El Torito - Sherman Oaks
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.
Tuesdays - Taco Tuesdays
All-You-Can-Eat Tacos. Choose steak*, chicken or carnitas. Served with frijoles de la olla and rice. Available in the Dining Room Only
Chicken Machaca, Crispy Taco, Beef Barbacoa, Crispy Taco
Grilled chicken breast fajitas, grilled steak* fajitas and a cheese enchilada
Very noisy even though the restaurant was not crowded.
I set a reservation with the specific note attached that it was my wife's birthday. But... no birthday song or anything. :/
quick service, food was yummy and the pineapple coconut margarita was a little too sweet.
Menudo was delicious! Quick service
Our server was courteous, attentive, and quick. Our meals were excellent.
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.
We never to here because the parking is bad.
I love the food
The best Mexican restaurant I have ever been to!
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.
The service was great. We enjoyed their chips and salsa.
Enjoyed getting out at a casual dinner with good food and drinks
good food and salsa same as every el torito restaurant
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.
We went to El Torito to make use of a breakfast promo. Our food was delicious and our server was courteous and fairly attentive.
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….
Fun casual dining
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!
Helpful and cordial personnel clean place a day and night from the last time I was there.
Antonio was an amazing server. Definitely asking for him when returning.
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.
Parking is horrible, service not good.
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.
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!
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.
Favorite location of one my favorite restaurants no complaints!!!!
Three of us went to El Torito for a 5 pm dinner on Cinco de Mayo. Even though it was on the early side, the restaurant was already busy. That said, we were able to get sat and served quickly. Our server was friendly, and between her and another server, our table received plenty of attention. The food was outstanding. My only real comment is that the large Cadillac Margaritas weren't particularly strong; I expect more for $16.
Cinco de Mayo celebration. Food and service excellent as always.
Awesome as always, taco Tuesday, we’ll b back
Seating was spaced nicely for Covid protection and although the server was exceptionally kind, the service was super slow. We were there for over 2 hours and didn't even order any appetizers. Food took over an hour to come out. Not sure what was going on, and really trying not to complain because everyone is doing the best they can right now, but....
margaritas are great. the food is really good. it is a fun place to eat at. the atmosphere is festive. I will definitely keep going back until if ever i am disappointed
Buena comida y un servicio excelente. Lo voy a recomendar con mis amigos
Samantha our server did a wonderful job and very attentive
Food is always good. Service was great!!
I like this place - always did! And of course the food is good.
Food was good service was great. The restaurant wasn’t packed they did really well in keeping the table distanced.
The buffet was easy to access. Everyone in my party enjoyed the food, the service and the atmosphere. Even the weather was perfect!
seating indoor and outdoor is widely spaced food is very good. We will definitely book another date
There were not many diners but it took a very long time to get even just water. The food was ok but there are much better choices nearby.
The brunch buffet was great, however, they should consider more choices on vegan or vegetarian option.
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 4.5 stars by 119 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.