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665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8908
831-484-1333
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Over-the-top-freindly staff; the owner really cares about his customers!

Others have accurately written that it is an easy spot to miss. Great food, awesome owner with an understandably loyal, awesome staff and customer base. Menu is simple, food is great, value is over the top. What I found impressive is that after trying one of the burgers, which was good, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
David B
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Salinas, California
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Salinas, California
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Others have accurately written that it is an easy spot to miss. Great food, awesome owner with an understandably loyal, awesome staff and customer base. Menu is simple, food is great, value is over the top. What I found impressive is that after trying one of the burgers, which was good, and making a suggestion to the server (who I... More 

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Anadarko, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I are truckers so we heave eaten all over the usa. We found this place to be hands down a great place to go have a good meal with great service and the owner came to see if all was good. We both agreed that this was to be a stop we will make every trip here.

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Paso Robles, California, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Breakfast meeting early on a Wednesday. Solid eats with expedient service and plenty of decent Jo. Our server was quite good, continuously checking to ensure we had all we needed. Solid, home-cooked type breakfast foods sufficient to keep your motor running until a late lunch. Recommend it heartily!

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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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107 reviews 107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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669 reviews 669 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
319 helpful votes 319 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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  • Address: 665 Monterey Salinas Hwy, Salinas, CA 93908-8908
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 831-484-1333

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