El Torito - West Covina
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.
House-Made Tortilla Soup
Our original recipe made fresh throughout the day! Chicken broth, tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and fresh avocado
Four large grilled shrimp wrapped in roasted pasilla chiles, manchego cheese and bacon
Succulent sautéed shrimp and mahi-mahi
Was promptly served. Our waitress was very courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
Went for Mother’s Day. Sat us late food just barely ok
The only thing is that I asked for no onion or cilantro on my tacos and they were still brought that way. After a second set of tacos. But the food was still good after digging out the meat lol
Great service as usual. Good food and price. Thanks
My husband Reggie’s birthday was great!
Good place for Americanized Mexican food. Wide selection to satisfy different tastes.
Did the Sunday brunch, all the food was good, but could of used more workers serving food, was pretty crowded at times.
The wait staff seemed to not be too knowledgeable.
Restaurant was very quiet and empty when we arrived but by the time we left it was quite full.
Overall, it was nice to be able to dine in a restaurant again.
Love el torito, delicious dishes and margaritas! Very good customer service! I highly Recommend this place.
The food and service were good with the exception that I specifically made a reservation for outdoor dining and they were not able to provide it.
Very great time. We’ll be back
Went for Easter. It was pleasant and organized staff. 2 recommendations- need additional servers on most popular items such as rice bean area. 1 server took too much time with several hungry people waiting in line. Next was Eggs. a server was necessary to get our eggs. Waited over 30 min and by then breakfast items were gone from our plates. We didn’t get to enjoy them. Question why we couldn’t just get our eggs ourself from cook. Popular items such as these need more servers to accommodate busy brunch time. Other than this the brunch was great!
It was for my mother in law’s birthday
I had a reservation took a while to get seated. Food took about 40 mins to arrive. Food was ok service was good.
Sat inside for the first time in a long while. $8 specials are great. Service was outstanding.
Our server was great. He greeted us and let us know about the specials. He was efficient. Definitely better than the El Torito in Pasadena! Food was great and everything was brought out promptly. We got the all you can fish taco special. We didn’t even have to ask our waiter to bring us more, it’s like he knew the right time to bring food out! Dessert was yummy! We’re definitely trekking all the way to West Co again! By the way, I ordered coffee ☕️, it was actually hot! They do take covid seriously, we saw tables been sanitized as soon as guests left.
Wiped my own chair before I sat down and it was very dirty. I brought my own cleaning wipes.
Very good! Short wait and food and service was good
Wife and I shared the Fajitas Supreme. Was plenty of food for both of us. Good food at a good value. Server was very busy but handled everything well.
They are still doing Sunday brunch buffet , the food is inside and u go in and they serve it up for u and u take it back to your table outside , so fun
Was cold they didn’t have enough heaters for outside dine and they apparently were out of guacamole which is hard to believe and then when we wanted to pay it took forever to get the check yet the server kept coming around to see if we wanted anything else even though all they were serving was alcohol we had to literally get up and go inside stand by the cashier until they gave us the check
Always good food and service. The special pricing was great.
First, there were tables available under the canopy that no one was sitting at.
I asked the lady if we were able to sit at the empty table under the canopy instead of not. She stated that the “waiter” would not be available for “awhile” and she was not sure when they would be back. So we chose to not wait. However, 10 minutes later someone was sat under the canopy and the waiter was servicing them immediately after that.
Mind you I saw the people who were sat there drive up after we were already there.
Other than that the service was okay.
I love the food at El Torito. We went for a Galentines date. My only complaint is that it was freezing. Come on El Torito invest in some outdoor heaters. You have two outside the tents. Who is that supposed to help? Just a shame.
Always a great place to go for Mexican food & drink
The food was great! The service was great! Overall satisfied.
Very good brunch, worth the price and the time. This was my second time going and will continue to go.
Need some heaters
Decent food for the price. Wife & I shared the fajitas supreme. Plenty of food for both of us.
Everything was good. Service, food, and atmosphere.
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!
Good Mexican foods
Can’t think of any thing they did a great job. We had a good time.
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!
I ordered the all you can eat soup & salad for $8.95. It was delicious and the server just kept 'em comin'!
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
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.
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!
Very good for being outside in a tent. Set up was good. Nice cooling set up. Service was excellent.
I had a great time with my wife. Service was great and food outstanding
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 75 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.