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“Large portions, bland food.”
Review of El Toro

El Toro
Ranked #1 of 36 Restaurants in Clute
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
Description: This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.
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Description: This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.
Reviewed 25 June 2018

A huge restaurant, very popular with locals. They have assorted Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. They start you with tortillas that are just a cut above store-bought, and salsas which are bland. Our server was overwhelmed by our big table, but was friendly and only occasionally forgetful of certain items. The food is fine; my biggest complaint is that the cheese they use seems to be predominantly American or Velveeta. Not the most appealing in the seafood enchiladas. Decent family-style restaurant where everyone can find something they like, but not great.

Thank AAMiles
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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed in some of our items. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. Our mission statement is; We want to create an extraordinary experience for our guests to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around through superior standards and service excellence. We look forward to serving you again.

Sincerely,

John

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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We dine in and carry our all the time. Most the time when we get carry out our order isn't right and portions are smaller and they charge... But they have good food! Dine in is best! Tortilla soup is so good. Burger is awesome lol you can't go wrong kids live the chips n cheese!

Thank Elizabeth B
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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. It pains me to hear about our take out. I will follow up with the location and our District Manager of that location. Every order should be consistent with dine-in our take out because we use portioning procedures and scales. There must be some step missing and we will get it corrected. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. Our mission statement is; We want to create an extraordinary experience for our guests to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around through superior standards and service excellence. I am happy to hear that you love our tortilla soup (a recipe that we have used for years from the beginning) and our burger that is the best hamburger that you can get anywhere! You are correct about those kiddos! They love the queso and chips. Mine do as well and they eat it weekly and never get tired of it! We look forward to serving you again. Thank you again for your feedback.
Sincerely,
John

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

If you like Tex Mex, El Toro is the place to visit. Recently updated and remodeled. Great service and self-serve ice cream on the way out complete your visit. My all-time favorite is their Tortilla Soup. Full of vegetables and rice in a soup of Mexican spices and cheese, topped with tortilla chips, fresh avocado chunks and pico de gallo. This soup does not disappoint. They have a large and a small size. The large is enough for a meal.

Thank Lydia N
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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. You chose another one of our guests favorite with the Tortillas Soup. This is made the old fashion way just like we make all of our outstanding food - Everything from scratch. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. Our mission statement is; We want to create an extraordinary experience for our guests to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around through superior standards and service excellence. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know how we are doing and that we are meeting our goals. We look forward to serving you again.
Sincerely,
John

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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

First off, the food was good. But there were issues. They messed up my husband's order and had to redo it, he asked for a second beverage and never got it, the receipt had a beverage on it we did not order, and the waiter took our change to another table where the lady said, "not mine." We won't go again but hey we're on vacation here anyway.

Thank Pam W
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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Our team works very hard at giving you a great experience. We take pride in every meal we provide and attention to detail in every guest we serve. Our mission statement is; We want to create an extraordinary experience for our guests to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around through superior standards and service excellence. Sounds like they were off in their game. Not sure why but I promise that we will look into it and find out how we can be better. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. If you would like to email me some more information through our website I would love to hear from you. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,
John

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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Landmark place for great Tex Mex. Service is awesome and the new bar is wonderful. Full service at the bar as well. Love the place.

Thank kcmercedes
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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Thank you for the compliment of our bar as well. We are very proud as to how it turned out and hope that all of our great guests with have the opportunity to enjoy it for a long time to come. Our team works very hard at giving you a great experience. We take pride in every meal we provide and attention to detail in every guest we serve. Our mission statement is; We want to create an extraordinary experience for our guests to enjoy the best Tex-Mex around through superior standards and service excellence. We look forward to serving you again in the future.

Sincerely,

John

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