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El Torito Mexican Grill

5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-8155
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Ranked #15 of 108 restaurants in Cypress
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
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- Jul 21, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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Bangkok, Thailand
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162 reviews 162 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Haven't visited a generic Mexican restaurant in years but I had a free evening and decided to visit the El Torito Mexican Grill in Cypress, CA. The experience started out very positively with their signature Margarita on the rocks and some extremely tasty Mexican appetizer. I then ordered the chimichangas which was probably a mistake since it wasn't on their... More

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Henderson, Nevada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Been eating here every time I'm in the OC, and had to turn back my chicken enchiladas they were so tough, I couldn't cut the chicken with a knife. Service took more than 45 minutes. Food cold when arrived. Too bad.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

It was an easy walk from my hotel. Good meal with a large group of folks and food arrived fast. Great salsa and chips to start off with. Good wait staff and didn't have to ask for refills. Very clean with pretty large seating compacity. Nice bar area to hang out if that's what you like to do.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

However, I wish they would have offered the option of smaller portions. I ordered the spinach enchilada which was delicious! They also have great salads!!

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L A
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were disappointed with El Torito the first time we dined there in April for which the manager apologized so we decided to give them another try last weekend. I ordered the seafood Fajita and was disappointed My wife ordered the salmon and found it equally disapointing (much too spicy) The prime reason we came here is that it serves... More

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Cypress, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First, the wait staff and hosts/hostesses are wonderful. The people who work there are customer service professionals.The bartenders (except for one that I've noticed--see The_Traveler_2013's review) are friendly and make good drinks. The food is well, it's ok. But I'm kind of a Messican food snob. It's good, and my favorite food there is the sweet corn tomalito. yummy. Everything... More

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Cypress, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Foods excellent, service always good. We also like going to $1.50 tuesday toco night. The tacos are really good and extra yummy with a margarita. We like having this restaurant in our neighborhood.

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Tortola
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I was told of this restaurant on my way to Marriot hotel, so I decided to give it a try. The service was great. The food tasted good. the salsa and corn chips were a lot but wonderful. i think its an excellent place to dine where you get value for your money, i.e good food. The only suggestion i... More

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Austin, Texas
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105 reviews 105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This restaurant is within walking distance of the Courtyard Marriott. Since I travel alone, I usually will sit at the bar and order dinner. There was couple already at the bar. I ordered a beer and then it took 10 minutes for the bartender to ask what I wanted for dinner. That's because he would rather ignore customers while cashing... More

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Chandlers Ford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

I went in here not knowing my taco from my enchiladas. I was welcomed nicely by both the host and my server Francisco. My drink was brought promptly and I was not hurried in making my meal choice. I asked for advice and was given it in an unhurried manner. The salsa and corn chips was prompt, plentiful and tasty.... More

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