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El Torito Pasadena - El Torito - Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

El Torito - Pasadena

4.2
4.2
148 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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Booked 2 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 351-8995

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

  • Neighborhood

    Pasadena

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Add Soup or Mexican Caesar Salad to any Entrée for $3.49

Appetizers

  • Fresh Tableside Guacamole$10.99

    Prepared just the way you like it - with fresh avocados, spicy serrano chiles and a special blend of herbs and spices

    • Crispy Flautas$9.49

      Four crispy flour tortillas filled with grilled chicken and jack cheese. Topped with cotija cheese, crema fresca, pico de gallo. With jalapeño jelly and red pepper dip

      • Cheese Quesadilla$10.99

        Grilled with a hint of jalapeño butter until crisp and golden brown with pico de gallo, salsa picante, guacamole and sour cream

        • Mexican Buffalo Wings$9.99

          10 wings with our Mexican twist on a classic favorite served buffalo-style with ranch dip

          • Nachos Supremos$10.99

            Chicken on a mound of warm chips, melted cheese, refried beans and guajillo chile sauce topped with fresh jalapeños, tomatoes, green onions and guacamole

            • Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp$12.99

              Four large grilled shrimp wrapped in roasted pasilla chiles, manchego cheese and bacon

              • Grande Fiesta Platter$16.99

                Buffalo Tenders or Wings, Crispy Flautas, Nachos Supremos, Cheese Quesadilla. Served with guacamole and dipping sauces

                • Queso Dip$7.99

                  Two cheese blend, pico de gallo, roasted pasilla peppers and cilantro. Served with warm tortilla chips

                  Soup & Salads

                  • House-Made Tortilla Soup$7.99

                    Our original recipe made fresh throughout the day! Chicken broth, tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and fresh avocado

                    • Tableside Fajitas Salad$14.99

                      Grilled chicken breast, romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, fresh avocado, roasted pepitas, fresh pico de gallo, crisp tortilla strips. Tossed tableside with serrano-grape vinaigrette

                      • Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar$13.99

                        Romaine lettuce, cotija cheese, tomatoes, roasted pepitas and crisp tortilla strips tossed in our Cilantro-Pepita Dressing™

                        • Grilled Chicken Taco Salad$14.99

                          Homemade tostada taco shell filled with romaine lettuce, refried beans, pico be gallo, cotija and jack cheese. Topped with grilled chicken, roasted pepitas, sour cream, guacamole and your choice of dressing

                          Flame-Grilled Fajitas

                          All fajitas are drizzled with guajillo butter sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, guacamole, sweet corn cake and choice of flour or corn tortillas

                          • Ignited Fajitas Supremas$21.99

                            Our premium fajitas with citrus-chile ancho marinated grilled steak*, chicken breast and sautéed shrimp, sizzling together and flamed right at your table with 1800 Silver Tequila

                            • Grilled Chicken Fajitas$17.99

                              Citrus-chipotle marinated chicken

                              • Shrimp Fajitas$20.99

                                Tender shrimp sautéed in jalapeño-garlic butter and guajillo chile sauce

                                • Seafood Fajitas$20.99

                                  Succulent sautéed shrimp and mahi-mahi

                                  • Grilled Steak* Fajitas$19.99

                                    Citrus-chile ancho marinated steak*

                                    • Fajitas Combo$19.99

                                      Grilled chicken breast fajitas, grilled steak* fajitas and a cheese enchilada

                                      • Veggie Fajitas$17.99

                                        Fresh vegetables, rosemary and mint leaves with a grilled chile relleno

                                        Fajitas Duo

                                        $19.99. Select two of your favorites!

                                        • Grilled Chicken Breast

                                          • Grilled Steak*

                                            • Sautéed Shrimp

                                              El Torito Presents Family Style Fajitas

                                              Serves up to 4! Sides are endless, just ask for more!

                                              • Family Style Fajitas$59.99

                                                Steak*, Large Shrimp, Chicken and Carnitas Fajitas, served with rice, refried beans, guacamole, sweet corn cake and choice of tortillas

                                                Create Your Own Combo

                                                All combos include refried beans, rice and our signature sweet corn cake. Pick Two $13.99, Pick Three $14.99

                                                • Tacos

                                                  Chicken Machaca, Crispy Taco, Beef Barbacoa, Crispy Taco

                                                  • Enchiladas

                                                    Cheese Enchilada, Beef Barbacoa Enchilada, Chicken Machaca Enchilada

                                                    • Classics

                                                      Chicken Tamale, Chile Relleno, Crispy Chicken Flautas

                                                      Combo Classics

                                                      • Macho Combo$15.99

                                                        Four of our most popular items on one platter: a fire-roasted pasilla chile relleno, a chicken and sour cream enchilada, a beef barbacoa crispy taco and a hand-made chicken tamale. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                        • Sizzling Combo$17.99

                                                          Shrimp sautéed with fajita vegetables and a grilled chicken enchilada served on a sizzling skillet with a grilled steak* soft taco, frijoles de la olla, rice and warm tortillas

                                                          • Baja Combo$17.99

                                                            Two bacon-wrapped shrimp, a mahi-mahi fish taco and a shrimp Mazatlán enchilada. Served with rice

                                                            Specialties

                                                            Our Favorite Meals Plated Just for You!

                                                            • Carne Asada and Cheese Enchilada$19.99

                                                              Tender grilled 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

                                                              • Slow-Roasted Carnitas$17.99

                                                                Slowly simmered in garlic, oranges and spices, our tender pork is served with fresh avocado, frijoles de la olla, rice, pico de gallo, marinated cabbage and warm tortillas. Make your Carnitas Chile Verde or Chile Colorado Style

                                                                • Pollo Fresco en Adobo$15.99

                                                                  Chicken breast marinated with chile de árbol adobo, grilled and served atop sautéed fresh spinach. Served with a grilled stuffed pasilla chile and rice

                                                                  • Carne Asada and Shrimp$21.99

                                                                    Skirt steak* and sautéed shrimp topped with nopalitos salsa. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas

                                                                    • Salmon Veracruz$17.99

                                                                      Grilled filet of salmon in jalapeño butter with salsa Veracruz, served atop fresh spinach and sautéed vegetables. Served with rice and pico de gallo

                                                                      Enchiladas

                                                                      • Chicken & Sour Cream Enchiladas$14.99

                                                                        Tender chicken simmered and smothered in a savory sour cream sauce topped with jack cheese. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                        • Shrimp Mazatlán Enchiladas$15.99

                                                                          Sautéed with tomatoes, pasilla chiles, onions and jack cheese with fire-roasted tomatillo and tomato-jalapeño sauces. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                          • Spinach Enchiladas$12.99

                                                                            Sautéed fresh spinach, pasilla chiles, onions, pico de gallo, melted jack cheese and fire-roasted tomatillo sauce. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                            • Sizzling Enchiladas$13.99

                                                                              Served sizzling on a skillet! Grilled chicken with fire-roasted tomatillo sauce and jack cheese. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice and fresh guacamole

                                                                              • Enchiladas Rancheras$12.99

                                                                                Melted jack cheese with ranchera sauce served with guacamole, refried beans and rice

                                                                                Tacos & Burritos

                                                                                Make any Burrito a Chimichanga add $1

                                                                                • Street Taco Trio$12.99

                                                                                  Three chicken or carnitas street tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                  • Seafood Taco Trio$15.99

                                                                                    Three grilled or Dos Equis beer battered mahi-mahi or shrimp tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                    • Tacos al Pastor$13.49

                                                                                      Three guajillo-citrus marinated pork tacos served with frijoles de la olla and rice. Served in a cast iron pan

                                                                                      • Burrito Especial$13.99

                                                                                        Chicken machaca or beef barbacoa, jack cheese and ranchera sauce. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                        • Grilled BBQ Burrito$14.99

                                                                                          Shredded BBQ carnitas, rice, frijoles de la olla, roasted pasilla chiles and corn. Topped with BBQ sauce and grilled onions

                                                                                          • Carne Asada Burrito$14.99

                                                                                            Grilled steak* rubbed with chile de árbol adobo, roasted pasilla chiles, onions, frijoles de la olla, guacamole, jack cheese and salsa picante. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                            Daily Dining Deals

                                                                                            • Mondays - Fajita Fiesta$13.99

                                                                                              Choose chicken or steak* fajitas for only. Served with frijoles de la olla, rice & warm tortillas

                                                                                              • Tuesdays - Taco Tuesdays$13.99

                                                                                                All-You-Can-Eat Tacos. Choose steak*, chicken or carnitas. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                                • Wednesdays - Kids Eat For $1

                                                                                                  Get a kid's meal from the kid's menu for $1 with the purchase of an adult entrée. Offer applies to kids 12 and under

                                                                                                  • Thursdays - All-You-Can-Eat Enchiladas$13.99

                                                                                                    Choose from chicken machaca, cheese or beef barbacoa only. Served with refried beans and rice

                                                                                                    • Fridays - All-You-Can-Eat Dos Equis Beer Battered Tacos$14.99

                                                                                                      Mahi-mahi or shrimp. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice

                                                                                                      Desserts

                                                                                                      • Home-Style Flan$5.99

                                                                                                        A traditional house-made favorite. Rich vanilla custard topped with decadent golden caramel sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                        • Sopapillas$5.99

                                                                                                          Mexican pastry tossed in caramel sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                          • Chocolate Volcano Cake$8.99

                                                                                                            Rich chocolate cake served warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, chipotle-chocolate sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                            • Deep-Fried Ice Cream$6.99

                                                                                                              Vanilla ice cream in a cinnamon-sugar coating with chipotle-chocolate sauce, caramel sauce and cinnamon whipped cream

                                                                                                              Refreshing Sips

                                                                                                              These flavorful non-alcoholic beverages are refreshing!

                                                                                                              • Agua de Jamaica

                                                                                                                • Strawberry-Cilantro Soda

                                                                                                                  • Cucumber Cooler

                                                                                                                    Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                    What 148 people are saying

                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                    4.2
                                                                                                                    4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                                                                                    • 4.1Service
                                                                                                                    • 4.1Ambience
                                                                                                                    • 4.1Value

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                                                                                                                    • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                                                                                                      Great for Brunch

                                                                                                                    • Pasadena / San Gabriel

                                                                                                                      Good for Groups

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                                                                                                                      ADRENAS

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined 7 days ago

                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                      Our experience had a few minor issues from the start but we were willing to make the best of it but it wasn’t until we had ordered our food and received our order minus one plate and it was about 10 min later that another waitress came and said they were out of that item what else did we want ? Then we had to wait another 10 min for the new plate, mind you we were not going to eat unless we were all together . We finally decided to talk to a manager which took him another 10 min to get to us and his response was not understanding or customer friendly he said “so what do u want?” It’s not what do we want ? We wanted a good experience . He said he’s be back with a resolution which we still had not Touched our food and he did not come Back we had to tell our waitress and he basically didn’t believe us and didn’t want to deal with our issues. Our waitress was really friendly and understanding but the manager and the lack of communication here is terrible. It’s really unfortunate our experience was not better .

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                                                                                                                      evelyn

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      For such a busy night it was excellent. Food is always great!

                                                                                                                    3. MU

                                                                                                                      MargieU

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 9, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Hands down the best place we've gone to on Mothers Day! The Server was outstanding too.

                                                                                                                    4. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      My family and I decided to celebrate my mothers birthday here. upon arrival we immediately got a table. Our waiter was very nice and carrying and never once we felt like the waiter was angry or in a rush to get us out which unfortunately happens in other restaurants. We mention to our waiter that it was my mothers birthday, he and some of his co workers came to our table with a dessert for my mother and sang Happy birthday to her, it had made my Mother’s Day. Over all, I love this restaurant and definitely would go back and recommend to my family and friends.

                                                                                                                    5. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Chicken Flautas aas a suprise delight

                                                                                                                    6. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Everything was great .

                                                                                                                    7. j

                                                                                                                      jillg

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Nice way to start a Sunday! Yummy food and good service. I would suggest going early as they get very busy!

                                                                                                                    8. j

                                                                                                                      jks125

                                                                                                                      Indiana

                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      22 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on April 3, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                                      House margaritas were overly sweet and watery. Long wait after ordering for food to arrive. Food was mediocre.

                                                                                                                    9. KS

                                                                                                                      KayS

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Overall good experience. Appetizer quesadilla with chicken had very little cheese. Others in party enjoyed their food. Had to ask waitress to lower the noise level so we could speak to each other during our lunch.

                                                                                                                    10. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      42 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      42 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Our server, Randy was fantastic. Thank you for allowing us to order off the regular menu early. Everyone went above and beyond. We live 30 miles away but look forward to returning to your location soon ☺️

                                                                                                                    11. EF

                                                                                                                      ElendaF

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Went for happy hour & taco Tuesday. The food, drinks and dessert were all delicious. Also the server was great, the entire atmosphere was perfect.

                                                                                                                    12. AL

                                                                                                                      AnhL

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      I’m always pleased when I visit El Torito in Pasadena. I’ve never had an experience where I didn’t feel the staff didn’t try as hard as they could.

                                                                                                                    13. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service3ambience1

                                                                                                                      There was a table about 8 people they were drunk one women from that table try to trip my wife when she was passing by, after that she was trying to start a fight with her , they had to many drinks mimosa after mimosa !!

                                                                                                                    14. BP

                                                                                                                      BruceP

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      We went there to try their breakfast, the food was cold, tasteless and looked like it was prepared earlier and kept under heat lamps that did not work. It took the server 10 minutes to bring us our bill after cleaning off the table. El Torito has drastically declined and not worth going to anymore

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                                                                                                                      Willie

                                                                                                                      Phoenix

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                      they need help in this restaurant. my server only seen us about 3 times over the span of a hour and a half and one of those was to give us the bill. i asked for bottomless mimosas and only got 2. the initial one and a refill. so this restaurant needs help.

                                                                                                                    16. MG

                                                                                                                      MiguelG

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      Busy day for Valentines. Food was ok. Service on the other hand was good. Greeted immediately, walked over to our table with in a few minutes. Welcomed by a supervisor/manager, then waiter was hustling to get things going.

                                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                      It was Valentine's day. Of course they were busy. Our appetizer (queso) was lukewarm at best and a bit grainy compared to what we usually get when we order it. Our food was also lukewarm. Since it was busier than normal we ate what we could then left. We know this isn't the norm. We're chalking it up to the holiday. Normally they're excellent! Service was still good.

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                                                                                                                      evelyn

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 11, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Torito was a treat. The service was exceptional even thought they're under staff.

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                                                                                                                      WilburR

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on February 5, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great Mexican food and good drinks!

                                                                                                                    20. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on January 31, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                      Food is awesome!

                                                                                                                    21. DG

                                                                                                                      DaraG

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on January 29, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food4service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      Not sure if this location is struggling to find workers but our server was not attentive at all. He NEVER checked to see if we liked our food or drinks. I literally didn't have a chance to speak to our server for an hour. He totally ignored us for that long. We had to flag him down to get our second drink which was water after we finished our food. We were there to have a few cocktails but only got one because the server never returned to our table after he delivered our first drinks which took 20 minutes and our food was served by the kitchen staff or a runner. I won't be returning for a while.

                                                                                                                    22. l

                                                                                                                      love2lunch

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      37 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      37 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on January 10, 2022

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service4ambience1

                                                                                                                      This place needs some updating! It is dark, noisy and not inviting. Food is not great, service was good. Will not go back.

                                                                                                                    23. CR

                                                                                                                      CherylR

                                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 27, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      No complaints - enjoyed an evening out!

                                                                                                                    24. CW

                                                                                                                      CindyW

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 25, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food2service4ambience4

                                                                                                                      Prime rib was fatty it was a very last piece and it was cold

                                                                                                                    25. l

                                                                                                                      lickinggood

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      17 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Spacious restaurant which allows for maximum spacing between tables. We chose the smaller room facing the parking lot which was very quiet and intimate. Many excellent menu choices, the fajitas for a family of 4 was an excellent choice and a good value at $59.99. We also had the guacamole custom made at our table to our liking. Very good. The Sopapillas which is similar to a churro cut in pieces and served with ice cream was an excellent choice for dessert. Perfect restaurant choice if you want Mexican food in the Pasadena area, highly recommended.

                                                                                                                    26. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      We got there on time and got seated right away. Our server was outstanding.would definitely come back again.

                                                                                                                    27. y

                                                                                                                      youkendoit

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      26 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 10, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                      When I made reservations, I wanted to eat earlier but there were no earlier times available. Yet when arriving at my reservation time, there were plenty of tables available and I wasn't even asked if I had a reservation. After being seated and given menus to view, our waiter didn't return to take our orders for 13 minutes because he was too busy attending people who came in after us. As far as the food is concerned, it was served lukewarm. The fish and the shrimp in the fish and tacos were dry and the cotija cheese sprinkled over the top was unappetizing. The shrimp enchiladas were average at best of it was served hot. Our waiter did come by 3 times asking how the food was, but I felt too guilty to be honest, so I just nodded. Because I had a better experience at El Torito at a previous time, it's 50/50 if I would give this restaurant a 3rd try.

                                                                                                                    28. SG

                                                                                                                      ShawnG

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on December 6, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Their food is spicy so order not spicy if you go there

                                                                                                                    29. y

                                                                                                                      yntbom

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      152 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      152 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                      Delicious food. Slow service even on a quiet weekday. Had to ask for utensils and missed items from Our order. Server sweet but not sure if he had too many tables.

                                                                                                                    30. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great food. Great service.

                                                                                                                    31. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Thanksgiving

                                                                                                                    32. CA

                                                                                                                      CindyA

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 25, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Had a great time! Love the renovation and the food was wonderful. Great kids menu, lots of options for everyone at the table. We will be back!

                                                                                                                    33. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 19, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                      Our server had many tables inside and outside the cantina, while a couple of other servers seemed to have more free time on their hands, our server was running around in a hurry. I asked for 2 margaritas for myself and my Sister (2 each) since I had a feeling it was going to take a while to get another drink. He only brought us 1 each and I had to flag him down after him passing by us 3 times in a hurry for another margarita. Our chips and salsa ran out before even getting another drink and we were never asked if we would like more. I ordered fajitas and had to flag the sever down again after a while to ask for my tortillas. Then dessert came along and the sever wouldn't brings us a menu so we described what we wanted and it was totally different.

                                                                                                                    34. DM

                                                                                                                      DMontiel

                                                                                                                      Orange County

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      6 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Service was great. My carne asada was cold and overcooked. Rice was overcooked.

                                                                                                                    35. MH

                                                                                                                      MHenry

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      33 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                      33 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall2food2service1ambience2

                                                                                                                      Very disappointing experience. The food was cold, nothing came out together, and the service was absolutely horrible! Will never go back.

                                                                                                                    36. WR

                                                                                                                      WilburR

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      23 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on October 16, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                      Great enchiladas, good server, cold Margaritas!

                                                                                                                    37. LM

                                                                                                                      LauraM

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on October 7, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Always a pleasurable dining/drinking experience! Try to order something different each time and we are never disappointed.

                                                                                                                    38. A

                                                                                                                      Arcadia

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on September 28, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall3food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                      Bad service. Not impressed. Gave us stale chips. Not on their game anymore.

                                                                                                                    39. OT

                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      Great service, outstanding meal and attention by our server

                                                                                                                    40. KB

                                                                                                                      KelliB

                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                      Dined on September 26, 2021

                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                      The food was good. The service was great!!

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                                                                                                                    El Torito - Pasadena is rated 4.2 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                    3333 East Foothill Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91107

                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                      Pasadena

                                                                                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                      Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                      Mexican

                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                                      Public Lot

                                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                      (626) 351-8995

                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                      Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                      Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

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