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El Torito Mexican Grill

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1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Merritt Island, Florida
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107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was pretty darn good. Go for the all you can eat fajitas, you won't be disappointed. The price if very reasonable, and the staff is very nice and friendly.

Thank kscdennis
Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Used to be a great watering hole. Today it reminds me of an Apartment Building with an Absentee Landlord. Food is basic but priced a cut above. The Restaurant is in dire need of a facelift. But the views of the bay are delightful

Thank Living_Simply40
Miami Beach, Florida
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice people but the food was not that good. We ordered a fresh and full order of guacamole and expected them to make it fresh. They delivered it to us fast in about 1 minute which meant to us it was premise in the back. It was not tasty at all and looked unappetizing. The main meal were well pretty... More 

Thank pikklespete
Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family stopped here for dinner one night during our vacation. We waited about 1 hour to be seated. We could see empty tables that looked to be available. But we still had to wait. We placed our order for dinner as soon as the waitress came to take our drink order. We received our drinks while we waited for... More 

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Oahu, Hawaii
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80 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a short walk from the hotel I was able to have a cerveza and dinner before heading back home. Service was good as was the food. I would recommend the restuarant.

Thank South_Pacific_Seas
Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think people come to El Torito not for the food but to have a place to drink and socialize. All the El Torito's decorated as fiesta in Mexico but doesn't serve authentic Mexican food. This restaurant has the taste just par with El Torito standard but seems better because it has a bay view. We came for dinner late... More 

Thank slow_motion_traveler
Modesto, California, Usa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go before 6 to get early service within 15 minutes! Busy place for locals and visitors alike. Great menu, reasonable prices, and friendly service...

Thank Judy C
Burlingame, California
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

My kids took me out for fathers day and to watch the NBA Finals. The service was slow and they kept running out of drinks mixers and Ginger Ale. Very bad operation No apologies nothing. Won't go back

Thank Trinity S
Cave Creek, Arizona
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Taco Tuesday's are a great value during Happy Hour in the lounge/bar area. The tacos are like street side tacos and you can even order Mexican corn (mayonnaise with Cotija cheese). Have a signature margarita or two and you are all set!

Thank bond502015
El Dorado Hills, California
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138 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This is just a small restaurant across the street from the Alameda Planning Commission. I would not have even noticed this low-profiled restaurant except I had to testify at the Alameda Planning Commission. We arrived early so we looked for a place nearby to grab a bite to eat before the meeting. This little place sits across the street and... More 

Thank Michael S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: 650-692-3113

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