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23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
973-761-1515
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Ranked #16 of 54 Restaurants in South Orange
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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planet earth
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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South Orange, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This is an all round easy option for family dinners. No stress, comfortably noisy, the atmosphere very laid back and accomodating. Food is okay, nothing to write home about; If you are in good company then you won't notice the food. The bar on a friday evening was full and eveyone seemed jovial. Perhaps it was just the Friday spirit.... More 

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Address: 23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
Phone Number: 973-761-1515
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Mexican

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