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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
Closed now
All hours
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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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They told on website they closed at 11:30pm and when we got in at 10:50 they told us they were about to close. They were rushing us to ask for our food.

Thank Miguel M
Winnipeg, Canada
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped in for dinner on a night when the Giants were playing and the place was packed. Once the game was over we found a seat in the bar. The service was adequate and considering how busy it was with people coming and going, we were fine with the wait. The food was fabulous and plentiful. Our server was... More 

Thank 233billg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in with co workers to enjoy the view of the bay and planes landing. We were met by the Manager David who was very friendly and let us choose our table to enjoy the ambiance of their great location. David was prompt for our needs and drink orders. The food, staff and place is excellent. We will be back... More 

Thank John W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious. Went on a Friday night so there was a little wait, but definitely worth it. Service was excellent. To top it all off, beautiful view of the water while we ate.

Thank Carol P
Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I walked here from the Hyatt on the recommendation of someone I met at the hotel bar. And both the food (habanero-spiced shredded pork sliders) and drinks (traditional Mojitos) were good. But I can't rate these guys any higher than average because service was slow. Both in terms of getting my original order taken, the wait for food/drinks, and follow-up... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016

Years ago this was Tia Maria's. Now it is El Torito. Grert lunch over looking the bay.. We watched the planes come in and the water in the bay. the food was great! We had beer from the tap and enjoyed the fajitas for four. The was carnitas, shrimp, chicken and beef with refills on all of the sides. We... More 

Thank Walt C
Fresno, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We were driving thru and didn't have reservations--Hostess said 10 mins wait. There are a lot of hotels in the area and we understand. So we took a walk along the shoreline and enjoyed the sunset. However when we walked by the restaurant, inside we could see at least 6 tables that had still had mess from prior diners and... More 

Thank Brenda G
Acampo, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Walking up the outside looked a bit weathered. The booth seats were weather and worn down. I had a couple flys around my table window. I ordered Chicken Fajitas and it came without lettuce and cheese. The plate was hot but not enough to cook the onions. The chicken was not cut all the way up. Wont be back

Thank Scott C
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I've side of the restaurant/ bar is glass with great views of planes taking off from FSO. Our waiter enjoyed standing and looking out the window. Had our waiter returned to our table we would have enjoyed more drinks. We finally spoke with the manager and asked if we could get some service. The manager brought us more drinks and... More 

Thank LyndaAskewfungrandma
Anderson, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids
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?