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El Torito Mexican Grill

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477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
408-946-8012
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9:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Still one of my favorite Mexican restaurants

Sizzling fajitas with steak are the best. Not healthy, but darn tasty. Chips and salsa are always fresh. Service is good. This El Torito is clean, but the dining room could use a makeover. Furniture is a bit dated. Service is very good and consistent. I eat here all the time, so my review is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Sizzling fajitas with steak are the best. Not healthy, but darn tasty. Chips and salsa are always fresh. Service is good. This El Torito is clean, but the dining room could use a makeover. Furniture is a bit dated. Service is very good and consistent. I eat here all the time, so my review is based on a lot of... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a nice location and chips and salsa are always fresh. Rest of the fare is above average. It does get crowded on weekends, so call and make reservation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

every time that I am in town I expend one night there. Ask for a margarita just to start the dinner and pick one of the fajitas pates. Service is friendly and if you have doubt will help you to find the right plate.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here on arrival day of a long flight. It is walking distance from our hotel. We arrived around 5:00pm and the restaurant looked to be transitioning to the dinner hour. The waiter seem a bit brusque at first and I had to restrain from saying something negative about his responses. He came around towards the end of the... More 

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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In general the Mexican food is average, the place is most oriented to watch TV specially the Mexican Soccer Cup, in general the place is cool, I belive too many tables in the area but You probably noticed those Mexican Restaurants are always full.

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Fremont, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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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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