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El Torito

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3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 939-6711
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a Large Group

We took a large group of 20 from a conference over to El Torito in Orange, near the Block, for a group dinner and they did a great job on service and food. Josie our waitress managed the group flawlessly all evening. Food was served quickly and nice and hot. The manager stopped by the table at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
BrotherGrimms
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Oxnard, California
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Apple Valley, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Parking was very difficult. I was unhappy with my food. We ordered table side guacamole and it wasn't very tasty. I would not go back.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We went knowing we could always get a nice dinner here but we will never go back. I always ordered Carne Asada and it was always tender and flavorful and you could slice it with a butter knife. They changed the cut of meat to a cheap tough cut with more veins than any person could stomach seeing on their... More 

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Trenton, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Really enjoyed this place. Ate here twice on our vacation. Right near our hotel. Staff was great. Get the Macho Combo...you won't regret it!

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White House, Tennessee, United States
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a large group and we were well taken care of. The chips were almost stale and the taco dish I had wasn't all that great. I'd go again to see if another dish was any better. Close to the quality of Chuy's but they missed the mark on this trip.

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Flower Mound, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We ate here nearly every day during our stay and the food was delicious. The service was great and the prices were reasonable.

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Oxnard, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We took a large group of 20 from a conference over to El Torito in Orange, near the Block, for a group dinner and they did a great job on service and food. Josie our waitress managed the group flawlessly all evening. Food was served quickly and nice and hot. The manager stopped by the table at one point and... More 

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Long Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Do not order the Wednesday night special, all you can eat enchiladas. The "enchilada" is a corn tortilla with just the smallest bit of sauce, a few bites of meat (with gristle) and nothing else, no cheese, onions, olives, nothing. The beans and rice portions with this special are very small. I have encountered bad Mexican food when traveling to... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Not going to lie, this place was a little run-of-the-mill looking to me. As a native of WA State I wanted a little more authentic then was I was use to. Boy...this place was great. The host was quick to seat us, the waiter checked on us every 5-10 minutes. My glass never went below half full before another drink... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I recently went her with friends before heading over to an Angels game. We arrived early, about 5 pm and sat in a fairly empty restaurant. We were seated and promptly brought salsa and chips. The chip basket was on the small side. With a couple more friends coming, I ordered a couple more ice waters and menus, only to... More 

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Buena Park, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I have been to several of these restaurants and I will travel to come to this one in Orange. It consistently has the best service and food of all of them. Because of this, it can get busy and crowded on the weekends. In fact many large groups use this location for receptions etc. they have a great bar and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (714) 939-6711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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