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El Torito

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3520 The City Way, Orange, CA 92868
(714) 939-6711
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9:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 19
    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
Mexican spirit with good food

Very nice mexican resturant near to hotels and outlets. Thath was first resturant i were in US and that will be very good exerience in my memories.Tasty food, first cold BudLight and very helpful service.I recomend that place for all not only for tourists :)

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kacper S
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Warsaw, Poland
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San Diego, California
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85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My co worker brought us in here for a work lunch and I was skeptical when he told me it was a buffet. It was the best buffet I have ever had hands down. Fresh Mexican Favorites that all tasted homemade. I will definitely be back!!!

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Thank Jake B
Warsaw, Poland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice mexican resturant near to hotels and outlets. Thath was first resturant i were in US and that will be very good exerience in my memories.Tasty food, first cold BudLight and very helpful service.I recomend that place for all not only for tourists :)

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Thank Kacper S
San Clemente, California
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

I came solo waiting to beat some traffic and just wanted a Mexican Caesar. It was crazy here for taco Tuesday, but I was seated promptly and given a hot batch of chips, some of them still a little gummy out of the frier. My server Edgar was awesome and attentive even though I only ordered a Mexican Caesar add... More 

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Thank Hutchonthego
Cochrane, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

THE POSITIVES: Good to great service. Fresh, warm, bottomless chips with fresh made salsa. Reasonably priced and varied drink menu with Excellent margaritas and crispy cold beers. Extensive menu with much to choose from, and our server was even willing to change out the meat for my preference. (The dish I was interested in came with either chicken or steak,... More 

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Thank lucybellaCochrane
victoria
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74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great Mexican food worth the Anaheim Resort Transit ride to Block Orange. Every trip to Anaheim we make a point of shopping at Block Orange and finishing it off with a great meal at El Torito. Fresh made chips mm and many different drink and food specials. This trip we were given a $10 discount for being a frequent customer.... More 

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Thank VictoriaLaxman
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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193 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The homemade tortilla chips are great and the hot sauce, we had good food and good service, I would go back.

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Thank DJ_World_Traveller
Orange, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is our go to place when dining with a large group. The patio is my favorite place to eat. The Sunday buffet is good for the price.

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Thank Esther V
Raymore, Missouri
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

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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Thank pamelasbarry
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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Thank Erica F
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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Thank Joel H

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?