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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
818-848-4501
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Ranked #118 of 370 restaurants in Burbank
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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132 reviews 132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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151 reviews 151 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
230 helpful votes 230 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 reviews 6 reviews
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
89 helpful votes 89 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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Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

My review title says it all. The bar area, where you can only be served the happy hour menu items, is popular with the after-work crowd and extremely loud. They are very under-staffed causing slow service. The last two times I went there, I sat way too long trying to get the check. Won't return to that location.

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