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El Toro

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120 Commerce Street, Clute, TX 77531
(979) 265-5361
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the...
This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.
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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Mahi-Mahi Entree, Very Good Light Chips with Salsa, Very Good Service

Visiting on a Wednesday evening around 6:00, the place was already pretty busy – usually an indicator that food must be good. A hostess seated me quickly and chips and salsa were brought to my table almost immediately. The chips were light and crisp – not the heavy ones with too much oil that I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul K
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Lincoln, NE
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Lincoln, NE
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157 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting on a Wednesday evening around 6:00, the place was already pretty busy – usually an indicator that food must be good. A hostess seated me quickly and chips and salsa were brought to my table almost immediately. The chips were light and crisp – not the heavy ones with too much oil that I sometimes get – and both... More 

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1 Thank Paul K
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I would also like to thank you for choosing El Toro while you were visiting. It is always a joy to read ones like this one especially as positive as your experience was. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the location and the Mahi Mahi. So good they named it twice! We take... More 

Brazoria, Texas
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

El Toro has some building going on, but the food is as good as ever. Tried the tuna appetizer and I highly recommend everyone try it. Johnathan was great as he recommended the tuna, His service was excellent. We eat here several times a year and have never been disappointed.

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1 Thank Ed B
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our location in Clute. We are very excited about the new addition and the changes that are coming to this location. We are expanding the bar area, remodeling the bathrooms to make them more guest friendly, and expanding out the to-go area. The restaurant will be the best by all standards anywhere around.... More 

Shelby, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We had chicken stuffed avacodo, table side guacamole, chips and dips. The waitress was good, friendly and knew the menu very well. We had ice cream after our meal.

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Thank Linda G
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest feedback of our location. I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience and our staff was on point. At everyone of our locations we work hard everyday trying to perfect our service and improve our food. It is such a joy to hear that the hard work is paying off. Thank you for... More 

Jackson, Wyoming
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

3.5 star review. Nice restaurant with good ambiance. Strong and affordable margaritas. Homemade tortillas but not with a ton of flavor. Good food but nothing to write home about. Disappointed in the portion sizes we got. Nice touch to have complimentary ice cream cones.

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Thank brpavey
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and giving us your opinion. It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the best food possible using quality ingredients, along with superior service, and encourage feedback from our guests and staff so... More 

Sweeny, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Food is average, service was poor,un co-ordinated as meal orders did not come to table together. Horrible coffee (old ). Salsa was not as expected, like out of a can. Best part was made on site tortilla chips.

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Thank tex357
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and giving us your opinion. It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the best food possible using quality ingredients, along with superior service, and encourage feedback from our guests and staff so... More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Has been around since the 60's. That says something. They have great food and the salsa is great. Ice cream for free

Helpful?
Thank cindy172015
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on our location. We have had great success over the last 50 years and look forward to another 50 more. Great guests like you will help us achieve that along with our awesome associates we have working for us. The ice cream in the front is just an added bonus to say thank you for... More 

Magnolia, Texas
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223 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

If you crave Tex-Mex, ok I get it. If you want true Mexican food , do yourself a favor & go across the street . That's all I got !

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Thank GPZachary
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and giving us your opinion. It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the best food possible using quality ingredients, along with superior service, and encourage feedback from our guests and staff so... More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

They also have alcohol for the non-church crowd. Food is good. Atmosphere is very LOUD! I don't know why they do it that way

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Thank JohnWard2013
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know... More 

Centennial, Colorado
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

I have been going to El Toro since it was in the smaller building next door to its current location so there's a bit of nostalgia for me. I love the food and it is the only Mexican restaurant worth going to in Brazosport. Can't wait for my next visit!

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Thank Naples12
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know... More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

My family has been dining here for over 20 years. Best Mexican food ever! They have a very large selection on the menu, including lunch specials. All the food is freshly prepared. The fajitas (beef, chicken and shrimp) are so delicious! In addition to having all the traditional Mexican foods you'd expect, they have specialties that include fish, chicken, and... More 

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Thank WineNDineMeSweetie
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 120 Commerce Street, Clute, TX 77531
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Clute
  • Phone Number: (979) 265-5361

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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