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El Torito Mexican Grill

1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
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Ranked #39 of 149 restaurants in Burlingame
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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54% Recommend
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Top Contributor
298 reviews 298 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Dinning area was clean. Restroom need a little more cleaning. Good service. Food tasted very good. Comfortable atmostphere. Good view of the water. Good decor. Only thing I would have changed would be the price. I spent $30.00 just for myself to eat Tip not included. I ordered tacos and one mojito drink. They charged extra for asking for sour... More

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Clovis, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

First this place is near the airport and hotels and has a good view of the bay and the airplanes landing. It is very busy and very noisy. Unless you are buying alcohol drinks they are trying to get you out and someone else in. I had a 2- enchilada and 1- taco plate for $13.00, really. Plus the cheese... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food here was just fantastic and the included margaritas kept us happy all night. There is plenty of choice, good service and we were full to bursting without breaking the bank. We'll be back!

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Lakewood, Colorado
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I was staying at a hotel close by and went to El Torito based on their $1.50 taco night and the fact that I could walk their. The restaurant is right on the bay and has great views of the planes landing. We were a group of 4 and were seated quickly (the place was packed). They had a pretty... More

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