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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
281-471-2505
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Ranked #5 of 60 restaurants in La Porte
Price range: $7 - $18
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Mexican, Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were there from out of town on Father's Day. They were pretty busy so we just sat at the bar and watched the World Cup. Even though they were busy, the wait staff was very nice and we received our food fairly quick. The food was good, but I just wished they had hot salsa as a choice with... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro in La Porte. 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... More

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I went here with two friends after exploring Battleship Texas. We ordered a large queso and beef fajitas for two for the three of us. It was very tasty, and definitely a good value. Also, the service was top-notch. Should I find myself in La Porte again, I would return.

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro in La Porte. 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... More

La Porte, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Five of my friends were there for lunch this week and as always, the food and service were great. We have lived here for 10 years and this restaurant is always a favorite! If there is something you want and it has been removed from the menu, they'll fix it for you anyway! I love that! It is a bit... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro in La Porte. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback and for being a long time valued guest. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so... More

Tennessee
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

This was my first time to eat here and I was craving authentic Mexican food since I am visiting from Tennessee. I was not disappointed as everything was fresh and very flavorful. Upon being seated you are served a basket of fresh warm tortilla chips with salsa and green sauce. The service was excellent. The only negative is that we... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always a thrill to get a review like this one, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to... More

La Porte, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is the home grown, locally owned, quality food never found in a chain. The Ybarra family has been serving Mexican food for over 50 years, and it is awesome!!! The fajitas are prepared with a secret recipe and they are very tender and flavorful. Try the seafood tacos or stuffed avacodo for something a little different. Although they have... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always a thrill to get a review like this one, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to... More

Galveston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Wow!!! All about original! This small restaurant is hidden away on main st down town La Porte. If you find yourself on 146 coming over the Fred Hartman bridge or approaching it exit at Spencer (main st.). You will not be disappointed. I had the tacos al carbon and they were a delight! Fresh guacamole pico de gayo and flour... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It is always a thrill to get a fan review, particularly when it is as positive as your experience was. We strive every day to ensure our guests have a wonderful meal and a marvelous time at our restaurant and it is extremely encouraging for someone to tell us. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this... More

Houston, Texas, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

We have been going there for 15 years. The food is great. The service in the restaurant is good. When we order take out it is 50/50 chance that they will get your order correct. Scenerio. Get off work place your order and then repeat your order. Pick up your order and go home to relax. When you are ready... More

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our location. I appreciate you taking the time out of your busy schedule to send me this information. I would also like to thank you for your nice comments about our dine in service and food. We truly appreciate your business dine in and take out. I apologize your experience has not been better... More

La Porte, Texas
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

always when we eat here fast friendly service chips and salsa always ready for us food service quick hot fresh haven't had any complaints about this food here ate at 2 other stores in the area and they all have been then the same great food.

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. I am happy to hear that all the hard work and the constant training is paying off. I will be sure to let the managment team and associates know of your of nice comment. We look forward to serving you again in the future. Sincerely, John More

Seabrook, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

El Toro is our comfort food restaurant that we like to visit after a hard day. They have it all, great food, cold beer, awesome margaritas, and reasonably priced.

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow what a great review. Thank you! I am thrilled that we are achieving our goals at this location and that is exceeding our guests expectations. Thank you for taking the time to send us this review. I did forward it over to the location so they would see the good job that they are doing. Feel free to send... More

La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Been dining here for too many years to count. I live in La Porte and there are many Mexican restaurants to choose from in this small city. Usually end up here because of the quality of the food and great service even when they are very busy. Lots of choices on the menu....I have not been disappointed trying something new.

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jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip advisor. I apologize for not responding sooner. I just noticed that I had missed this one. I happy to hear that your visit was an enjoyable one and would like to thank you for your patronage over time. We are constantly looking for new food items to add to our menu and I'm... More

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