El Torito - Pasadena
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.
Great food. Great service.
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!
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.
Service was great. My carne asada was cold and overcooked. Rice was overcooked.
Very disappointing experience. The food was cold, nothing came out together, and the service was absolutely horrible! Will never go back.
Great enchiladas, good server, cold Margaritas!
Always a pleasurable dining/drinking experience! Try to order something different each time and we are never disappointed.
Bad service. Not impressed. Gave us stale chips. Not on their game anymore.
Great service, outstanding meal and attention by our server
The food was good. The service was great!!
The new "Vampire Tacos" were excellent and the Flan, as always, delicious!! Our Server, Randy, was outstanding!
My first time at Sunday brunch here and I really enjoyed it! The staff adjusted well to COVID protections and we were seated sufficiently apart from other parties to be comfortable. Noise level ok, we were just about done when the family of 10 came in. I'll definitely return and recommend to friends.
I love going to this restaurant but I was very disappointed on the service.
We were seated quickly but service took forever. I can’t believe how long it took to get drinks. The food was also a long wait and it was mediocre at best. Another long wait for refills and an even longer wait for the bill. What could have been an easy 30 minute lunch easily took an 1.15.
Great date spot! quiet, dark with nice music to set the mood. Loved the food, atmosphere and the cheese cake of course!
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Food quality not what it used to be
Poca variedad de comida mexicana y muy simple
VERY HOT IN BAR AREA FOR BRUNCH- WE WERE LITERALLY SWEATING
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The staff was extremely friendly and attentive and the manager was checking on service as well. Service was prompt and food was good. We keep going back.
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Its useless to book with opentable if they accommodate someone w/o reservation. We came in first but they attended the group w/o reservation who just walked in. After being seated our server was Mario who appears to be always rushing and does not pay attention. He messed up our order and took a long time to attend to our needs but noticed that he takes his time with other tables. This is by far the worst service we received. We should have just went somewhere else to bring our business.
We came for the Sunday Brunch. The prices have gone up to $29 per person and there is a surcharge. Most of the food was served at room temperature and nothing was hot. Everyone in my party agreed that we would have been better off going to a taco stand. I could taste the freezer burn on the carnitas and the enchiladas were cold and old. This was the first time in my life where my churro was soggy instead of crunchy. All of the food could have been from the day before because that's how it tasted. I would not recommend this place and will never come back to this El Torito location. Parking is easy at this location and if you make a reservation you won't have to wait long. The place was packed, but the food was awful. I have no idea why anyone would want to pay so much for food that is this awful. El Torito management, you need to make your food hot. There were no burners under all of the meat dishes. Your orange juice and horchata tasted like they came out of plastic containers.
Good food and great margaritas!
Made a reservation. For indoor dining was sat at the bar. When asked if we could sit in dining room they said it’s a wait. So that was disappointing.
I enjoyed my dinner . The service was good. I would definitely be back !
The total experince was very good. The food was good but there wasn't has much as variety as there was before covid, as I remember.
Great food, great service! My husband and I enjoyed our date night here.
They don’t take opentable ): so maybe this should be taken off as an option
Everything was amazing waitresses was so nice from the hostess to the food experience here was amazing
Staff is always very friendly….when we realized happy hour was only in the bar area..the waitress offered to move us and They quickly accommodated us. Food and the drinks tasted great! I really like how spacious the dining areas are and it never feels cramped. Thank you!
Mother’s Day brunch was AMAZING!!!! Great food and fantastic service for me and my family. I highly recommend El Torito Pasadena!
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Food was horrible. Definitely will not return to this location. It was cold. My sisters beef/chicken fajitas were inedible. The beef was like charcoal and the chicken was drier than the desert I can’t believe they would send food out that is visually obvious is wayyyy overcooked.
Usually very good food here, but, this time, the meat on the taco salad was chewy! I didn't complain, so no action was required.
Nice hostess and server
Had a great time! Will be back and looking to book a party there for brunch!
Need to be reh I’m
The service and the ambiance was magnificent! Everything was covid safe and the service our waitress Maria was fantastic!!!
Reservation was made through opentable for outdoor dining. Front desk explained they do not have access to the reservation and can’t see the request for outdoor dining. I was assured that I would get an outdoor table. Some time passes and my group is taken to be seated, indoors. Had to explain for the third time that the reservation was for outdoor dining. After some time has passed we are finally seated. My group is split up into 2 tables. They explained the tables can’t be put together because the floor is uneven. At this point 40 minutes have already passed since my original reservation time and my group is hungry. The food was cold and bland. Unfortunately I will not be visiting again.
El Torito - Pasadena does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Pasadena also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 351-8995.
El Torito - Pasadena is rated 4.6 stars by 120 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.