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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 - 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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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Good and Tasty

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
stevenhoong
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Singapore, Singapore
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Sonoma, California
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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
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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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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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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Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 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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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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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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Additional Information about El Torito Mexican Grill

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

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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?