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El Toreador Mexican Restaurant

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7845 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4338
425-883-7570
Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
El Toreador Review

Went there for lunch with my co-workers. We had a group of 10 people and we were seated in a large table close to the window. I had the red enchiladas with carnitas that came with beans, rice, guacamole and pico de gallo salsa. The portions were more than enough and I shouldn't of have eaten so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
aghyba
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Cypress, Texas
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle,
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

My husband and I have been eating dinner at El Toreador three or four times a year for nearly fifteen years. When you have favorites it's hard not to order them every time. Their enchiladas verde are wonderful with chicken but even better with pork. The homemade tomatillo/verde sauce is so tasty that I sometimes buy a cup to take... More 

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Maple Valley, Washington, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We went here looking at the reviews on Trip Advisor. The location is dated and basic. Seating is short for larger parties. We went with 7 and they simply added a metal chair to the end of a booth. It made it pretty hard for people to get in and out. Mainly my only gripe here was the service. The... More 

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Mineral, Washington, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The atmosphere was nice but the food had a lot left to be desired. The stall was very nice and helpful.

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Cypress, Texas
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Went there for lunch with my co-workers. We had a group of 10 people and we were seated in a large table close to the window. I had the red enchiladas with carnitas that came with beans, rice, guacamole and pico de gallo salsa. The portions were more than enough and I shouldn't of have eaten so many tostadas with... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We had no idea what to expect at El Toreador, but were more than pleasantly surprised. They make their own mole sauce, the food was really delicious and this family friendly restaurant is one we would frequent if we lived nearby.

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Issaquah, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years, the reason, it is consistent and has been for all these years, The prices are reasonable, the food portions, flavor are spot on. I have tried many Mexican restaurants over the years, this is the only place to go if you want good food and Drinks. Highly Recommend it!!

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Close to home favorite for Mexican food in Redmond. The staff is very friendly and the service is superb. I tried something new - the Baja fish tacos and they were delicious - the creamy chipotle sauce complemented the halibut and cabbage. And they always have a great selection of comfort foods like cheese tamales and chicken enchiladas served on... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

we were able to walk here from our Residence hotel. We really enjoyed the authentic menu items and the prices were very good. The area around this restaurant and other local eateries is all chewed up with road work so parking can be a challenge but did not detract from our meal or enjoyment.

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Small place, but fantastic service and great food. I had the enchilada's verdes, best I've had. Great margarita's too. Per my observations, many locals frequent this restaurant.

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Seattle
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98 reviews 98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7845 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Redmond
  • Phone Number: 425-883-7570

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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