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El Torito Mexican Grill

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1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
650-692-3113
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10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Booked a room at the hotel next door and was happily surprised to see "El Torito". It was a Sunday night around 6pm. Walked into the restaurant and waited about 5 minutes and did not see a hostess. Since I was hungry I decided to just sit in the bar assuming they must just be busy. There were a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Chief7400
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Carmel, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Eating in or eating out the El Torito does Mexicn food right. This is an old establishment but the food is what it should be in California.

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Thank TGO2013
Carmel, California
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a room at the hotel next door and was happily surprised to see "El Torito". It was a Sunday night around 6pm. Walked into the restaurant and waited about 5 minutes and did not see a hostess. Since I was hungry I decided to just sit in the bar assuming they must just be busy. There were a few... More 

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Thank Chief7400
Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good food, easy to get to from SFO Airport hotels. Prices are reasonable and food is consistent with chain standards. Full bar and great Margaritas as well.

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Thank garyb783
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The food is very good, I been to other EL Toronto but this one is far better. I'll definitely be back.

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Thank Tim P
Providence, RI
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Sometimes you just want nachos and a margarita - and so, if you are desperate, this place is ok - but do yourself a favor and go next door instead to the Elephant Bar.

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Thank Drewsomeness
Skipton
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Staying in the Vagabond Hotel a few doors away overnight before flight from SFO. This restaurant was very welcoming. Friendly staff, great choice on the menu, good value and very tasty food. Not the most stylish restaurant but was just what we needed.

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Thank GandTi
Oakhurst, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Food and staff were very good and enjoyed watching the planes land across the bay. We had the tacos and the whole beans were so good.

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Thank mlongaker
Brisbane, Australia
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I was staying at hotel next door and wanted to grab a quick meal to take-out. The staff were very friendly; the food was fresh and delicious and an ample portion size

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Thank ChristineAussie
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

I went here prior to catching a flight, mind you I was terribly early for my flight (which is why I opted for Mexican), but it ended up being good with the slow service. Upon arrival it was not busy, but quite slow, and we were seated immediately. I took this as a good sign. We sat and were taken... More 

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Thank Trulycraz13
Winnipeg, Canada
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108 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

We went here looking for food. We weren't expecting much but were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. It seemed very authentic and the portions were very large. The margaritas were really good and the staff were very friendly. I would definitely go back to this restaurant

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Thank Kelly K

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?