The filet mignon enchiladas
The filet mignon enchiladas with grilled shrimp was the best! The fajitas were good too. Sunday brunch is a steal at this place! Tons of great food to feast on. If you are looking for something cheap, try the taco tuesday. Just a warning though, taco tuesday gets really packed in the bar. Service will suffer over there, so watch out. This is why I stick mainly to the dining room.
11/7/2012 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch: 1 of the Best in OC
We really enjoyed Sunday Brunch at El Torito Grill. Everything was very good, and good value for money. ETG provides one of the best Sunday Brunches in Orange County; highly recommended.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth 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.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Sunday brunch... Chef
Great Sunday brunch... Chef Baldo came out n chatted with us n sing happy birthday to my daughter.. It was Awsome.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I called to confirm the day
I 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.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
A cut above
El 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.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 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!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Decided last minute to come to ETG for brunch. Was pleasantly surprised on the quality of food and overall experience. I definitely be back.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came in by accident and glad we did. Our server ,Jorge, was amazing! My 3 year old was taken care of for special requests and service and food was amazing. Glad we came by accident!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lot to choose from
Lovely spread and too much to choose from and we all had a good selection. Pleasant staff. Made for a nice leisurely Sunday brunch. One suggestion would be to label each item on the brunch.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well able to accommodate our
Well able to accommodate our group of 10 people. Food was good, prices reasonable.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't recall his name but he was friendly and very attentive!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
El Torito Grill - Irvine
Food was great. Service was great for our party of 11 for Sunday brunch. My first time for brunch (though I have had several dinners there), and will definitely return. I only tried a small fraction of the items and was very pleased, as was my brother, who is a true foodie. Highly recommended.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alen Item found in the Fajitas . .
My dining companion had to have his veggie frajitas taken back; the originally presented serving had some alien item - looked like a crayon - in the middle of his veggies. Not a single word of apoology
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The first thing I look for is the warm tortillas and orange butter. Ummm-ummm. And teh sweet corn cakes are a special treat. I LOVE El Torito Grill.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good. Haven't cheapened
Always good. Haven't cheapened up or shorted staff like some resturants
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience...as always.
Great experience...as always.
Love those freshly-made tortillas.
Awesome servers, and ambience...keep up the great work.
We also appreciated that they were able to accommodate our large group.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not sure I would rely on OpenTable online reservation again. Made reservation 2 weeks ahead for 20. Received reservation confirmation via email on 2 separate occasions, but got a feeling I should call on the day of & glad I did. Restaurant did not have our reservation. Everything worked out & they were able to accommodate us anyway. Service & food were great.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the tortillas
The main reason I pick that restaurant is for the handmade delicious flour tortillas. The people are great too. I only recommend putting a little more effort and not forget the kids menu.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great. Tortillas
Service was great. Tortillas delicious. I opted to try something different - Lobster Quesadilla's. I was not impressed and did not eat them after one bite. I did order a side salad and it was delicious.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grilled Chicken Salad
Having been in the restaurant industry for over twenty years and a fan of El Torito for about the same amount of time, I feel compelled to let you know how disappointed I was in my last visit.
First of all, the service was fantastic and couldn't have been better! The big disappointment was in the food! How could four grilled chicken salads be so bad?? ALL four salads were almost wilted and the chicken was rock hard. Also, the quantity was very sparse for a high gross profit item.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM