El Torito - Stockton

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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.
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was a nice evening atmosphere was nice just wish there was music playing

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AnaA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my son’s birthday, our waitress was amazing and the food was delicious as always! The only down was that it was too early and too hot for a margarita ;). I’m glad you’re back in business!

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johns
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the brunch. Like that you now provide free apps. the chips & salsa and the chilaqias were a real treat. We liked ordering our omelet from our waiter. and that the food is still very good! Also loved how they now serve the food to you at all the stations. Same great service! can't wait to go back!!

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RalphB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food with attentive service. Cadillac Margarita exceptionally well made.

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dizneyfanz
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience5

The socially distant dining was fantastic. It was nice having servers at each food station. Our table server, however, was quite forgetful. We had to keep asking for items we had already ordered. Some of the food was overcooked. For example, the enchiladas were burnt on the bottoms.
We were only a table of 3 and there was only a total of 4 tables occupied in the entire restaurant at the time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience1

The food was great our waitress very rude and poor service including other servers was a special occasion and was not even acknowledged

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers wore masks and gloves.... everything was clean but menus had excess liquid on them to clean. Food was great.

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DENeal
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Overall the food was very good and the service was excellent. The difficulty was that the restroom was filthy and the smells coming from that area were disgusting. 30,000 appear to be any effort to try to take care of the problem that we could tell.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible customer service food was abysmal

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JohnP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

They first seated us in a corner booth. The tabletop almost fell off. The waiter saw that it was very loose and moved us. The food came fast and was very good.

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ShirleeF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We Love meeting our family at El Torito’s in Stockton. It’s the perfect place to have a family gathering and the brunch has a good variety of food which we enjoy.

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JosephineR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I will certainly have dinner there again! We made a reservation for Christmas Day, and there were plenty of staff to take care of us. And everyone there was cheerful and helpful. Since we had a reservation, we were seated immediately. And the food was great! I'm sure I will be eating the El Torito restaurant again.

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Tamara
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good, drinks were good, service was good.

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CarolynR
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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WhitleyM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

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

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vipBZ24
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Service was great as well as food.

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alexandriaR
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

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BryanW
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

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

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ShirleeF
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant experience for my daughters birthday!!

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vipSavorer
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service food and wait time

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vipchrish
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipJimbo
Sacramento
55 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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JoyceC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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VeronicaA
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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

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PRAVINP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience4

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.

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EliasM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food1service4ambience4

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

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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BlancaG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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?

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RicardoA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Totallynotbri
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DeborahM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

El Torito - Stockton does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.4 stars by 37 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.