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El Torito Ontario - El Torito - Ontario, Ontario, CA

El Torito - Ontario

4.3
4.3
378 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

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

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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
    (909) 944-9102
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
    Ontario
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 378 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Inland Empire

    Great for brunch

  • Inland Empire

    Mexican

378 Reviews
  1. JesusC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Buen servicio y atención ..la comida excelente ..ambiente ..alegre

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  2. ErikaH

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for brunch with my 9 year old daughter after church and as usual it was delicious and the Service is wonderful! The brunch price seems to be getting higher and higher for the adults (currently 36.00 for an adult (12+) was 32.00 previously and then 20 something before then). Still pretty affordable so I can’t complain too much. Total with tip came out to 65 dollars for the two of us! Unlimited mimosas also 🎉Great selection of food and treats for you little ones!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Please inform patrons of additional charge for drink refills.. mind you, this was for a child's apple juice. We received a small cup, filled with ice, and cup was 1/3 full of juice. Wasn't informed of refill charge until we saw it on the bill. No where on the menu does it indicate additional charges for such.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My Baja, was good as always. My wife had a taco that had gristle in it. This is unacceptable. She will never ordered tacos again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great server food was good, not too busy. Server was very friendly and approachable. Guacamole probably needed more flavor, ordered the flaming hot margarita very tasty.

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  6. SheldonB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service outstanding. Drinks were great as well.

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  7. Steve

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went here before a concert in Ontario. With it being Valentine’s Day, the restaurant was not as busy as I anticipated. We were sat quickly as we had reservations. Our drink order was taken and we ordered an appetizer. The appetizer came and then the drinks some time later. We all had the black diamond margarita. For the description and the price, it seemed like a good deal. But it had very little alcohol and the “extra pour” in the shaker was mostly melted ice and only filled the glass maybe 1/3. The food came out later and was ok. I can’t say it’s was great or even good. The flavors were bland and it was haphazardly put together. Much like the appetizer. Previous to this time, it’s been several years since I’ve been to an El Torito. It’ll probably be several years before I decide to go again. On a positive note, the wait staff was friendly and had a great attitude.

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  8. KeenaM

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good and service was alright. Our waiter was pretty slow and forgetful and it wasn't even busy

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  9. jb10

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Was excited to go to an el Torito. It’s been years. There were 8 of us there. 4 adults and 4 children. It takes a lot for me to complain… It was the worst service experience. 1. They never marked me as checking into my open table reservation. We were there! 2. Took a while to get our first drinks. 3. We ordered tableside guacamole but had no chips and salsa to eat them with. We had to ask a couple times. 4. We asked if we can order after 45 minutes being there. He said he would be right back but didn’t come back for another 20 minutes. 5. No one had silverware. 6. Took forever to get other drinks. 7. After the food came, we asked for several things that didn’t show up. It was a mess. We were there for 3 hours. We purposely made a reservation at 6:45 hoping to be out of there by 8:15 so the kids could sleep early to get good sleep before a competition. We didn’t leave until 9:30!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and service, we were in a rush because we had a show to go to, and we advised the server and she adhered to our request and everything was great 
    El Torito - OntarioResponded on February 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for your 5-star review! We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback and we look forward to serving you again soon! We hope to see you on Valentine's Day!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the different options during their brunch hours

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  12. Lindsay

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dinner was really good, we don’t get out as a family often but everyone was able to find something they liked. The drinks were delicious and the desert as well.

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  13. Cori

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a birthday celebration which coincidently landed on their Sunday brunch. Food is amazing service is amazing atmosphere is just fun. Special thanks to everyone at El Torito especially our server Kika. She is always attentive and makes sure we are taken care of.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We got sat 30 minutes after our reservation time. We asked for a table rather than a booth to accommodate my small children and high chairs but we were sat at a booth and were told it would be another 30 minutes if we wanted a table. The food and the service was fantastic. Reservations and notes mean nothing to that hostess.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    If I need to wait 30-45 minutes each time with the reservations then reservation system is meaningless. This is the third time at the same location and I am disappointed. If the food was not that good I would not recommend or come back.

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  16. OscarG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the service was exceptional. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The wait was long but well worth the wait. Definitely going back, one of the best places for Sunday brunch.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Sunday Brunch ambience was loud but fun, the server was great, she did wonderful considering how busy she was. However, I think if there was someone assigned to handle just the champagne, the customers would not have to wait for champagne and for plates to be picked up off the table. Food as always delicious with a great variety of dishes to suit you appetite.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Server was very slow and they were only picking up plates. No reason to be that slow when it was brunch. All you can eat Sunday.

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  19. DorisR

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not very good ambience - noise level was not energetic - it was distractingly loud - poor acoustics. Drinks were good, but took a long time to get our drink order. Food was ok - better tasting food at other El Toritos

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the Baja combo. It’s delicious. Service was very good too.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I both came in really really hungry. Seated pretty quickly. Very attentive wait staff. Quite satisfied, definitely coming back again

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is usually good at the Ontario El Torito. But today our waiter was that very attentive. He never came back to fill up our water glasses. Once the food arrived, He never came back to see if we needed anything. And we had a flag him down to get the bill. We will go back because the service is generally good.

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  23. RicardoD

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Reservation helped to get seated and not wait.

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  24. frankp

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quick and fast Good service A little cold inside We got there at 9 am

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoy coming here because it’s good for large parties. We also like to use our AAA discount when we come. We typically come on Sunday and were told that we couldn’t use it in 12/31 because it was a holiday. I found this surprising as 12/31 is not a holiday at all. In fact it was dead and the food was sitting for long periods of time and wasn’t as good as it usually is because of that. We came new years EVE and not on the holiday but now not sure when we will be back.

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  26. Niecy

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cocktails, food and service was good. I was happy to know that El Torito would be open on Christmas.

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  27. LizC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, good food and service! Maria was an excellent server!

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  28. gastrognome

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Host greeted us upon walking in. She was pleasant but not personable, didn’t make eye contact. We were sat immediately. Our server was kind, attentive and patient. She anticipated our needs and knew the menu, even helpful with substitutions. She checked on us numerous times and offered separate checks for our large group, without our requesting, which made things easy. This would be my first visit to El Torito, I had no expectations, I didn’t realize the restaurant was a kin to a TGIF or Applebee’s. The chips were stale. The enchilada tortillas were gummy. I ordered the Shrimp Mazatlan enchilada, it was tasteless, and salty. My friend ordered the sampler, she enjoyed the contents and quantity of food and took a lot home. There are no vegan options. My vegan friend ordered the veggie fajita, but it’s not a complete vegan dish.

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  29. samnan

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a good time. Very professional food servers. Good food. Good clean atmosphere

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  30. eric

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Saw our waiter once without managerial intervention

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was 10/10. Our server was excellent, always coming by frequently. Much appreciated.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great! Seated fast and the food came out very quickly as well. Brianna was our server and was very sweet.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to El Torito Ontario for their Sunday Brunch. The staff here is awesome. They pay attention to detail and really do a great job making Sunday Funday!! Whenever we can, we request Milvia. She goes above and beyond to make our time there special.

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  34. JonnineE

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very busy but service was very friendly and fast.

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  35. SamM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for Sunday brunch. Used the 25% off offer that I received from there xperience rewards.

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  36. GinaR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had great service. We didn't have to wait very long to get our food and drinks. Price was reasonable and our meals were delicious. We had made a reservation and were seated immediately. We will definitely be coming back. Although it was a packed house, we were asked if we needed refills frequently and we loved that.

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  37. Ambers

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was great but the stations and layout was all over the place. Drink station near the entrance, food stations in other rooms, tables too close together. More expensive than the west covina location.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    100 reviews

    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here for Sunday Brunch Buffet. Good selection and nice variety. Service was attentive and friendly. Reservations strongly suggested. Restaurant can get busy.

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  39. CapriceA

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every time I cone here I have a great time went to happy hour and it was great. My waitress was fabiola she was fantastic. She came back to make sure if we needed anything as drinks and refills or anything we had. 
    El Torito - OntarioResponded on October 4, 2023
    Hello dear Caprice, we feel so honor that you take the time and share with us these beautiful words, and we appreciate you so much! we hope to see you soon, as well do not forget to come celebrate with us our 69th anniversary on October 12 from 3pm to close and enjoy all you can eat tacos for free.

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  40. JonE

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and service. We like coming for Sunday brunch. Need to bring coupon back

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Torito - Ontario using the Order Online button. El Torito - Ontario also offers 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 378 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for El Torito - Ontario

3680 Inland Empire Blvd., Ontario, CA 91764

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ontario
  • 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
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Phone number
    (909) 944-9102
  • 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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