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El Torito Mexican Grill

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1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
650-692-3113
Today
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice service despite their shortage in both food and stuff!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
KEZC29
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Richmond, California
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Richmond, California
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107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Tucson, AZ
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396 reviews 396 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The restaurant is near the airport and airport hotels. It is right on the water so a nice relaxing view while you eat. The food was nothing special but decent. They do have daily specials of "all you can eat" items. I would have liked to be there for the mahi mahi tacos. You can make your own combinations from... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is american style cheesy, tasteless Mexican food served with no care or effort. Do yourself a favor and avoid the disappointment. I do not have a chance to Mexican food often living in Asia, so when hosting a business lunch near my hotel took the opportunity to host at this location on the Bay overlooking the runway at SFO.... More 

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Austin
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150 reviews 150 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This restaurant is best as a place to watch the airplanes land, not thequality of the food. For the most part, the food was bland and undistinguished. I was over charged, and when I asked, told that I accidentally was given the old brochure. I was told that I should not worry, because they would honor the price I was... More 

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Southern California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had the chicken & avacado light salad for lunch with a delicious citrus dressing. Yummm! The next day we ate dinner there and shared the shrimp, steak & chicken fajitas plate. Nice & hot and very nice marinating on the steak. Then we shared a fried ice cream. :)

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Clemson, South Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I had the Grande Combination. It had a wide range of dishes. I couldn't begin to eat it all but I got to sample several things. The sauces were authentic and the good quality.

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Crescent City, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were seated at a window and our server was just excellent! This woman was BUSY (she was assigned more tables than seemed reasonable), yet we never lacked for anything. The food was good. My only complaint was the mind numbing noise level. The restaurant is a LARGE room, and as more people tried to talk over the other people... More 

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Biggs
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We were at a dance competition & knew we'd be getting out late. A mom did an Internet search & found this restaurant stays open until midnight. Well we got there as 11:15 & was told the restaurant was closed but the canteen was still open by what appeared to be a manager. We explained we looked online he said... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I eat here every time I come to SFO. The food is great, the happy hour is awesome and a great view of the Bay watching the airplanes. Nice place to unwind and have a good time.

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