El Torito - West Covina

4.4
50 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.
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JefaniJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch, worth the price and the time. This was my second time going and will continue to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Need some heaters

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Cooper
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food for the price. Wife & I shared the fajitas supreme. Plenty of food for both of us.

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BrianO
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Service, food, and atmosphere.

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Kathyaleman
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was awesome; our server was really friendly. We had a reservation one hour before closing. They didn't make us feel rushed, and our food was fresh. We are going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Mexican foods

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shannont
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Can’t think of any thing they did a great job. We had a good time.

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nydiar
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was ok. This is due to the sheer amount of people that were eating outside. I still ate the food as it was good, just not like usual. That is understandable due to the pandemic.

The drinks on the otherhand, that came out really quick and they were good. Very nicely priced and the happy hour menu is awesome! It's really extensive. It's also every day!

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DorothyC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the all you can eat soup & salad for $8.95. It was delicious and the server just kept 'em comin'!
Great value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not busy food took for 1 hour to Come out a party that arrive 20 min after us got there food before us and waste of my money very disappointed first time there and last time

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Well I don't consider eating outside during summer to be a positive thing but we have no choice right now. I arrived early and my guest was late but I was well looked after by the staff and they were very attentive to all of the customers. This is a trying time for everyone but they did their best to make it a positive experience.

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PeteM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good value for the money. These are challenging times for restaurants, and El Torito is doing a fine job. I had soup and bacon wrapped shrimp. My friend had one of the combo plates. Delicious!

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TERRYF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good for being outside in a tent. Set up was good. Nice cooling set up. Service was excellent.

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CesarG
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my wife. Service was great and food outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a good experience

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dave
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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melaniec
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Staff overworked, pleasant. Too hot to sit in the parking lot. The wind blew up the umbrella my child and sat under and crashed on the table spilling our drinks. Very uncomfortable climate windy and freeway noise was not pleasant. I asked for my food to go after the incident. This was not the staffs issue in anyway. Eltorito should invest in better shade for guests. Please go to Costco and get actual canopies and secure placement. I will not be returning..

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vipluv2dineout
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

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NeilS
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The only issue I had was I never got my receipt emailed to me.

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JasonA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was bad to start off, went for brunch had to ask for refills of our drinks, food was ok definitely not what I was used to at other El Torito restaurants. Disappointed to say the least!

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vipNourB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant adhered to social distancing measures exceptionally. All employees wore face masks. There were designed arrows on the floor that were easy to follow in order to navigate the restaurant. Patrons were seated 6 feet from one another with 1-2 booths empty booths/tables in between. The service and food was wonderful as usual.

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frenchy584
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get out for our 1st dinner since Stay at Home!
Foods and service was excellent

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice to be able to dine in. Too bad we have to live with masks and face shield. Tough understanding people. And they are NOT necessary.

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Rosaray
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. The food is always great. I'm happy to be a customer

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Chris
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our server was rude/short and the food was warm. I would recommend the Sunday Brunch. The food is hot and delicious!

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RaulR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were great. We had set reservations prior and were seated on time. The restaurant was pleasant. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great really enjoyed it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They over cooked the corn twice. The waitress took very long in taking our order. And bring our drinks. Then the drinks were not very tasteful. The sprite/ 7 up taste like pipe water. The alcoholic drinks were way to watered down. Just not a good experience. Over all! Management needs to educate waiters on timing and presentation. Bar tenders on making drinks. I only say this because I’ve worked in the past at Alcapulos in Downey for 6 years and no matter how busy we were we have excellent service. Rather food, bar or anywhere in the restaurant... always on our toes. Management always spoke to us kindly about Customer service !!!

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DavidM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Restaurant seemed to be short of staff.
We Waited:
- to be seated with barely no one in the restaurant.
- for a server to come to our table.
- for our drinks that we ordered.
- for the jalapeño peppers we requested.

Food arrived 30 min after it was ordered; arrived warm (not hot).

Server did provide three chips and salsa for the table.

The experience at this restaurant needs much improvement

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JeanetteG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family enjoyed our brunch at El Torito to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Very nice !

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience2

Fernando was great - very attentive to us.

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TomR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good food, server was a little slow, but very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Very poor service!!! Always.

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CorinaC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ricardo was amazing !!! Give him a raise please , super nice man satisfied the whole party !!

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JuanitaNu
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They sat us right away. Service was great. Food came out fast and kids got delicious food and service. The family was very pleased!

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MarleneB
Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good for the price. We had a good time celebrating with friends.

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Fuentes
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was DELICIOUS! it took a while to get our food but overall everything went well. Thank you !!!

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CephasW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Sunday buffet

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TracyW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch buffet!! They have so many choices of food and it’s fresh and tasty. Our waitress Cindy was so nice and always attentive. She was always back at our table every 5 minutes filling up our mimosas and waters. Can’t wait to go back soon!

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MonicaB
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have not been to El Torito in ages. It needs a little touch up here and there since I am comparing it to when it first opened. Other than that the service was great and the food was also pretty good.

FAQs

El Torito - West Covina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - West Covina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 966-7516.

El Torito - West Covina is rated 4.4 stars by 50 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.