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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
818-848-4501
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The food tastes good and seems authentic. The building and decor make you feel like you are in Mexico. They also have a very nice lunch buffet.

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Thank traveltrivia
Belfast
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Absolutely wonderful meal and great service too. Couldn't possibly eat all the food they serve you as portions are huge. Loved it

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Thank AJMcABelfast
Little Rock, Arkansas
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We come here every time we are in L.A. This place has a great lunch time buffet, serving just about everything on the regular menu. All you can eat tacos are on Tuesday nights. Your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas. The salsa is fresh and tasty.

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Thank Korndog I
Burbank, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

El Torito is our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. We love Tuesday night tacos, their fresh combo dishes, fresh guacamole, fajitas and of course their Margaritas are yummy. It is family friendly and has a happy hour. Local, fresh and friendly.

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Thank Salmon2013
Burbank, California
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767 reviews
442 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

The Service: Very attentive. Huge restaurant. Lots of seating. Never have to wait. Good bar area, separated from main dining area. The Food: Happy Hour from 3-8pm!! Discounted drinks and appetizers. The Parking: Private lot (free) and street parking (free)

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Thank travelercass
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Hard sell wait staff. Annoying. We don't go there because there's better Mexican and much better service elsewhere.

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Pasadena, TX
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The hostess was not at her station and we waited 5 minutes to be seated. The bathroom was filthy. The waiter completely ignored us and refused to fill up our chips after 2 baskets (family of 4 all grown). Waiting 40 minutes for food and it's still not here. Writing this while we are waiting. Horrible service.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We found this restaurant while on our way to the Bob Hope airport. Restaurants were crowded at lunch time in this area but we were able to find parking here. We had the lunch buffet which had fresh tortillas and buffet offerings. A few desserts were offered on the buffet.

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Thank MBNtravel
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Though not much veg options; food is delicious. Little costly but worth going and have lunch. Recommended (go in a group to have a nice time)

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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Being that I am from Texas I felt like the price for what I got was way higher than normal. But it was good food.

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Thank Kennidi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: 818-848-4501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?