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El Torito Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630
(714) 761-8155
9:00 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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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Thank Bernardo M
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93 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

Lots of good Tacos. and margaritas. Salsa was also good. The ambience was okay..just typical. The people were nice but in Cypress, the crowd was nothing impressive that evening.

Thank abhishek s
Bucks, UK
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115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016 via mobile

I'm not one to go to a place multiple times but circumstances meant I ended up here twice on a recent business trip. It was actually a reasonable place with good food and good service on both occasions.

Thank Bucks_reviewer
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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526 reviews
404 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic lunch. The service was great and the atmosphere is very nice. We ate in the bar and it has a very cool vibe to it. We ordered, fajitas, a combo app, chili re and a steak burrito. All were off the hook! This is a great place for lunch and dinner. Service is always great and... 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
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: (714) 761-8155

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?