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665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8908
831-484-1333
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Depends on what you like....

Great place for a small family or get together with a friend. It's a very homey place with great character. The food was pretty average. But tasted good. The only downside to this place is the parking is really tough, there are hardly any spots, and the wait is generally a 20-30 minutes on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
MrsRojas26
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Great place for a small family or get together with a friend. It's a very homey place with great character. The food was pretty average. But tasted good. The only downside to this place is the parking is really tough, there are hardly any spots, and the wait is generally a 20-30 minutes on a weekend morning for breakfast. Prices... More 

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Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The name of this little roadside diner might suggest a Mexican-centric menu, but there are only a few south-of-the-border-style offerings, none of any distinction. Instead, this is a burger joint, and a fairly good one as the genre goes. The sandwiches are largely variations on standard comfort-food themes, but well prepared and with plenty of options for getting the burger... More 

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Salinas, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

They know you by name! Clean great food best burgers and fries! Always great! They have made so many improvements and it is just a great local spot!

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Salinas, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I wanted to like this place. It is located on busy highway 68 between Salinas and Monterey and has a lovely, friendly ambiance. The patio is home to a few nosy blue jays who survey the area and give you looks that say "are you going to finish those fries?" The wait staff is friendly and helpful with special needs.... More 

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california
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I've lived in salinas for 30 years, and Toro place cafe is just a classic around here. It's so peaceful , country folk kind of setting, without being old fashioned. Very nice setting, you can even eat outside in the back, with the sound of water in the background. ( from a water feature). Everything we've ever ordered is GREAT... More 

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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

While on the way over to Laguna Seca for the Sea Otter Classic, I stopped in at the Toro for breakfast. This is a fun local hangout, obvious by each customer that enter, for the most part, was called by name and escorted to the usual seat. The found was typical breakfast food, well prepared and just the right size.... More 

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Helena, MT
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325 restaurant reviews
257 helpful votes 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We have stopped here a couple of times when attending the motorcycle races at Laguna Seca racetrack. No lines, good food, and service, decent prices.

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Corral De Tierra, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This restaurant has been at the top of my favorites list for MANY years. It has all the tools, good food, great service, superior ambiance, reasonable prices and great location. They must treat their employees well, as they have had the same crew for many years and they are high quality. This place is a must, when visiting Monterey County.... More 

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Salinas, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great place for breakfast and lunch on Highway 68. Small and cozy so plan to get there early, especially on the weekends, to avoid a wait. Full breakfast and lunch menu but the breakfast is the most popular. Great omelets and burgers and the service is friendly and prompt. Outside patio seating to enjoy the great weather away from the... More 

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Illinois
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480 restaurant reviews
384 helpful votes 384 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We've stopped at the Toro Place Café on a previous trip to the area. We decided after a morning of hiking the trails across the highway we'd stop for breakfast. The morning rush had subsided, so we were seated quickly. Both times we've eaten here, the food has been very fresh and tasty. Would highly recommend for breakfast.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-484-1333

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