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El Toreador Mexican Restaurant

7845 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4338
425-883-7570
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Ranked #12 of 212 restaurants in Redmond
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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69% Recommend
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English first
Seattle
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Not fancy, but very authentic, reasonably priced and clean. Parking can be a challenge, so be prepared to drive around a bit, but worth the inconvenience. Small parking lot in the back. They need to improve the back door entrance, but once inside, you'll be greeted promptly and courteously. My choice is always the #10 - two tacos, pinto beans... More

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I had a shredded beef taco; DELICIOUS!!! Their guacamole is fresh and sooo tasty! Their chips are more like pita chips but really good. The taco shell is thick like that too which is the only thing I didn't like.

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Redmond
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Dinner last night after a long cruise, great to come back and have a professional, friendly wait staff. Food was excellent service was great. The only thing that I saw was under one of the table it looked like it could have been cleaned a little better. My wife and I both thought the food was great and a reasonable... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Eating here for over 15 years. It is my family's "go to" Mexican restaurant. Every dish is delicious and served piping hot. Service is quick and staff is very friendly. The most authentic Mexican food in Redmond!

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trevor-wa
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155 reviews 155 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

it's a family owned place that is run by brothers and the food tastes the same as when we first went there in the 70's - other mexican restaurants like las margaritas and azteca have gone way down hill but this place still rocks -

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Redmond, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We eat here only because its the better of the few Mexican restaurants in Redmond. Casual atmosphere, fast service and food is pretty good. Portions are large so you'll get plenty to eat or take home. Chips and salsa are made from scratch and delicious. I do love their prickly pear margarita served on the rocks, mmm. The place is... More

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Spokane, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013 via mobile

Small, casual restaurant with great food and a very reasonable price. One of the best burritos I've ever had! The guacamole must have been homemade it was so good. My wife enjoyed the fagitas as well. Small but fun bar and they had Mac & Jacks on tap (although not a surprise since it is brewed in Redmond). My only... More

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Seattle
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The place isn't as nice and flashy as the Matador across the street but the food is delicious and affordable. It comes out hot and fast and the salsa is made fresh daily. It's obvious that they make everything from the chips and salsa to beans and taco shells from scratch. I really appreciate the freshness and quality. The servers... More

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Redmond, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

El Toreador and Agave are my favorite Mexican restaurants in Redmond. Service is very quick, easy to be in and out during lunch. I've been about 4 times, during lunch, dinner, mid-afternoon and its always pretty busy. That tells you something. Parking is on the street and there is also a parking lot behind the restaurant. I believe they've been... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012 via mobile

I read a couple reviews and was a little deterred! But I had to try it anyway! People quoted average food. They must be accustomed to tex mex or Las Margaritas! Go have another taco at Azteca! This is the most authentic Mexican restaurant on the Eastside! The service is well above average. I found out Three brothers have owned... More

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