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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
818-848-4501
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9:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good lunch buffet

We found this restaurant while on our way to the Bob Hope airport. Restaurants were crowded at lunch time in this area but we were able to find parking here. We had the lunch buffet which had fresh tortillas and buffet offerings. A few desserts were offered on the buffet.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Sylvania, Ohio
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Burbank, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hard sell wait staff. Annoying. We don't go there because there's better Mexican and much better service elsewhere.

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Pasadena, TX
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The hostess was not at her station and we waited 5 minutes to be seated. The bathroom was filthy. The waiter completely ignored us and refused to fill up our chips after 2 baskets (family of 4 all grown). Waiting 40 minutes for food and it's still not here. Writing this while we are waiting. Horrible service.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We found this restaurant while on our way to the Bob Hope airport. Restaurants were crowded at lunch time in this area but we were able to find parking here. We had the lunch buffet which had fresh tortillas and buffet offerings. A few desserts were offered on the buffet.

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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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30 reviews
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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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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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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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168 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?