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El Torito Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
+1 818-848-4501
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good39%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
Mar 29, 2017
“CLOSED at this location - now Chipotle”
Mar 13, 2017
“Great for Sunday Brunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
4012 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91505-4328
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11 - 20 of 44 reviews

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)

Thank ILoveFoodComa
Reviewed August 12, 2015

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

2  Thank Wanda W
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...More

1  Thank Alana_M68
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...More

Thank MBNtravel
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)

Thank pulonline
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.

Thank Kennidi
Reviewed September 2, 2014

El Torito is a fun place to go to with friends. Colorful surroundings with about average food. Always clean and the chips are hot out of the oven. Waiters are attentive and quick on service. Food always comes out the right temperature.

Thank leebee1002014
Reviewed July 7, 2014

You know you're in trouble when the best things about a Mexican restaurant are the chips & salsa and the convenience of the location. Because while the food here is edible, it's not special, and the service id terrible. So, if you're in the neighborhood,...More

Thank feiden
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Arriving on a Monday night at 7:15, there were few cars in the parking lot and not too many people inside the restaurant. It took a couple of minutes for the hostess to arrive at the podium and she quickly informed us there would be...More

Thank Ron P
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Have eaten at other locations as well. The buffet was good. Service was good for a Saturday afternoon. Place was busier after 1pm.

Thank L M
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$10 - $15
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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: +1 818-848-4501
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