El Torito - Anaheim

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77 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
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EricY
Orange County
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Just after we ordered, they set up a table for 16 next to us. Noise went up, and attention from server went down. Difficult to get his attention ( no refills) and took forever to get our bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Food was bad taste was so odd and not fully cocked food looked like it been out for days

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My waiter was awesome! Very attentive. Highly recommend the Sunday brunch and the endless mimosas.

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vipCapriceM
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was very nice and brought everything out the way we ordered it! Drinks were delicious and we didn’t feel rushed

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Mom2Four
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The first bite of food seemed good but then as I ate more it seemed to taste soapy like the plate hadn’t been rinsed off thoroughly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Celebrated a birthday here. Only 5 of us. Decent food. One waitres per about 10-11 tables. It was impossible for her to be able to do that. Staffing is very limited and it’s not her fault

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CristinaE
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great! Lots of food options and bottomless mimosas

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FancyPants
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great brunch experience post-Covid. Staff serves you the food at buffet style sections. Food and service was great, but wish there were more options for food, drinks, and dessert. They did the best with what they had. The only complaint was that they snuck in a 20% gratuity on our check and we tipped 20% cash extra on top of that.

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MarieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst restaurant experience ever. Food was horrible, waiter was friendly but not attentive at all kept forgetting to bring us what we asked for but the manager was absolutely horrible. Waited 30 min just to have him fix our bill and when I looked over to see what he was doing he was to busy watching the game on the TVs instead of fixing our check. Stay away from this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

You need to have more waiters per section. The service was horrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for 10:15pm. We waited 20 minutes without ever seeing a server and walked out. Very disappointing especially since everyone was hungry.

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NancyM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, busy restaurant with slight delay on drinks and food. It was probably due to a private event. Overall good night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Service in general was all wrong manager always on the phone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made reservations for Father’s Day and when I went to check in I had to wait an hour what’s the point of making reservations Service is horrible

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Samuel
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not acknowledge the special requests in the reservation, I have a service animal and requested to be seated outside. I arrived on time for my reservation and wasn't sat down until 30 minutes later and they did not seat me in an outside seating for me and my service animal. They also threw us on a small table that WAS NOT cleaned. There were food plates still on it, they had crumbs everywhere, spilled sauce everywhere all over the table and the menu. The servers were not wearing masks or they had the half on/half off.

Truly a disgrace, me and my fiance were trying to have a date night out and overall the service, ambiance, quality, ppe, and overall sanitization standards were embarrassing......even if there was not any Covid standards.... it still is embarrassing that those people are running someone's company that way. Such a disgrace.

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Carla
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Wish I didn’t have to write this but it’s true…margaritas were very weak and tasted like just sour and water. Chile relleño wasn’t authentic and was weird. Service…took an hour to bring our meals so the “sizzling” plate was cold. Won’t be going back

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RachelleL
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the place! So romantic and beautiful area! It’s big and clean

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Dodger40
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brunch had a great selection of food. Everything I had was good and hot. The bartender that took care of us was polite and very attentive. Overall great experience. The price was about $5-7 too much for what we had. But other than that great time by us all.

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vipSlinky
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Restaurant was very loud, hard to hold a conversation with person at my table.

Server did a great job! 2nd day on the job..

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Andrew
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Literally worst service ever had. Never got utensils after an hour of sitting at table, only got water, waiter was snobby (douchebag). Previous visits were good but this time sucked.

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ShaneR
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, servers were very efficient and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

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SavannahB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I made a reservation so the wait for a table was not long. However, it took the waiter quite a long time to even acknowledge us. By the time he got to us, we were beyond ready to order drinks and food. I got a mojito and asked them to remake it because it was not good. The second one was drinkable but still not good. I ordered the sizzling chicken fajitas and it was really good. The women's bathroom was disgusting - someone peed all over the floor and it reaked. Overall, I would not come back.

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EmilyG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I was surprised I was able to make a reservation in CInco de Mayo and I should have known. The first person I talked to was nice but she said I neede my whole party. Parking was awful so at 6:31 (reservation at 6:30) we checked in again and were straight up ignored by the other hosts. There were 3 and they seemed to be greeting everyone else. Then I finally checked in and got a text message asking if I was going to show up. I should have left then. We were sitting there for 30 minutes watching servers help every other table. We watched a new table get seated and someone took their order right away so we had to say something so we could order. I walked up a second time and heard two servers fighting with a manager about who had to serve us.? Then two of the times we ordered never showed up. We didn’t get food until 7:30 and had to go to the bar to get our own drinks. Overall I will not be going on cinco de Mayo again.

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Julezzzz
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was great to be seated quickly and the service was great.

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vipjeff
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good morning

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Food was great! Just need better service!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Not enough people serving food at the buffet stations

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vipmary
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Service is great our favorite spot to go

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EvelynS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly. Service was excellent! The food was delicious. The restaurant followed Covid safety guidelines the only complaint I have is that the restaurant didn’t have a changing table in the bathrooms. Being a family restaurant I would think a changing table would be provided.

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ElleyC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Overall I’m happy to have a brunch place open again, but the food seemed not as flavorful as in the past.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me encanto nos atendieron muy bien

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MaribellP
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server was distracted and had to be remained to get us some water. Looks like she was not happy to be there

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EasterBrunch
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came at 1:45pm for brunch on Easter Sunday. The brunch officially ended at 2pm. However, the restaurant continued to prepare food and keep the serving area fully staffed. We could not have been happier!

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LoveBrunch
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

My husband and I were super excited for the return of Easter Brunch and received phenomenal service from everyone who we interacted with.

Brunch was a bit pricier than in the past- which is to be expected I suppose, bottomless mimosas no longer included.

Omelettes are no longer made while you watch, so after two tries for an egg white omelette being drenched with cooking oil, I decided against an omelette.

Not my favorite brunch spot, but I’m still grateful for brunch being available.

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armandov
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was slow. She may have had to many tables

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great customer service

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Barry
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I just went for the newly reopened Sunday brunch. I would definitely suggest making a reservation as this location is very very busy on Sunday mornings. We had immediate seating just after 12 noon and were greeted with an order of freshly made pancakes, we then went to the various food stations which had a fantastic selection of items. All the post pandemic precautions made us feel very comfortable with the indoor dining.

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MoniqueU
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Manager during brunch was very rude. Will not be going back.

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SarahD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fresh. Service was beautiful. Be kind to the employees. They have feelings too.

FAQs

El Torito - Anaheim does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Anaheim also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 956-4880.

El Torito - Anaheim is rated 4 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.