El Torito - Hawthorne
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.
We went for Taco Tuesday and the meat for tacos was cold and did not taste fresh. Waiter was not attentive to our needs.
Food was cold sat outside was very dirty poor serv
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.
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.
It was great
Birthday celebration!! Always a good time on Tuesdays
Great service, table was ready when we arrived. Food was awesome highly recommend
we go for the entretainment like dancing at the patio
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.
Always a pleasure
Great experience at El Torito. My server was extremely attentive and helpful. I would definitely recommend and would come back.
It’s always a good time on Tuesday nights with the best DJ
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.
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
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.
It would be nice if people weren’t allowed to be screaming and acting crazy
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
Need better service & cleanse eating area. Food wasn’t good
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
The outlining experience is very dirty. They actually don't take reservations.
Birthday party during quarantine... small area outside but service was amazing
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.
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.
I ordered the Barbeque. EXCELLENT!!!. My companion ordered the beef tacos. DEVOURED.
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
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.
Great service. Outstanding food. Best Taco around
Lakers Vs Clippers happy hour and service was great on Christmas Day!
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.
I will never eat at this restaurant again. The food was bland, plus they screwed up our order several times.
Not my best visit at all ..and I actually used to cone there a lot idk what happen they just hire anyone .
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.
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.
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.
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 4.2 stars by 34 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.