El Torito - Stockton

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$30 and under
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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.


Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join El Torito for another holiday buffet celebration this Thanksgiving. Book your table to secure your spot today! Go back for seconds (and thirds) for $27.99 for adults, and just $9.99 for those 12 and under. Specialty holiday meal items will be served, in addition to traditional brunch items.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 24 People Are Saying
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3.2based on recent ratings
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40% of people would recommend it to a friend
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San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019

We celebrated a birthday for an adult with a table of 8 and the service was very good. The food was hot (temp wise) and all served together.

1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019

Service was horrible, drinks took 30 mins, no refills and not all meals came together and orders were wrong. Came for bday party let waitress know and never sang happy bday

San Francisco
101 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019

The food was fresh and good. It was a halfway meeting point for family and it did not disappoint!

1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019

Great experience. Service was great as well as food.

1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019

Sonia was my server. I came on Monday 9/3/19 and when me and my friend were going to order she asked if we could hurry so she could get back to her table to get caught up. It was NOT busy. She was rushing the entire night we got up to get our own silverware off a different table and when my friend was ordering she was talking over my friend and with my friend trying to hurry. It was the worst experience and it was so slow she shouldn’t have been so rushed.

1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019

The food was just kind of weak, the salsa was ok, some of the chips tasted a little stale and the food is priced like it should be better, I had the Steak and shrimp Fajitas and my girl had the care asada and shrimp, the picture of the asada shows about twice as much as she got, my steak was over cooked but overall it was ok my little niece had the mini corn dogs and ended up eating from others food because she didn't like them, there were 8 of us total and we did like the guacamole it was pretty good, but there are better options in my area

San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019

We love their brunch, good as usual, great place to get together with friends.

1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019

Pleasant experience for my daughters birthday!!

San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019

Great traditional place, our server Kuka, was fabulous, she gave us excellent tips and was so kind to us. Quesadillas really good, and salsa and chips wee delish,, the caesar salad was sure,, ..Decor great. no noise at lunch. The only reason I gave it a 4star instead of a 5 is the restroom, ladies restroom handicapped stall, may have had a bar, but the toilet was the lowest I have ever seen except for a squat toilet in asia! This needs revamping,, get up with the times.
We plan to go back for a meal sometime, and will go for lunch when it is quiet like this.

1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019

Good service food and wait time

San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019

always a fun place to have a good dinner. spacious, semi quiet, server was excellent, drinks are always good. food was plentiful

52 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019

Books for a group of 9 for a birthday lunch. Nothing lead me to know that they only do brunch on Sunday until 2.
Person at desk wasn’t sure how to handle reservation and they weren’t ready for us.
Took a while to get drinks. No explanation that it was buffet only. All drinks didn’t come out the first time and waitress had no idea who was getting what. Lazy.
Large group behind us must have been deaf. They were shouting loudly at those right next to them. I almost shut them up permanently, but didn’t want to ruin the day for my family. They finally left. Good riddance. Some people’s children. All adults by the way.
Food was ok to good. Shrimp were way over cooked and still had the vein in them. Yuck! Waffles were very good.
This was a buffet. Check came with suggested amounts for 18 and 20% tips. Huh? We got a round of drinks, a couple refills, a substitution for root beer without asking to Pepsi and our used plates cleared. I’m not sure how that deserves a 20% tip compared to what a wait staff person has to do for full service meals.
Been there. Done that. Not sure I would return again. Maybe, but not high on my list.

1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019

Food was great. Service: The waiter was very nice, sat us quickly.

San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019

They didn't have our reservations from OpenTable. It was very busy so we got a seat right away but it was weird. I told them the confirmation number but they said they didn't have it.
It had been years since we had been at a El Torito. Everything was the same as we rememebered, the food was good, the service was great.

1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019

Perfect. I was looking for a place that everyone liked, close by, good service for work lunches for 10-15 people. Everything went great. I will be using them again for sure.

1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019

Great Sunday buffet. So many food choices and it all tasted great.

1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019

We had to wait over an hour to get the dinner we ordered. Steak fajita was absolutely disastrous. Steak was over cooked and so was Salmon. Was celebrating my wife's birthday.

1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019

Went here for mother’s day buffet and it was awesome great food. My wife loved it then we went last week and got the flaming fajitas and seafood fajitas and mostly all the veggies were burnt not chard burnt un eatable doesn’t like for me to say anything but I got this email from open table and I need to say something I believe I just had one bad experience and I would go there again it just happens unfortunately it was with me good luck with everything

1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019

Enjoyed our dinner with friends, all four of us had different entree and were very pleased

1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019

Beer should be drinker in a chilled mug or a tall glass. Not on a big cocktail glass unless your having a seafood cocktail or a Michelada. our server was always hiding somewhere and hard to locate. Bar lady not very nice, her body language was, Do I look like your server?

1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018

The whole year this place has great menu and perfect service.

1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018

Great place to eat, super nice staff, and good food!

1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018

We received great service from "Maria." She made sure our group of 15 was taken care of and all our needs were met.
Thank you!

2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018

Great service from Cecilia and the food was delicious. Happy to see El Torito has become a part of open table. Easy to make reservations!