El Torito - Hawthorne

4.3
53 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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ELAINEB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

My dining experience started out good then went down hill the food was slow coming out but that wasn’t a problem after the meal it took almost 30 minutes to get our to go orders even after having ordered them half was through our meal and even more time to flag down a server for the check the worst part was that over charged my bill when I called took me 30min on the phone only to charge my card a 2nd time for an even higher amount do not recommend this El ToritoI have great experience’s other branches

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Jazzy
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Armando was an excellent server ! I hope we get him every time we go

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Tobi
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was pretty cold and the sausages were burnt. Service was slow even though there wasn’t that many people. Maybe the waitress were new. Not sure.

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COOKIE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT HAPPY HOUR SPECIAL EVERY TUESDAY THE SOFT TACOS ARE ALWAYS FRESH AND DJ JIMMY PLAYING ALL KIND DINNER MUSIC AND DANCING IN THE CANTINA WUTH YOUR MASK ON. AND SERVER GIVE Excellent service The RESTUARANT manager gives Excellent Customer service

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AnaR
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was helpful, attentive, respectful, just awesome

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The waiter Jose was funny and very hospitable. He knew the menu well therefore, he was able to make suggestions. Great food, good service and very clean environment. A true win, win in Mexican cuisine ! Delicious!!!

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RoyR
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good I like the place thank you very much

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RosalvaG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was very courteous and helpful. Food was delicious and tasty. There were a lot of people in there dining so it was a little noisy. We still enjoyed Ourselves and were able to have and hear our conversations.

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JazmineH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

staff was friendly and efficient, we were seated promptly and got quick service

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lydiaw
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Only recommend for local dining otherwise, I would make the drive to another El Torito.
Take Out only at hawthorne location.

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EstelaZ
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoy the atmosphere, I went there with my mom and sisters and we all had a good time

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COOKIE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TACO TUESDAY EXCELLENT TACO AND HAPPY HOUR MENU ON TACO TUESDAY EXCELLENT SERVICE ALL THE TIME

El Torito - Hawthorne
Responded on May 13, 2021

We cannot thank you enough for the kind words about our restaurant. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we are on the right track! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My table wasn’t ready when I got there and they were short on menus.

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irisp
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant toook forever to bring our food
The employees looked like they didn’t wanna work there
It was Mother’s Day and they didn’t show any enthusiasm towards any table they look lazy and bothered I regret comming to this location Redondo beach has the best customer service ever I thought it would be the same here because it the same company this place was a embarrassment to bring my mom for Mother’s Day horrible customer service

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camilleb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Old restaurant, but the staff was great and food was surprisingly good.

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MiaR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Food was very unseasoned and lacked flavor. Ambiance could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day

El Torito - Hawthorne
Responded on May 10, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! -Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My first time there and I’m sure it won’t be the last.

El Torito - Hawthorne
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! – El Torito Team

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JuanC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good service quiet and would recommend.... easy to reserve

El Torito - Hawthorne
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you for your review and taking the time to share! – El Torito Team

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RosaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

We went for Taco Tuesday and the meat for tacos was cold and did not taste fresh. Waiter was not attentive to our needs.

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juliev
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was cold sat outside was very dirty poor serv

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magdalenam
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

they need to either beter train their waitress' or find new help because the level of attitude and disregard our waitress had for our party was horrible. she was not attentive nor did she speak professionally to any of us regarding our service.

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BerthaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the tables are socially distanced and the wait staff were masked the entire time. Our meals and bar drinks were delicious!
Although the look of the dining room is changed due to covid, its still festive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!! Always a good time on Tuesdays

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, table was ready when we arrived. Food was awesome highly recommend

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JoseG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

we go for the entretainment like dancing at the patio

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MeMe
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

It was a pleasure. The waiter, Javier was great. He met all our needs with a smile. Lupe was nice as well. She was pleasant over the phone and in person. We dined outdoors.

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vipprimerib
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

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BreAhna
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at El Torito. My server was extremely attentive and helpful. I would definitely recommend and would come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a good time on Tuesday nights with the best DJ

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BethanyD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere. Had to sit outside d/t Covid. Bundle up. They do provide great heating. Food was great. I will definitely return soon.

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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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null
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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vipAlexisM
Los Angeles
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
3 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

FAQs

El Torito - Hawthorne does offer delivery in partnership with 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 4.3 stars by 53 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.