El Torito - West Covina

4.4
75 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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DonaldA
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was promptly served. Our waitress was very courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Went for Mother’s Day. Sat us late food just barely ok

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HeatherP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BrianO
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as usual. Good food and price. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband Reggie’s birthday was great!

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good place for Americanized Mexican food. Wide selection to satisfy different tastes.

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NathanB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Did the Sunday brunch, all the food was good, but could of used more workers serving food, was pretty crowded at times.

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SteveB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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kristalL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love el torito, delicious dishes and margaritas! Very good customer service! I highly Recommend this place.

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BrownEyes
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very great time. We’ll be back

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Apcontreras4
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was for my mother in law’s birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I had a reservation took a while to get seated. Food took about 40 mins to arrive. Food was ok service was good.

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BrianO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat inside for the first time in a long while. $8 specials are great. Service was outstanding.

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vipbatman9701
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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jesse
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wiped my own chair before I sat down and it was very dirty. I brought my own cleaning wipes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good! Short wait and food and service was good

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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JoannaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

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

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BrianO
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. The special pricing was great.

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CharmaineH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

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.

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Reba
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place to go for Mexican food & drink

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great! The service was great! Overall satisfied.

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JefaniJ
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Need some heaters

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
77 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
7 reviews
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

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 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.