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El Torito Mexican Grill

Mexican, Southwestern
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1590 Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 94010-1601
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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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Anderson, California
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited El Torito at end of July with family group. The food was not what we were used to in times past. It was average at best, and the portions were small. Our waiter was non attentive. As he was clearing away our meal, he dropped a plate across the table from where I was sitting, and a huge blob... More 

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Sunriver, Oregon
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67 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for some great California Mexican food on our way to the airport. It was Sunday, so we had the Sunday Brunch. Food was excellent.

Thank Darlene_and_Joe
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to have a cocktail and some nachos. The nachos were good as were the drinks. Great view of the bay and the Airport.

Thank Eric O
San Luis Obispo, CA
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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here in years past with business partners and was looking forward to a nice dinner - and introducing the restaurant to a couple that had never visited. The view of the bay is as good as ever - but the food and margaritas have seriously declined since my earlier visits. You CAN buy the margarita with an extra... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son and I had dinner here last Saturday. We had to wait 30 minutes for a table despite the fact that there were PLENTY of open ones - I assume it was because the place is woefully understaffed. The toilet downstairs was clogged and the waitstaff was completely mediocre. The only half-decent beers on their menu were not available.... More 

Thank Jay59inPgh
Coachella, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't like the fact that there was an hour wait. There were lots of tables and booths open and they still had us wait like for 1 hour. The kids were tired and hungry. Our waitress was not very attentive to us. The food was ok and it was a little for the price.

Thank lilangelitagirl
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your in the mood for your basic Mexican dinner staples this serves some pretty good food . I got the sizzling combo and it hit the spot .

Thank Michael A
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It took 20 minutes for them to even realize that we were waiting for a table. They weren't that busy. I'm not sure what was going on upstairs, but two waitresses went up there and never even acknowledged us as they walked past us. And when I say 20 minutes, I am not exaggerating. When we finally got seated and... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good and plentiful but was there really any tequila in the margaritas?? I felt we were taken on the margarita.

Thank cincybetty
Merritt Island, Florida
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112 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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?