El Torito - Torrance

4.3
52 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
What 52 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.0
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LissetteG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience1

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 !

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MarshaD
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

Food was delicious.

Great price

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We came here for a friends birthday and it was great. Service and food is always good.

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vipMystic88
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Nothing special to say, I just love the food here!

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LizS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great customer service! Food and drinks where good!!

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ValarieA
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ShunnaJ
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing brunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a perfect anniversary dinner! Service was extraordinary and the food and drinks were fantastic!

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Kbooma
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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.

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KassandraG
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience2

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

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vipNYEveDec31
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed eating outside at El Torito's. The waiters were very attentive, the portions were generous, and the food was good.

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EllenG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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EbonyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Happy hour is well priced

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PeterD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Torrance. A real pleasure.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good venue in this time of Covid, with good food. The best you could ask for under a tent in a parking lot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good got buzzed thank you lol

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TeriW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to eat there under the circumstances, food was Excellent, great service!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

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

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GermaineN
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Father’s Day

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AliciaE
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Food was very bland, meat was fatty, beans were over salted. Over all over priced for no reason

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CurtisW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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 ...

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vipJC12
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This was may first time going to El Torino’ s reopening. I had the tasty Taco Salad, and also ordered the cheese dip.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Sunday brunch buffet food was terrible, all the meat dishes were over cooked!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

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.

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vipLynN
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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HelenH
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great. Food was good. Service was great. We will come here again soon.

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bunjets
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

George the manager goes above and beyond! The waiters are excellent

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VivianA
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JeriN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Are waiter was grate and so friendly. He recommended lots of delicious food to get and alway had our drink full.

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Anne
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Horrible food and drink!! Service was goood and too bad the waitress works for El Torito!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was very nice and patient with our table. Location is very clean

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was poor. Not sure if I’ll be returning back to this El Toritoes in Torrance.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great birthday brunch for mom!

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kazril
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, friendly service, promptly delivered. Good value.

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NathanA
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service,delicious food, waiter service all I can say five star ,

FAQs

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.