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El Torito Irvine - El Torito - Irvine, Irvine, CA

El Torito - Irvine

3.6
3.6
301 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    (949) 833-8230
  • 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
    Irvine
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 301 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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3.6
3.6 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

301 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Used to really enjoy El Torito Sunday Brunch. Father’s Day was busy. Staff were nice, but clearly overwhelmed. We had to seek out waitress for our place settings. No spoons in soup area, and when replaced (after we asked), the new spoons were poorly cleaned with previous food stains on them. Several of the food stations were out of food. Disappointing experience. Will probably not be returning to this location. Not the experience we expected for a $40/person brunch. Did not expect fancy, but unfortunately sub-par.

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  2. ShariW

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was horrible - specifically beef and chicken fajitas.

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  3. DavidV

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    I sat in the back of the restaurant and it was hot, stuffy, and definitely not comfortable.

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  4. AngC

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    $40 brunch was a bit high given how little my teen daughters eat but we went as a celebratory event. Would likely opt for another AYCE place for more value. Food was very salty.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not enough staff- this is on the restaurant. It’s clear the service is cause they are short staffed.

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  6. RSMmary

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Macho combo. It included a taco, tamale, enchilada, chile relleno, rice and beans. Everything was delicious.

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  7. Outstanding

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was poor as waiters were arguing over serving our table. Eventually the hostess and bartender became our servers and they were great. The food was ok but the Tostito steak salad was nothing but old brown lettuce and meat , none of the other items in the salad. The chicken fajitas were not on a sizzling plate not even close to fajitas style. We will most likely not return. Please note the hostess and bartender made it bearable they were great.
    El Torito - IrvineResponded on May 20, 2024
    Hello, Thank you for the feedback. I will touch base with my manager and host. I was Pleased they were able to turn it around, but very sad to hear that the service was not best from the start. I know I can't make up for your last visit but I would love to send you a little something on me to apologize about your experience and hopefully give us another shot in the future. If you wouldn't mind sending me an email, phone number, and address I'd love to send you something. Look forward to hearing from you soon. Sincerely, Jessica Santos Regional Director

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for mother's day and they did such an amazing job at handling the mother's day crowd with professionalism and happiness!

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  9. DanielS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The Sunday Brunch buffet is very good, large variety of food. Service was excellent, our server very promptly offered refills on the free champaign and other free beverage options. But note that if you're looking for a quite dining experience this might not be the choice for you.

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  10. Vero

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My family & I had a reservations at 11 am. When I walked up to the Hostess letting her know we had arrived & we had reservations at 11 am. Hostess stated she would get the table ready & she would be right back to seat us she didn't come back. Another hostess saw us & asked us if we had been helped we let her know we were waiting for the other hostess. She helped us right away & got us a table. The 1st hostess saw us & kind shied away. The waiter was great he made up for the 1st hostess.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Torito - Irvine using the Order Online button. El Torito - Irvine also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Irvine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 833-8230.

El Torito - Irvine is rated 3.6 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Torito - Irvine

18512 Mac Arthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92612

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Irvine
  • 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 833-8230
  • 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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