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“I love me some Mexican food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Torito Grill

El Torito Grill
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Ranked #18 of 643 Restaurants in Irvine
Price range: US$0 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“I love me some Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

After living in the Caribbean for the past year, El Torito was a God send in terms of decent Mexican food. Man... everything from the service to the food to the restaurant just made me smile. We had the table side guacamole which was excellent and I had the shrimp enchiladas, also muy excellente! My mom had the sampler platter which was solid, or at least from what I could taste and my sister had some salad... lame.

Overall though, this place hit the spot and the service was excellent. On top of all that, the fresh flour tortillas are to die for when you add a little salsa and butter to them. This place is what dreams are made of when you live on a small rock in the middle of no where.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bad service, and unorganized”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

We did not enjoyed this place,although we arebig fans of ElTorito.Bad service,no utensils,no napkins

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Placentia, California
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Escellent Service with A great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We had lunch at this restaurant and we enjoyed the meal a great deal. The server was so pleasant and the food was very well prepared. Nothing fancy there but you know what you are getting at a reasonable price

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ghassan A
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New York City, New York
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220 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“good but a little pricey”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Great menu, very good, fresh food. Eat the guacamole, it is made table side. The food was good but prices are a little higher than I expected.

Visited March 2014
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Pismo Beach, California
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Decent atmosphere.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

Nice atmosphere (had a table next to the fireplace.) Happy hour prices were great. I had nachos that were delich for $5 and they brought us tons of chips and salsa. They also brought out FRESH homemade tortillas with butter! (HEAVEN!!) The strawberry margaritas were not good at all, but it didn't deter me from drinking them. Most of the other people in my group were not happy with their meals. But I think they forgot all about it once they hit the bar! LOL

Visited February 2014
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