El Torito - Ontario

4.5
225 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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Barbara
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 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
8 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
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
98 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
98 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
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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the brunch and mimosas!

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Beba
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you had a great time. Carlos our server was awesome many thanks to him

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Moms bday it was quite nice and food was delicious only thing is we where in the outside indoor area. On the warm side, Overall satisfied with the location and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great atmosphere and food tasted great. Heavily recommend the sizzling enchiladas with chicken!

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Mina
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

love that place first time going and will definitely be back.

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MarieW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pretty empty the time we went. It was good food. My friend came from of state n he never been. N he said he’ll b back when he comes back out here

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TraceyB
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

They wouldn’t take reservations over the phone, and my fajita salad and guacamole was NOT table side. You used to be able to tell them hot or mild guacamole. It came pre-done. More importantly, my steak was cold and I couldn’t chew it. My server could not be found, so I had to ask a different server to bring me a piece of edible chicken for my salad. Finally, the restaurant was maybe 50% full and we had to wait 20 minutes to place our order, and had to ask where our guacamole was twice. Truly disappointing.

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Cupcake724
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall it was all delicious but our only complaint would be the omelet which was like a crepe and the other scrambled. The enchiladas just over done

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Victor
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setup, great food, it’s great to have brunch back!!

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vipMariaN
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to El Torito lots of times but last night was the worst experience ever. Our waitress was new so we gave her the benefit of the doubt. We were very patient and polite till the end. First of all we were giving a table by the indoor patio by the bar and it was so hot and stuff in there. We asked them if they can please turn on there ac which they had one of those portable ones but honestly it didn’t make a difference. It took our waitress 15 minutes to bring us silverware and napkins. We ordered table side guacamole but we didn’t get that. She brought our guacamole already made. At first we thought they were doing things differently but when we saw the people next to us had ordered guacamole too but they did make it in front of them. My husband and I just looked at each other and said wt heck. Cooks got our order wrong and they took a very long time to bring our food. Let me tell you about our bill. The waitress got an extra beverage added to our bill that we did not order. She couldn’t figure it out how to take it off so she offered us that she would give us the money out of her out pocket. Of course we said NO so we just decided to pay for it. Poor Girl. We really felt bad for her. She really tried her best on giving us good service. We still gave her a tip. Overall we really had a really experience at El Torito. Not cool at all.

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JoanV
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

El Torito staff was amazing! We had our Summer Office Party/Baby Shower/Going-away Party and they were very thoughtful and patient, serving food in-between our fun and games, and collecting plates when least disruptive. Food is always good and we sat in the patio area and it was just perfect!

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KimM
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
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
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Drinks are great our waiter was outstanding will come again

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PATRICKH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

El Torito - Ontario does offer 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 4.5 stars by 225 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.