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Permanently Closed - El Torito Grill - Torrance

51 reviews
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$30 and under
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Latin / Spanish
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  • Good for Groups (45)
  • Great for Lunch (41)
  • Fit for Foodies (33)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner.

To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Latin / Spanish, Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm;
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am -1:00pm;
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm -9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(310) 543-1896
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Pepe Lopez
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Private party facilities
Treat your guests to a FLAVOR EVOLUTION experience.
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Private party contact
Maricela Daoudi: (562) 431-1532
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El Torito Grill offers our catering services anytime anywhere with a great variety of plated luncheon or dinner as well as lavish buffets.

Whether you choose to host your next business or social event at a personal residence, outdoor locations or our beautiful restaurants, you may rest assured that any gathering with us is a truly fun and memorable event that suits your goals, occasion and budget.
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Cross street
Torrance Blvd
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8  based on all time ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

He restaurant was closed. No notice beforehand.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

The restaurant was CLOSED!!!!!!! So we, 13 people, were stranded and couldn't eat together.

Babs (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

Booked way in advance for Christmas dinner for my family of 11.
I received a text message Wednesday afternoon saying they were no longer going to serve Christmas dinner. Try finding reservations for Christmas 3 days in advance.
Not Good.
I would give a 0 rating if it was available

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

This was a Christmas Day recommendation that I found through Open Table and the restaurant was closed on Christmas...we drove up and it was a ghost town. Open Table set me up with a reservation for noon, gave me a confirmation number, and reminded me about the reservation on Christmas Day. Fortunately my brunch party was flexible regarding the change but it was an inconvenience and embarrassment .

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on November 10, 2016

I was very disappointed. Food was over Cooked. I had shrimp, my wife
Had Beef & my guest had Salmon. All the dishes were overcoked. Beef was
Super chew.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
2.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

Went with my fiancé for the brunch. The hostesses were great; the young gentleman the brought out chips and salsa, and made sure our table was clear was excellent; our server was horrible; she did not check on us once; she only came back to bring us our bill. We had to ask the young gentleman to bring more champagne because the server never bothered to do that. The manager did come over and apologize to us for the service; he comped our lunch and gave me a guest card to come back. The manager was very sincere so I appreciate that.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 25, 2016

Great overall I don't like the large party gratuity they force on people. I am bringing you business but your charging me. Maybe pay your servers A living wage.

vipgidget (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

The prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. The night we went, there were a few tables of screaming children, which made it difficult to have a conversation.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

I've been going to El Torito Grill for 20+ years. The food has gone seriously down hill. On top off the low quality of the food the last straw was that El Torito Grill got rid of their classic honey butter that they served with their tortillas. No more honey butter and poor food quality means no more me.

I don't mind paying for a good meal. But it's sad to see that prices have gone up so much at El Torito and the value of the food has gone down so much.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2016

Friendly service and delicious food! Handled a crowd of 10 without a hitch.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Went on Sunday, not knowing that the restaurant had a Champagne brunch buffet. Delicious breakfast, lunch and dessert items to choose from. Went there for Gram Gram's birthday and the waiter made it fun and exciting, including a cocktail for the birthday girl. Waffles, Churros, Chile Relleno, cheese enchiladas, shrimp, beans, rice, tortilla chips, chicken, ribs, fish and Italian cannoli's (which seemed out of place), were the choices for the day and it was fun sampling a little bit of everything. Would definitely go back for the Sunday Champagne Brunch Buffet.

vipMV90274 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Great food, great service. Fresh, litter versions of typical Mexican food. Great salads, soups and the best fresh made tortillas too.

vipL0723 (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 23, 2016

Birthday celebration went well. The food was very good and the restaurant provided flan for the people having birthdays

Claire (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2016

Prompt service, manager stopped by to say hello. Had delicious shrimp enchiladas. Reasonable prices.

vipHermosaFoodie (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2016

When I suggest we go to El Torito Grill, many people say that they really don't find El Torito to be that special, I have to emphasize that this is El Torito Grill and not related to El Torito. Even more confusing is that they both have a location in Torrance on Hawthorne Blvd.

The food here has always been wonderful from the homemade tortillas to the tender, flavorful fajitas (I especially love the beef and shrimp combo). The guacamole is made fresh at the table side and the corn cake that comes as part of many of the combo plates is a special treat. Be sure to have both the flan and the churros for dessert.