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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
818-848-4501
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Buffet

Though not much veg options; food is delicious. Little costly but worth going and have lunch. Recommended (go in a group to have a nice time)

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Though not much veg options; food is delicious. Little costly but worth going and have lunch. Recommended (go in a group to have a nice time)

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Being that I am from Texas I felt like the price for what I got was way higher than normal. But it was good food.

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Burbank, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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246 reviews 246 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
258 helpful votes 258 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: 818-848-4501

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?