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
We waited for 45 to be seated even though I made a reservation. My brother in law’s food arrived after everyone had already finished eating. The service was horrible.
Great Service from Ricardo
Even though I made reservations, we waited for 10 minutes to be seated! The hostesses seemed to not know what they were doing...
Despite having a Resevation for 2 Weeks we were kept waiting for more than 35 Minutes. We were told that they were short staffed and 2 People were on Break. Why would you allow 2 People to go to Lunch when you are so Busy? I Drove 45 Minutes to Take My 91 Year Old Dad to Celebarte Fther's Day. My Dad is Diabete. Carlos the Manager said my Dad could sit and have a Salad. I said we came to have Lunch and be Served. I Spent nearly $90 - Not Worth the Money for the Treatment and Slow Service.
With a reservation for 5 people at 4:45, we arrived 10 minutes early and had to sit in the heat outside for 40 minutes before being seated inside. We were seated next to large table with very happy people loudly celebrating a birthday included banging loudly on the table. Okay that happens sometimes. Our waitress was excellent but way overloaded with tables. She was trooper and still did a great job. Especially considering that the A/C wasn't working and it was almost as hot in the restaurant as outside. Food was good but slow in coming. Staff was very nice but just not a pleasant experience with the wait time and the condition in the restaurant.
It’s stuffy in there.
Roberto was our server, he was friggin awesome!!!
We had reservations at 2pm , we were taken in at about 2:10pm so that was fine . Quite a bit of hostesses upfront , they all kept staring at people as of not knowing what to do .
Drinks were ok , Guacamole took quite a while . Food is fair , meat was tough , beans were cold . Fajitas were not hot and they added potatoes that were cold . Food could have been better looked reheated.
Very accommodating Of the party size that we had.
We had a great time, we really enjoyed our date night.
We made a reservation and still ended up waiting 40 min to be seated. Employee at the check-in stand was very rude. Our waiter was great and made the experience better.
Great experience, from calling to make a reservation to our waiter and excellent food and drinks!
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Was promptly served. Our waitress was very courteous and friendly. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
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Went for Mother’s Day. Sat us late food just barely ok
Everything was absolutely great, except for the food. Branch was taken away too fast. We should have had the opportunity to have had been offered brunch or order from the menu since we only had about 20 mins to make a run for brunch like if we running a marathon. Then we had to chow down everything before trying to go back and get something else because everything was being removed. Then they ran out of tostadas and they made me ask my server for tortilla chips because they were too LAZY to get a tostada for my ceviche.
I get it, it was Mothers Day, but we RSVP'd way in advance to be treated that way!
I'm very disappointed with the service since our bill was over $200.
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
Very nice. Date night, we had a very nice evening.
Great service as usual. Good food and price. Thanks
Good place for Americanized Mexican food. Wide selection to satisfy different tastes.
My husband Reggie’s birthday was great!
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.
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 stars by 90 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.