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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

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    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
We ate there twice!

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. :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
auntgretchen
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Southern California
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Austin
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146 reviews 146 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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
49 helpful votes 49 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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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?