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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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101 E Orangethorpe Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832-3016
714-871-9720
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Brunch

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Louise L
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New York City, New York
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Tooele, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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34 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Orlando, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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The O.C.
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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So Cal
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Providence, Rhode Island
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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Adelaide, SA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 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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Sandy, Utah
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102 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 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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Buena Park, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Happy hour madness, margarita's by the glass and steak, chicken or pork hot of the grill. If you haven't gone yet, you have to give them a try.

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Additional Information about El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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

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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
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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