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El Torito Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
+1 714-761-8155
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Our family of five just had dinner there. All of us had 5 different meals, and all 5 meals were delicious. I also had a blackberry margarita which was so good. We're from Ohio and eat Mexican all the time. This truly was great atmosphere, great salsa, and food. But what makes it a 5 star is the people, they... More 

Thank Lorraine B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed at this location. Friendly staff and good service. The Mexican chicken salad is delicious, chips and salsa always fresh, and the burritos are excellent 👍

Thank Stephen W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed some happy hour tacos. They were tasty, and affordable. The tequila is expensive, beers were affordable at happy hour. The bar tender was great, along with the waitresses.

Thank rayinreverse
Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

On business from NORCAL and decided to stop on as right next to my hotel and wanted some bring convenient. Wow, it was Happy Hour and bar was packed no seats or booths so I sat in the restaurant . I must admit I've never been impressed with ElTorito food in general at least from My experiences at the NORCAL... More 

Thank billhi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

As opposed to the Chilis down the street, this is a place to eat Mexican, and Tex-mex food. The place has a southwestern/Mexican cantina vibe, the staff are friendly and outgoing and the food is delicious. Sitting at the bar, you can people watch, watch the games on the tv, or talk to your neighbour. They make a good margarita,... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

My 1st time at this establishment, it was not your typical buffet, lots of stations, including fresh salad preparation, which was excellent.

Thank 807brian
Cypress, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

There are many types of Mexican food. Everyone has there favorites. At El Torito there is a good selections of everything.If your the" Family Mexican food cook "of course nothing is better than yours but I like it here because it is a change of the 4 or so fast food Mexican places in the area..I really enjoy there Brunch.... More 

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White Rock, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

We were here with one other couple. Good food. Solid Mexican fare. I wasn't too hungry so I had 3 street tacos a la carte. Good drinks lineup. The margaritas were good. My only complaint was the service was slow. 15 mins to get my first beer was way too long and the wait for the rest of the drinks... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Weekday lunch is quite an impressive spread, once price, pick whatever you like!! If you work and time is an issue, no problem (hasn't been yet), even though they get a tad busy (less than a weekend). Salads fresh made-to-order, beef, pork, chicken!! Lots of veggies!! Yum!!! Highly recommend!

Thank LJ007007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

I travel down to Cypress a fair amount for work, and going to El Torito is genuinely something I look forward to about the trip. Their food is really good and the ambiance of the place is really energetic. In April I was there and all the sudden was not feeling too hot, so I grabbed my food as takeout... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 714-761-8155

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