El Torito - Orange

4.2
10 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had fantastic service!

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Un lindo lugar con una buena adaptación de la comida mexicana en California

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Had a work Christmas party out on the patio. We had a great time except for the service. We had a group of 11 people and only 1 waiter. He barely came to our table and we waited for 20mins just to get our drink order in.

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2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have hosted several lunches at this location. They have a back patio area with a lot of space to move around. The service is always great and food top notch. Great time.

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T
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very tasty. Everyone had a good time. Waiter did a great job keeping the chip basket full.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super fun for Sunday brunch. Tons of food options and bottomless mimosas! Ernesto was a fantastic and attentive server. Will be back next time we're in the area.

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R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good accommodation, food, and great service! We had some late arrivals in our group of 10, but wait staff was very patient and kept the chips and salsa coming.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

We went out for brunch on Sunday with 2 of our friends. They met at our wedding and now dating. So this was the first time all 4 of us were going out and wanted to have some food, drinks and chat.

The food, drinks and service was great but they have a little mariachi band going around and playing LOUD music that makes it impossible to have a conversation at times. Of course it depends how far or close the band is to your table but after a while it become really annoying. We enjoy listening to them for a little bit but not non stop and during the entire time.

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G
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Gavino, the manager during lunch time who provided everyone with great customer service! Spicy mango margarita was awesome!

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N
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food! Great server! Friends had a great time! Really enjoy the champagne brunch and enjoy the constant fill-up. The only negative was no parking nearby.

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