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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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5242 Lakewood Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
562-531-7460
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 4
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Fajitas are great

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2012
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Lakewood, California
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Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This restaurant is a hidden gem near the Lakewood Mall. My family has been going to this restaurant for nearly 5+ years and I decided to write about the superior excellence. Jose R. is the most amazing server and has always made sure that he treated my parents with the most attentive style possible. The food is delicious and always... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5242 Lakewood Boulevard, Lakewood, CA 90712
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lakewood
  • Phone Number: 562-531-7460

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 - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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