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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood
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616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
281-471-2505
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Okay staff, average food

The hostess team could really use some training. The restaurant was rather busy and when we asked how long the wait would be, she replied "I really don't know, a long time, maybe 45 minutes, maybe a lot longer." Thankfully, the bar had some decent drink specials and we ended up only waiting about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sidebones
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Owasso, OK
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Owasso, OK
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess team could really use some training. The restaurant was rather busy and when we asked how long the wait would be, she replied "I really don't know, a long time, maybe 45 minutes, maybe a lot longer." Thankfully, the bar had some decent drink specials and we ended up only waiting about 20 minutes. They did seat us... More 

Helpful?
Thank sidebones
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our location. I am so happy that you loved your food but not so happy that our service let you down. We work hard everyday with our team on excellent food and outstanding service. Looks like we missed it with our front Host staff and for that I apologize. I have contacted the... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Considering the traditional fare (except not much for burritos) I thought it was a bit high cost. The salsa had just the right zing and the chips were so light and crispy good.

Helpful?
Thank Mike W
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us on your recent trip to our restaurant in La Porte. I apologize that we fell short of your expectations. We work very hard at each and everyone one of our locations to give outstanding service and provide the highest quality of food through only using the best ingredients. We do have... More 

La Porte Texas
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Most texmex restaurants are pretty similarm el toro is better than average. The chips and salsa is really good and the food tastes fresh. Never had anything bad off the menu. Service is good.

Helpful?
Thank laportecadillac
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our location in La Porte. There is nothing better than honest feedback especially when it is as positive as yours' was. We work very hard at all of our locations everyday to make sure that our guests have an excellent experience. Our goal is to provide superior service, excellent food and quality, and in... More 

Houston
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125 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

The food was good. I wouldn't call it outstanding. I did like the red salsa. The green, I didn't like so much. Some items on the menu are expensive for what you get. A small chile con queso was $7. It was good but... The service was mediocre. There were some highlights and some lowlights. I wanted to wash my... More 

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Thank Bintheloop
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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 

La Porte, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The Green sauce is simply the best! The presentation of their food is very nice. As far as taste, quality, they are slightly above average. Service is generally good, drinks are fair. They have a nice variety of menu offerings.

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

Thank you for your recent review. I love to get comments like this one. We work very hard each and every day to make your visit the best possible. We work on excellent food quality, superior service, and 100% focus on our guests. You are the reason we are here! We like to think we are the best at what... More 

Houston, Texas
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

Good food but don't give you enough food.service is not as good on some days.it's a nice family gathering and a good place to have a couple of drinks after work.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on your recent trip to our restaurant in La Porte. I apologize that we fell short of your expectations. We work very hard at each and everyone one of our locations to give outstanding service and provide the highest quality of food through only using the best ingredients. I'm not sure... More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a few times and it's very good. I haven't had anything bad and anytime I bring other family members, they love it as well.

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1 Thank Chris L
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our location in La Porte. There is nothing better than honest feedback especially when it is as positive as yours' was. We work very hard at all of our locations everyday to make sure that our guests have an excellent experience. Our goal is to provide superior service, excellent food and quality, and in... More 

La Porte, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Love their fajitas and can't beat the price on said days. Magnificent!!! I would go there every week if I could. Go give them a try.

Helpful?
Thank Cheryl J
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. I love to get comments like this one. We work very hard each and every day to make your visit the best possible. We work on excellent food quality, superior service, and 100% focus on our guests. You are the reason we are here! I love it when some sits down and send us... More 

Dallas, Texas
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109 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food and service were above average. The chips, salsa and avocado dip (which is delicious) served before the meal was very fresh. All of our food was authentic and tasted great. The food alone rates above average. The restaurant is in need of remodeling and a new A/C unit. We visited in July for lunch and the place was... More 

Helpful?
Thank missorganized19
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of El Toro in La Porte. We appreciate your feedback and taking the time to let us know how we are doing. It pleases me to hear that you enjoyed all the food and your experience except for the heat. We were having some AC issues during that time but it has all been... More 

Houston
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

After decades in its current location its moving a mile east. Good buffet on Thursday. Never cared for the tea, but other than that they serve up a nice Mexican meal.

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

Thank you for your comments about our location in La Porte. This is a Landmark!! This location has been in La Porte since the 1960's and still continues to put out excellent Tex-Mex food with outstanding service. The buffet on Wednesday is something that started a long time ago and continues to be a big hit with everyone. We are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: 281-471-2505

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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