El Torito - Orange

4.4
103 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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Nov 26, 2020

Join El Torito for another All-You-Can-Eat Holiday Celebration this Thanksgiving. Book your table to secure your spot today! Go back for seconds (and thirds) for $29.00 for adults, and just $10.00 for those 12 and under. Specialty holiday meal items will be served, in addition to $5 Drink Specials.

What 103 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KristiG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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AdriM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outside dining was perfect, a lil music in the background was great really good vive..

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MarioM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very unorganized! We didn’t even know we could walk inside to get our buffet style food. We sat down and waited for 20+ minutes waiting until I finally saw another customer bring in a plate of food out to where they were dining. The price was to much for the below average food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thought indoor dining was capped at 25% capacity? It looked packed to me. Only kept a few tables empty. Lots of space to dine outside. Food was good.

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice! Enjoyed the outside seating area and the music.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Reserved outside when we got there they said it was closed outside

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MMMimi
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The buffet is not worth the money. The quality of the food is not very good, and the price is way too high. I think that $15 for the Sunday brunch would be more than enough for what you are getting. I wouldn't go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

customer service was awsome !!! Our waiter was always asking do u guys need anything he would get our refills without us asking. Will definitely be going back to the orange location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t gone out for a while. Decided to take my wife out

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively restaurant with great tasting food! Definitely better than what’s been available during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good and friendly service and nice outdoor seating. I’ll be back.

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ManuelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to El Torrito for a birthday dinner. The food was excellent, but the service was even better. Our waiter (Mario) was busy with our table and another, larger birthday group, but he brought everything we asked for quickly and with a great attitude. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and would happily dine there again.

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LindaR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Sunday Brunch on the lawn was a perfect way to spend a Sunday morning. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.

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Tattykas
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

When I arrived they didn’t seem to find my reservation. But then they did and we got seated in one of the patios. The food was ok, but I have had better experiences/flavors before. Our server was AWESOME, she gets all the points.
Price for the food it’s more than fair.

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EstebanZ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress was horrible she would disappear every time she came back we would remind her of our order and she would say you never order that or I lost your ticket she was awful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was good

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LauraS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience4

My chocolate milk was expired and my my glass Had lipstick on it it gross me out and stop eating on my first plate out total our check was about $400 very upset

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JorgeR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food it’s very good, they might not have as much options as before but I you wanna treat yourself then I recommend it. The service it’s awesome!

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AnaP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service,no noises and gread customer service

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mary
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING .. We had a great time and everything was brought out fast and delicious 😋

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Gema
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I we enjoyed eating in the patio. I loved how they decorated inside the canopy party tent. The servers were attentive with us. They were friendly they did such a good job.

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LindaR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting on the lawn was a mix experience and the service and food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was

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Jessie
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love the food!!! It was a little confusing, the food stations should have signs explaining what is available at that station. Our server was awesome!!! Food was delicious as usual!!!

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Foodcritic89
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved all of the outdoor space. We sat under the tent. There was a nice breeze. Food was good. They honored happy hour specials.

AJ
vipAudreyJ
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Maybe it was the pandemic situation, but we did not have a good food experience we was looking

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was very busy when we arrived but they did seat us rather quickly. It calmed down after we sat down but our server was nowhere to be found until after we ate our chips and salsa. We waited for her to come take our food order and that was the last time we saw her until we asked for the check. Usually we get great service and love the food but this time it was hard to even get an order in or refills. Hopefully they have more coverage next time we go.

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LindaR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great food and service. Great outdoor dining option.

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Jaylee
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Even with the reservation we still had to wait about 15 minutes

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Jacquie
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiters that will be giving you service have been there for many years. They do everything they can to make your dining experience a very pleasant one.
The food comes to you hot and as you have ordered it.
I highly recommend Eltorito in Orange, the food Is good and the Ambiance is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my 41 birthday with my sister and friend everyone was nice with us it was greatest experience ever thank you for everything.

MG
MarioG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

El Torito did a fantastic job of social distancing the tables and general Covid conscious rules. The service was good and the food was great tasting. Overall a thumbs up!

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LewisK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

During this COVID-19 the experience has been spoiled. There is no value to being seated outside in the parking lot grass and wait 30 minutes for drinks and service level was clearly impacted.
Until things get back to normal, it's a miserable adventure.

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CindyC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great accommodations during COVID times.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed good food and drinks with great friends!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

El Torito, Orange has done a great job when it comes to the new rules, they have utilized their front lawn to add more outdoor dining in addition to their patio seating.

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, attentive service, great outdoor dining. Took care of us right away.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service and overall wonderful experience. Definitely will be coming back the next time my family is in the area.

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MarysabelL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so attentive and nice. Despite the new accommodating rules due to COVID 19, they still did so great!

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JuanT
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these times where it’s after for all for dining inside, it’s well worth it to reserve and sit down to eat. Loved it!!

FAQs

El Torito - Orange does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Orange also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 939-6711.

El Torito - Orange is rated 4.4 stars by 103 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.