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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
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 10
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 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
Very good food!

Visited with friends and had the Baja Tacos. (Fish Tacos) They are delicious! The flavor was plentiful. Service and beer were good. Don't really have any complaints about this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
Mark D
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Houston, Texas
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  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
La Porte, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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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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93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 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 

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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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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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 

La Porte, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I eat at El Toro about once a week and love their food and good service. It is still a place where the customer is always right. Even their Salmon is good.

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

Thank you for your recent review of our location in La Porte. We appreciate you doing this for know how busy your schedule must be. It pleases each and everyone of us to hear that we are exceeding your expectations. We work hard each and everyday to provide excellent food and outstanding service. We work hard at this for you... More 

Houston, Texas
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

recently went to this restaurant , fair prices , average food , was expecting alot more , but overall it was an average meal , nothing bad , just not great

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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 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 

Houston, Texas
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95 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Visited with friends and had the Baja Tacos. (Fish Tacos) They are delicious! The flavor was plentiful. Service and beer were good. Don't really have any complaints about this place.

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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. 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 

Victoria, Texas
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Service was okay and the food was okay as well. We ordered queso in addition to the chips and salsa and it was okay as well. I ordered fajitas, and the sides provided were limited less than what I would have liked (No cheese nor lettuce / tomato). It took a little longer than desired to get our bill and... More 

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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 that we have disappointed one of our valued 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... More 

Dickson, TN
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I'd never had bacon wrapped chicken fajitas before. They were pretty good. Had dinner here with a coworker.

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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. 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 

La Porte, Texas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant serves very good Mexican food. The food is great as is the service. The servers go out of their way to accommodate you with anything you order. Excellent place to eat.

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

Thank you for your recent review of our location in La Porte. It is great to get reviews like the one you gave us. It just shows us that all the work we put into training and using quality ingredients is worth the effort and cost. Our ultimate goal is to exceed your expectations each and every visit. Our mission... More 

Bucks
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124 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by the menu variety (for lunch) and soon found something that sounded great. All our dishes appeared very quickly (in and out in 25 minutes just before noon). Tehy didn't look as appetising as their description but they were tasty.

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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. 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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Additional Information about El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Address: 616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
Phone Number: 281-471-2505
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 18
Cuisine: Mexican, American, Southwestern, Seafood

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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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