El Torito - Cypress

4.2
250 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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ShannaG
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience at El Torito Cypress location! Food was yummy and we went to celebrate a family member's birthday. With putting "Birthday" in the reservation, it was great that the server remarked about it and they sang "Happy Birthday". Good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went to Sunday Brunch. Food didn't taste fresh at all. Everything tasted old. The el torito in Lakewood was 100 times better with fresh food. Love el torito but don't understand why today was so bad.

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JaclynR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was great last night. We are a book club and had separate checks and took care of use perfectly.

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vipimafoodcritic
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not the greatest experience. Several issues and had to ask for too much that should’ve been automatic or correct the first time.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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SuperDave
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was cold, messy. Service was non existent. Waited twenty min just to pay the bill. I will never go back to that location.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

We love our local el torito and always make reservations through Open Table. I was a little disappointed that we had an 8 PM reservation and weren’t seated till about 845-850.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sons 9th birthday

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Okay
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It’s good for large groups for last minute Sunday brunch reservations.

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vipJenniferG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Alfredo was amazing . We had a great time s thank you Alfredo for a great service !!!

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Lizeth
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, I will defeatedly come back for Sunday brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Carolina!

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vipJenniferG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another amazing time with friends with great service of Arturo

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TerrieB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

the food wasn't cook very good, I had carna steak which had the membrane left on it really bad taste, this is my second time getting with that bad meat, never again
food isn't coming out hot just warn, I guess not enough servers

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MarcellaD
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Me and my 4 friends were placed in a corner , and no air flow that was pretty disappointing to me and friends , beer in bar was flat and only 1 bartender so service there was slow

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Beware of the service charge on your receipt.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good delicious

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MadieMae
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated on the patio. A nice day, the service with our waiter was OK. Nothing exceptional our wait time for the food was not bad. Overall I would go back for a dish I love. But the service could be a little better.

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Terri
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! The food was great, as was the waiter!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

In CoVid unfortunately they are under staffed and the workers unfortunately can’t handle all the customers. Very sad. They are doing the best they can… dinner took about 3 hours!

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Micklo
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and friendly. Made reservations online and walked right in.

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Prncss29
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved filling out omelette order from table, pancakes were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch with family! Everyone from the front door to the food servers were all friendly! Good was amazing, it wasn’t packed and everyone was seated spaced out! Will definitely be back!

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was busy, took about a half hour to have our order taken. The food was good, our server was nice.

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MadieMae
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful server, Maritza. Maritza took very good care of us. The food was great and the price was fair.
Everything was great except one thing. It wasn't anyone's fault but we had two annoying flies, flying around us and the other table. Until my husband swatted one and scared off the other. Overall, it was great!!

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MadieMae
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We arrived 10 minutes early we were seated about 15 minutes after the arrival time. we had a waitress that wasn’t too friendly and she seem as though she had an attitude.

Our food was good we were outside on the patio and it was OK. the tables were old and on leveling and it just could’ve been better overall. I would go back again trying a new server and sitting on the patio with a better table.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Even though I had a reservation and checked in on time, there was no table available for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place and their Sunday Brunch! They always seat us within 5 minutes of our reservation time. They are always accommodating and the food is always hot and fresh!

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RamzyA
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deysi did an amazing job as our server, keeping glasses full and plates clear. This location is extremely well kept and the food is superior to most other locations. I will definitely make the drive back to this location for Sunday Brunch!

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vipJimM
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Semi-outdoor setting was great.

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CandyY
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Julian was awesome! The food delicious!
Happy Hour prices are fantastic!

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RhondaH
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Went for my sister’s birthday, service was so bad we never had an opportunity to celebrate. It took 10 minutes to get chips and drink order. Food was fair - Caesar salad served without dressing, table side guacamole was bland and unseasoned. Server tried, but she was so overwhelmed with tables there’s no way she could keep up.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a good time, just wished the waitress had some help.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!

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Badnesa49r
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Went for Sunday brunch, saw our server 2 maybe 3 times after being there for an hour. She never came back after bringing us our 1st round of drinks and bringing our pancakes, hubby was upset he wanted to drink more beer but was only served one. And I had to stand next to the drink station with my cup because no one was coming to our table for refills, just so I can get a refill on my drink really?! And everyone in that place needs to get on the same page regarding milk and spoons, one worker told us when we got cereal that our server will bring us the milk and spoons the server came & said to pick it up at the cereal station. Then for dessert that guy said to pick them up next to the pozole there were no spoons there & they said to ask my server, yah my server that "disappeared" so I had to stand at the kitchen area until an employee acknowledged me & I had to tell him my server was missing & I needed a spoon. THEN to pay that was another issue since our server forgot about us who was gonna bring us the bill. Waited 10 mins until another server acknowledged us and said she would be back with the bill, that was another 10 mins. Overall the food is good here but the customer service SUCKS and I would understand if it was busy busy or a holiday but it wasn't.

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vipJenniferG
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Artoru was always amazing ! He always make sure that my drink is always filled ! Thank you Artoru !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Precooked food was lukewarm to cold inside.

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Binche
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

For the nearly $70 price for 2, don't waste your money. Service is terrible. My wife waited a good 20 minutes for her egg, which had to ordered separate from the other items on her plate which she was able to receive from the buffet. They do not make eggs or pancakes or omelettes while you wait at the buffet. Rather you must order them separately. Not sure why as they had a portable propane stove to heat fajitas and the banana slices for the waffles (which were cool despite sitting under a heat lamp). Needed a chain saw to cut them into pieces. No toast or bread. Only substitute were flour tortillas. So unless you like the parts of your meal to arrive separately, skip this place. There are other places that serve all of the above made fresh while you wait and are staffed to handle the capacity normally associated with a brunch buffet.

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SandraL
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food, prompt and friendly service, definitely coming back soon.

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OmarC
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

RSVP. It helps to have a table ready and open for you. And less people too.

FAQs

El Torito - Cypress does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.2 stars by 250 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.