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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average Mexican Cuisine - A Little too dark and dingy

There are so many Mexican restaurants in NJ that one can become choosy as to certain food quality and preparation. This place does not rise to the level of exceptional due the quality of the food. The rice was so so, a side of beans ($2.50) was soggy and tasteless, the fajitas ($14.95) over-cooked... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2015
TonyK300
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Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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West Orange, New Jersey
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love going to Toro Loco. The food is always good, wonderful portions, great service and busy bar.

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Thank Mary Ellen J
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
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443 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

There are so many Mexican restaurants in NJ that one can become choosy as to certain food quality and preparation. This place does not rise to the level of exceptional due the quality of the food. The rice was so so, a side of beans ($2.50) was soggy and tasteless, the fajitas ($14.95) over-cooked and the chicken parilla ($14.95) just... More 

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Thank TonyK300
South Orange, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We regularly go to Toro Loco and it's probably my favorite restaurant in the area. Service is fast and friendly. Prices are very reasonable and they offer a good variety of authentic cuisine. My friends say the margaritas are excellent too!

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Thank Njbel
West Orange, New Jersey
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Family has been coming to toro loco since it openned 25+ years ago. Food and service has remained consistently good. Great marguerites Portions are large so you never go home hungry

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Thank skatermom59
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Staff was fantastic and attentive! The margaritas were amazing and they gave us chips and salsa as soon as we sat down! Had the chicken fajitas and they were delicious!! will be back!!

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Thank Krysti K
Newark, New Jersey
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96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To be honest, once they changed the kitchen staff I and the wife are having a harder and harder time here. Their wait staff has remained, for the most part, consistent. Nevertheless, as regards the food, the flavor, texture and portion size of their offerings has suffered. I am limited to either ordering a specific plate for take out or... More 

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Thank NewarkScubaDiver
Springfield, NJ
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Thank Bob S
South Orange, New Jersey
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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Thank JohnnyeatsNJ
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Thank Todd G
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: Bar scene, Families with children

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