El Torito - Lakewood
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.
Need more outdoor heaters and tent for winter. It was cold but many of us brought blankets.
We really enjoyed our dinner experience, the service there was great.
Great service and food
They placed us at a table on the rocks in front of the building. The rocks made the chairs and table wobble back and forth. They used Home Depot buckets with bags of sand to hold down the umbrellas which looked tacky. The server was very nice. The women behind the food stations only spoke Spanish and I had to use my broken Spanish to communicate what I would like.
Our server was attentive and offered great recommendations. Manager of the night was visible on the floor all night and even served us drinks!
I will come back when covid is over...buffet wasn't the same..just ok.being outside was good..not to hot..never order drinks here...service was good...
Our waitress was wonderful and great customer service... The hostess was horrible really bad attitude and ignoring me talking to her. This woman needs customer service classes please.. the food was good just pricey
I had a reservation at 5pm and they still made me wait. They was all over the place didn’t have anything Under control . They took forever to bring the food out, and when we got the food it was cold . It was a terrible service
Very Covid friendly and excellent service all across the board
This was one of the most pleasant outdoor dining experiences I have had since they’ve been offering outdoor dining. The waits staff was attentive and accommodating, and the food and drinks were on point!
I really like the great customer service I had received, my waiter was very great and made sure we had a great time . I would definitely recommend this place to my family and friends and I would come back again . Thank you for everything .
My Positive experience my way to was awesome I gave him 100% we didn’t work for anything very attentive service is great everything will start the food was fresh and even though we were 15 minutes late they still accommodated my large party of nine
Management and our Waiter was very accommodating, friendly and attentive to our Party of 9. Provided amazing service the whole time. We will definitely be back soon after I deliver this Baby!! Thanx again Guys!!!👌
Nice quick date spot. Really nice staff!
Great spacing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Felt safe and enjoyed my food
The restaurant did not have a variety of food options available for their buffet. Limited options for a high price.
I went for Sunday brunch to celebrate my birthday, and for the most part it was good. However, the entertainment (Mariachi Band) was a little overwhelming. I don't mind a song or 2, but when you sing 3 to 4 songs in a row, it can be annoying. Only because you can't talk to your party because it is so loud, and they're playing right in your ear at the next table. Being in a small, confined space amplifies the volume making it uncomfortable. Other than that, all was well.
Bad food experience. The Chips were stale and the carne asada was undercooked and very bloody. I was looking forward to dinner. Overall bad food experience.
Noisy but good. The service is slow when they are this crowded. Understandable.
I come here all the time, but I was not impressed with the holiday buffet. It was not worth the price.
Good overall. Will definitely be back.
Manager was rude, the Check in girl was snappy , made me feel real uncomfortable,made reservations online the reservations said between 6-30 and 8-30 so I got there at 720 but was told it was actually a reservation for 630 and was seated for the normal 20 min wait a hour goes by no seat yet so I reserved again online to book a spot the reservation came up at 815 to seat us when the time came the manager was reluctant to seat me and my partner due to saying he wasn’t going to honor the reservation,15 more minutes and we’re finally seated in afterwards it was just awkward until we left
Staff and service was fantastic, will definitely be returning.
ive been taking my family there for Thanksgiving for a few years now and its always really nice. Not too crowded and the food is great, service is fantastic
The food was great, and the service excellent. Not noisy at all.
Celebrating a promotion
El Torito - Lakewood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Lakewood also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 531-7460.
El Torito - Lakewood is rated 4.4 stars by 27 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.