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Toro Loco

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23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ
973-761-1515
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  • 11
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 8
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  • 4
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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
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Newark, New Jersey
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Newark, New Jersey
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92 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Springfield, NJ
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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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?