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El Torito Mexican Grill

1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
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Ranked #44 of 148 restaurants in Burlingame
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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53% Recommend
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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298 reviews 298 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We had the Macho combo which consisted of a taco, chile relleno, enchilada, tamale, rice, beans. This would give us a variety of all the food to taste. The food was okay. The chicken was either overcooked or old. It was hard and tough. The chile relleno was very bland and the chille was not cooked very long. The retaurant... More

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Northern Michigan
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118 reviews 118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed at the Hampton Inn and walked here for dinner. We were immediately seated. Our waiter was great and brought us drinks and chips right away. I ordered the sizzling enchiladas. It was brought out on a hot plate kind of like they bring out fajitas. I loved it. My wife had great food also. We left happy and full.

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