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El Torito Mexican Grill

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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-8155
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Better than I expected

I'm not one to go to a place multiple times but circumstances meant I ended up here twice on a recent business trip. It was actually a reasonable place with good food and good service on both occasions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bucks, UK
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Bucks, UK
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105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not one to go to a place multiple times but circumstances meant I ended up here twice on a recent business trip. It was actually a reasonable place with good food and good service on both occasions.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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526 reviews
402 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere is very nice. We ate in the bar and it has a very cool vibe to it. We ordered, fajitas, a combo app, chili re and a steak burrito. All were off the hook! This is a great place for lunch and dinner. Service is always great and... More 

Thank adam-kelley
Corpus Christi, Texas
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We stopped in for dinner while on vacation. There were 3 in our group and they were accommodating in splitting our check 3 ways. While the parking lot looked to be full, the restaurant was not and we were seated quickly at a large booth. Our server brought out complimentary corn tortilla chips and 2 bowls of salsa. The chips... More 

Thank Cindi O
Cypress, California
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Awesome!! I had a fried rice and pesto pasta. Also theor breads with dipping sauces were delicious too.

Thank sarahh1211
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189 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

You used to be able to make your own salad and add tomatoes, cheese, pepitas, dressing, etc. Now there is a salad person who makes it for you and will or will not toss it in a bowl. They need to add one more person to this station or go back to the old way. The line gets very long... More 

Thank swimdiva
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Meh. mediocre Mexican restaurant. Not as good as expected from southern California. It was just OK .

Thank Andy l
Coto de Caza, California
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144 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

You can always count on a great Mexican dinner at El Torito's at just about any one of their locations. Never boring. Great presentation. Fresh and hot. Large portions. Macho Combo is always a hit with me. Very disappointed in the margaritas. Don't fall for the Patron 'not-so-Perfect' Margarita. Total rip-off. You get a thin tall glass completely loaded with... More 

Thank Eric B
Morro Bay, California
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Met friends here before we headed back home and great idea. Never have had their Sunday buffet but OMG was it worth every penny (20.99 to be exact). Juices, teas, mimosas, pastries, waffles, mini churros, huevos rancheros, tacos, enchiladas, omelettes made to order, desserts, sausage, bacon, beans, rice, posole, menudo, salads made to order, corn cake, chips and a buttload... More 

Thank jamaicabitty
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Went with friends for happy hour and it Was Happy! Great service and the fish tacos were divine! Will be back!

Thank Martha B
Lake Forest, California
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339 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 862 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My favorite food at this establishment is the tortilla soup and the Mexican Caesar salad. If you get nothing else, make sure you taste both of these!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: (714) 761-8155

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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