El Torito - Stockton
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.
there was a party could not hear in the room, food was cold and not what i expected
Service was great, so was the food. Just way too loud
i really like El Torito for lunch. This particular visit was at early dinner time and I was surprised that the dinner menu seemed so much more expensive than lunch. So we tried the bar menu and it was a little bit disappointing. We were greeted at the door and seated quickly. Our order was taken quickly and beverages kept filled. Chips, too. But chips were cold so tasted stale. The items (beef mini tacos taquitos, and mini tostadas were presented beautifully but had unusual ingredients (mayo) which I didn't care for.
Short staffed, as are many restaurants and other services are during this pandemic, causing some wait and delays - but they more than made up for it with excellent service and enthusiasm. As always, their food is great and delicious!!!
We have been going to El Torito for as long as I can remember and this is the first time I have been extremely disappointed. The service was extremely slow and confusing. It took forever to get our food and drinks. The entire staff seemed like they were in a trance. The manager was the only one in a rush, put our bill on the table right after we got our food. So we didn’t even get to think about dessert. Not that there would have been someone there to take our order.
So this place was remodeled on the outside, and it looks pretty good. But then you step inside into the Bates Motel of Mexican restaurants. This place is so outdated and trashed inside. Air conditioner not working bathrooms are disgusting. I would rather eat at a gas station, Or a vending machine and eat at this place.
It was pretty good
It was a little hot inside and it took a very long time just to order a drink. Watermelon Cadillac was not as expected and didn’t really taste like watermelon.
Alittle crowed for brunch but worth the wait, food was great!
It was over 100 degrees outside and their air conditioning was not working. They had two small fans to cool off an entire dining room. It was so hot and very uncomfortable.
Awesome food and service. I would definitely recommend making reservations before going or you may have to wait.
Needs more ventilation, was 85 degrees in their so uncomfortable
Wonderful to eat inside finally. We enjoyed our meal sooooo much. Thank you. I hope all the employees are vaccinated.
I wish you could ask all the customers to be vaccinated or at least sit them in there own room. I am immunocompromised have stage 4 cancer) and worry, I would prefer to only be around other vaccinated people.
But we enjoyed it very much. Thank you.
Decent filling food. Friendly staff. Our waitress was extremely overworked and appeared to have a trainee shadowing her. When I suggested that her boss should give her double the pay she hinted that other workers called to say they wouldn’t be in for their shift which left her very busy. Not her fault. I will return in the future.
This was my first time there!!! It was so YUMMY!! The Pozole and Meundo was AMAZING! Everything was delicious! I made a reservation on line and was seated at the scheduled time. Our server was the Best!! I will go back for sure. The place was so clean, everyone was so friendly.
I've been to the one in san leandro many times and always been worth the price but this one not so much. The bathrooms smelled pretty bad and need a renovation. The music was so loud had to talk a bit loud to understand my spouse.
Food and service was great. We were well attended to. We reserved a table but the wait time ran 20 minutes past our reservation.
Food was delicious, some of it was a little cold but still edible. Waitress was kind of whack.
Very nice experience considering COVID restrictions.
Reservation worked great and everything was perfect.
We had reservations at 6:15pm got there checked in then we waited until 6:45 to be seated because I went up and said how long, then we sat took another 10 to ask us what drinks another 15 min for chips and salsa and we ordered waited an hour and no food so we left! I asked the manager why does it take so long, he said “we are understaffed and if you know anyone needing of work to let them know. So we left! Why are they taking so many reservations if they’re understaffed doesn’t make sense!
The food was delicious no complaints
Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! – Xperience Restaurant Group
Made a reservation for Mother’s Day and boy was it packed. We did have to wait longer than expected but they extended the brunch so we wouldn’t miss it. The food was delicious and our server Cecilia was AWESOME! Look forward to going again for brunch soon.
Thanks for taking the time to share your prestige opinion on El Torito. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we are overjoyed to receive your compliments. – Xperience Restaurant Group
El Torito and their staff have been doing brunch for years and have it down to a science!
Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. Our staff will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently, and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. – Xperience Restaurant Group
Thank you for coming to celebrate with us! – Xperience Restaurant Group
Sunday Brunch was Awesome yet again. Will continue to come.
Disappointed. Food server didn’t know type of meat in buffet. Girl served ice cream on a flat plate. Had to ask for spoon. Omelet didn’t have much in it even though I requested 3 items.
There was a wide variety of food choices. Unfortunately it seemed like most of the staff maning the stations were slow or were very new. Ask for flower tortillas from different stations and was given different answers. They had no sugar-free syrup which was disappointing. Waitress never let us know that we could get tea, soda etc including with the buffet & we were charged a surcharge on our bill because of mandated employee wages. We were a party of 5. I think they needed more staff.
We got there early for our open table reservation and were asked to wait, no big deal. But then they forgot about us until someone asked if we were waiting for a pick up order.
The only way we got to be seated right then was if we wanted to sit in the bar at a high top table. Again, no biggie, but the table was wobbly as hell.
Got the fajita combo, steak was good, chicken was dry. This was also the first time I’ve had potatoes with fajitas on the platter. Also no cheese or sour cream.
But I’d still go back and give them a second chance.
Very good service. A bit loud though.
Everyone on the staff are great! So friendly and always checking up on us!
Made reservations and never got in. An hour after our reservation then we received a msg!!!
Glad to have the buffet back. Always a great place to eat
I ordered a guacamole taco in a hard she'll. When I got my taco, it was deep fried. I was expecting a nutritious meal, not deep fried in fat.
The food was incredibly delicious and fresh. The people working there were friendly and professional and the establishment was clean and they took the necessary precautions to keep the patrons safe.
Only on cook. Server was not communicative about this so it seemed she didn’t care. Food was cold.
Steak was tough
I just moved from San Jose and they have double the food available to eat. That is fantastic, and the price is lower.
The service was very good staff was very friendly the only downfall is that outdoor dining it’s super cold outside so your food gets really cold really fast otherwise everything else was great
El Torito - Stockton does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Stockton also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (209) 957-6891.
El Torito - Stockton is rated 4.1 stars by 93 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.