El Torito - Torrance
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.
I met up with a friend for happy hour we ordered the tacos as it was taco Tuesday we went in to select the tacos and it was horrible ! The steak looked old and dry looked like ground beef ! The pork was all dried up ! We decided to reorder the fajitas instead and they were cold when they got to the table ! Freezing outside no out door heaters at all horrible exp !
Service was great.
Food was delicious.
We came here for a friends birthday and it was great. Service and food is always good.
Nothing special to say, I just love the food here!
Great customer service! Food and drinks where good!!
Excellent brunch and our server, Ernesto, was fantastic! He made sure our "bottomless" Mimosa's were just that! He kept them full every time he walked by and we never had to ask...Brunch was plentiful and delicious.
We were thrilled to find El Torito open for dine in. They had a tent set up in the back as well as some limited seating in the front. We requested the front and were quickly given a table. It was a great dining experience, with great service. Food was good as well.
It was amazing brunch
Amazing brunch experience. They’re safety measures and Covid precautions exceeded my expectations . The outdoor patio dining was very comfortable, tables are far apart. I felt very safe and the food was fabulous. We will definitely be returning!
What a perfect anniversary dinner! Service was extraordinary and the food and drinks were fantastic!
Waiter kept forgetting about us. Didn’t check in that often. Needed the basics like napkins, silverware, refills and it took forever to get those things.
We ordered the family fajitas and aside from being cold the food was overcooked like it had been sitting for a long period of time and then reheated
We enjoyed eating outside at El Torito's. The waiters were very attentive, the portions were generous, and the food was good.
My family and friends have been coming to this El Torito for years for various occasions or no occasion at all, and it never disappoints! This time, we were celebrating our son’s birthday. The food is very good and the service is, as well— thank you, Guillermo, for our latest wonderful dining experience! And thanks for singing and the birthday sombrero!
Very good food. Happy hour is well priced
One of the best places in Torrance. A real pleasure.
Good venue in this time of Covid, with good food. The best you could ask for under a tent in a parking lot.
Good got buzzed thank you lol
It was nice to eat there under the circumstances, food was Excellent, great service!
The help was excellent. Sweet and helpful.
The outdoor tent was hot, noisy and filled with flies.
The food? WAY overpriced.
The only plus besides the help, the fried icecream
The ambiance was so so. A bit messy but it was ok. They were out of Chile Relleno but the substitute was good. Our server was attentive and nice. Price was a bit expensive for the quality.
Food was very bland, meat was fatty, beans were over salted. Over all over priced for no reason
I had a nice pleasant time on father's day..Thanks you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank ...
This was may first time going to El Torino’ s reopening. I had the tasty Taco Salad, and also ordered the cheese dip.
Salsa with no flavor, guacamole seemingly with half an avocado with pockets of either a salt bomb or no salt and just really average food.
Extremely disappointing experience.
Sunday brunch buffet food was terrible, all the meat dishes were over cooked!
There were 5 of us at the table. The restaurant was not busy at all. We were seated right away. Everybody placed their orders. No special orders or significant requests. About 45 minutes after our orders were placed, the waiter brought the wrong food to the table. After apologies were made, we had to wait another 20 minutes for our food. Food was finally delivered for everyone but me. I waited patiently, as I did not want to make a scene. My family was halfway through their meal before they realized that I had not been served. The waiter came to the table to check on everybody; with a panicked look in his face, he assure me that my meal was on it's way. By the time it came, everybody else was done with their food. I had the waiter box my food as I do not feel comfortable eating when everyone else has finished. The waiter tried to make it right by knocking 20% off of the bill, but this didn't make me feel better. This situation should never have occurred.
Even on a busy Christmas Day, everybody was very friendly and accommodating. Our server was very helpful and our food came out quickly. The tamales were great. Will have to go back to get more!
Great. Food was good. Service was great. We will come here again soon.
The Thanksgiving buffet had fresh carved turkey and ham. Many traditional Mexican items including soups and salads. Many nice items to choose from. Also, Mexican sweet breads and other desserts. Some beverages were included. The price, $27.99 wasn't bad, but the 3% surcharge was tacky, having to do with employee wages, I believe. May or may not return next year.
George the manager goes above and beyond! The waiters are excellent
We’ve recently had hiccups/bad experiences with many other Torito restaurants so we were hesitant. But it was my grandmothers 85th birthday and she was craving El Torito so we took a chance. And we all enjoyed it and love the experience. She was really happy and felt very welcomed.
Are waiter was grate and so friendly. He recommended lots of delicious food to get and alway had our drink full.
Horrible food and drink!! Service was goood and too bad the waitress works for El Torito!!
The waitress was very nice and patient with our table. Location is very clean
The service was poor. Not sure if I’ll be returning back to this El Toritoes in Torrance.
Great birthday brunch for mom!
Good food, friendly service, promptly delivered. Good value.
Excellent service,delicious food, waiter service all I can say five star ,
El Torito - Torrance does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Torrance also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 378-0331.
El Torito - Torrance is rated 4.3 stars by 52 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.