El Torito - Hawthorne

4
21 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

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

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
What 21 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.7
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
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CMarie
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The food and service were okay however dining outside with no heaters was a big mistake. You are also dining off the strip mall parking lot so a lot of foot and car traffic. Will order to go next time

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RickR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

All you can eat Mexican Cuisine with all you can drink Mimosas or Champagne Sunday Brunch. How can to top that. Huge selection of entrees. Custom order omelets were. Ambience could be better--inside and out. They were a little short staffed. Excellent value for the price, though.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It would be nice if people weren’t allowed to be screaming and acting crazy

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1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

POOR SERVICE HAVE TO ASKED SEVERAL TIME TO GET SOMETHING LIKE COFFEE AND REFILLS, WAITER KEPT ON FORGETING TO BRING OUT DRINKS HE FINALLY BROUGH THE COFFEE AND NO SPOONS FOR IT WE HAVE TO STIR THE COFFEE WITH OUT BUTTER KNIFE, HORRIBLE SERVICE POOR CHOICES OF FOOD TOO NOT WORTH IT AT ALL

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AlexisM
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Need better service & cleanse eating area. Food wasn’t good

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I went for a lunch with my partner. The service was ok, the food was overcooked and not very edible. I got the fiesta platter and my wings were over cooked and i also got the steak fajita and the steak wasn’t edible at all very chewy. I almost choked

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vipEbony
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

The outlining experience is very dirty. They actually don't take reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday party during quarantine... small area outside but service was amazing

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tams
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lots of open space to keep social distance. There didn't seem to be a wait while we were there, but I appreciated the convenience of making a reservation on open table even if it was an hour before our arrival.

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olga
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch and regardless of the new covid 19 regulations we felt at ease and very welcomed. Armando our server was as delightful as always.

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PaulP
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the Barbeque. EXCELLENT!!!. My companion ordered the beef tacos. DEVOURED.

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Alle ok für mich, nur die Tische dürfen gerne öfter abgeputzt werden.
Auch ein Lächeln von der Bedienung Ware sehr geschont gewesen
Sonst alles gut

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CarlosT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn't expected my reservation because they said it was Valentines day. They should have email or call me I wasted my time going there to not find a table. I will never use this service again.

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vipWillingM
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Outstanding food. Best Taco around

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Jacklynn
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lakers Vs Clippers happy hour and service was great on Christmas Day!

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Andrew
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Pretty good for what it was. Went for Sunday brunch buffet, generally solid. Service was friendly but a little slow. The omelette station was the best part; ceviche was also good.

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vipRuby
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

I will never eat at this restaurant again. The food was bland, plus they screwed up our order several times.

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LauraS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not my best visit at all ..and I actually used to cone there a lot idk what happen they just hire anyone .

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vipTony
Palm Springs
108 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was decent, the service was excellent, but the restaurant needs to be remodeled! It wasn’t very clean and it’s very old.

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JoCr
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation on round table, and when I got there they didn't even have me down. They looked clueless when I told them I had a reservation. They went to the back ( to ask manager I'm assuming) and then came back and said they would sit us shortly however, the place was full! So we just left.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The hostess never smiled, looked unhappy during our visit and wasn’t friendly upon entering the restaurant. However, or waiter was superb, friendly and attentive. The food options were okay and both me and my guest found the omelette to be very salty. Unlimited champagne and fun waiter was it’s saving grace. Probably won’t attend again for brunch but will revisit.

FAQs

El Torito - Hawthorne does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Hawthorne also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 679-0233.

El Torito - Hawthorne is rated 4 stars by 21 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.