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El Torito Mexican Grill

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5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620
(714) 521-8338
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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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

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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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La Palma, CA
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150 reviews 150 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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
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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
186 reviews 186 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

Bussiness lunch I felt they wanted us to order the buffet but we did not and it took for ever. Food was great on the upside

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?