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El Torito

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently Good Food

We have been to this El Torito on several occasions and the food is always very good. Starting with the chips and salsa. The chips are always fresh and the salsa just spicy enough. All the food is good, but I especially like the crispy beef tacos. The servers/waiters are always friendly and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
ZumaDawg
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Los Angeles, California
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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I was going to write about my experience at El Torito this evening but then I thought, if you are reading a review on a Tex-Mex chain restaurant located in the culinary wasteland of Woodland Hills, you're probably some poor business person who is either out of decent choices or in the mood for Tex Mex. You don't want a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good Tex-Mex food. Happy to find someplace to eat about 10 pm. The waiter was friendly if not attentive. They served a lot of food. I felt like the dining area could use a deep cleaning. They have daily specials.

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Woodland Hills, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This El Torito has finally decided to 'belly up to the bar' and offer real food and real service. They're still trying, and they have a ways to go, but they are now definitely back on our

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We have been to this El Torito on several occasions and the food is always very good. Starting with the chips and salsa. The chips are always fresh and the salsa just spicy enough. All the food is good, but I especially like the crispy beef tacos. The servers/waiters are always friendly and attentive. I would like to see them... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Call me crazy, but the food at El Torito is always predictable and always the best. Their tortilla soup should be classified as a comfort food. The Caesar salad is always the best. You always come home very satisfied at an amazingly affordable price!

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San Diego
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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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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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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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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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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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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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