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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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11:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Taco Tuesday!!

We come here every time we are in L.A. This place has a great lunch time buffet, serving just about everything on the regular menu. All you can eat tacos are on Tuesday nights. Your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas. The salsa is fresh and tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Korndog I
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We come here every time we are in L.A. This place has a great lunch time buffet, serving just about everything on the regular menu. All you can eat tacos are on Tuesday nights. Your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas. The salsa is fresh and tasty.

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

El Torito is our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. We love Tuesday night tacos, their fresh combo dishes, fresh guacamole, fajitas and of course their Margaritas are yummy. It is family friendly and has a happy hour. Local, fresh and friendly.

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Thank Salmon2013
Burbank, California
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693 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Service: Very attentive. Huge restaurant. Lots of seating. Never have to wait. Good bar area, separated from main dining area. The Food: Happy Hour from 3-8pm!! Discounted drinks and appetizers. The Parking: Private lot (free) and street parking (free)

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Thank ilovefoodcoma
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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Thank Wanda W
Pasadena, TX
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
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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Thank MBNtravel
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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Thank pulonline
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Kennidi
Burbank, California
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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Thank leebee1002014
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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