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El Torito - San Leandro

4.4
4.4
473 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (510) 351-8825

  • 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

    San Leandro

  • Cross street

    Mulford Point Dr.

  • 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

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What 473 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Bay

    Great for brunch

  • East Bay

    Great for scenic views

  • East Bay

    Mexican

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  1. C

    Chef

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    The food was great, but they could use more help to wait tables. The decor is dated, if the place got some remodeling it would be great. I recommend getting reservations its very busy on Sundays but, overall I enjoyed it.😊

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on January 18, 2023Thank You for choosing us. We hope to see you again soon.  We want to earn that 5th Star:)

  2. S

    Smartypants

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    The experience is definitely different since the pandemic although it was expected on some level. Taking the money up front was different but we understood. The problem I had was the service, we didn't get any beverage refills...our server only came back to close off our tab. Thats not good customer service. We base tips on the service we receive... not what's suggested by the restaurant. Servers need to keep that in mind. I hope this review helps to improve the establishment because we love coming here.
  3. BH

    BobH

    San Diego

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was ok. Love the corn cakes. The restaurant is dirty and needs updating. Our server was very good.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on January 18, 2023BobH, thank you for telling us about your recent experience and Thank You for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry we let you down. We hope to get the chance to serve you again soon so we can earn more stars.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    El servicio es excelente desde las hostes hasta los meseros y el manager siempre está al pendiente para que todo marche bien

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on January 11, 2023Guest, thank you so much for telling us about your recent experience at El Torito - San Leandro, and taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon!!

  5. WC

    WilaminaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. and the service was exelent, we will be back for the amazing brunch

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on January 8, 2023Thank you so much for your 5 star review!

  6. YS

    YvonneS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    As always the food is great. Service a tiny bit slow but friendly and nice. I think my preference is to eat in the restaurant area. The bar is a little too quiet. All in all a good NYE meal!

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on January 8, 2023Thank You for choosing us. We hope to see you again soon.  We want to earn that 5th Star:)

  7. ML

    MartiL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very glad to have dinner at the El Torito's Buffet on Christmas day. We have never eaten out for Christmas but this year we decided not to eat-in because we had an extra special eat-in with neighbors Christmas Eve. Thank you for the wonderful service, great food, and great location for our Christmas Dinner.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on December 31, 2022MartiL, thank you so much for telling us about your recent experience at El Torito - San Leandro, and taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon!!

  8. L

    Luv2eat

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The brunch was good. I loved the pancakes and tri-tip...

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on December 31, 2022Thank You for choosing us. We hope to see you again soon.  We want to earn that 5th Star:)

  9. TB

    TimB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful buffet experience for our Christmas brunch!

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star review!

  10. MC

    MandolinC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server and generous food portion
  11. M

    Moose

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was amazing, he was always there to fill our glass with mimosas. Very friendly and courteous, always had a smile. The food was delicious and so many dishes to choose from. Sunday brunch is the time to go!!!

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on December 31, 2022Thank you so much for your 5 star review!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente pozole
  13. TW

    TerrellW

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff! Amazing food! All around perfect spot to eat!
  14. JE

    JoseE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    40 per person for brunch. It would have been okay if it wasn’t too crowded.
  15. KD

    KarlaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love el Torito’s brunch , really nice service too !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    We went for thanksgiving and it was definitely not worth what we paid. The menu was a joke. Too expensive for what we got. Won’t do it again.
  17. LH

    LeanneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was a nice evening. Great selection of food. The Mexican selections were better than the turkey dinner but I was more interested in the Mexican cuisine anyway. Great service. Pleasant atmosphere next to the Bay. No dishes to clean up!
  18. MG

    MaryG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always love their Holiday Buffet! Great selection of food and great service.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on November 27, 2022MaryG, thank you so much for telling us about your recent experience at El Torito - San Leandro, and taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon!!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It’s a cute place and service was amazing. Food was average and the drinks were amazing!
  20. DC

    DonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    For my wife’s birthday, we went to a concert at the Oakland Arena. We planned an early dinner at El Torito at 4:45 PM. I requested a window seat overlooking the marina and the bay. By chance, the timing of our visit coincided with the setting sun, making a glorious sunset display as the planes were landing and taking off at the Oakland Airport. We appreciated the full bar. The wife being a tequila connoisseur. I had a very good house margarita. Our dinners were delivered promptly (we were on a schedule, remember) and they were hot and delicious. I had the carnitas and the wife had the beef burrito dinner. As we were leaving the busboy came rushing up to us—I had forgotten my hat! I appreciate his prompt action. The music was a little loud for us, but it was pleasant and lent to the overall atmosphere.
  21. RL

    RichL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    There really wasn’t much to chose from and very little in the fruit and salad items. We thought there would be an omelet station, there was not.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love coming here for the fresh salsa and table side guac! The Salmon Veracruz is cooked perfectly and the Mexican Cesar salad is awesome!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were delicious. I highly recommend the bacon wrapped shrimp and smoky pineapple mezcal cocktail. It was a perfect birthday celebration!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service was slow.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 30, 2022Thank You for choosing us. We hope to see you again soon.  We want to earn that 5th Star:)

  25. P

    Pedro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time on my birthday. My wife thought they would have sang happy birthday and gave me a drink like they did for her at Chevys. Which that staff did not after she told them, it’s my birthday. But still had a good time and happy buffet is reopen. To bad you do not have a El Toronto in the 415 or 650 area code.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 17, 2022Pedro, thank you so much for telling us about your recent experience at El Torito - San Leandro, and taking the time to write such a kind review. We hope to see you again soon!!

  26. DS

    DShayaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Brunch is awesome!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We enjoy our Friday dates here.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 2, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  28. C

    Californiagirl

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an exceptional restaurant experience that I highly recommend! The food is just incredible with a very large menu that is almost hard to pick from because everything sounds wonderful. The service is too notch with staff that clearly are happy working there and very attentive. We had a pitcher of strawberry margaritas which I haven’t had in like a decade and boy did that hit the spot. It was my husbands birthday and they did not disappoint with making him feel special and giving him a sombrero. Plus, home made guacamole at the table! And to top it off, views of the marina and a sunset. This is really a hidden gem and a place to go back to time and again.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 2, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  29. SG

    SandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Great food! We all enjoyed all the food we choose. I am old and I hadn’t been back for a buffet since before COVID. The servers were a little annoyed with me asking what to do. I used to go to the one in Milpitas before, the staff there already know me. I had been taking my grandsons there for years.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 2, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  30. BS

    BethS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem tucked on the edge of a residential neighborhood. Took my Aunt for an outing and sat next to the window overlooking the Bay. Shared a huge fajita order which was filling and affordable. Great experience and a wonderful find.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 2, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  31. JC

    JC333

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing view, and great service. I especially recommend the blended strawberry margarita.

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on September 24, 2022Thank You for your feedback! We hope to see you again soon!!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday celebration with my family! Food was great and our waiter was awesome!!!

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on October 2, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review! We hope to see you again soon!!!

  33. RS

    RozalynnS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite for celebrating any day ! Consistent goodness!
  34. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    during this heat wave, they should consider adding AC.
  35. NC

    NagC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food, good location. Mediocre or indifferent service
  36. LD

    LorenaD

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    delicious salad and great drinks kid friendly and nice view

    El Torito - San LeandroResponded on September 4, 2022Thank You so much for your kind review of El Torito! We hope to see you again soon!!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    It took a while for waitress to come by I actually had to ask for one since it’s buffet I had my gotten food already and still no server to ask what drinks we wanted
  38. KS

    KorenS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food and drinks weregreat. Restaurant could use a refresh.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    Very Poor service the server was very slow didn’t show up for long I asked to get several Items which were not even brought and then she apologized said I forgot Not at all pleasing experience
  40. PA

    PrincessAlanah

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I attended brunch for a double birthday celebration. The manager greeted us and knew right away about our event during the reservation. Our server Omar was outstanding , friendly prompt and funny. Staff came and sang happy birthday with smiles and enthusiasm. Food was great. View was pretty. Great experience.

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You can order delivery directly from El Torito - San Leandro using the Order Online button. El Torito - San Leandro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 351-8825.

El Torito - San Leandro is rated 4.4 stars by 473 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for El Torito - San Leandro

5 San Leandro Marina, San Leandro, CA 94577

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Mulford Point Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    San Leandro

  • Hours of operation

    Sunday Brunch: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

  • 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

    (510) 351-8825

  • 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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