El Torito - Corona
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.
Chips & Salsa
House-Made Tortilla Soup
Our original recipe made fresh throughout the day! Chicken broth, tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and fresh avocado
Build your own carnitas. Slowly simmered in garlic, oranges and spices, our tender pork is served with fresh, guacamole, pico de gallo, marinated cabbage and warm tortillas
First time at this location. Usually go to the El Torito in Riverside at the Plaza. Food was great as always, but the service was really slow. They seemed to be short-staffed. They needed more servers for the buffet line, and those who were working seemed to be moving in slow motion. They definitely were in no hurry to move customers through.
The food was great! Everyone there was super nice and attentive.
It was great enjoying a night out at one oh my favorite places. A big thank you to our server Jorge.
Our server forgot to place my order for a Cadillac Margarita. I waited over 20 minutes, and she did not even apologize. She took forever to get to our table.
Enrique our server was great! He stayed on top of keeping our beverages filled.
Service was great and the food was yummy! We got our food quickly and enjoyed an after dinner drink.
Always great !
I used open table to get a reservations and when I got there t
Good food and staff was friendly
Our server, Beau, was truly provided amazing service.
Service was incredibly slow. We extended tons of patience knowing the restaurant industry is understaffed and having to navigate a new normal since restrictions have been lifted, however our server was asked multiple times for the same things and had to be reminded a minimum of 3 times, stopping here after she addressed another table, rarely did she visit our table to check on us. I don’t think we were asking for too much (ie: more chips & salsa, drink refills, utensils, etc). We made a reservation for 5, including 2 high chairs and the booth we were sat in was not conducive for my baby & toddler in high chairs. We asked for a different table but were told that was our only option. The food was exceptional as always.
Our server was kind, polite and courteous. Got seated before our reservation time. Food was delicious
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It’s always a great experience and outstanding service.
We cannot thank you enough for the kind words about our restaurant. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we are on the right track! – Xperience Restaurant Group
It’s was Mother’s Day and brunch was nice. I had the best server he kept the party going with making sure my mimosas was flowing. 😊
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waited 10-15min with reservations got seated no one came to our table to even get us started with drinks. Maybe waited around 15min more and just ended up getting up and leaving the place definitely bad experience
If I could give zero stars I would. I got the wrong order and my food was cold and tasted horrible! The waitress only took $5 off a plate we didn’t even touch.
Alright, here's the deal and what I have a problem with. I went online to OpenTable and I reserved Outside/Outdoor Seating and Dinning for 2, for myself and my Date to enjoy the experience of Cinco De Mayo Celebration, and to have some food, some drinks, and to be in the atmosphere of the Mariachi Band, and the DJ...but when I got there (and I arrived there 15 minutes ahead of our reservation time), I went to the Service Desk to check-in, and the Host setup a table for Us inside. I showed her my printed out reservation and where it specifically stated "Outdoor Seating for 2 on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:00pm", but she told me "sorry, there are no seats available outside because, we are waiting for a Party of 16 people and we have to save space for them, but if you want to wait until they arrive and they are seated, we can see if we have enough space and tables availabe to seat You and your Date. I told her "No, that's not an exceptable answer, but at this point I guess that We will have to take and accept whatever you have available for Us"??!! So we took the table that they setup for Us Inside, and the service from the Waitress was nice, but because of the way that things went, it was not the Cinco De Mayo Dinner Date experience that I had planned for Our Date Night!
The music was way too loud inside restaurant. Could barely carry on a conversation with my son.
The margarita tasted like it was made from a mix. Terrible!!!
Not to mention it was served in a plastic cup and it cost $10.
Will NEVER go to El Torito on Cinco De Mayo again!!!
The server we had was fair, however, the food was not up to par... Had to stand in long lines just to obtain our food and then the selection was also not up to par... I'd suggest going to order a regular meal, not the brunch!!!
Granted a totally our fault for going during Sunday brunch we were there for about two hours and those two hours we saw our waitress one time That’s because I had a flag her down the food was all cold and I’m in all cold even our omelette which we waited for for an hour And a half or cold And supposedly they were made to order the people serving at the stations were super nice tho they didn’t mind serving me 2 plates so I wouldn’t have to Waite in a 15-20 min line to get enchiladas, the people at the stations are the true hero’s of that place one person per staton at on point I saw a lads making tortillas by hand serving the tacos and keeping her station clean. Bottomless mimosas tuned into only one again because of our Waitress neglecting the heck out of us.. probably getting over worked also meanwhile there was 5 people at the check in podium laughing and having the time of their lives...I almost told one of them to clean tables from how irritated I was ohh yea I had reservations and still had to wait 30 min to get seated...yea never again
We used open table to ensure we’d get a table during their busy brunch service. They didn’t have the table ready, and gave us an estimated wait time of 5 mins. Meanwhile, walk ins were accommodated immediately. During these covid times, we understand that the way we approach usual high touch self serve stations, have changed. They don’t offer nearly as much food, and wait times are long when you only have 1 or 2 staff members. A limited El Torito brunch menu is not how I want to spend$90+
We were on a business meeting. There was plenty of room and yet they gave us a tiny table at a closed up corner. Without even asking if we were happy with the sitting assignment. Wont choose this location for business meeting.
Server forgot my Cesar salad to start and our margaritas did not come till out entrees got to the table
Even with reservations plan on being made to wait a half hour to get seated
I used to love coming here, but obviously management or something has changed. I called to make reservations. I was told they weren't taking reservations during covid. Pretty strange since I tried eating here Saturday night and was told that it was going to be over an hour wait due to numerous reservations. When I told the person on the phone that. He totally changed his tune and said that he was mistaken . That they didn't take same day reservations. I turned around and went on OpenTable to find a place to eat and low and behold. I was able to make same day reservations for El Torrito. We get there the service is terrible. Had to flag down other staff to get our waiter. Waited forever for everything. 45 mins after placing our order. Waiter comes over to inform us. They were out of what i ordered/ wanted. It never got any better. Needless to say I won't be making the mistake of coming back here.
had reservations, was seated, then no service, no menus drinks etc...we moved, the server was good..the amount of people was concerning and the noise level was horrible, the food wasnt good...drinks were watery..50+ for dinner .. not worth it at all
Food and service was great. We had Sunday champagne brunch.
My bday brunch was very nice are server was very quick and amazing
I love the brunch. Always so good
Food was not that great. Drinks were watered down. Too many people, even with reservations had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.
The service was very slow and we ate in the bar area and our server worked the bar section with another waiter. Our food was cold and we had to send it back and they didn't offer anything and we ordered off the menu. I think they took my cheese enchilada off of the buffet and it was very disappointing and this place was always really good. Perhaps you changed management or something.
Felt waiter was not attentive enough,had to ask for one refill after waitress walked by table multiple times.
So nice to be back inside a restaurant! Service was great and Sunday brunch a definite winner!
Great service! Our server was amazing
We had reservations for 6pm, we didn't get seated till 6:30. Some confusion, then the hostess forgot us.
Quickly got a table and server was right there to take our drink order and promptly returned with drinks and took our food order. Checked on us often to make sure our drinks were fresh. Ambiance was poor due to COVIDE19 restrictions as expected. Food was good and hot, So over all a good breakfast experience.
The food is not good luck used to be it’s average for how much you pay for
St. Patrick Day
Food was good despite traditional buffet setting. I would return
El Torito - Corona does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Corona also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 736-9379.
El Torito - Corona is rated 4.1 stars by 89 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.