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El Torito Mexican Grill

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1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
650-692-3113
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 45
    Very good
  • 39
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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average

Service and food was good but nothing remarkable. Nice location for watching planes land. Would visit again if staying near airport.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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Appleton, Wisconsin
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Stafford, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely and by far, some of the best Mexican food I have found north of the border. Friendly staff and ice cold beer

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Service and food was good but nothing remarkable. Nice location for watching planes land. Would visit again if staying near airport.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Good place to go for happy hour if you are staying at one of the SFO hotels near by since it is easy walking distance from most. Happy hour includes snacks and drink specials.

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Sonoma, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Everything was perfect. The waiter was attentive and the food was served in a very prompt and timely manner.

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

First time visit to this restaurant and sit next to the window. Goodv view to look at the sea and the landing of airplanes. The mexica style of the recommended food is good and delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Recently visited and after reading reviews we were already prepared for average customer service. We were hopeful on the other hand that the food would make up for it. Unfortunately for us that was not the case. Chips and salsa were good. My husband had shrimp tacos that were "just okay" and I had a burnt taco and a HORRIBLE... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Reviews we read prior to our visit were spot on - the service leaves much to be desired. However, we went in with that expectation so we weren't overly upset by it. We love El Torito and always eat there when we are near one. This one did not disappoint, aside from the service, which was just so-so. Amazing food... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Superb views on San Francisco airport and the bayshore trail. Food was great and service as well. Portions are quite large.

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Richmond, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I always appreciate the honest true about the time waiting and service as soon as being greeted by the restaurant's host, and this time was the case, when we were advised the they were busy so our waiting time will be longer than usual, but we were o.k. since we were waiting for our friends, so we walked for a... More 

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Tauranga
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Just another bulk feeder. Nothing exceptional but view of flight path for SFO is fun. Otherwise not outstanding

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-692-3113

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?