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El Torito Mexican Grill

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477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
408-946-8012
Today
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Sometimes One Just Has to Leave and Go Else Where

OK - we decided to stop by Milpitas El Torito's as they were having a $3.00 Margarita week-end. We let them know that when we came to be seated. It took them about 10 minutes to find a place to seat us as the place was about 20 per cent full of people and there were a lot of empty... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Fremont, California
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Fremont, California
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2,096 reviews 2,096 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

OK - we decided to stop by Milpitas El Torito's as they were having a $3.00 Margarita week-end. We let them know that when we came to be seated. It took them about 10 minutes to find a place to seat us as the place was about 20 per cent full of people and there were a lot of empty... More 

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Ukiah, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Had a group of 7...Friday evening...they were not very busy, should have been a sign! Slow service, our waiter seemed to disappear at times. Food was just OK. When waiter brought our change (we had separate checks) he kept any extra coin change versus bringing it to us and letting us decide what tip he got. Not sure it is... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food tastes good if you're willing to tolerate slow service. Restaurant appears to be understaffed

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Fremont, California
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2,096 reviews 2,096 reviews
648 restaurant reviews
1,225 helpful votes 1,225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I like their shrimp enchiladas here with a margarita of course. Their chips and salsa are also good. We have also gone for Taco Tuesdays - very reasonable price for good tacos and drinks in their bar section. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere; good seating in the bar; and patio section as well. Parking is in their lot -there... More 

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

What do you call this type of food in the west coast?? Call ahead to make sure they are serving from the menu when you plan on going. The have an all you can eat buffet prior to the time they begin serving off the menu. Never experienced that before. I liked the little scoop of cornbread with my entree.... More 

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San Jose, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The initial experience when we arrived was nice. We sat outside and ordered Margaritas to got with the chips and salsa that they brought. The salsa was really nice and the Margaritas were acceptable, but not great. It didn't take too long for our server to take our order. The food took the best part of an hour to come... More 

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Woodland, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Service was very slow and it took a while to receive our food. We had a large crowd but we were constantly asking for water our to refill our drinks. The place was not crowded at all. Our orders were all messed up as well.

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Even after 10 years, this is my go to place for lunch, dinner, drinks, etc with friends and fam. Service is always great and the food is obviously amazing. I wish there were more locations in California, but any time I'm in NorCal, this is my first stop!

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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

El Torrito has a wonderful weekly lunch buffet. Plenty of seating and food is kept both warm and fresh. Love their thin tortilla chips and tropical ice tea.

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Erial, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Decent price for good food. The grilled veggies side was a hit with my son. I will be trying to copy them.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-8012

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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