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El Torito Grill

21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
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Ranked #38 of 467 restaurants in Torrance
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 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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42 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
sao paulo
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

It was quiet on a Sunday afternoon about 4:00 pm. Service was very good and the dinners were delicious. I had the best margarita I've had in several years. Not cheap but worth every penny.

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Torrance, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great selection of Sunday Brunch. We love the salsa, it is spectacular. The warm tortillas are a nice touch. The tableside guacamole is spectacular. We love the chicken and shrimp fajita salad, the dressing is sweet and savory. Service is always great with a warm welcome.

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