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El Torito - El Torito - La Mesa, La Mesa, CA

El Torito - La Mesa

4.4
4.4
390 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

8:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

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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
    (619) 698-7404
  • 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
    La Mesa
  • 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

Experiences

  • Father's Day Brunch

    Jun 16, 2024 only
    Join us for Father's Day from 9am-2pm & enjoy an All-You-Can-Eat Brunch featuring Tri-tip and Ham carving stations, your Mexican favorites, Omelettes Made-To-Order, soups and salads, dessert bar, unlimited champagne and more! $39.50 Adults/$12 Kids.
    Father's Day Brunch Photo

What 390 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East County

    Best Food

  • East County

    Great for brunch

  • East County

    Kid-friendly

  • East County

    Good for groups

  • East County

    Lively

  • East County

    Most Booked

390 Reviews
  1. ShaelaM

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I absolutely love El Toritos ! The staff is always amazing ! The food sooooooo good ! Drinks always on point !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a blast. We had a party of 8 and they kept the mimosas flowing and our food came out fast. jay was absolutely amazing today 💞

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  3. SOHIGHLANDS2006

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for Mother’s Day experience and it’s too overwhelming for this restaurant. Had to wait over 45 minutes for my reservation which is unacceptable. They had buffet food in the check in area and it was totally not sanitary with people not even seated eating and drinking the food while they were waiting. The buffet lines were too long, had to wait and wait for food. They need to redesign the location of the food and experience. The only pleasant experience was the waiter. He was awesome. Older gentleman that knew how to handle his customers.

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  4. NiaC

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pedro, our Waiter was very Engaging during Our Mother's Day B'fast!

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  5. RobertA

    Las Vegas

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Sunday buffet is really great. Lots of amazing options

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  6. Monty

    Phoenix

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had another great dining experience at El Torito Mexican Grill. Our server Jaime did a great job taking care of us all night and our tacos and combo dinner were delicious and flavorful! The pace of our meal was perfect and we LOVE the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer!

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  7. ChristineC

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took a while to get a server but once we did he was fantastic!

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  8. Monty

    Phoenix

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first dining experience at El Torito Mexican Grill. Our waiter was outstanding and high energy. The fajitas and enchiladas we orders were flavorful and good sized portions. We will definitely be back soon to try more of the menu offerings.

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  9. NorenaW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Our omelettes that we ordered were ice cold by the time we got them. The other help yourself food was very good. We did not have the best waitress.  The champagne was terrible. We had to add all the orange juice just to be able to drink it. Very crowded and noisy. We don’t think we’ll do Easter breakfast there again. We want to go back and have lunch or dinner when it’s not so busy

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    After seating all 9 of us, we were rudely asked to leave after an hour and half being at the table. They said that we were there too long and others needed to the table. We spent over $600 that day...Not going to go to ElToritos anymore.Just bad business

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Torito - La Mesa using the Order Online button. El Torito - La Mesa also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - La Mesa also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 698-7404.

El Torito - La Mesa is rated 4.4 stars by 390 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Torito - La Mesa

5024 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    La Mesa
  • 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
    (619) 698-7404
  • 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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