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“Little Hole in the Wall - don't be put off..”

El Toreador Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #23 of 241 Restaurants in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Seattle
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131 reviews
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“Little Hole in the Wall - don't be put off..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2014

Not fancy, but very authentic, reasonably priced and clean. Parking can be a challenge, so be prepared to drive around a bit, but worth the inconvenience. Small parking lot in the back. They need to improve the back door entrance, but once inside, you'll be greeted promptly and courteously. My choice is always the #10 - two tacos, pinto beans and coleslaw. Homemade and delicious. Servings are not "over the top" like most. Recommend the guacamole and pico to start.
Plan to arrive early - you'll wait if arriving at peak times. Locals all know of this place.

  • Visited June 2014
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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Good food and excellent service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

I had a shredded beef taco; DELICIOUS!!! Their guacamole is fresh and sooo tasty! Their chips are more like pita chips but really good. The taco shell is thick like that too which is the only thing I didn't like.

  • Visited September 2013
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Redmond
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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Dinner last night after a long cruise, great to come back and have a professional, friendly wait staff. Food was excellent service was great. The only thing that I saw was under one of the table it looked like it could have been cleaned a little better. My wife and I both thought the food was great and a reasonable price. We certainly will return and the next time enjoy the happy hour in the bar area.

  • Visited September 2013
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“Authentic as it gets”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Eating here for over 15 years. It is my family's "go to" Mexican restaurant. Every dish is delicious and served piping hot. Service is quick and staff is very friendly. The most authentic Mexican food in Redmond!

  • Visited July 2013
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trevor-wa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“our favorite chili verde and cole slaw”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2013

it's a family owned place that is run by brothers and the food tastes the same as when we first went there in the 70's - other mexican restaurants like las margaritas and azteca have gone way down hill but this place still rocks -

Visited May 2013
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