El Toreador is a neighborhood treasure. Nestled in the bustling West Portal right next to a bar, it's flavor for loud colors and excletic memorabilla does not seem to fit into the conservative neighborhood. The food and beer menu are what makes this place the spot to go for some killer Mexican fare. No matter what you order, you will not be disapointed. The chips they serve are never stale and the salsa is fresh. The Enchiladas are fantastic, the carne asada strip steak is to die for, and the refried beans that come with each entree do not taste like they came from the can. The secret to the good food here is the copius amounts of cheese put on everything. To drink, the margaritas are excellent and the beer list expands the entire globe. The beer menu is five pages! ! I highly recommend this restaurant, but come early because the wait can be up to an hour.
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