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El Torito

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3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
+1 714-939-6711
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Berkshire, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was okay, it was nothing out of the ordinary. I was in the mood for Mexican and wanted a drink and most local places had no alcohol, so we stopped here. It was taco Tuesday and my colleague had tacos which he said we're good. The taco shells were freshly made. I had a combo place with... More 

Thank Alison S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Mexican Food @ it's best. Price, Atmosphere, Food, Cocktails everything is always good!😄Kid Friendly, Clean good service. Nice Cantina. Great Sunday Brunch.

Thank christine s
Garden Grove
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Sat in the bar area. We had the lunch buffet. Food was hot and taste great. Wasn't too loud considering it was lunch time. Service was fast and very friendly.

Thank eeggleston72
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

While staying in Anaheim, we visited El Torito twice. our first vist was fantastic, hence why went a second time. The portions are absolutely huge and the food is quite well prepared. Our first visit was for dinner; enchiladas and tacos. Excellent. Our second trip was for lunch and we enjoyed the buffet style options. There are far too many... More 

Thank Devolicious
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't disappointed in the food, drinks or service. We had the macho platter and the sizzling platter which were both great, especially the steak taco and the beef barbacoa taco.....also tried a pomegranate margarita that was wonderful.

Thank 784SabrinaG
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here late after a long day at California Adventure. Not big on chains but like their menu items. They were having a promo on margaritas so this was a big bonus! The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Cleanliness was good.

Thank Andy N
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The food was okay. Service was decent. Drinks were the better of it all. Probably won't go back next time in town, but I wouldn't say it was a bad experience. It was alrighty!

1 Thank janej4747
Idyllwild, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Some El Toritos are great, not this one. Always mediocre food. Service is okay. Have been there several times, hoping the situation would improve, but regretfully, it hasn't.

Thank simspc
Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I've been to El Torito a few times and i liked the food as well as the service. I especially liked the Fajitas every time i had them. They appeal to my taste and are more than filling. You can even share them if you think they're too large for you. It's not really a complaint but just like most... More 

Thank ExplorerObserver
SLC Utah
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168 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Well, just happy hour, so the drinks were ok, food was pretty average to bad. Taco bar is poor. Very short happy hour menu, so not much there on that. The place needs a good cleaning, I would not go back due to the conditions in the restaurant. Did not order off the full menu, so I have no idea... More 

Thank csolsen2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-939-6711

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