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El Torito - El Torito - Woodland Hills, Woodland Hills, CA

El Torito - Woodland Hills

4.3
4.3
182 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm-10:00pm

  • Phone number

    (818) 348-1767

  • 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

    Woodland Hills

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

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

What 182 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Kid Friendly

  • San Fernando Valley / Valencia

    Great for Lunch

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  1. JL

    JollyL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service is fast. Staff are friendly Food is very good. We use to come here even Covid year. Then we want some ambiance and eat at El Torito in Marina Del Ray Beach. Woodland Hills is closer to us so we went back and eat. To our surprise the way they cook thier food is better and they serve faster. Awesome! Keep it up!
  2. L

    Lucky13

    Los Angeles

    251 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    251 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Special Thanksgiving buffet didn't disappoint. Both traditional holiday options and Mexican foods like Birria, Chile Colorado, tacos, chicken tamale, cheese enchilada, etc. All of it was very good. Nice to mix both cuisines. Even though it was drinks only, service was tremendous.
  3. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Service was excellent. Good value. Restaurant decor needs updating
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sittings was prompt and waitress brought our drinks and table settings in no time. The traditional turkey dinner menu was fresh and tasty. It complemented the traditional Mexican dishes also available to diners.
  5. B

    Brende

    Los Angeles

    122 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    My daughter and I enjoyed lunch yesterday T El Torito. The wait staff were all very friendly and our food was very good. First time eating there and will return.
  6. MP

    MariaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food and staff was very nice and attentive.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brunch with my friends
  8. Z

    ladyZ

    Los Angeles

    131 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    131 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I hadn't been to this location in over 30 years. Only tricky part was parking, small lot and fills up fast. Tortilla chips tasted a bit stale, but everything else was great was on point.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The salad seems to be soggy as if it isn’t being stored properly. The steak in the fajitas was over cooked and dry. Chicken also over cooked and dry. Shrimp good! Retired beans and rice both cold. Sodas flat. Women’s restroom is atrocious. Serious safety hazards and filthy. Toilet seat lose and falling off. Parts of flooring uneven. Dirty and smells terrible.
  10. JG

    JuliaG

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Rosa M, was the absolute best! She was extremely attentive and friendly. We were a good sized group and we all felt well taken care of!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    One and done. Service was slow and food just wasn’t good. The tortilla chips had a very off taste like old grease and sat out for ever. We almost left before ordering entrees they were so bad accompanying salsa was below average and had the heat of Minnesota. Entrees we’re good. Fajitas duo the chicken was good. Steak not good full of gristle that you couldn’t chew through. Had a better steak in the Army. Enchiladas not good and not sauces and interesting take on things. Never seen cabbage in a enchilada and soo many onions was nearly inedible. Definitely won’t be back
  12. DA

    DarleneA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing. Food, portion size, staff , drinks and ambience. Definitely recommend and it's the same every time we dine here.
  13. SC

    StaceyC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service Staff was amazing Would come here again
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The food and service were disappointing.
  15. BM

    BartM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was terrific but also you can count on a good meal there, whether it’s Beverly Hills or Magic Mountain you’ll always be able to find a good meal there and also a good value with their guacamole and margaritas
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ever! Love this spot
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Estella is amazing. The foods were great and delicious. We will be here again for sure.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience2
    Our waiter was great!!
  19. JV

    JaimeeV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got seated very quickly. And your server was so attentive. We got our food in a timely matter, taste was perfect. Will definitely be coming back to this location again
  20. KG

    KimberlyG

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Over sever was excellent!! Food perfect!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Waitress was amazing. The rest of the experience, not so much. Food was not very tasty. The kitchen had awful timing on our food. Got my main coarse before the appetizers. Oh, let’s not forget the lack of napkins and utensils. Haven’t been there in about 30 years and it will be another 30 before I go back. Too many other places that have better food and better service. Oh, we had to clear our own table a few times. Before dessert we did a full clear. DONT GO HERE!
  22. LL

    LuisL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here after my husband's graduation from Pierce College. It's a great spot. The food is delicious and the portions are huge! The service was excellent and the prices were reasonable. Definitely coming back!
  23. S

    Shian

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grandma’s birthday and she chose to eat there
  24. GT

    GeiselT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Brunch was amazing! Lot of great options and so tasty.
  25. AP

    AnnetteP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    We arrived 15 min early and the restaurant was empty. There were two handicapped people and one minor in our party of four. I asked the manager for a table vs. booth. He was annoyed and attempted to sit us right next to the bar (with a minor) at two small cocktail bar tables put together. Near by there was five empty four and five top tables so I told the hostess we wanted one of the tables not in the bar. She stormed off taking our utensils with her. I flagged down the manager asking for utensils and he said it was our fault we didn’t have any because we didn’t want the table we were being sat at. The waiter came over and gave us utensils. Outside the manager the table service was amazing. There were only four people working the buffet and at 10am the food was already cold and hard. For the free bottomless mimosa’s we were given a glass of champagne filled all the way to the top and one separate cup of Orange juice to share amongst the three adults. We spent $170 with tip and were very disappointed.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot to enjoy a good brunch
  27. SL

    SeanL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    We had been intentionally overcharged by our waitress at the Northridge location the weekend prior to our visit to Woodland Hills— she added a $15 tip to our card, even though we gave her a cash tip. Jose, the district manager for this area said he would comp our meal if we gave them a second chance. We didn’t feel comfortable at Northridge so he asked us to come to Sunday brunch in Woodland Hills— a bit of a drive for us, but we agreed to give El Torito a second chance. That was a mistake. We arrived and no one at the Woodland Hills location had heard about this agreement—Jose hadn’t mentioned anything to them. The manager handled it very well though, he offered us a 25% discount. This was far from what the district manager had promised, but better than driving 35 minutes for nothing. I’m incredibly disappointed at the upper level management in El Torito— namely the district manager, Jose. How does someone get to that level in a restaurant chain with such little common sense or customer service skills? You have guests who were literally robbed by your employee and then you appease them with a false promise and zero follow-through?! The brunch was good, but still cost me $60 I didn’t anticipate spending. The Woodland Hills location was very good overall and our server, Pedro, was amazing!!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We went as a family to celebrate my dinner. Their taco bar was great!
  29. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our server was fantastic and the food was great. they made it a very special mothers day for our family.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was pretty busy , we had gotten a reservation and were put on makeshift table. Like second class citizens. Food was good
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Mother’s Day
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Scheduled a reservation and STILL ended up waiting 30+ mins. We ended up leaving and taking our business elsewhere. Very noisy place and very unprofessional staff. Will not be returning.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They were very rude, even with our reservation there was a long line we were treated poorly I will never eat there again.
  34. BJ

    BigJohn67

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great Mother’s Day brunch. Very busy but the food and service were great. Happy I made a reservation. Thank you.
  35. MN

    MNichole

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    Went for Mother’s Day brunch. The manager was so rude and obnoxious I almost left just as soon as we arrived. They overbooked the restaurant so the buffet lines were long, staff was not at each station which made for awkward situations (should I just try to reach over and serve myself?!). The only saving grace was our server, Rosa, who was fantastic.
  36. CY

    CharlieY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommended food, service A1and my server Dora is the Best👍🏻
  37. AR

    AlexisR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Right off the bat really disorganized for a establishment to be advertising a Mother’s Day brunch. The food was cold and the majority of the servers had attitudes like they did not want to be there.
  38. LA

    LAmom

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was great from hostess and waiter. 3 people in our group ordered steak fajitas… all 3 said steak was tough and hard to chew. Usually the steak is very tender. We mentioned to the waiter and he brought out 1 additional small plate of steak which was better but not up to typical standard.
  39. ES

    EmilyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a good Mexican restaurant with solid food. Happy hour is great too
  40. BH

    BreeH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    The food was absolutely gross. No flavor. The chicken was like meat out of a can. The “asada” in the burritos were like roast beef - definitely was NOT carne asada steak. The Chile relleno was definitely frozen and heated up. The only thing enjoyable was the kids food and the fries. Definitely a horrible experience for my mothers birthday. Will NOT be returning.

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You can order delivery directly from El Torito - Woodland Hills using the Order Online button. El Torito - Woodland Hills also offers 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 4.3 stars by 182 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 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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Google Map for El Torito - Woodland Hills

6040 Canoga Avenue, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Woodland Hills

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am, 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, Dancing, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (818) 348-1767

  • 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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