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El Torito Mexican Grill

1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
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Ranked #47 of 149 Restaurants in Burlingame
Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The drinks and food were all pretty good . The biggest problem I had was the ridiculous loud karaoke music that was played in the bar restaurant area , without any breaks at all . I truly needed ear plugs and I'm half deaf . Service was mediocre not any thing to race about . Turn down the volume !... More

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Springfield, IL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were staying at the Bay Landing Hotel next door and decided to have dinner close by. We found the premium margaritas and the homemade guac to be excellent. The dinners were fine, but I could have a made a meal on chips and guac.

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Santa Rosa
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went for a baby shower and the staff was so helpful, service was great, we had a great time. All the meals came out at once, and the lunch was very well serviced.

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Elk Grove, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We travel at least 12 to 15 days of the month throughout Northern California. On average we spend $30 - $35 for our meal (not including Tips) We have stayed at Bay Landing Hotel number of times in the past few months and tried El Torito 3 times which is next door to bay Landing Hotel. Being a past Hotelier... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

We opted for this restaurant as the 'more popular' one had a huge queue and very noisy. I am so glad we did. We ate some of the tastiest food we have had since arriving in the USA. Service was friendly and children practised their Spanish with our lovely waitress. Meals were generous and really delicious. We had just got... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I have been coming to this part of California for a long time and my friends and I have to go at list on e for margaritas there. Yesterday's visit was good as usual for it's margaritas, the food was okay but the place itself is looking a bit tired. We love the view of the planes landing in the... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stopped here for a small bit (Mahi Mahi Taco which was delicious and good as an appetizer not a full meal) as well as a Cadillac Margarita which they agreed to make with NO sour mix as well as NOT using a sugar free mix they have. Just simply fresh lime juice.....saw them squeeze it directly into my glass. Best... More

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Turlock, California
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7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The menu has maybe 20 items that are mostly chicken. Every item has chiles and they won't customize any dish for you...not worth $14 a plate. The food is bland. The waiters are too quiet and lack knowledge of the menu. The 20 something male host is a creep and he hit on my 12 year old sister.. The enchiladas... More

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165 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant was way understaffed on the evening we went. We had to wait quite a while to be seated when the restaurant was half full. Eventually a waiter came to work for our assigned area and we were seated. The menu is creative and the food is good, but not above average. We particularly liked the chips and the... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Stayed at the Bay Landing hotel next door. Stop by for happy hour. Great prices on drinks and appitizers. Excellent menu selections. Make sure you get a table facing SFO. You get views of jets taking off at SFO.

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