El Torito - Ontario

4.3
239 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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GRETAGIRL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The food was just okay compared to other similarly priced Mexican restaurants. With the exception of charging us for a drink we did not order and mistaking my request for a tamale with a taco, the waitress did a good job. It was New Year's Eve and they were very busy with take-out orders so it took quite a while to get our food.

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LeonorH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time. No waiting time since we dine at the bar. Service was excellent.

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Turtle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Food was absolutely terrible. I wouldn't even pay 20 bucks to eat here again.

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YolandaH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Considering we were there after our flight on Christmas we were very pleased with the food and service. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs.

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SteveJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

good food and service.... I would go back there again....

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vipRosanaD
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Pre-pandemic food and prices was better. Disappointed with the Sunday brunch food quality and selection and cost of $29.99 per person is outrageous. Coffee tasted watered down.

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vipStella
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, good food, able to hear each other.

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MoniqueV
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waitress didn’t give us silverware and napkins,had to use are own napkins the wait for food was so long . Forget are salad, ice was melted when we got are drinks . Other people where leaving because the service was so bad.

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Jill
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has the best Mexican food and most amazing salsa I come here every week and I’m never disappointed with the quality of food or service.

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jonelY
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a favorite of ours when we lived in the area 10 years ago. When I knew I would be down fur a weekend trip I made a reservation. I was so pleased that it was just as good as I remember.

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AprilB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Come early, they started running out of food more then an hour before the brunch ended

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vipMark
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Service was good. Steak fajitas were the worst I have ever had, think shoe leather.
Restaurant is noisy since the bar area is a night club.

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vipPicky
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Drinks & food were great.

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vipMitchC
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! The Hostess, Mr Cruz was so nice and cordial. Thanks for a great evening!

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Barbara
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall1food4service5ambience1

We sat in the bar area so we could watch football. They had the music blasting so loud we couldn't even have a conversation, much less watch football. We asked THREE times for them to turn the music down. There was hardly anyone in there and they were all trying to watch football as well. Plus, the music was horrible. We weren't there to dance in a club but to enjoy a nice Thanksgiving dinner with family. That blaring music ruined the whole experience. That's too bad because th service was excellent and the food was fairly good. The music and lack of anyone turning it down after us asking three times is what got you the low stars.

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KeriD
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!!!! The food was absolutely amazing❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Brunch service had long lines with one person serving at each station. Kept having to ask for more champagne.

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DawnC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always, great visiting this El Torito and their fantastic brunch.

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EveL
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time eating here and I had a great time. The food and drinks were delicious and the server was great!

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vipmickey4me
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our visit to El Torito Ontario on Saturday Nov 13th 2021 was good. The issue we have is every time we come in and say we have a reservation, the girls at the front desk say: "I don't see it" therefore we always bring a printed copy of the open table reservation, and low and behold, they find the reservation. Now after that we are told we have to wait. What, wait? WHY? Our table and any other customers reservation table should have already been reserved 10 to 15 minutes prior to any customers arrival. We did observe that large parties of 10 or more those tables were set up ready for the customers arrival. Just because we are a party of two or four, we should have the same courtesy as a large party: The table should be reserved!!! Other restaurants around Ontario seem to have a better sense of holding a table for their reserved customers than El Torito. Wake up El Torito!
Our server Christopher was very good and even with a large party seated across from our booth, he was still attentive as he was to the large party as well. Now that is a great server!

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Mommy204
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I had a reservation for 2 people. I checked in 5 minutes prior to my reservation and was asked to sit down and wait. The woman at the hostess stand seated others who were there before me, and then proceeded to seat large parties of walk in patrons as I was sitting there waiting. She seated 2 parties of 5 and a party of 3, whom she asked if they had reservations and they said no. They were seated promptly. I was very upset and asked her if she was sure she checked me in. She said yes, but I still had to wait. I was upset, and wanted to leave, but we drove from Victorville to Ontario to enjoy the brunch. Once seated, I was able to enjoy my meal, but I was still not happy with the situation that occurred upon arrival.

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

Food good as always . Tried Avacado dip for the first time and I actually enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

muy buen lugar, la comida es excelente. altamente recomendable.

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful for being able to make a reservation through OpenTable to celebrate El Torito's 67th Anniversary with a free taco bar! This restaurant was clean, the food was awesome, and the customer service was excellent! Definitely recommend this El Torito!

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CarlosC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, very courteous will return soon. Staff was very accommodating.

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AndraeaC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Check in was a bit frustrated, but manager corrected it and we sat immediately after that. Our server was outstanding. We had a party of 8 and she was attentive, especially to our three teenagers. It was my birthday, so he provided plates for the cake my family brought. We were impressed with her service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was Maria she was such a good server and so on top of everything. Thankful for her.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was great. My party arrived late and El Torito provided great service still. Food and drinks were delicious. Thank you!

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AngieDee
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was pretty good but too noisy and service was lacking.

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SalliW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on the patio. Our waitress Maria was attentive and made a wonderful guacamole! We took our friends who were visiting from Tennessee and they were very impressed! Food was great. We had a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was extremely sweet and very upbeat and helpful.

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vipSLS4ME
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration and we had a fabulous time! Food was prepared and served hot! Server was friendly and manager stopped by to say “hello”. We really like the improvements made to the restaurant. Only one complaint on service. Server was asked several times for a to go container for the beans.
Tortilla soup was fantastic as always!

Another great improvement was the woman’s bathroom! Wow! Totally remodeled and what a great look it has. Now, my husband said the men’s bathroom really needs remodeling. Wasn’t too clean either.
Sure wish El Torito would add taquitos to their menu.
We will return soon.

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Drea
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We went here to celebrate my birthday. I had a coupon for a free entrée. Good thing it was free, because it took almost an hour to get our food, and it was lukewarm! 2 of us sent our plates back. The chips were cold, no salt and mostly crumbs. The salsa was good. The fajitas tacos had no flavor. Our server was nice but I think she was new. I wasn't allowed to have birthday flan, since I had the free entrée. Bummer. Then, we were told no AAA discount bc of my entrée. We told them to have the manager discount it since service was terrible. After 20 minutes they finally came back with the check. I will stick to Taco Tuesday at this location. Dinner service is no bueno.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch date with my sister

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date night

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Ehargrove
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a bad place for Mexican food. A bit loud but food is good.

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vipbeccab
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made same day reservations for a party of 11 @ 5pm. Food was delicious & service was great.

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vipSLS4ME
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was quite obvious that El Torito needs more help. They are advertising now hiring, and hope they get some folks. Now, husband ordered the Baja Combo. When we got our food, his combo did not have the bacon wrapped shrimp on the plate. Our server, Erick went and got them from the kitchen. We understand that the restaurant was filled with big parties, but the kitchen should be careful and not make errors. Other than that, we had a great time and the food as always was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Only issue was if you wanted to order Happy Hour you had to sit in bar area, well the temperature is there was horrible. So we didn't get Happy Hour ! I don't understand why you have to sit in bar area only!

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You can order delivery directly from El Torito - Ontario using the Order Online button. El Torito - Ontario also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Ontario also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 944-9102.

El Torito - Ontario is rated 4.3 stars by 239 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.