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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 - 10:00 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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 5
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very reasonable price

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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Torrance, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Torrance, California
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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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Torrance, California
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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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California
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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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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The El Torito Grill serves South West style Mexican food. My wife commented that her Mole Chicken was among the best we ever tasted. Our waiter Cody was very knowledgeable I loved my taco salad as well. The service was quick and friendly. It should be noted that there is adifference between El Torito Grills and El Torito restuarants. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We celebrated a graduation here. The management is terrific about working with large groups. Tasty food--all arrived hot!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Please do not come here. Bad service and shrimp with their intestines left in the shrimp and some mysterious item in the salsa... This place is bad! bad! bad!

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Torrance, California
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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?