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El Torito Mexican Grill

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5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 521-8338
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average Mexican Food

My younger grandkids love the food at El Torito - Quesadilla and Chicken Tenders. My wife and I had the Fajita Duo with chicken and steak. The steak was a little bit tough for my wife. Good selection of Mexican beer. Hector is a great waiter. Very prompt service for my impatient grandkids.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
David from La Palma
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La Palma, CA
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I live in Vegas, and love when staying in Buena Park to hit this place. Never ever been disappointed and don't know if still on, but the buffet is great!!! Vegas is known for gooood buffets, but this out of town Mexican Buffet is GREAT!!!! Loved the affect and service.

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La Palma, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

My younger grandkids love the food at El Torito - Quesadilla and Chicken Tenders. My wife and I had the Fajita Duo with chicken and steak. The steak was a little bit tough for my wife. Good selection of Mexican beer. Hector is a great waiter. Very prompt service for my impatient grandkids.

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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I visit California 1-2 times a year and in the past have eaten at this restaurant on my visits. No more!!! Tonight's visit to El Torito started with our being seated at a table with dried. Food particles on the surface. When I requested that it be cleaned, the restaurant host tried unsuccessfully to clean with a small dry paper... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice presentation with a lil wow factor for a mex grill prices reasonable entrees and appetizers wonderful tasteing a lil bump was the lil sasey waitress mind was blown occupied twisted or something girlfriend thinkin she needed a attitude ajustment and she needed to get in the game

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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Loved Loved this place.... kind greeters, kind waitress ....love the yummy food!Everything was great. Will def be back

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food is ok but not authentic Mexican. We ordered the family style fajitas and were not impressed. The pork carnitas were covered in large chunks of fat. The salsa seemed fresh but was missing the roasted taste that distinguishes restaurant salsa from the grocery store stuff. The restaurant is clean and in a convenient location for visitors but they... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

They have great food. My favorites- steak fajitas, cheese enchiladas and chips and a great desert with ice cream

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The chips and salsa are much better than I remembered it, especially when fresh and hot. The whole family had fun munching on chips. We were all too full to get the fried ice cream, unfortunately. I'm not sure why the kids picked cheese pizza but they loved it (for an adult, it was a little thick for me).

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Buena Park, California
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20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Service was the worst I've had in years. Multiple errors in our food order. Had to ask 3 times for silverware. Kept getting excuses for errors and not a reason. My party was almost done with their food before I received mine. Asked for the manager twice and never saw anyone. Food was poor quality and quantity. Won't return here... More 

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MURRIETA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great happy hour with $4 margaritas, free salsa and chips, $4 appetizers. They have $4 taco Tuesdays. Good selection of appetizers.

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Additional Information about El Torito Mexican Grill

Address: 5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
Phone Number: (714) 521-8338
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: (714) 521-8338

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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