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El Torito

3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 939-6711
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Ranked #35 of 419 restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Buena Park, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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UNIONTOWN, OH
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99 reviews 99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

I ate at this restaurant 2 nights during my recent stay in Orange. This is fhe first time I have been to this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service was fast and friendly. The margarita's were also very good. The price was very reasonable. It was definitely a good value.

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Toronto
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183 reviews 183 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

A late night dinner. The margaritas were better than average, the service was prompt & efficient & the price was decent. And our shared 1800 fajita dish was very good - especially the beef & shrimp. A definite success.

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Atlanta, GA
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139 reviews 139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I made amazing margaritas, so am normally disappointed in restaurants. However, El Torito serves an excellent version. I also really enjoyed their fresh food, great service and reasonable prices.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

My husband and I had dinner and were very impressed with the quality of food and the staff. We were seated promptly. The waiter was friendly and very attentive and took our order in a timely matter. The fajitas we ordered came out very quickly and were delicious. The quality of food was good and taste great. And also it... More

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Orange, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Sunday buffet is well worth the $$ (under $20). Great selection of food items... made to order omelets, and tacos. YUM! Fresh fruit and salad bar, desserts and their famous Sweet Corn Cake.

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

I went for Sunday brunch. They have menudo, they cook your omelet, they also make you tacos with freshly made tortillas, they have quesadias, eggs, country potatoes, beans, rice, salsa bar, tostadas, fajitas, and aguas frescas. If you want coffee or sodas, you order to the server. They were fast when replacing items and the waitress was very good. I... More

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Sacramento, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is a typical El Torito with what you'd expect. The food was good but not exceptional. The manager was definitely hands-on as the restaurant was busy and he was using the carpet sweeper after a large group left to have it nice and clean for the next group...don't see that happen all the time! It was definitely convenient for... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Decided to have dinner at El Torito, that was a mistake. First I sat at the bar, so I cannot speak for the service in the dinning room. The service was awful. The bartenders and waiters in the bar area were a lot more concerned about socializing between themselves than helping the customers. Even what appeared to be some sort... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Deffinetly will go back if in the area. Good food, great service. Tacos were really good, and mini sliders as well

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