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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
310-543-1896
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Ranked #79 of 477 Restaurants in Torrance
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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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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141 reviews 141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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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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