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Toro Loco

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23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
973-761-1515
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Margaritas in Town

Toro Loco has great food and the best margaritas in town. I enjoy sitting in the bar area where they have flat screen TVs. A great place to catch a game, meet up with friends for great Mexican food and enjoy a Margarita.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
Todd G
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Toro Loco has great food and the best margaritas in town. I enjoy sitting in the bar area where they have flat screen TVs. A great place to catch a game, meet up with friends for great Mexican food and enjoy a Margarita.

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planet earth
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

OK, we tend to sit at the bar here. OK, the food is not what some might call traditional Mexican food. OK, when we go in Oscar asks if we want "the usual" to drink. OK, maybe we go here a lot. We love it, what can I say? It's got all the cheesy Mexican restaurant decorations. The chips and... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Omg I love this place, I love Mexican food, I love eating, lol, my experience here was really good, I love they're margaritas, really good, the frozen flavored ones, also the food, I had an appetizer that I forgot he name, but had tomatoes and crab, uhm uhm was delicious!, had they're mwxican stile chicken and was great, the plate... More 

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Florham Park, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We frequent here and for a very good reason! The food is amazing. The fajitas are the best. By far this place has the best Mexican food in the area. They make amazing margaritas and have such a cute outdoor dining space. The service is impeccable and pricing is right where it belongs. There is a reason they have been... More 

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New York City, New York
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59 reviews 59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We moved to the area in 2007 and enjoy coming to Toro Loco - we come at least twice a month and are always treated very well - the food is very good and fresh - we enjoy our margarita and the fajitas

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Newark, New Jersey
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had the pleasure of first eating here in 1991. Then it was so fresh and exciting. The staff was incredible as was the food. As the years have go on, the portion sizes have dwindled and as have the staff and their attitudes. If you're going for just a drink at the bar or a taco or two -... More 

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FLORENCE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Food was really good and full of flavor chips crisp and salsa tasty. We got seated quickly and got our food fast and hot. Only down side was it took a very long time to get our check

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 via mobile

After waiting for over an hour for a table. We barely got food and drinks. Got overcharged for things we didn't order. When I tried to complain the daughter of the owner got into my face. I didn't even insult her or say anything to her. I have never been treated by someone this way.

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Monica N, Public Relations Manager at Toro Loco, responded to this review

This is not an accurate account of what transpired on May 5, 2014 when this incident took place. We have video tape of what actually happened, and after yelling at 3 employees and asking if they "SPEAK ENGLISH this is AMERICA" you then went on to verbally attack Teresa using profanity. After you lunged at her downstairs by your table... More 

South Orange, NJ
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not a cheap, inexpensive mexican restaurant. They have a number of top shelf Margarita choices, a nice lounge area downstairs, and good food. Good for family of friends. Very good salsa and chips, nice and crisp. The desserts are good also. The whole-fish dishes are actual whole fish, head and all, so not for the squeamish. Good for dinner or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Come here for the Frozen Margaritas. The food tastes better after a glass or two. It's kind of a dive bar. Do not get the nachos. They are not what you expect them to be.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-761-1515

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?