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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
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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Woodland Hills, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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367 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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367 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?