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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

5242 Lakewood Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
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Ranked #45 of 153 Restaurants in Lakewood
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Houston, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We visited this restaurant while visiting a friend on Lakewood. The food is average--nothing really outstanding due to poor seasoning of the food. I had the beef enchiladas and my hubby had the Baja tacos. The margaritas were good, according to my Mom. Service was not so good--we had to look for our waitress when trying to pay. There is... More 

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Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I have frequented this El Torito for years, however if I ever return to this location, it will be to get the money that they overcharged my credit card. We visited this location on 5/5/14. When we received our bill, we explained to the waitress and wrote it on the back of the bill how to charge it to our... More 

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Lakewood, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I love the fajitas at el torito and I like how they provide healty options for the dieters.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

drinks and dinner with friends. excellent service from waitresses

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Long Beach, California
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

If someone where to ask me to rate this place last week, I would have given it a 5 star plus. However, after the service that my friends and I had tonight makes me never want to go back to that hell hole again. The service was terrible. We waited for at least 2 hours to get one glass of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2008

Always a good go-to restaurant for me. I'm hooked on their fresh tortilla soup and mexican caesar salad (with pine nuts!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2008

love, love, love

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Additional Information about El Torito Mexican Restaurant

Address: 5242 Lakewood Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
Phone Number: 562-531-7460
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakewood
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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Mexican

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