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El Torito Grill

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Mexican
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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Torrance Blvd)
310-543-1896
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Homemade Flour Tortillas

Don't look for a basket of chips here! What you'll receive is salsa and honey butter with flour tortillas fresh and warm off the griddle. Food tends to be a bit more upscale as well as the prices. Food was served as requested for the most part. One of our group had asked for no peppers on his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Wellman1223
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Everett, Washington
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here last night for dinner with my family. We ordered the guacamole which is made table side. I had to ask for extra lime as the guac did not have any flavor :-( However, their salsa (both roasted and fresh) were very good. My mom ordered the Mesquite Grilled Chicken served with mashed potatoes. She specifically asked if it... More 

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Thank qhunnyb
Everett, Washington
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98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Don't look for a basket of chips here! What you'll receive is salsa and honey butter with flour tortillas fresh and warm off the griddle. Food tends to be a bit more upscale as well as the prices. Food was served as requested for the most part. One of our group had asked for no peppers on his fajitas but... More 

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Thank Wellman1223
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

I enjoyed a fresh lunch at El Torito Grill. The flavors are unique and I loved the homemade warm tortillas in lieu of a basket of chips. Everything except for the chicken was delicious and flavorful. It's too bad the chicken was dry and didn't have a flavor. I wasn't looking for spicy, just s little bit of flavor. I... More 

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Thank Alicia W
new jersey
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462 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Happy Hour had a great margarita. They bring you salsa and chips as soon as you sit down. I had the steak sliders they were delicious. The hostess and server was excellent. I definitely will go back

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Thank Bridgetpianos
Waimea
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404 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is the upscale branch of the El Torito chain. The food here is very good, and the service is great. Be warned--the portions are gigantic. For smaller eaters, sharing one order is recommended. We had the special combination and the chicken fajitas. Both are delicious.

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Thank KamuelaFoodie
Manhattan Beach, CA
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

El Torito is a chain restaurant. The food isn't anything special and seems overpriced. Perhaps paying for the atmosphere. While you can always get a predictably good meal, there are many Mexican restaurants which have much better food.

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Thank KateS7
Torrance, California
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246 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This place offers Mexican style food. I really liked the sampler. It was very cheap and delicious, with different kind of food. Staffs were very kind too.

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Thank minimize940314
Torrance, California
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46 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love that there food is not the traditional mexican food. They serve fresh made tortillas made right in house that are fabulous. Great salads. Never had a bad meal here.

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Thank Renae T
Torrance, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Excellent with a wide range of menu selections. All dishes are very tasty and I have never been disappointed. Excellent margarhitas.

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Thank Ed R
California
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157 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We went to El Torito Grill for Easter Sunday Brunch. We had gone last year and it was OK, but this year it was much better. The brunch was $25.00 per person will all the champagne you could drink. I liked the made to order omelettes, the prime rib and ham they carved, and the fajita station. The rest of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
    (Torrance Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: 310-543-1896

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?