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El Torito Mexican Grill

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34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
(949) 496-6311
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 11
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  • 12
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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
late night dinner

Excellent homemade tortilla soup. The nacho appetizer was good along with the dinners we ordered. The waitress was friendly and attentive. We got to dinner at 9:30 and they were happy to serve us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent homemade tortilla soup. The nacho appetizer was good along with the dinners we ordered. The waitress was friendly and attentive. We got to dinner at 9:30 and they were happy to serve us.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a chain restaurant and the food while good was it average. There are a handful of vegetarian options on the menu. The view of the harbor is great. Informed our server that we were vegetarians. I guess they get their fare share because she was attentive enough to double check that the rice was made with chicken stock.

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Fullerton, California
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Taco Tuesday was disappointing but the Strawberry Margarita was decent. The service was slow. Probably wouldn't go there again.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Very nice restaurant with a fun staff that keeps the food coming and the drinks flowing right in the harbor. And the fresh guac is a must. They make it right at your table, as fresh as it gets. we were there with out of town family and they loved it. Always a good meal. We will be back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Taco Tuesday was great , tried all three, very good. Friendly staff but not as attentive as they should be.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visit this restaurant every time we are in southern CA. The service is consistently good - fast, efficient and friendly. The food has yet to disappoint us. It's a great location at the marina.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Overall we had a great time, good food, great service. Super views as well. The food was well prepared and delicious.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

this food was really great, a little spicy for me but my husband loved it. It overlooks the harbor and we had a window seat. The selection of food was great and they were fast.

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CA, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went on Cinco de Mayo with friends (4 total)….. Our bad, as the place was crazy! Service was questionable, food was OK and they decided not to honor the regular specials (or the locals, like us) so the place goes back to the back burner for us all. Lots of great

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Nice restaurant and very good Mexican food. ... more than enough to eat. Fast service. Our Food arrived within 5 minutes.

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Additional Information about El Torito Mexican Grill

Address: 34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
Phone Number: (949) 496-6311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: (949) 496-6311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?