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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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101 E Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832-3016
714-871-9720
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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  • 10
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  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tableside Guacamole

El Torito has the best table-side guacamole. They bring all the ingredients out and make it right before your eyes. It is so fresh and tasty. It's the perfect thing to have with their excellent chips and salsa and a margarita!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
kaj20
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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145 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

El Torito has the best table-side guacamole. They bring all the ingredients out and make it right before your eyes. It is so fresh and tasty. It's the perfect thing to have with their excellent chips and salsa and a margarita!

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Tooele, Utah
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We did a quick get away with friends to California and were looking for a place to eat somewhere close to our hotel. El Torito was right across the street so we decided to give it a try. This was seriously THE BEST Mexican food I have ever had! Portions were huge and delicious. I had an appetizer (No Bull... More 

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Thank 801bdw
Orlando
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I used to eat at El Torito when I lived in Arizona, and hadn't been to one in many years. Luckily, I was in Fullerton and just so happened to Google it - and found an El Torito about 3 miles from my hotel. Wonderful food, as always. The caesar salad is to die for. Can't wait to go back... More 

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Thank Morgan M
New York City, New York
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We went for brunch. There was a large variety of food. Omelets were very good and not overcooked. Fresh fruit was sweet and fresh. Service and price was good. If I ever go to Fullerton again, I would certainly go to El Torito.

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1 Thank Louise L
Orlando, Florida
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by a colleague who dined here in the past. The food was very authentic. I couldn't stop eating the chips and salsa as they became addicting. I had the chicken enchiladas with a side of rice and refried beans. Great meal overall, but the server neglected us a little by not filling up drinks.

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Thank valeriek726
The O.C.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Taco Tuesdays are great value for the money. We normally frequent this one or in Placentia off Yorba Linda blvd. Buy lots of $1 tacos, because SOMEBODY at your table will eat them!

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1 Thank schmink45
So Cal
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88 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We have gone to the Fullerton location many times and the food has always been very good. However this past weekend, the food didn't make with me. We had the 2 fajitas with 2 magaritas coupon special. The meat was passable, but the kitchen didn't supply any red or green peppers with the fajita as in the past. The meat... More 

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Thank WorldTravelerSoCal
Providence, Rhode Island
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were visiting my grandparents in fullerton not too long ago and stopped here because my dad likes it. I was actually very good and cheap but there were no thrills so don't be expecting the best Mexican you've ever had.

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Thank zeetravelstheworld
Adelaide, SA
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The wait staff were very helpful and friendly. Fast service, well priced. FREE corn chips and salsa dip on arrival and take away containers for your leftovers....

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1 Thank Sharon_Boyle
Sandy, Utah
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289 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

The food was good and the service was excellent. I was hungry so the filling meal hit the spot. Prices are a little high compared to other chains and independents. I loved the salsa that came with the chips.;

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Thank Jeff H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 E Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Fullerton
  • Phone Number: 714-871-9720

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?