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“Montezuma got his revenge” 2 of 5 stars
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El Toreo West
38801 10th St W, Palmdale, CA 93551-3701
661-273-4050
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Ranked #37 of 183 Restaurants in Palmdale
Cuisines: Mexican
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Boulder, Colorado
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18 restaurant reviews
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“Montezuma got his revenge”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

I probably should have been suspicious when the vast majority of reviews I read on both tripadvisor and Yelp! complimented the margaritas, not the food. My margarita was - in fact - quite good, but the guacamole smelled annoyingly similar to urinal cakes (seriously!), and instead of the hot sizzling skillet I expect when I receive an order of fajitas, mine were a pre-mixed luke warm compost of chicken, onions, and peppers straight from the steam table, served over a sterno can, with no cheese on the side.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Palmdale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Small place but big taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

We have lived here for 2 years and have seen this place around the corner from us often, finally went to try it out and the food was really yummy the margarittas are mixed really well not the watered down junk one can normally get at a resturant like this.. food took a little bit to come out and the waiter was a bit slow getting to us but the place was crazy packed so all things considered it was a good experance. they must do a bangging job with their carry out cause there was a pretty steady line of customers comming in to pick up, i would do this but i would miss out on those great drinks!!! food was verry reasonabley priced my hubby and i ate for around 50$ thats two huge meals and 4 large cocktails most places 50$ is just the bar tab! will dine again!

Visited April 2012
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“Dining here since 1980's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011 via mobile

Always the best quality food in taste, quantity and value. We measure other Mexican food based on this restaurant. Some come close but never surpass it. We are devoted customers

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Palmdale
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“Good, Authentic Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2010

The food is really good here if your looking for real mexican food. their chili rellenos are really good. they have good strong margaritas too (if you order a regular on the rocks, not strawberry or blended). The inside is a little dark, but its not "struggle to see your date" dark. We always sit in the bar, if there are seats available... there's windows to let natural light in. If the Palmdale weather is good they have an outdoor eating area that's great too.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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