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El Torito

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3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 939-6711
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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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Good Eat

We were staying close to El Torito so decided to give it a shot. It was good tex mex. It wasn't the best I had ever had but was very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Joel H
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Fresno, California
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Raymore, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food was good. The buffet had a big selection & food was warm. Being gluten free is challenging but the selection was good.

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The food was nothing special. I ordered the basic taco enchilada and tamale. I thought it would have been more authentic.

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Fresno, California
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were staying close to El Torito so decided to give it a shot. It was good tex mex. It wasn't the best I had ever had but was very good.

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Port of Los Angeles, CA
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90 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We have eaten at this particular El Torito location many times and are always amazed by the consistency and quality of the food and the efficiency of the service staff. Great menu variety + good value = a great experience!

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Apple Valley, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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6 restaurant reviews
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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
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152 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 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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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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22 restaurant reviews
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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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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?