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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
+1 818-848-4501
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Alamitos, California
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166 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

El Torito is a chain of Mexican restaurants; and this one is near Warner Bros. and the Burbank Studios, so it benefits from its location and is busy all the time - day or night. The food is plentiful, flavorful, and largely authentic for a chain this size. No one is going to go wrong eating here; but it is... More 

Thank MonaOrangeCountyCA
Los Angeles, California
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124 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we bring our parents here when visiting them on a sunday. we go before church lets out and its almost empty up until noon. we like the salad bar so if your are low carb you can make a meat salad. There is fruit bar so you can eat that for desert vs sweetbread. they offer lots of mexican choices... More 

Thank tinalouise63
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

Shame it was a good spot for Happy hour as well as dinner..I think once the Tonight Show ended years ago the business took a slow decline and direct hit as it was located across the street. Try "Simzy's" near by or "Don Cucos" instead.

Thank Will H
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I just want to thank Mario for his excellent service he was very helpful and friendly I would definitely come back to this fine restaurant. Thanks Mario.

Thank Jesse0198
Weert, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Goof food for fair prices. At the tome we were there there wer many waiters and almost no guests, but maybe it was just not so bust on a sunday

Thank 740oscar
Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The food tastes good and seems authentic. The building and decor make you feel like you are in Mexico. They also have a very nice lunch buffet.

Thank traveltrivia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Absolutely wonderful meal and great service too. Couldn't possibly eat all the food they serve you as portions are huge. Loved it

Thank AJMcABelfast
Little Rock, Arkansas
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We come here every time we are in L.A. This place has a great lunch time buffet, serving just about everything on the regular menu. All you can eat tacos are on Tuesday nights. Your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas. The salsa is fresh and tasty.

Thank Korndog I
Burbank, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

El Torito is our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. We love Tuesday night tacos, their fresh combo dishes, fresh guacamole, fajitas and of course their Margaritas are yummy. It is family friendly and has a happy hour. Local, fresh and friendly.

Thank Salmon2013
Burbank, California
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829 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Service: Very attentive. Huge restaurant. Lots of seating. Never have to wait. Good bar area, separated from main dining area. The Food: Happy Hour from 3-8pm!! Discounted drinks and appetizers. The Parking: Private lot (free) and street parking (free)

Thank travelercass

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-848-4501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?