El Torito - Sherman Oaks

4.4
135 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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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
1 review
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
100 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
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menudo was delicious! Quick service

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 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
273 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
12 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
5 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
28 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
273 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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Robin
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Server was awful. I ordered the all you can eat fish tacos. They never brought any more after the first three tacos were delivered. Waited 30 minutes. Nope nothing. Kept saying it’s coming in 10 minutes….

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun casual dining

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vipEleanorP
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time dining at El Torito! One friend had dietary restrictions and the staff was very accommodating. Everything was fresh, delicious and attractively plated. Convenient parking was a plus!

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CamilaF
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Helpful and cordial personnel clean place a day and night from the last time I was there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Antonio was an amazing server. Definitely asking for him when returning.

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vipLAFoodie
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The frozen fruit Margaritas were great as always. Food was ok, nicely plated but not remarkable. Portions seem to be shrinking a bit. The standout was Jessica, our friendly and attentive server. She guided us to the best choices, got both orders perfect, forgot nothing, checked in without being intrusive and made it a very pleasant dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Parking is horrible, service not good.

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mveebuff
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

It was not a very well organized Mother's Day Brunch. It was VERY crowded inside without any social distancing in a tiny space. The food was fine was we got it, but I don't think I would return for a special occasion again, at least not in this current pandemic climate.

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SepiY
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It took almost 45 minutes to get our food and it wasn't busy when we got there! The food was so salty, we barely finished out meal! Our waiter didn't tend to our table much! We were pretty much forgotten about! Terrible service and food!

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YvonneB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent.
Our waiter was excellent.
I would definitely recommend my family and friends to dine there.
I’m looking forward to my next visit myself.

FAQs

El Torito - Sherman Oaks does offer 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 4.4 stars by 135 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.