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El Torito Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
(714) 761-8155
11:00 am - 10:30 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank plucky017
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank 1london2
White Rock, Canada
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98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank mikeyjoe68
Los Angeles, California
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank porcelain_tourniquet
Orange County, California
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

A year ago this place was terrible, but now it's one of our favorite places. The lunch buffet is great, they have everything from fresh salads and tacos a salsa bar, the traditional beans, rice, etc., the corn pudding is delicious. The staff is extremely friendly, but they are busy at lunch. The Wednesday buy one get one free is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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: (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?