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El Torito Grill

21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
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Ranked #41 of 474 Restaurants in Torrance
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Torrance Blvd
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Torrance, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This restaurant has a fairly large menu and will get you in and out quick (not fast, but quicker than most sit-downs). The food is very good and there's something for everyone.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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134 reviews 134 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I liked the margaritas...I ordered the Cadillac and it was good. I had the fajitas which were good. They were made with a different pepper than I usually have had them. The carne asada was very good...a bit better than the fajitas. This was within walking distance of our hotel and the weather was beautiful so it was a wonderful... More 

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sao paulo
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

the food is ok, just standard tex-mex plates and dishes, with no invention or distinguished ingredients. the restaurant is nice, with its fake mexican decor.

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Hawthorne, CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my husband's favorite Mexican food. He loves the flour tortillas they serve instead of chips. It also comes with butter and two different salsas. One salsa is very smoky and good. If you ask, they will also give you crisp tortilla chips, which are fresh and very good. Everything we have ever ordered is amazing. Especially, the shrimp... More 

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Torrance, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We like the El Torito Grill further down at the street (south) at Lomita Blvd/Hawthorne. It is smaller/quieter/less crowded. ;>

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great Mexican restaurant in Torrance. Similar to El Torito but more upscale. Prices are also higher than El Torito but food is good. The environment is also more fancy (very hard to find fancy Mexican restaurants here in the USA but this is a good one).

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Torrance, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to good mexican food then come here to El Torito grill they really have some wonderful food. They also have a good atmosphere very relaxing and enjoyable to eat by and they have a good variety of things to eat so you will enjoy eating here at El Torito. Also, get one of their combination plates they... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

They make the tortillas at the restaurant and bring them hot. Much healthier choice than the typical fried nacho chips and the salsas that went with them were quite good. Service was excellent. Food was very good. I'd recommend eating there just for the tortillas!

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Torrance, CA
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120 reviews 120 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good place for Mexican food with a good variety of good tasting food available. The cost is reasonable and the atmosphere for dining is fine for dining as there is a large, separate bar area that also allows dining. Enjoy!

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Torrance, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had dinner at El Torito Grill a couple of weeks ago and as always the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, they seem to be understaffed so service was not up to their usual standard. It is a shame that they have a name so similar to El Torito which is very mediocre. Most people think that it is the same chain... More 

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Additional Information about El Torito Grill

Address: 21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
Phone Number: 310-543-1896
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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