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El Torito West Covina - El Torito - West Covina, West Covina, CA

El Torito - West Covina

3.7
3.7
165 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (626) 966-7516

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

  • Neighborhood

    San Gabriel Valley

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 165 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.6Service
  • 3.5Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Los Angeles

    Great for brunch

  • Pasadena / San Gabriel

    Great for brunch

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  1. C

    Cooper

    Los Angeles

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Close by and a good choice for good Mexican food. Server was very attentive.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, excellent service
  3. GC

    GlennC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Went at 2pm on a Saturday with a party of 8. We had reservations and got seated right away. Food was very good but not hot enough, service was slow; I expect the food sat around for too long before being brought out to us.
  4. R

    Raquel

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    We were ignored multiple times! The hostess and servers were very rude and not helpful at all.
  5. DD

    DDura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server Ricardo provided great service and the food was delicious.
  6. IJ

    IsabelJ

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience, I will never go back. Air broke down customers were miserable. Employees were all in a bad mood. Husband is Asian . Workers totally in ignored his and waited on customers behind him . Very racial . Didn’t feel comfortable after that. Waiter took half hour to bring drinks
  7. CI

    CarmenI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Very dissapointed :( no air conditionig in 110 degrees .When i ask the waiter he say the managemnet don't care to fix it and they been working with out the air the whole summer ....the waiter as well very rude and don't come to our table more than 2-3 times and becuase we call him . very dissapointing experience ....i think everybody was in bad mood because no air :(
  8. HP

    HkyPlyr18

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    The first table we were seated at was covered in ants. Since we were not in the mood to share dinner with an ant colony, we moved to another table. It took a long time for our waiter to show up, but he made up for the wait with excellent service. The food and drinks were very good. The restaurant was not very busy so the noise level was low. The manager came to check on our table near the end of dinner, I appreciate that.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    We did not have such a great experience, our server didn't seem like they wanted to be there! Just a blah attitude. My margaritas weren't good and we constantly had to ask for a refill on regular fountain drinks since our cups were literally filled with ice. We definitely didn't get that friendly customer service
  10. J

    Jesse

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    Terrible food is bland and awful. Had reservations at 11:00am took forever to get seated. Saw multiple parties get seated before us with no reservations. They were told 30-35 minutes only to complain to management and get seated right away ignoring those who had reservations. Got sick from the ceviche so beware! Not coming back. Better off going next door to Marie Callender's buffet better service and food!
  11. KR

    KatR

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Servers need to act like they enjoy their job and being there to serve people. Our server was not friendly or attentive.
  12. HD

    HelenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Luv eating at El Torito… food is really good 👍and the ambience is just perfect 😍
  13. MM

    MichaelM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great. The reservation made the plans easier
  14. CF

    CynthiaF

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    A great all around Mexican restaurant. Good value for the money. Great atmosphere with great happy hour specials. Our waiter Pedro was the best!
  15. OP

    OfeliaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Lines were a little too long...Our waitress was great very attentive .
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service by Ricardo
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Horrible service and cold food. NEVER AGAIN!!!
  18. LC

    LeslieC

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great lunch specials and service is fast!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    It was Mother’s Day so I made a reservation. It was busy but we were accommodated right on time and were seated. Service was slow but I only account that to limited staff and many tables were empty or weren’t cleared of dishes & mess. Our waitress was nice but waited quite awhile for us to get drinks started. Food was awhile but was worth waiting & delicious. My only complaint is that there’s no music playing throughout the restaurant. Only the bar area had tvs going but the dining area had no music to give any ambiance.
  20. TS

    TamiS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I drove over 69 miles to take my mom to brunch, which was so over-crowded. It took almost an hour to stand in line get to front of line & by the time we made it through & sat down to eat most the food was cold. I had to ask a manager why there was no ham or tri-tip to finally be brought out because girl & front just tried appeasing me, which upset me. Although, I did bring my concerns to the manager & he we gave my mom & her husband a $50 coupon for next visit but unless something seriously changed with hoe they run brunch, I will not go back.
  21. l

    luv2dineout

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  22. V

    Vanessa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The waiter was mediocre. He did not acknowledge the fact we were celebrating a birthday.
  23. SH

    SusanH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    It took a long time for everyone at the table to get their food. Dinners came out sporadically. The restaurant was not busy so it's not clear why the food took a long time to come. A couple of orders were wrong. Had to wave down someone to get a refill on soda and water. The server was pleasant but not very attentive. Not sure if I will return.
  24. O

    Oldschool

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good. Food was good as usual. No problems.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    I was super disappointed in this location no communication with how the buffet works, no one told us that the buffet closed down at 2p, we arrived at 1p. We didn't start service til 1:20p. 40 mins to stand in all the various stations, taco station told us about the omelet table not our server. He was overwhelmed. I had to ask twice for tge omlette paper. The manager is very aggressive and threatening as far as removing you from the area. This had happened before in December. He cares more for the bottom line. RUDE.
  26. DC

    DonnaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Everyone was friendly. People were chatting laughing and just plan enjoying themselves. Would definitely go back.
  27. k

    kathryn

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Went for brunch. Got seated right at our reservation time and ordered drinks. drinks took a while to come out. Long lines for food and even in line people behind us got called forward before us. Had to wait in line 15 mins just to get tortillas. they make them fresh but maybe have an option for not fresh made. By the time we sat down our food was cold. Plates were not cleared from tables until we were done eating so they stacked up. Was shocked the bill for 2 was $86 with one $5 drink each.
  28. SB

    SuzanneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We returned to El Torito for brunch because of the great time we had on Thanksgiving. Great food, service and so clean and safe. If I had one complaint, it would be that there were too few food servers on this visit. Thanksgiving seemed to have plenty of people to serve the food.
  29. SH

    SusanH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Way to go El Torito! It was lovely to dine in this restaurant. The staff was friendly and welcoming. The service was outstanding. The food arrived hot, fresh, and visually appetizing. Everything tasted good. I plan to return very soon. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  30. MC

    MelissaC

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was great, the food was amazing. Always nice to be at El Torito. We missed brunch and I’m happy that El Torito is allowing brunch
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Our waitress forgot about us several times. At points we were all out of drinks and water. We had to chase her down. Food was good. Ambiance was great in the bar area. Overall good experience.. wishing we had a better waitress.
  32. DP

    DebbieP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was wonderful! We had a group of 15 and everything was great!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was great. Drinks were great. Disappointed with the appetizers. On the menu they looked like a decent size, but when the bacon wrapped shrimp arrived, they were so tiny.
  34. AA

    AmandaA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our server was Great!!! I want to say his name was Rogelio We set in the back middle section
  35. O

    Oldschool

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    My wife's food was cold. Sent it back, but still cold. I order fajitas. It usually comes sizzling, but no. Not sure why because we enjoy coming to this restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I had the duo fajitas and the chicken and steak were both dry. We ordered tacos and no salsa came on the side. The food is overpriced given the circumstances. Drinks were good though.
  37. RO

    RosaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Todo bien ... buen servicio ... la carne un poco seca ...
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food was amazing but for some reason we were initially not taken care of well by the people seating customers. I had a reservation and was told to wait. I waited for 20 minutes while others with no reservations were sat right away. The only reason I got a table was because I brought it up to them and was sat right there away. Not sure why weren’t sat in the first place..
  39. O

    Oldschool

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Why make a reservation if walk-ins are seated first. Was seated 15 mins. past reservation time. Group came in as a walk up after I checked in and was seated first. There was another group with the same reservation time and was seated after us.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Had a great time.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Torito - West Covina using the Order Online button. El Torito - West Covina also offers 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 3.7 stars by 165 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for El Torito - West Covina

3133 East Garvey N., West Covina, CA 91791

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    San Gabriel Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm, Saturday: 10:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (626) 966-7516

  • Catering

    Bring the flavor of El Torito to your office or off-site event! We can accommodate groups from 10 to 10,000 and everything in between!

  • Private party facilities

    Show your friends, family, and co-workers how to throw a real party with El Torito. Book one of our rooms, patios, or semi-private dining areas for your next celebration, event, or meeting.

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