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23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good Local Mexican

Food is consistently good and at a very good price. Highly recommend the fajitas. They make a great margarita.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Bob S
Springfield, NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
Springfield, NJ
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Food is consistently good and at a very good price. Highly recommend the fajitas. They make a great margarita.

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South Orange, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Definitely a family friendly option in SOMA. Staff is nice, prices are fair and food us pretty straight forward. Not much difference in taste or food quality between Toro Loco and Cactus Charley in Maplewood. Pretty reliable and works when you are craving a little Mexican food.

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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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