El Torito - Anaheim

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Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
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Orange County
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

This El Torito just completed Cantina renovations a week ago and this is their first brunch with the new set up. IT WAS TERRIBLE! Now you have to order chips and salsa, no more getting them ourselves. Everything was moved around and a lot of things normally on the buffet were missing, like the pepitas for the salad. I had to ask for it and then they were brought out. The bar itself has lost all of it's quaintness and hometown feel. The Bar is the strangest shape ever and the bartender can't even reach us to refill our champagne! There was only one bartender and he wasa WAY TOO BUSY with the server orderes to even come check on us!!! Very very bad, we will not be back.

Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great. Our server had a great sense of humor and took great care of us. Good food but there was a large Birthday party around us and made it impossible to hear any of the six people at our table.

Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Never disappoints!

San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to take a group or party. Very festive, with something on menu for everyone.

1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter gave us excellent sevice. Our dinner was excellent. Our strawberry 🍓 margarita was So delicious. Thank you for an enjoyable evening.

San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was generally poor. Our waiter seemed to be distracted even though the restaurant was not crowded. We have been to other El Torita's with much better service.

Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Made reservations and thought I would be seated in the dining area but we were seated in the bar/lounge area. Perhaps it was due to being short staffed. Nonetheless, it was a nice time spent with kids and husband.

San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Christmas Day, buffet only. Great selection, but very expensive and we had no idea what the cost per adult would be. We are not over eaters, just needed a place to eat with family. Our service was great and we do appreciate El Torito being open on Chirstmas Day, I know no everyone wants to be working, but the staff was in great spirits and took great care of us.

Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Buffet brunch is great

Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great brunch and Jose and Jesus are awesome servers

4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food!

Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 1

We took our son and daughter in law for Sunday brunch. The food was cold and had no flavor . There wasn’t a big selection of anything and the background music was too loud and in addition to that they had Mariachi’s walking around singing at the same time. The only bright spot was our server who was very attentive and never let our champagne glasses get empty!

Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was one of the best! Not only did he make sure our champagne glasses were never empty during brunch, but he had an outstanding singing voice!! 2 thumbs up!!