangement and they complied with our request (an unnecessary and inconvenient extra step.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pros: Large dining room so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Pros: Large dining room so wait time was none. They make fresh tortillas on the spot which are delish! Margarita's were perfect! Cons: Menu is limited and food just tasted normal. Nothing exciting about the food or flavor.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food was average. prices
    Batya
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    food was average. prices are higher than comparable restaurants in the area. tortillas, salsa and chips are great.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • overall great neighborhood
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    overall great neighborhood run to. the food is good however lately the service has been spot on. they really seem to be listening to what the client want. Yeh thank you for listening.....
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mexican beverly hills style
    BheaterVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Mexican in the center of beverly hills is always fun.You really don't have to over pay and have a fun mexican good time..... The bar scene on friday nights is a great hang out.....The food is fresh and the service friendly. The tortillas are made fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best of all was our server!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2012
    the best of all was our server!!!!!!! she was exceptionally wonderful! Funny, quick, informative, and willing to substitute if iot made us happy. Best service experiance ever! A very long time ago i worked for El Torito grill and recall that the fajita salad had grilled jicama instead of the onions. having that on the salad is a much better choice than onions that overwhelm the dish. just a suggestion...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was just ok. It's "chainy"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Food was just ok. It's "chainy" atmosphere and food and the server was more like getting you in and getting you out instead of making you feel like a customer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Only downside is the price
    Batya
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Only downside is the price of the food - a bit steep.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and the service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/12/2012
    The food and the service was stellar. Don't miss the fresh guacamole or the carnesada. Be careful, the carnesada chimichuri is a bit spicier than expected, though the other two varieties are nice an mild. The price can't be beat for the area. Would eat here anytime!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is my favorite go-to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2011
    This is my favorite go-to restaurant in the area. The food is delicious, the prices are very reasonable and the staff is friendly. Over the holiday, I took my family here, and they couldn't have been more pleased. They told me that the next time they're in town, they'd like to return. I especially appreciate the delicious non-alcoholic adult drink options.
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  • On this evening, the restaurant
    Batya
    Dined on 11/22/2011
    On this evening, the restaurant accepted three large-sized events to use their facilities, making the atmosphere a "zoo" for those patrons wanting to simply enjoy a peaceful dinner. They should only allow such groups to reserve their outside area room so that other patrons are not disturbed, or close the restaurant to outside patrons for the evening. This was probably the worst dining experience we have ever had in any restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over-priced for a lunch.
    Batya
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    Over-priced for a lunch. Good quality of food, nice atmosphere, and friendly service; need to adjust their menu prices to provide better value.
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  • Crunchy chicken
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    I am not a fan of the food at this El Torito. Don't be fooled into thinking that it's normal El Torito fare, the food here is "up scale" but mostly it's crunchy chicken (they put some kind of hard corn in their chicken), black beans and green rice. I'd much rather go to Frida's down the street for "up scale" mexican food, but El Torito's is fine in a pinch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taco tuesday is great deal
    LAFoodGuy1VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2011
    Taco tuesday is great deal ($2 tacos + $5 specialty margaritas)! But the service is awful...slow
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A step up from most chain
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2011
    A step up from most chain Mexican restaurants and its El Torito siblings. Really good tortillas made on premises. Open kitchen. Good salsas. Lots of substantial salads.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a moderately priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    Great for a moderately priced chain. Food is consistant. You always know what you will get. I personally love the ceviche & mexican shrimp cocktail.
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  • I don't usually care for chain
    MamaZ
    Dined on 8/22/2011
    I don't usually care for chain restaurants, but the food is good...nothing special, but it's fine. I chose it for the convenient location. Our server, John, was very attentive.
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  • The food was delicious, everything
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    The food was delicious, everything was prepared perfectly. The fresh made tortillas instead of the standard chips and salsa is a unique gem. Only complaint is the service was on the slow side. It wasn't bad enough to not go back, but I would never eat there if I had an appointment afterward. Overall, a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • For some reason, the waiter
    17foodfreakVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2011
    For some reason, the waiter was so harassed he was running from table to table and paying no attention -- maybe not is fault -- he seemed overworked. But there was next to no service. Food was more or less deposited at the table, and that was it! Pleasant place, but in need of more waiters. The hostess was wonderful and solicitous.
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