El Torito - Palmdale

4.3
27 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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was really good. It was my boyfriend and I’s first time here for date night. We were celebrating his recent promotion. Outdoor seating was nice. Food and alcoholic drinks were good. Unfortunately a part of our order wasn’t brought to the table until we asked about it. And facial masks weren’t very strictly enforced. But one of the waiters was really kind to bring the requested dessert by surprise which said “congrats” in sauce. Overall, we would come back again.

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vipBandit124
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have dined at this El Torito many times but were very disappointed with this visit. The Tableside Fajitas Salad has always been mu wife's favorite, but not so this occasion. First, it was not tossed tableside. Second, the steak was tough. Third the dressing was watery and tasteless. Finally, there were no avocados or pepitas with the salad. Had to ask the server. Another in our party was supposed to get guacamole with his entrée, but it came without. Had to ask the server, who brought - not exaggerating - a thimble-sized amount. My Shrimp Mazatlán Enchiladas tasted wonderful but were not very warm. It's unfortunate that quality has appeared to slip from the past. Hopefully not a permanent state.

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FirstTime
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had reservations and still waited 20mins then waited hour and 30mins for our food, didn’t even have the kids food ready. Very poor service and I was celebrating my birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For outdoor brunch it was great! Clean, safe, excellent service too.

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IrisC
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was seated in the sun and I asked 2 times to move my seat before I moved. My food was good but my friends tacos were very dry. We asked for some salsa & cheese by the time she came back we were almost done with our food and she forgot the cheese. We waited a long time to get the check so we went inside to get it. Waitress did give a discount on the tacos.

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VictoriaA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The food was great. The tent was hot with not a fan in sight. The service was not great. Very nice young man but absolutely not very attentive at all. No refills ever offered. I think the going in and outside wasn’t great for him. He stayed inside more.

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JennyS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the patio area on the side (not the tent area). It wasa beautiful day to fine alfresco. The server was very attentive and the food was delicious. I tried the brunch menu and loved the chilequiles. I will go back for more!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Eva was so kind, she made us feel so special she was very kind hearted and treated us so nicely, she’s so great !! had a very amazing dinner for our 2 year anniversary and Eva made it for special she made us laugh and smile and she was the sweetest person ever !!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

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SergioR
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Not much variety but in this times it's better than no brunch

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DanD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fajitas for 2 was excellent. Steak and shrimp. Nice lighting and it was very pleasant sitting outside.

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AudreyB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a positive experience as i have in the past. We always ask for one particular waiter “Jesus” he is very attentive and makes us feel comfortable eating at the restaurant during this tough time. The food is always hot and tasty and the drinks are always cold and good! 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like the fact that during this difficult times on COVID we

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

New tortillas (well they have been around for a while) but the orange tortillas do not taste good. The food wasn’t as good as it usually is. Server forgot everything and we had to keep asking. Server didn’t ask how good was or remove things we didn’t like. Hoping this is only because the tough Covid times but we won’t be back for a Sunday champagne brunch. We had 3 people at nearly $30.00 a piece and received one glass of champagne after asking multiple times. It’s too pricey to drop the ball right now.

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vipRoss
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I am writing this review as I was greatly disappointed on this visit. I used the app to book a reservation. When I got there, they told me they weren't using Open Table and it was a corporate office problem. If the app is taking reservations for a restaurant, the restaurant should honor their commitments I was told to wait in line about a half hour or so. I expressed my displeasure nicely and left and ate at another restaurant.

This is my first negative experience here and I've enjoyed eating here for years since they opened. I usually give them 5's. Too bad they do not honor their reservation commitments.

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DeanS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We made reservations for an outside table, and according to their website they were taking reservations.....NOPE!!!! They said they arent really up to speed on that. Sorry El Torito, we will try again in another 4 years. PS, They got my order wrong too.

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vipRoss
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was excellent except for sitting outside in the shade in the summertime. This is not the fault of the restaurant but Gavin Newsom, our Governor. They did a good job of improvising to serve people outside as no one was allowed to eat inside.

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WilliamM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant did not honor any reservations, even those made on this site. Do not believe for a moment that they will honor your reservation when you make one.

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vipRoss
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We were not seated and our reservation was not honored. Hence the negative review. Do not advertise if you will not honor your commitments

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DevonH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Father’s Day brunch! We truly enjoyed it.

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JasonW
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food decent service had to wait a little two long while there were open tables need better communication

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and I went for my daughters birthday. It was about 14 of us. El torito had our table ready when we got there. Our waiter was really nice and attentive.

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Mita
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing. Service was great. Our waitress checked on us often but not too much where it was annoying (it happens). Temp was a bit warm at first but believe was adjusted. Need to go more often.

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ChristineB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Sunday brunch! Our server was awesome!

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Gardena1986
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the service was great the food excellent will be coming back soon

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ChristineB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family loves the Sunday Brunch... best in town. We have 3 August birthdays this was a great way to celebrate.

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NadiaJ
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their happy hour. Service and food was wonderful..

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was ok. The service was very slow and the server seemed stressed out and rushed which kinda ruined our diner experience.

FAQs

El Torito - Palmdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (661) 274-4502.

El Torito - Palmdale is rated 4.3 stars by 27 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.