El Torito - Sherman Oaks

4.2
13 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
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AW
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Wish I could give no stars. Our food still hadn’t arrived at least 45 minutes after ordering - the waiter and manager both did nothing about it, so we left! Will not be returning.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

El Torito is a great place to bring the family! Very fun and the food is fantastic!

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JS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After the disappointing decline of La Fogata, it's nice to know there's still a good Mexican restaurant in Sherman Oaks, even if it's a quasi-chain. Overall, pretty tasty and decent value.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here regularly for dinner and a few times a year for 14-16 friends to celebrate birthdays. We highly recommend it to others too! A+

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AC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The server was nice and friendly. However, the food took a long time to arrive. We ordered the unlimited tacos (the Tuesday special) and they bring you two at a time, and they take a considerable amount of time between each plate. The tacos were decent, but nothing special, especially for the price. The most regrettable thing we did was order the guacamole that they make at your table. All they did was carve out one and a half avocados and mix them with premade ingredients. That's literally it. We asked for it to be spicy and I don't know if they screwed that up or their definition of spicy is made to accommodate children but there was no spice at all. It was the biggest rip off.

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s
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a party of 7 adults and 3 children under 5. The waiter was efficient and so we’re the busers. Good hot food, lots of chips and salsa on the table. We sat for quite a while snd really had a great time. Really love that place!

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R
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Never been there before, it was ok. Nachos were a bit dry. The hostess wasnt aware of the "go rams" promo and had a bit of an attitude about it.

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DG
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Fun loud atmosphere with reliably good Mexican food.

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BB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to this location and we are still well-pleased. We always love to see managers come by to check on our experience and we were visited several times during our meal. The food is plentiful and great tasting and we enjoyed everything so much!

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n
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Parking is terrible. Perhaps, it's just the time of the year when the shoppers are out. But most of the spaces have been designated 15 minutes only.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I had a great time celebrating my birthday here. The waitress (Amanda) was very sweet and kind. I would definitely come back!

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ML
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The hostess was great and attentive. But the waiter was awful. We have eaten at alot of El Toritos and this was the worst service we have ever had.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Perfect for a quick lunch! Service was excellent, food consistently good. Great value.

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