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3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 939-6711
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Ranked #35 of 431 Restaurants in Orange
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
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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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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
130 helpful votes 130 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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129 reviews 129 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Additional Information about El Torito

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

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