El Torito - Cypress
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.
Had to sit outside on the patio of course. It was a little windy, had to adjust the shutter from blowing all over the place.
The food was pretty good, very nice that they offered traditional turkey and ham options in addition to their regular tacos and other Mexican food options.
Our server was great! Very attentive, helpful, & friendly.
We come here almost every Thanksgiving. This year the food was cold and there wasn't as many options as in previous years. I don't feel like I got my money's worth and we had to hold the tent down above us as it almost flew away.
Amazed at how good our Thanksgiving dinner was. Our server was very attentive and we never wanted for anything. We would do this again for Christmas if the pandemic conditions continue.
Every time we go there to eat the service is always the best! Great Thanksgiving dinner, who would have thought. Even the other food selections and drinks were wonderful as well as the conversation with our server.
Everything was nice.
The only thing I have to complain about was I order a omelette fill out the request. 4 times it came 4 times it was wrong. So cancel the omelette. But otherwise everything was good .
Deysi was amazing. Food was great and everyone had a awesome meal and good time.
Had a great time
It was fine love the food!
I totally understand that we're in a pandemic so everything I'm writing is based on that understanding. We were excited to eat a buffet brunch and knew going in that it would be a little different and most things were fine. The service was really slow and it took them a long time to bring our omelets and other egg dishes that were cooked to order. (see above original statement). Refills on coffee and most importantly mimosas had to be requested and only if you could catch the server's notice. Then it would still take a long time to come back. The food was good -- the omelet was really good once it came. I wish they would label the food at the buffet with the contents since their vegetable dish has cheese in it and it wasn't noticeable until sitting back at the table. Then I just had to waste the food since I can't eat cheese.
A crowded BUT controlled Mexican restaurant on a weekend night.
I liked a lot about this establishment, however COVID seems to have taken some of the charm out of this establishment.
My wife and I found our new Date night spot! Awesome food, Vibe and Drinks!!
The waiter was very attentive.
Appropriate accommodation were made due to a very windy day.
Deliciously seasoned food.
Great place to celebrate Anniversary! The food was very Fresh and Taste.
Always enjoy this El Torito because they have the best Slow Roasted Carnitas. No other El Torito does them as well as this location!
Although the food was good, the service was only mediocre. First, we asked for an outdoor table but we were seated at their enclosed patio. I’m sure it met the standards but for me, it still felt like we were indoors. Second, our server never came back to us to ask us if we wanted refills or anything else. We didn’t see him again until it was time to give us the bill.
The experience was very reminiscent of pre-COVID-19 era. It was very warm and satisfying. The food was excellent, especially the freshly made tortillas.
Love El Torito outdoor dining! Ate "al fresco", had a great Margarita and lunch. What could be better?
Oder of our omellets took very long and one was a wrong order. Service was good until our server took a break.
I feel bad saying the service was poor, our waiter was working his butt off, in the beginning he was super attentive, they put WAY too many tables in his station and apparently the kitchen was backed up, you could see there were tons of to go orders going out as well as the onsite dining. Our food was good but it took 2 hours and we had to cancel our dessert order because the kids were losing it.
Sunday brunch was great! Julio was an amazing host that made our experience quite lovely! Thank you Julio for the warm hospitality
We had the happy hour appetizers and most of what we ordered had too much baked beans. Wish the description in the menu item would say that it had beans in them so that we know not to order them or request no beans. The drinks were good.
Waited 15 minutes to order our drinks. Saw our waiter twice since ordering food. Had to ask a bus boy for another beer.
We always enjoy our time at El Torito. Gloria is an excellent ambassador.
Breakfast. Chiliques were delicious.
Beautiful evening enjoying a delicious dinner. Highly recommend for outdoor, patio dining.
Reservation at 11:30am got seated 11:45. Waiter appeared at 12:04. Meanwhile we started on buffet before the waiter came to take drink order which inevitably showed up at 12:45. An hour after seating! Forget about the bottomless mimosas we had to beg for more and could barely get waters. Manager notified he may need some help for our party of 14. Disappointing experience.
The food was great. The service was terrible
We came to el Torito for my dads birthday. We made reservations and got seated by 5:40. We ordered food and it came at 6:40, COLD. The flavor of the food was sooooo bland and kinda gross honestly. But our server was really nice.
They have really made the best of a awful situation.
Half of the steak that came with my eggs was not edible:(
Server was having a bad day, so we waited.....a lot
Drove by the other day and saw all the canopies that they had up and the pretty lights and heaters. They have multiple tents and it seems like just as much space outside as they had inside. W enjoyed our food very much.
Gloria is a great server! We’ve had her before and she is so nice and attentive. Food was great as always. Love all the outdoor seating that El Tortito has added. We’ll be back!
Nice outdoor seating. The happy hour is great with great times.
Good food, good staff, good service. My special thanks to Gloria, our server. Their care at presentation and service are what keeps us coming back. Can't wait for "dining in" to start again. Dining "al fresco" is not my idea of fun, but it has been declared necessary.
Great service and good food. I would come back again.
The food is not good
The local is too small and nothing more
Arturo was wonderful! Good food and very good service! Thank you!
Celebrated a good friends birthday. Nice dinner and personable waiter. Of course the dinner has great and happy hour until 9pm!
El Torito - Cypress does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Cypress also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 761-8155.
El Torito - Cypress is rated 4.3 stars by 124 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.