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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 - 1:00 am
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Worst Mexican food I have ever had in So Cal

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... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
bogeysue
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 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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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
134 helpful votes 134 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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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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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 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
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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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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?