El Torito - Ontario
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.
Warm, fluffy and buttery waffles. Served with honey-butter, maple syrup, fresh fruit and a side of bacon or sausage
Tender grilled 10oz. skirt steak* marinated in chile de árbol adobo, topped with nopalitos salsa, with a cheese enchilada and tomato-jalapeño sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas
Chicken Machaca, Crispy Taco, Beef Barbacoa, Crispy Taco
We did the lunch brunch and the food was not good at all. Not tasty nor seasoned well.
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
Excellent service! Great food!
Good breakfast I would go back for more I wanna try Sunday brunch
Host was rude . Waitress had little patience. Wring good order and she took off her mask
Very good service , the server was excellent, the food was great
Cinco de mayo
Great food, great service and great vibes!!! Can't wait to go back again!
Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – El Torito Team
Celebrated daughter’s birthday. The location is good for gatherings.
Place could use a swabbing down. Floor sticky and did not smell clean in the room we were in.
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.
Sunday Brunch was the best. I definitely loved the waffles and handmade tortillas
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.
Breakfast was okay, they put a lot of pepper on the eggs but the churro pancakes are really good!
Very expensive veggie fajitas!
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!
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.
Good food and drinks and awesome service. Our waiter was fabulous!
Wasn’t impressed. Not what it use to be. Food was just ok
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.
The food was served quickly, it was hot, tasty, and good!
Good food and service
Celebrated Our Anniversary here on 4/10/2021 and had an amazing time.
Our server Christopher was outstanding. Food was hot and delicious
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 .
Great service and the carne asada was delicious!
Birthday. Table was ready. Great service all night
I love it here and always look forward to it!
It was okAy
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.
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.
It is not the same now since Covid but I still love your Brunch
Brunch was great. Mimosas were amazing. The staff was also very helpful and friendly.
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.
The carne asada was the toughest piece of meat I’ve ever tried to eat.
Our waiter was AMAZING. Soo move and good. Hostess sat us right away in a warm area. Waiter was Perfect
This chicken looked raw, we had a reservation set at 9:15pm and didn’t get seated till 9:40, didn’t get food till 11pm! Most disappointing experience I’ve ever had at El Torito tbh.
El Torito was so unprepared for inside dining customers. Let's start with, we had reservations, and it appeared that the 4 girls at the intake counter for arriving guests just were totally unorganized, in fact they really looked lost. Told them we had the reservation, and were told "Oh we will get to your reservation in a few minutes, please wait outside!" WHAT! we had to wait when there were half dozen cleaned tables that we could have been seated immediately, not wait.
Once we were seated, no eating utensils with napkins were provided, no server coming to the table with chips and salsa and ask for our drink order. That took a good 25 minutes before a waiter noticed we had not been attended to. Was that really how El Torito is now doing business? If so, their customer support base will start falling short and by the reviews in YELP, it seems we were not the only customers to get very poor service.
Now on to the food. Soup for once was served hot. Good job. The taco and chili relleno combo was served hot, however the outside of the relleno was cooked, but the middle, the chili was tough, cheese was not melted and it was cold! REALLY??? We are done with El Torito for awhile. Loved the restaurant before and now it is just unorganized, can't get food servers to do their jobs because it is obvious they are understaffed, and the cooks need replacing in our opinion since they can't COOK!
Our server was outstanding
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 184 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.