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“Delicious Mexican Food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Torito

El Torito
146 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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Ranked #103 of 3,283 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: $16 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Brisbane, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Delicious Mexican Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

Have been wanting to visit this place for a while. So glad we finally made it!

Meal sizes are very generous and I was impressed with the freshness of the product. This was authentic Mexican food at its best. (Had a trio of dips with corn chips and loved the salsa, bean and chilli).

Service was fantastic, I highly recommend this BYO restaurant. Try and book ahead for weekends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Brisvegas!
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143 reviews 143 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Authentic Latin American food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

El Torito isn't a chain or a tex mex style place. It is a nice BYO serving up traditional latin american food to as close to authentic as you could hope for in downtown Brisbane. We started with some lovely fresh dips, Chili was a standout as was the salsa and the beans. We followed this with a Tamal each (decadent) and for mains I enjoyed a super fresh and flavourful chicken Chimichanga, my wife had the chorizo burrito which was massive and my son finished that off along with a chicken quesadilla, which he said was jam packed full of fresh vegies and packed with the flavour you would expect. Everything had a reasonable amount of spicy heat and it was no issue getting a little extra chili to take it up a notch. Service on the Friday night we were there was fast, friendly and happy!
Best Mexican in Brisbane for sure and an easy walk from West Ends public transport. As the restaurant is BYO note there are several bottle shops within a few minutes walk.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Queensland, Australia
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Good value mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2011

El Torito has been a favourite for mexican for a while. It's unpretentious, and the food is always quality. Great Mole Poblano.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Great Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Went with friends and the service was great and friendly. The food was awesome and hot! Very good considering the actual owners are from El Salvador!!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cairns, Australia
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“El mejor mexicano en Brisbane”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2011

Authentic. Excellent Mexican food cooked fresh and served by real Mexican people in trendy West End.
Nothing fancy, but genuine.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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