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El Torito

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6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
(818) 348-1767
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 9
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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I don't usually review large chains. But I enjoyed lunch there yesterday. Not bad value, tasty spinach enchiladas and a inexperienced waiter but one who couldnt do enough for us.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Simon O
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San Diego
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San Diego
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

I don't usually review large chains. But I enjoyed lunch there yesterday. Not bad value, tasty spinach enchiladas and a inexperienced waiter but one who couldnt do enough for us.

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Dubai
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27 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There was no one to greet me on the door, so I waited 5 minutes till one of the staff noticed and seated me. I ordered the steak Fajita and unfortunately was full of onion with a very few steak beef in it. Toilets was dirty which is too bad in a restaurant. Out of 5 Points. - Cleanliness: 2... More 

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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My friend and I walked over from the Hilton, nice short walk. We were seated in bar area in a booth.Many choices on the menu. I tried the sizzling combo which included shrimp, chicken and steak. Loved my food- especially the steak taco. The chips and salas were great too, but asked for hotter salsa. The restaurant was somewhat busy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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329 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We had been to this El Torito before and I have rated it in the past but our last visit was a bit disappointing. The food was still good (carne asada and chicken enchiladas) but the orders were not quite right and we had to keep asking for things, like tortillas, that are supposed to come with the meal. Our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews 67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Place has a great atmosphere. Service is great. They have the usual margaritas and a few signature drinks that are worth your while. The food is another story. This place will not have your authentic Mexican taste. It is a a blend or their take on Mexican food. It is a great place to hang out and have drinks. Their... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Walked here from the Hilton and should have kept walking. The most mediocre Mexican meal I've had in Southern California. The menu was limited, service erratic. I had to ask for refills. This place might work in Cleveland or some such place but I can't see how it stays in business in Southern California.

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Los Angeles, California
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164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013 via mobile

We have been to several El Torito's around the area and this one compares favorably with the others. The service was excellent, very attentive and these people really work their tails off. I had the chile relleno and taco plate and it was excellent. Served hot and the relleno was good and spicy. The chips and salsa here are excellent,... More 

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JACKSON, MS
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I enjoy this place on Fridays at the bar because of the kareokee night. the food is average but the bar atmosphere is good.

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Dunnet, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

Staying nearby so went for dinner one night. It is OK, pretty basic Mexican type cuisine but portions are good and you will not break the bank eating there

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Woodland Hills, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Are you a fan of HOT and SPICY???? Wings, of course. What a WOW surprise! Oh the wings - - absolutely addictive if you like spicy. Cadallac margarita habanero flavored, chili peligroso with ghost chiles and guajillo, and Mexican buffalo wings. Usually I find wings "boring" - sort of the fail-safe food if you are sort-of hungry, should eat "something"... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (818) 348-1767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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