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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
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/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Horrible service

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
24mmattos
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Biggs
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Biggs
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food and great margaritas! Nice location for airport hotels and business travel. Some nights are Karaoke, so call ahead if that's not your thing. It's a bit loud but very entertaining. Have eaten here a few times for business. Last time we had a large party and the waitress seemed overwhelmed and numerous tables. She didn't seem to get... More 

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Moose, Wyoming
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Little slow on service, but not bad prices for the food. parking was a bear though. OK if you don't have to travel far to get here.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We only had 45 minutes and advised the staff as such. In this time we (a group of 7) were served promptly with fast attentive service. Despite the attention to speed we didn't feel rushed even though we were the ones rushing. The food was extremely tasty and the fresh chips a delight.

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Livermore, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We were seated right away, the waitress was attentive, the food was great and the vew was awesome. We really have no complaints!

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The place seems to lack good air flow which may explain why everyone seemed unpleasant to me and why nobody seemed happy there. But it wouldn't explain why it was all a bit dark and very untidy. I couldn't stomach it after a few minutes waiting and walked out.

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Santa Cruz, California
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205 reviews 205 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

I had an unpleasant experience at this restaurant before, It's been a long time since I've eaten here, so I thought I would give it another try since the Elephant Bar next door had a 30 minute wait, big mistake! My father and I checked in at the front counter and what a mess, extremely unorganized! They told us they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

My food was excellent as were the marqueritas. Service was just ok. Walked from a local inn which made it very convenient.

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

convinient location close to hotel good food great view as well friendly staff clean facilities large choice of menu items as well as a array of drinks and beers

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?