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El Torito - El Torito - Stockton, Stockton, CA

El Torito - Stockton

3.9
3.9
127 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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Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (209) 957-6891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

  • Neighborhood

    Stockton

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 127 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Great for Brunch

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Kid Friendly

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Good for Groups

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Mexican

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Great for Lunch

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • North San Joaquin Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience3

    They were not adequately staffed for Father’s Day brunch. We had to keep waving down our waitress for drinks, lines at food stations were way too long since they had 1 server at each long station.

  2. 6

    6bears

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    They ran out of tri-tip and did not have a fajita station (was looking forward to shrimp fajitas) staff was working hard because they were well understaffed which led to long lines and wait times waiting for good food served by friendly staff. Didn’t feel like we got a good value for not having 2 key highlighted items available to enjoy

  3. LO

    LindaO

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall1food3service5ambience1

    Sadly, the moment I stepped into the restaurant it smelled like a sewer. How can you have an appetite when you smell sewer? The women's bathroom was filthy. The stall panels were disgustingly dirty. If that is what the bathroom's look like, what does the kitchen look like! Our waitress, Daisy, was wonderful.

  4. BS

    BharatS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1

    potatos in vege burrito?.....small avacado bowl was $14?

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Their buffet was as good as always but I would much rather serve myself. Less waste & I can control the portions. Didn’t like waiting for the servers to show up at their stations. But all in all a good experience

  6. RB

    RoseB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience3

    Had to ask twice for menus, waitress very slow . Took 15 minutes to get chips and salsa. Food was good but it was lukewarm. Restaurant was not busy. Staff walking around.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    El Torito has certainly gone downhill since the last time I was there Was disappointed because our family was looking forward to the awesome experience we usually have there but not this time Service was good, food only mediocre and they seem to be doing a bldg make over right in the middle of the main room with construction of some sort. Food stations need to be more defined as to their theme Too expensive for what we got!

  8. MM

    MonicaM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    The food was okay the service was excellent however the bathrooms are not clean and the doors are open and they smell terrible and I thought it was just from the previous night but it also went into brunch and the the booth that was next to us it was leaking from the ceiling How can any restaurant have good ambience with smelly bathrooms and a leaky ceiling? Honestly I don't believe that those bathrooms were ever cleaned and my sons went to the men's bathroom and they said it was terrible

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Our waiter was very good!!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1

    Mother’s Day brunch was a mess there were no designated lines for the buffet stations they were short staffed so it made it incredibly difficult to get items in a timely manner it took 40mins to receive scrambled eggs and omelettes to our tables our drink orders were wrong the food was cold overall the whole experience was just sad

  11. JJ

    JJuan

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for a family to enjoy multiple meals of their choice.

  12. AJ

    AshleeJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love coming here for Brunch. Had no clue though that you guys were open an hour early for Mothers day. So glad we made a reservation. Service is always great! Food isnt always super warm, but they way its set up you expect it. However, its delicious and I am so happy with the food. Servers are always Polite, Cheerful, and make you feel special!

  13. JS

    JoanS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    I go to El Torito quite often. Always enjoy it except for the stink coming from the restrooms. I wish they would fix it.

  14. NS

    NigelS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Had a reservation for 12:00pm. Got there a few minutes early and was told there would be a table ready soon. I saw multiple people show up after and they were told to go inside just after a few min of waiting outside. After 25 min of waiting, we spoke up and the lady at the table outside finally let us in. Who knows how much longer we would've been waiting if we didn't say anything. Other than that, the service was good. Food was okay but I'd say brunch was a good value for the price.

  15. S

    Stocktonian

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1

    Food was awful and cold! We were there right away in the morning at nine. Terrible all the way around. Pre-pandemic the food was great but now it is bland and disgusting. I don't know how they stay in business. The staff were mostly untrained and confused on how to seat parties. Total disaster..

  16. CS

    ChristieS

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    We went for the brunch. There is a smell like sewage coming from the bathroom area .. one of the buffet stations was near there so hard to avoid. This restaurant needs a facelift desperately. We have been for the brunch several times. It is time for some changes on the food offered. Service was very slow, understanding staffing shortages are all Over.

  17. RO

    RafaelO

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2

    We had a group of 10 reserved at noon for a business lunch when we got there our tables weren’t ready. Even though it was confirmed 2 hours in advance. There was approximately 3 other tables and our group and took a total of 2.5 hours to get out of there. There was only the hostess and server during that time. Our server was also the bartender, food runner, and host. Never will I come back, we were all late to work and the bill wasn’t split even though it didn’t specify online.

  18. AB

    ABCD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2

    Bathroom/Bar area very foul smelling, maybe needs some plumbing work?

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Bathroom smells so bad. There is something wrong with the sewage.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3

    Chips and salsa are always a hit! The rest of the food was mediocre. Tortilla soup was not hot, meat tasted microwaved. Our server, Justin, was amazing. If it wasn't for his great personality and service, this birthday celebration would have been a disaster. I do understand the kitchen was short staffed so again, I am trying to be fair. The food was mediocre at best.

  21. S

    Sand

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Rude employees and reservations online are not correct we picked a time which was 9:45pm we got there and they didn’t take us because they said the kitchen was closed and that they need to fix the online info but they were rude

  22. J

    Jimbo

    Sacramento

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service. Reasonably priced. We will be back.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great atmosphere!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our server Justin (Dre) was on point and did an AMAZING job!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Workers were really nice, always checked on me and my girlfriend. Will definitely be going back.

  26. RE

    RamonaE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    Food arrived cold & overcooked- nice service, just overworked!

  27. PS

    PhillipS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I'm from out of state and was searching for a great experience--and found it!

  28. D

    Danibelle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience4

    First and most important they did not advertise the cost. The $31.00 per person was way over priced for the quality of food. It was either dried out, tasteless or greasy. The best thing on the menu was the salad, beans and rice. The coffee tasted like hot dirty water and mimosas were served in half the size glasses of regular champagne flutes. When I got the $140 tab for four people I almost fainted. Horrible!! I won’t go back. Ever again.

  29. a

    annetter

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    the food was surprisingly better than expected!!!!

  30. RM

    RobertM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The turkey was not cooked all the way.got sick.service was bad.i will never go there again.

  31. s

    sharonr

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Would like to see a better Champagne served than the one at Thanksgiving.

  32. F

    Foodie

    Sacramento

    97 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    After game meal, great that they’re open till 11 on weekends

  33. A

    Akblueline

    Anchorage

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    Jose, our waiter was excellent. He was attentive and efficient. Food was good, but nothing really stood out. We had enchiladas, carnitas, fajita tacos.

  34. K

    Kiksgirl

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience2

    Everything was perfect, other then the smell of water damage in the cantina.

  35. RM

    RobertaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall2food1service4ambience1

    there was a party could not hear in the room, food was cold and not what i expected

  36. T

    Tamara

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Service was great, so was the food. Just way too loud

  37. DD

    DebDRD

    San Joaquin

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    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.

  38. BG

    BobbyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!!

  39. CF

    CharlesF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Wedding anniversary

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1

    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.

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El Torito - Stockton is rated 3.9 stars by 127 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for El Torito - Stockton

2593 March Lane Stockton, CA 95209

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Stockton

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (209) 957-6891

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

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