El Torito - Ontario

4.2
109 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

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.
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ElizabethZ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Music was ok...not the best but it was fun..I would definitely go back..actually see you guys on Sunday😊

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for the bottomless mimosas and was not disappointed! Great service, delicious food. Going back again soon!

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TedW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to meet up with friends
Eat drink and dance,we will be back

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vipCapriceA
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like the land special for lunch I just hate that you have to sit outside but they do have a location where you can sit inside watch what we like

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Todo muy bien mi amable el mesero. La Ășnica observaciĂłn es que duraron como una hora en llevar la comida que habĂ­amos ordenado a la mesa, pero en general todo bien.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went to dinner with my son. Outdoor seating was well set up and service was excellent. Food was hot. Server was very responsive.

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TedW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great,tried the chicken wings,they delicious!!Service was top notch,,Our waiter was very polite and took care of our every need!!love the
Music they there also,,,I will go back.

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Lecia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate my birthday and the service was wonderful 💕

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Wynegurl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had a party of 7 for brunch. we were seated in the lobby between the restaurant and the ultrasound school. We were in the very back corner and it seems our server forgot about us numerous times. I understand that COVID makes it harder but we still expect service to be great, especially when we are still paying full prices for brunch and getting less variety. What food they did have was very good. No one would even bus our dirty dishes so we ended up moving them ourselves to an empty table next to us so we could take a decent selfie.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The server was horrible. I really hate to say it but the worst service I’ve had in A while. I’m not a picky person and I tried multiple times to give her the benefit of doubt but she never brought out our tortillas for our main course, she never brought out napkins after I politely asked twice. I had to walk into the room and find another waitress and ask for drinks and she spilled a full glass of water on my mother.

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lmozho24
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, big portions, and friendly staff!!! Due to COVID-19, we sat outside and we had a great table set up in an awesome atmosphere during the day. Sunday brunch was wonderful!!!

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IngridM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 and the servers were amazing...so very polite & wanting to make our lunchtime so enjoyable!!

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TanyaS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After seated, first waited 15 mins for waiter to acknowledge us. No napkins or silverware on table. Ordered drinks and guacamole, took another 15 mins. And when this arrived had to ask for silverware and napkins as she hurried away. Flagged her down to refresh our drinks at which time she apologizes and says there is a backup in the kitchen and food will take a while longer. 45mins later she comes with soup that we did not order and again apologizes for delay. After 1 hr. 15 mins. of waiting we decided to go elsewhere. We were not charged for what we had eaten but our time and hunger were more valuable then not paying.

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NikNak
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoying dining with you guys on Tuesdays and Saturdays for you live dj. I get to eat, drink and dance safely at a bargin. We had a ball

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vipBPaul
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A decent amount of seating for a pandemic. Occupies indoor mall area. Felt safe and adequately distanced.

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AnnetteS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good and service was good. I just did not like being sat out in a courtyard of other businesses I would have much rather been seated in the restaurant itself. Flautos used to be made with white meat. I ordered and the meat was mixed with dark and a sauce added They were ok but not what I expected Husband and friends did enjoy the buffet

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Specifically made a reservation through open table requesting outdoor seating but was seated indoor. First bad experience through Opentable. Server was nice but overall everything else was terrible. Won’t be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation for 7pm and didn’t get seated until 8:15 or so. I don’t understand why they even ask to make a reservation if we still have to wait over an hour. I could have gone somewhere els. Then the good was cold wasn’t good just looked like it was rush. Our drinks were not good we even had to ask to take our drinks back and yet the second time around still wasn’t that good.

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BrentB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Using open table made it easy to get sat quickly. The food and service was good and the DJ at Taco Tuesday was playing good music!

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Autie
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The hostess couldn’t find my reservation and told us we had to wait half an hour to be seated. I showed the hostess the proof of my reservation and still had to wait half an hour. They didn’t have enough waiters/waitresses and only had 1 waiter for the outside seating. Food was good but kept getting attacked by flies inside.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

So many errors. Long waits. Some items never came and we still got charged for them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner had lots of fun!

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DaniG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat down at a table that had a dirty broom next to it and our cups were dirty on the outside.

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JessicaG
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience5

No napkins. Appetizers out late. No silverware until the main coarse was on the table.

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JosephH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great server, perfect service. table was ready at reservation time

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made reservations and still waited 30 min. Waitress was busy and not very attentive to our party.

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BobA
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Very poor selection of food. Just not worth it.

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JulieD
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

cheese cake rocked! xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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DeviaB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Made a reservation and still waited more then 30 minutes. Greater said she has been calling us for over 15 minutes when we were just standing behind her.

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vipSLS4ME
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. But will be more happier to go to El Torito when inside dinning is available. Fighting off bugs while eating outside is not very fun nor pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, service and ambiance except for the music which was too loud to talk over. We asked for it to be lowered, but it didn’t seem to happen. Otherwise, great evening.

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MaryT5
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food was delicious. We hadn't been there for dinner in years but hope to go back soon.

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MulanM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. There were fans and the endless mimosas were well worth the $12.

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MarnieS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and social distancing were amazing! 5 stars all the way!

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DenisA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

This is not good Mexican food. Tacos where have a dry meat. Sides were lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Made a reservation and still had to wait 45 mins because they didn’t have a table ready

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect inside the tent. Very comfortable. Waitress was attentive food was delicious. It was a perfect visit for a party of 8. We sat a little further than the rest of the guests. We enjoyed every moment. We will be back for sure. Love EL TORRITO!

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vipSnorkelface
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. They're really trying to make the best of the current situation and it shows. They even had a DJ playing which was a nice touch.

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NancyN
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great kid friendly, and everything was great especially the food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great experience. Drinks, food and service were great! Thank you đŸ‘đŸŒ

FAQs

El Torito - Ontario does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.2 stars by 109 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.