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El Toreo

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Mexican, Southwestern
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6617 Thirlane Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-2905
+1 540-265-9116
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far the best Mexican buffet my family has been to eat. Just the right amount of food and all the favorites you want to see. And great service to top it off!!

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Thank Tiffany B
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Staff was friendly & food was amazing. I had the carne asada & it was delicious. I even enjoyed the chips & salsa they start you off with.

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Thank MissLadyK503
Roanoke, Virginia
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

have ate here for years. they always make sure you have plenty of chips and drinks. I have ate lunch and dinner and always good. I have tried ;many different dishes and they are always tasty.

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Thank babiesmake4
Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

I'm not an officionado of mexican food, but sometimes I just get a hankering...Close to airport and motels.The menu seemed intimidating. The food was quite good. The portions were large. The service was excellent. The prices were reasonable. It's hard to ask for much more from a restaurant.

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Thank homesolution825
Roanoke, Virginia
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818 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

El Toreo is one of my "go to" lunch places in north Roanoke. The menu is huge with a couple dozen lunch specials that are very reasonably priced. The food is always hot and good.

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Thank hbhakh
bellefonte, pa
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Stopped in for dinner as it was right next to our motel near Roanoke airport. Its brightly decorated, the service was friendly and fast and thankfully the margaritas were delicious. its was a sip and paint night there and all the women painting were having a blast. Food was good, not exceptional but hit the spot.

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Thank bellefontebob
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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212 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

This is not to suggest that this place was not good, it was just generic Mexican cuisine, served by a Mexican (or Hispanic) staff, that catered to the muted tasted of middle America. First off the, our server was competent, friendly and prompt...a good thing. The food was all well prepared and served quickly and hot (temperature wise) The staff... More 

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Thank revrpb619
Roanoke, VA
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

By far my favorite Mexican restaurant. ALWAYS great service and food with ICE COLD beverages. The menu is very extensive with something for everyone. I'm a fajita person. I go for the chicken.

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Thank garyDLIvp
Perth, Australia
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142 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Quite a good menu, great food, good size servings and reasonably priced.prompt and attentive service. Can recommend.

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Thank Aussie252
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went back to a Mexican restaurant that the wife and I have eaten at many times when in Roanoke, VA. Tonight it was not up to par. Wife and I said the same thing after eating dinner. Rice was dry and had no taste and the beef in the enchiladas had very little seasoning. The white sauce for the chips... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6617 Thirlane Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-2905
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-265-9116

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