El Torito - Sherman Oaks

4.2
145 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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Awful service! You have to ask them too many times for the simplest things, that you don’t even have to ask like bringing forks with the food …

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Anonymous
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Servers were very very nice.
Food was disappointing .
Outside premises were not clean .
Floor especially.

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AliceE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter and service polite,
Quick and efficient.
Food good and mimosas great.
Ate outdoors on Sunday and it was beautiful day.
We were not rushed or hurried and relaxed after meal with drinks and conversation.
Waiter was very friendly and non intrusive.
Parking was easy and all and all it was a nice experience. We will return for more good food and drinks.

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MichelleL
Salt Lake City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was very helpful in recommendations. Loved the at table made guacamole. Everything was delicious. Over all wonderful experience.

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AmyV
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

El Torito has a cheery atmosphere and the food is good with a nice selection of
dishes.

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vipBruceS
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were there on Christmas Day. The only option was the holiday brunch. The brunch was very overpriced at $34 per person. The food was tasteless and did not seem like good quality.

The server was not very engaged. We had to ask to order drinks, had to ask for refills, had to ask for chips and salsa, had to inform the server that the egg order form on the table was there for us to order omelette.

Overall, I will probably not return for any brunch in the future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service

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vipBruce
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

BE WARNED. This restaurant is NOT checking vaccination records, which means that some of its customers may be unvaccinated and therefore, at risk of spreading Covid-19. When we asked why records were not being checked -- A COUNTY REQUIREMENT!!! -- were told that the manager didn't want to do it.

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Steverino
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday Brunch in every way! High-quality food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Meat was rubbery and not seasoned enough. I just didn’t like my steak fajita plate at all. Presentation was good but food wasn’t appetizing.

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinner very much. Food was delicious and service excellent. Thank you,

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PALT
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It was a buffet with a lot of choices. The servers behind the plexiglass served up large portions even when asked for a smaller one. The server at the table looking after drinks kept the mimosas and napkins coming. Overall for the price it was a good selection of yummy foods and excellent service. Would return and recommend to family and friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above

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ElizabethJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience5

They are understaffed.

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vipwittc1
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Crazy crowded and very loud. Food was very good. Server was good considering how crowded it was. This was due to the very popular buffet I'd assume.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

It might be we just went on a busy but we only got one drink and had to go up to front to get our check we felt a bit at a los since we got the norm less mimosas and never got refills

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, delicious food! Great but gray Lin h for my Mom. Staff provided exceptional & friendly service. Excellent value!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. Super friendly staff.

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Joanne
Greensboro
21 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Table side guacamole is fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Samantha, our server was such a great help and everything was good. The food and the time we spent with our kids ended up great.

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vipHungryfam
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Too busy bc of free taco night. Service was bad, probably bc too many patrons and not enough staff.

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michaelh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and attentive service, staff very friendly

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vipJS01
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food is so-so. Nothing special. Nothing that isn't loaded with fat or grease! If. you eat around the fat and grease, there's nothing but lettuce and fruit.

Our server was MAGNIFICENT! She could really have her own place one day. She was attentive, anticipated our needs, cleared the table quickly - always was on top of the coffee - everything. She made a difference, for sure.

Lots of kids and birthday parties and crowd noise, but that I already knew.

They REALLY have made changes with the buffet and serve you everything. The public doesn't touch anything at al except their own plate. It was so very worth the lack of great food to be "out" and know we were safe.

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vipChio
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good Mexican food, staff are friendly in fun atmosphere!

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XtianDG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and even greater service!

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vipVEHO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very noisy even though the restaurant was not crowded.

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Daniel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I set a reservation with the specific note attached that it was my wife's birthday. But... no birthday song or anything. :/

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vipCarola
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

quick service, food was yummy and the pineapple coconut margarita was a little too sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menudo was delicious! Quick service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The guacamole was made fresh at the table. Very good food. Drinks were... drinks. Service was great.

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vipaminla
Los Angeles
274 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was courteous, attentive, and quick. Our meals were excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Since Covid every time we have been there the food is getting worse. The carne esada couldn’t even be cut with the knife. That’s how bad and chewy it was. It was the worse quality meat I have ever had in my life. My teeth couldn’t chew the beef. It was like a rubber. My partner beef was the same. My sister’s beef fajita was complete over cooked so she barely ate it. Her spicy margarita was waterie with no sweetness. The restaurant was overly crowded and not enough people to attend to guests.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We never to here because the parking is bad.
I love the food

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to!
Outstanding!!

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vipFoodie
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our sever was excellent! The value for Saturday brunch was really good. I will say the chilaquiles needed more seasoning. However, the rest of the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was great. We enjoyed their chips and salsa.

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vippatron2
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed getting out at a casual dinner with good food and drinks

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JIMMIEB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and salsa same as every el torito restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Our server may have been over worked but it took so long for us to even order then another long time for us to get our food. Tables around us that sat after us were served ahead and our server said it was because they had a different server and it was the order the kitchen made it. Also the bathrooms and just overall cleanliness was pretty rough- coming out of a pandemic we were hoping for a better experience. It was great for our kids and they had tons of options on the menu and I felt pretty spread out inside.

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vipaminla
Los Angeles
274 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went to El Torito to make use of a breakfast promo. Our food was delicious and our server was courteous and fairly attentive.

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You can order delivery directly from El Torito - Sherman Oaks using the Order Online button. El Torito - Sherman Oaks also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Sherman Oaks also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 990-5860.

El Torito - Sherman Oaks is rated 4.2 stars by 145 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.