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El Torito Cypress - El Torito - Cypress, Cypress, CA

El Torito - Cypress

4.2
4.2
305 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 761-8155

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

  • Neighborhood

    Los Alamitos / Cypress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Add Soup or Mexican Caesar Salad to any Entrée for $3.49

Appetizers

  • Fresh Tableside Guacamole$11.99

    Prepared just the way you like it - with fresh avocados, spicy serrano chiles and a special blend of herbs and spices

    • Crispy Flautas$9.49

      Four crispy flour tortillas filled with grilled chicken and jack cheese. Topped with cotija cheese, crema fresca, pico de gallo. With jalapeño jelly and red pepper dip

      • Cheese Quesadilla$11.99

        Grilled with a hint of jalapeño butter until crisp and golden brown with pico de gallo, salsa picante, guacamole and sour cream

        • Mexican Buffalo Wings$9.99

          10 wings with our Mexican twist on a classic favorite served buffalo-style with ranch dip

          • Nachos Supremos$10.99

            Chicken on a mound of warm chips, melted cheese, refried beans and guajillo chile sauce topped with fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and guacamole

            • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp$13.99

              Four large grilled shrimp wrapped in roasted pasilla chiles, manchego cheese and bacon

              • Grande Fiesta Platter$17.99

                Buffalo Tenders or Wings, Crispy Flautas, Nachos Supremos, Cheese Quesadilla. Served with guacamole and dipping sauces

                • Queso Dip$8.49

                  Two cheese blend, pico de gallo, roasted pasilla peppers and cilantro. Served with warm tortilla chips

                  Soup & Salads

                  • House-Made Tortilla Soup$7.99

                    Our original recipe made fresh throughout the day! Chicken broth, tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and fresh avocado

                    • Tableside Fajitas Salad$15.49

                      Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, fresh avocado, roasted pepitas, fresh pico de gallo, crisp tortilla strips. Tossed tableside with serrano-grape vinaigrette

                      • Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar$14.99

                        Romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, tomatoes, roasted pepitas and crisp tortilla strips tossed in our Cilantro-Pepita Dressing™

                        • Grilled Chicken Taco Salad$15.99

                          Homemade tostada taco shell filled with romaine lettuce, refried beans, pico be gallo, cotija and jack cheese. Topped with grilled chicken, roasted pepitas, sour cream, guacamole and your choice of dressing

                          Flame-Grilled Fajitas

                          All fajitas are drizzled with guajillo butter sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, guacamole, sweet corn cake and choice of flour or corn tortillas

                          • Ignited Fajitas Supremas$22.99

                            Our premium fajitas with citrus-chile ancho marinated grilled steak*, chicken breast and sautéed shrimp, sizzling together and flamed right at your table with 1800 Silver Tequila

                            • Grilled Chicken Fajitas$18.99

                              Citrus-chipotle marinated chicken

                              • Shrimp Fajitas$21.99

                                Tender shrimp sautéed in jalapeño-garlic butter and guajillo chile sauce

                                • Seafood Fajitas$21.99

                                  Succulent sautéed shrimp and mahi-mahi

                                  • Grilled Steak* Fajitas$19.99

                                    Citrus-chile ancho marinated steak*

                                    • Fajitas Combo$19.99

                                      Grilled chicken breast fajitas, grilled steak* fajitas and a cheese enchilada

                                      • Veggie Fajitas$18.99

                                        Fresh vegetables, rosemary and mint leaves with a grilled chile relleno

                                        Fajitas Duo

                                        $20.99. Select two of your favorites!

                                        • Grilled Chicken Breast

                                          • Grilled Steak*

                                            • Sautéed Shrimp

                                              El Torito Presents Family Style Fajitas

                                              Serves up to 4! Sides are endless, just ask for more!

                                              • Family Style Fajitas$64.99

                                                Steak*, Large Shrimp, Chicken and Carnitas Fajitas, served with rice, refried beans, guacamole, sweet corn cake and choice of tortillas

                                                Create Your Own Combo

                                                All combos include refried beans, rice and our signature sweet corn cake. Pick Two $15.99, Pick Three $16.99

                                                • Tacos

                                                  Chicken Machaca, Crispy Taco, Beef Barbacoa, Crispy Taco

                                                  • Enchiladas

                                                    Cheese Enchilada, Beef Barbacoa Enchilada, Chicken Machaca Enchilada

                                                    • Classics

                                                      Chicken Tamale, Chile Relleno, Crispy Chicken Flautas

                                                      Combo Classics

                                                      • Macho Combo$17.99

                                                        Four of our most popular items on one platter: a fire-roasted pasilla chile relleno, a chicken and sour cream enchilada, a beef barbacoa crispy taco and a hand-made chicken tamale. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                        • Sizzling Combo$17.99

                                                          Shrimp sautéed with fajita vegetables and a grilled chicken enchilada served on a sizzling skillet with a grilled steak* soft taco, frijoles de la olla, rice and warm tortillas

                                                          • Baja Combo$18.99

                                                            Two bacon-wrapped shrimp, a mahi-mahi fish taco and a shrimp Mazatlán enchilada. Served with rice

                                                            Specialties

                                                            Our Favorite Meals Plated Just for You!

                                                            • Carne Asada and Cheese Enchilada$21.99

                                                              Tender grilled skirt steak* marinated in chile de árbol adobo, topped with nopalitos salsa, with a cheese enchilada and tomato-jalapeño sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas

                                                              • Slow-Roasted Carnitas$18.99

                                                                Slowly simmered in garlic, oranges and spices, our tender pork is served with fresh avocado, frijoles de la olla, rice, pico de gallo, marinated cabbage and warm tortillas. Make your Carnitas Chile Verde or Chile Colorado Style

                                                                • Pollo Fresco en Adobo$16.99

                                                                  Chicken breast marinated with chile de árbol adobo, grilled and served atop sautéed fresh spinach. Served with a grilled stuffed pasilla chile and rice

                                                                  • Carne Asada and Shrimp$23.99

                                                                    Skirt steak* and sautéed shrimp topped with nopalitos salsa. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas

                                                                    • Salmon Veracruz$17.99

                                                                      Grilled filet of salmon in jalapeño butter with salsa Veracruz, served atop fresh spinach and sautéed vegetables. Served with rice and pico de gallo

                                                                      Enchiladas

                                                                      • Chicken & Sour Cream Enchiladas$14.99

                                                                        Tender chicken simmered and smothered in a savory sour cream sauce topped with jack cheese. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                        • Shrimp Mazatlán Enchiladas$15.99

                                                                          Sautéed with tomatoes, pasilla chiles, onions and jack cheese with fire-roasted tomatillo and tomato-jalapeño sauces. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                          • Spinach Enchiladas$12.99

                                                                            Sautéed fresh spinach, pasilla chiles, onions, pico de gallo, melted jack cheese and fire-roasted tomatillo sauce. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                            • Sizzling Enchiladas$13.99

                                                                              Served sizzling on a skillet! Grilled chicken with fire-roasted tomatillo sauce and jack cheese. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice and fresh guacamole

                                                                              • Enchiladas Rancheras$12.99

                                                                                Melted jack cheese with ranchera sauce served with guacamole, refried beans and rice

                                                                                Tacos & Burritos

                                                                                Make any Burrito a Chimichanga add $1

                                                                                • Street Taco Trio$12.99

                                                                                  Three chicken or carnitas street tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                  • Seafood Taco Trio$15.99

                                                                                    Three grilled or Dos Equis beer battered mahi-mahi or shrimp tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                    • Tacos al Pastor$13.49

                                                                                      Three guajillo-citrus marinated pork tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice. Served in a cast iron pan

                                                                                      • Burrito Especial$13.99

                                                                                        Chicken machaca or beef barbacoa, jack cheese and ranchera sauce. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                        • Grilled BBQ Burrito$14.99

                                                                                          Shredded BBQ carnitas, rice, frijoles de la olla, roasted pasilla chiles and corn. Topped with BBQ sauce and grilled onions

                                                                                          • Carne Asada Burrito$14.99

                                                                                            Grilled steak* rubbed with chile de árbol adobo, roasted pasilla chiles, onions, frijoles de la olla, guacamole, jack cheese and salsa picante. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                            Daily Dining Deals

                                                                                            • Mondays - Fajita Fiesta$13.99

                                                                                              Choose chicken or steak* fajitas for only. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice & warm tortillas

                                                                                              • Tuesdays - Taco Tuesdays$13.99

                                                                                                All-You-Can-Eat Tacos. Choose steak*, chicken or carnitas. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice. Available in the dinning room only

                                                                                                • Wednesdays - Kids Eat For $1

                                                                                                  Get a kid's meal from the kid's menu for $1 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Offer applies to kids 12 and under

                                                                                                  • Thursdays - All-You-Can-Eat Enchiladas$13.99

                                                                                                    Choose from chicken machaca, cheese or beef barbacoa only. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                                    • Fridays - All-You-Can-Eat Dos Equis Beer Battered Tacos$14.99

                                                                                                      Mahi-mahi or shrimp. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                      • Home-Style Flan$5.99

                                                                                                        A traditional house-made favorite. Rich vanilla custard topped with decadent golden caramel sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                        • Sopapillas$5.99

                                                                                                          Mexican pastry tossed in caramel sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                          • Chocolate Volcano Cake$9.99

                                                                                                            Rich chocolate cake served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, chipotle-chocolate sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                            • Deep-Fried Ice Cream$6.99

                                                                                                              Vanilla ice cream in a cinnamon-sugar coating with chipotle-chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                              Refreshing Sips

                                                                                                              These flavorful non-alcoholic beverages are refreshing!

                                                                                                              • Agua de Jamaica

                                                                                                                • Strawberry-Cilantro Soda

                                                                                                                  • Cucumber Cooler

                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                    What 305 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                    4.2
                                                                                                                    4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                    • 4Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4.2Value

                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

                                                                                                                    Loved For

                                                                                                                    • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                                                                                      Great for Brunch

                                                                                                                    • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                                                                                      Kid Friendly

                                                                                                                    • Downtown / South and East LA

                                                                                                                      Good for Groups

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                                                                                                                      marcoc

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      Good place for groups, just know the larger the group, the longer the wait for your meal.

                                                                                                                    2. CR

                                                                                                                      CatherineR

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      My party really enjoyed our Sunday brunch at El Torito. The buffet lines have been rearranged since our last visit and it seemed like more people could be accommodated. The waits were not very long. We'll be back!

                                                                                                                    3. JH

                                                                                                                      JasonH

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      The good: had open reservation for Sunday brunch. Just 1 hour before. Bottle service was great. Seated a mere 8 feet from bar. Great variety of food from Mexican to American cuisine. Great value $35 out the door for all you can eat and drink champagne. Nice setting. Wasn't too crowded 9:45 to 11 in the cantina. Omellete was hearty and came very quickly . Staff was friendly and helpful. The bad: started off with three tacos, different meats and they were all temperature cold. Asked the posole (Great that they had it) for a dash of red pepper and he must have put a whole teaspoon. Also the posole /menudo bar was at same bar as fresh fruit and salads was serviced only one person so that line backed up at times. The Chile Colorado and birria de res was terrible.

                                                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                                                                      Crazy experience.. Don’t go here unless you have a lot of time to spend. We were here for a birthday dinner and didn’t even have anyone come by our table for drink orders until over 30 mins had passed, and we had to go ask the host in order to get the server to come by the first time. We ended up being there for about 3 hours and we had to get up again and find a manager in order to get the check to leave.

                                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                      The waitress was in a bad mood. But when it came to two tables down from us she was ok because she knew them. The rest of the staff was great

                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Deysi was awesome and food was great. Always have a good time here.

                                                                                                                    7. WN

                                                                                                                      WilliamN

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 14, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      A great place for a nice family breakfast. The booth was comfy, the service was fast and attentive, the food was tasty, and the portions were generous.

                                                                                                                    8. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Beyond happy with our server and the service staff very helpful and knowledgeable on suggestions

                                                                                                                    9. KW

                                                                                                                      KimW

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      Very slow to get our food. We waited around 45 minutes. It was Mother’s Day but the restaurant was not full nor were people waiting. Food just average today.

                                                                                                                    10. A

                                                                                                                      Ang1

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience2

                                                                                                                      It was Mother’s Day. Having said that, it was chaotic, the lines for every station was so long. I waited in the taco station just to be told they were out of carne asada. I then went to the only station that had no line the roast and ham station and waited for at least 10 minutes for aomeone to help me I had to ask 3 different employees if I could get help. Our waitress never came back to refill our Mimosas. I had to ask the busboy and hostess. The restaurant really needs to be better prepared for Mother’s Day. Maybe another time would be better

                                                                                                                    11. B

                                                                                                                      Bill

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We have been coming to this Cypress El Torito for brunch for years and it never disappoints. We also make sure to come on Mother’s Day which makes it even more challenging for the staff due to the large groups. This past Mother’s Day was no different, excellent service and friendly staff. Given the pressure of so many people waiting to be seated and inside the restaurant eating, they did an amazing job. We will continue to come back and enjoy the food and experience.

                                                                                                                    12. ME

                                                                                                                      MELISSAT

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Service was great! Our server was awesome ! Way to go Martha G!

                                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      El Torito has one of the best brunches out there. We took my wife for Mother’s Day and it was a very good time for all.

                                                                                                                    14. MM

                                                                                                                      MadieMae

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      Good food. Our table was unbalanced so it made it difficult to try to eat with the up and down motion of the table rocking. Our waiter was good but he was so busy, he couldn't check on us like he was suppose to. I would recommend El Torito/Cypress with an explanation!

                                                                                                                    15. AN

                                                                                                                      ArmandoN

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      My friends and I visited El Torito during the lunch hour. The crowd was moderate. The drinks and food was delivered promptly and it was delicious.

                                                                                                                    16. M

                                                                                                                      Mstildaruu

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      10 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

                                                                                                                    17. CB

                                                                                                                      ChristinaB

                                                                                                                      Miami

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      El Torito never disappoints. Even though they are short staffed like many restaurants they manage to continue to give GREAT SERVICE.. The food is Always delicious..

                                                                                                                    18. DL

                                                                                                                      DonL

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Service was unheard of, incredibly fantastic. Food and dessert were very tasty

                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great service!

                                                                                                                    20. C

                                                                                                                      Courtneynwc

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                      I loved the Buffett and bottomless mimosas. Tons of food options. The problem was the lack of kids food. They had NO chicken strips the entire time we were there even though we asked a manager about it. The mini corn dogs were hard and old. My son had nothing to eat besides chips and fries. And it was $12 per child. It was so loud we had to yell to hear each other.

                                                                                                                    21. WN

                                                                                                                      WilliamN

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      82 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                      We very much enjoyed our visit. The staff is very attentive. The family style fajitas are a great deal.

                                                                                                                    22. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Hot delicious food, especially Fajitas Supreme dish...MUST TRY! Nice restaurant with Mexican style, friendly staffs. ❤️

                                                                                                                    23. L

                                                                                                                      Lester

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a great time celebrating our daughter’s Birthday. Our server “Arturo” was very polite, kind and helpful from start to finish. One down side I do have to mention I had ordered a Virgin Pina Colada Margarita for my wife and daughter and instead of bringing it on a nice glass like it’s usually served the gentleman in the bar served in t on a regular Pepsi plastic cup. Not cool at all. My wife and daughter was very disappointed and so was I. But overall we had a good time, thanks to an amazing server Arturo!

                                                                                                                    24. p

                                                                                                                      pacwoman

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience1

                                                                                                                      We went for brunch. We were stuck outside. Uncomfortable chairs. Not good shade. Food was far. I feel they make too many reservations and should not put people out there. I will not be going back

                                                                                                                    25. CB

                                                                                                                      CarolB

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food1service4ambience2

                                                                                                                      So disappointing! I went with my sister to celebrate my birthday so I had the free entree offer to use. I also wanted to use the free entree that I was promised a few weeks earlier when I ordered Salmon Vera Cruz through DoorDash. I called El Torito and spoke to Maggie the manager. I told her that I had the dish there before and what I received that night did not resemble in any way what I had enjoyed before. Besides a dry piece of salmon, it was sitting on top of mostly raw veggies and even a stray piece of potato that somehow got into the dish. If I was in the restaurant I would have sent it back but in this case I was offered a free meal. Maggie, the manager was nice enough to allow me to use both offers on the same night. Very nice. However, once again, the fish tacos that both my sister and I ordered were more than disappointing. The fish, which was hard to even find, was cold and dried up. The very nice (and overworked) waitress, Gloria, offered to bring a side dish of more fish. The fish she brought was hot and juicy. Why wasn't that fish served with the original tacos? I used to be a fan of El Torito. What has happened?

                                                                                                                    26. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Diner with y daughters

                                                                                                                    27. L

                                                                                                                      Lizeth

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                                      the waitress had a bad attitude, and we had to be asking all the time for drinks

                                                                                                                    28. LN

                                                                                                                      LaNotism

                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Was a nice brunch experience good food and good service

                                                                                                                    29. T

                                                                                                                      Theairman15122

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall1food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      We had reservations at 5:30 for 6 people. The drinks were fine and came out quickly. Our food order took 45 minutes! There were people we sat down after us, had dinner, and left before we got our dinners. It was a disappointing experience in which the manager made no offer to compensate us the poor experience.

                                                                                                                    30. KD

                                                                                                                      KDAR

                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The brunch was great. A lot of yummy options and the bottomless mimosas were definitely worth the price. Service was great and we will definitely be back.

                                                                                                                    31. CL

                                                                                                                      CynLeopard

                                                                                                                      Las Vegas

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Marleni, our server was amazing. She was able to keep the drinks coming and was extremely attentive. The noise was ridiculously high and the food was decent.

                                                                                                                    32. TJ

                                                                                                                      TJ56L

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great Great thanks

                                                                                                                    33. G

                                                                                                                      Groups

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      For a large group it was very smooth night. The only downfall was only being able to split the check in two which for a group of 20 is a little hard. Overall we made it work and it was a good place for our group.

                                                                                                                    34. FT

                                                                                                                      FrankT

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 28, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food2service5ambience2

                                                                                                                      Had 5:30pm reservations, were seated at 5:45pm. The seating staff seemed to not be well versed on table availability even though the place was sparsely populated with customers. Ordered Sopes as an appetizer, but the main meal showed up BEFORE that, so we refused the Sopes. Main meal was served on a plain plate as opposed to prior orders for the same meal that were served on a blue printed platter. Quantities of all offerings on the plate were much less than our previous visits. Good food, but meager portions. Increased prices is expected, but low quantity is not. We are regular visitors at El Torito in Cypress, and our requested server is attentive. We will try one more time to see if things improve. After that, Bye-Bye.

                                                                                                                    35. CT

                                                                                                                      ContrerasT

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      My family and I had an awesome time during Sunday Brunch.

                                                                                                                    36. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                      Bad customer service

                                                                                                                    37. KF

                                                                                                                      KarleenF

                                                                                                                      Western NC

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 17, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                      Food was excellent but restaurant very noisy. Our waiter was so nice but had too many tables to cover. He was literally running at one point. The restaurant has no ambiance.

                                                                                                                    38. v

                                                                                                                      valentina

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We had a reservation and arrived early. They sat us a a table right away at the bar area. Sunday brunch is well worth it with diverse menu, nice staff. Generous with champagne refills. Great for special occassions!

                                                                                                                    39. JC

                                                                                                                      JoanneC

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on January 26, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Because of happy hours, the place was very noise. It was hard for us to have a quiet dinner. It took so long (about 45mins) to received the meal. Ms. Gloria, a waitress was excellent! I don’t like the extra service charge was added onto my bill.

                                                                                                                    40. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Brunch is always great!

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                                                                                                                    El Torito - Cypress is rated 4.2 stars by 305 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                    Google Map for El Torito - Cypress

                                                                                                                    5995 Katella Avenue Cypress, CA 90630

                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                      Los Alamitos / Cypress

                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                      Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Mexican

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                      Public Lot

                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                      (714) 761-8155

                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                      Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                      Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

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