El Torito - Ontario

4.3
188 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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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic. Everything was great, we had a party of 14 and we got our own little section.

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AshleyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks are great our waiter was outstanding will come again

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PATRICKH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bottom Line is i love Mexican Food the way it is cooked and prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it🥰🥰

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gp4real
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We did the lunch brunch and the food was not good at all. Not tasty nor seasoned well.

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VICTORC
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

EL TORITO NEEDS TO IMPROVE FOOD EXPERIENCE. BEEF CUTS HAVE TO BE SOFT NO TOUGH TO CHEW. CHIPS HAVE TO BE MADE FRESH EVERY DAY WITH GOOD MASA BASE NOT HARD AND PLAIN TO EAT. DRINKS THE BIG REVENUE FOR A RESTAURANT ARE NOT GOOD. MARGARITAS ARE SO PLAIN PLEASE IMPROVE ALL OF THESE. GREAT SERVICE AND STAFF RIGHT THERE TO HELP US. I KNOW EL TORITO WILL CHANGE TO IMPROVE THE DINNING EXPERIENCE

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Great food!

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CharlesJ
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good breakfast I would go back for more I wanna try Sunday brunch

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RosaiselaR
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Host was rude . Waitress had little patience. Wring good order and she took off her mask

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MariaBran
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service , the server was excellent, the food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daughters birthday

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Cinco de mayo

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JCRP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great vibes!!! Can't wait to go back again!

El Torito - Ontario
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – El Torito Team

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Celebrated daughter’s birthday. The location is good for gatherings.

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Anniecat
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Place could use a swabbing down. Floor sticky and did not smell clean in the room we were in.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is great the place is great the service bad they are doing the buffet but they should have more employees serving the guests and the table service was bad the waitress came 2 time to the table in a 4 hour period we where there . We had to keep asking for service to get our drinks.

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Andrealennymarlee
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Brunch was the best. I definitely loved the waffles and handmade tortillas

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Roni
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We celebrated Mother's Day early and I always want El Torito for Mother's Day. Well we were not alone with having the idea of celebrating early but that was ok. It is definitely a different vibe because of what guidelines that are needed to be exercised in a "brunch buffet" restaurant. Patrons need to realize that and show some kind of compassion for the workers and just realize yelling will not get their food quicker.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Breakfast was okay, they put a lot of pepper on the eggs but the churro pancakes are really good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very expensive veggie fajitas!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still had to wait, even though we had reservations through open table, which I really do like open table, but no social distancing when in line for buffet even though they serve us, which I don’t mind at all that they serve us, and even though they took out some tables, still no distancing. This is not a compliant just an observation. We will still frequent El Torito, food and service is still very good!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was my partners bday. Nothing was done. Not sure if you guys do stuff for birthdays. But also the server seemed overwhelmed with all the tables he was given. Which should’ve been 2 servers in the area. He did well. My corn tortillas I ordered were not cooked at all. It was a good experience though. Might try again.

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DoreenG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and drinks and awesome service. Our waiter was fabulous!

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snugflow
Anchorage
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Wasn’t impressed. Not what it use to be. Food was just ok

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YollieM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience2

I don’t understand how this restaurant can offer reservations when I arrived to the restaurant (15 minutes early) the host told me they will let me know at 4 PM (time of the reservation) when the table will be ready. I didn’t get seated after 4:30 PM. People kept coming in and getting seated right away. My server took a while to bring us refills, the food seemed a little cold as well. Overall, not a great experience.

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Angelique
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was served quickly, it was hot, tasty, and good!

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MarilynN
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and service

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EileenGarcia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Our Anniversary here on 4/10/2021 and had an amazing time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our server Christopher was outstanding. Food was hot and delicious

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MollyG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was cold. Service was slow. Place was way too crowded for social distancing. Every table was packed and some with uncontrolled kids running around in the aisles and being noisy. Will not recommend anymore .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the carne asada was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Table was ready. Great service all night

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it here and always look forward to it!

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elisa79
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

It was okAy

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moonridge
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Recently opened the buffet and are still working out the kinks. I get that things aren't back to normal after this past year, I appreciate they're trying.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

I come to El Torito very often. This visits complaint isn’t towards my tables waitress because she, herself was amazing and I wish I would’ve grabbed her name. My reservation was originally for 18. With everyone not able to show up we lowered it to 11 adults and 1 child. It ended up being 8 adults and 2 children by the time everyone showed up. There was a heavier set Hispanic lady in a white button up who rudely told us we only had a 2 hour limit at our table especially with not everyone being there exactly at our start time. 3x we were told about this. The final time we were told “so your 11 adults didn’t show up?” I responded with no this is everyone. She responded with, “so not 11 adults?” Again, i said no, this is everyone. And i had to count the 8 adults and 2 children. The lady wrote it on a sticky note and walked away. Then as I am in line For food I hear her tell a gentleman who I am also assuming had a large party and say, “so you’re going to be done by 12 right?” And he just responded with “we might be I’m trying.” I get business is busy and having multiple tables being taken up for a large party can be complicated but, there are ways to go about talking to your customers. I’ve never had this kind of service before at your location and from what seems like a manager at that! Really unprofessional. Other than that food was great. Environment was great as always, and our waitress was exceptionally amazing and kind.

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Vicky
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is not the same now since Covid but I still love your Brunch

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TanishaD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brunch was great. Mimosas were amazing. The staff was also very helpful and friendly.

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JLHII
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and experience was great from beginning to end. All staff, from the manager to the bus staff were very pleasant. They were very accommodating. We will definitely make reservations again soon to enjoy Taco Tuesday. Thank-you Jordon, our waitress and to all of the rest of the staff.

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MarkS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The carne asada was the toughest piece of meat I’ve ever tried to eat.

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 4.3 stars by 188 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.