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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
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Ranked #131 of 370 Restaurants in Burbank
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Burbank, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

El Torito is a fun place to go to with friends. Colorful surroundings with about average food. Always clean and the chips are hot out of the oven. Waiters are attentive and quick on service. Food always comes out the right temperature.

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97 reviews 97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

You know you're in trouble when the best things about a Mexican restaurant are the chips & salsa and the convenience of the location. Because while the food here is edible, it's not special, and the service id terrible. So, if you're in the neighborhood, it's fine, but DO NOT make a special trip.

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Bakersfield, California
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149 reviews 149 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Arriving on a Monday night at 7:15, there were few cars in the parking lot and not too many people inside the restaurant. It took a couple of minutes for the hostess to arrive at the podium and she quickly informed us there would be a 10 to 15 minute wait. During that time, several customers walked out from the... More

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San Diego, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Have eaten at other locations as well. The buffet was good. Service was good for a Saturday afternoon. Place was busier after 1pm.

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Seminole, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Large restaurant with charming Mexican flavor - almost to the point of authentic. Food was the best Mexican we have had. Ordered Chicken & Sour Cream Enchilada and Shrimp Fajitas. The Cadillac Margarita was delicious. Would definitely recommend. Service was very good and friendly.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We came to LA in the afternoon and looking for something great restaurant. The food was very good and there was a nice atmosphere and the service was great.

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Alexandria, Louisiana, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

Authentic and delicious. We have mostly Tex-Mex in Louisiana, so this was a real treat. Service was excellent. Very quick service and great Margaritas.

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Glendale, California
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160 reviews 160 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Very bad management, on three trips they never have enough servers, never brought us refills of water and last time we had a coupon that they didn't accept even though it was valid. The manager argued over $10! We paid the $10 and they lost a customer.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

our server was excellent, a real professional. This place is huge, but has a great feel. The food was delivered hot and presented nice. The decor is great. We had the shrimp fajita and enchilata and tacos. all were great. We'll be back and we loved the vallet parking.

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Des Moines, IA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

We love Mexican food, but are leary of chain Mexican restaurants because we have so many individually family owned Mexican restaurants where we live that can't be beat on food and value. However, for a chain restaurant, we thought this was very good and we would definately return. It was a little more expensive than some of the locally owned... More

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