El Torito - Woodland Hills
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.
During COVID, this place is still amazing. Hostess was amazing when adding another person to our table. Friendly staff even on a Friday evening and the DJ was a bonus to our surprise.
Veteran's Day special...ordered 3-entre special free for military...Ernesto is a good server..left a good tip since my food was free...
Great set up. Way too cold to be outside. No heaters by the tables made it very uncomfortable to eat. Probably would not go back when it's cold outside, unless there are heaters. Would not recommend during the cold weather.
I set reservations but walk ups were set before me. When I brought this up to management, I was finally say. I normally love this place but today was not good at all!
Ryan was our server and he seemed to not know what he was doing! I ordered virgin pina coladas but he brought alcoholic pins coladas. Our experience was disappointing to say the least!
I was disappointed by their food and service. I realize we are in covid and they were clearly short staffed - but the communication from check in through to delivery of food was mediocre.
Perfect Friday night. Great service, margaritas, good food and fun music - El Torito is a reliable good time.
Need to have more waiters. Great DJ that make for nice ambiance.
The service is amazing. Great customer service. The Sunday brunch was delicious and fresh.
This restaurant is doing an amazing job at working with what they got. I appreciate the fact that they rolled out that green/fake grass looking carpet so that you are not completely on the parking lot pavement.
The staff are friendly and attentive (even while busy). There is a bit of a wait on everything (the round of drinks, your food to arrive etc), but there service is amazing and it's something that can be overlooked.
This restaurant treated me better than Sage Brush in Calabasas. Great job El Torito! You guys are making the best out of these crazy times. The food was amazing as well.
Excellent service from manager to hostess to server.
Everything went well
Great food and server was very nice and attentive.
Service was good outdoor seating was plenty and comfortable considering they’ve had to make due with a tent in part of the parking lot.
Manager was attentive to customers. Overall it was a good experience.
Appetizer was not warm and when we told our waiter, they took it away and came back with the same food we had just eaten from, just microwaved. Not sanitary, especially during these virus times. It also didn’t taste good. The chicken fajitas were also not warm although the are supposed to be sizzling, but they tasted ok. Would have been much better warm tho. Nice waitress, but super slow service and we had to ask several times for napkins and salsa. Probably won’t be back unless it’s for drinks only.
Great happy hour.
The food was ok as expected. The waiter was new but tried hard to accommodate us.
Great staff. Looking forward to going again and again
Finally I could normally come and enjoy eating out. Great food and awesome drinks , normal and relaxing atmosphere, huge outdoor settings during Covid.
Gorge is the reason why I really like to go to El Torito
With the current pandemic, my weekly go to is El Torito (even before the pandemic). We always get great service and an outstanding Cadillac margarita!
El Torito is always Great! Great service and food. We go there often.
The experience was amazing, the outdoor seating made us feel very safe, the whole time we were there , we had no worries. I have already recommended to other people in our building.
Great outside seating
Everything went well
Excellent service, food was great the waiter was awesome courteous and prompt.
Loved our server Rosie!
Happy hour menu was varied and delicious
Love the chips and salsa!!!!
Great customer service!
My server was amazing! She was super nice and was thankful we were there. She was on point throughout my whole dinner.
Food is good. Service is subpar. Busy and very informal.
It was wonderful I had a Valentine’s dinner with my family and it was great. Great server, food, and service!
Food was great and our waiter was awesome! He was very attentive while juggling two large parties.
Decent food, but nothing special. My biggest complaint was the bathroom that was filthy.
Always fun - live the brunch but may need to go back for a burger! Looked delicious
Worse restaurant and food Ever!! Customer Service was horrible!!!
This is the best brunch in LA - value and offering
Food was good and plentiful. I had the fajitas, and it's more than enough food. We also had margaritas. I thought they were a bit too sweet ad a little light on the alcohol.
Our server was very nice, and a manager was helping out. However, I thought the staff was way overextended. Our server had tables all over the restaurant, and there was another server who had tables between some of her tables. Not very efficient, so after good initial service, things slowed down, though not because our server wasn't working. She was hustling all over the place.
El Torito has been treated as a joke for many years, like Olive Garden. I used to go to the ET in Sherman Oaks a lot because my office was next door and it was "good", but not quite up to "very good". This was the first time in several years I had been to an El Torito. It has definitely moved up to "very good". All 3 of us were pleasantly surprised by the quality and presentation of the food. Also, although the place was packed, we were seated immediately at our reservation time. Finally, the design is such that even with loads of parties we were able to maintain a conversation without shouting. We will return.
My family has been coming for Thanksgiving buffet for years but this last one was SO disappointing! We got there and the containers were nearly empty. The food that was there was cold! The atmosphere was sad...there were lots of babies crying too. It was just awful. The food was refilled and served hot about 45 minutes later but by then we were done and we are NOT coming back. I strongly urge you to stay away on holidays!!!
El Torito - Woodland Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Woodland Hills also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 348-1767.
El Torito - Woodland Hills is rated 4.4 stars by 62 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.