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El Torito Grill

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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Torrance Blvd)
310-543-1896
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 14
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  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick Mexican

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
r j
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Torrance, California
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Dessert
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47 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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ca
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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171 reviews 171 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
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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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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
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?