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El Torito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
(818) 348-1767
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We ordered flavored margaritas which were delicious. Chips and salsa accompanied our drinks. The tortilla chips tasted like the oil they were cooked in, had an after taste and seemed stale. We asked our waiter to bring fresh chips which he did. They were better but not by much. We all ordered different dinner items but mine wasn't what I... More 

Thank Pat Z
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94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We had 2 of their Margaritas, very good! The food was nice too, slightly too spicy for me but overall tasty. I had the combo with tamale and tacos, was plenty but you can do 3 items as well if you are super hungry. The fajitas were excellent too! They give you free tortillas chips with salsa when you arrive.... More 

Thank Ornella B
San Fernando, California
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo here and had a delicious burrito dinner that included refried beans and rice and their famous corn pudding. We started out with their complimentary tortilla chips and salsa. The food is consistently good and plentiful. We called for reservations and only had to wait 5 minutes before we were seated. This was great because the... More 

Thank TwinTourists
Southern California
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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016

I met with family for lunch, and the food really wasn't very good. We had combinations with a taco and enchilada. Very bland, even with adding salsa to the top. Not much meat or chicken in the enchiladas. Tacos were ok. Didn't care much for the salsa either, pretty plain tasting, no spice. perhaps they have a spicier salsa somewhere?!... More 

Thank LadyDi_and_Cowman
west hills, ca
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2015

I went to El Torito Restaurant in Woodland Hills. I had the lunch buffet. I wasn't all that thrilled. The main problem I found that the music was so loud that you couldn't have a conversation with the people you went to lunch with. We asked them if they could lower the music, but was told that the level it... More 

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Burbank, California
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779 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

The Service: Our server, Ferman & Niki are excellent. Very attentive and thoughtful. Constantly checking upon us. Great service!! The drinks: Reasonable price for the drinks. They are not too strong though. They also serve chips and salsa. The Parking: Parking lot shared with Fry's (free)

Thank travelercass
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2015

I was going to write about my experience at El Torito this evening but then I thought, if you are reading a review on a Tex-Mex chain restaurant located in the culinary wasteland of Woodland Hills, you're probably some poor business person who is either out of decent choices or in the mood for Tex Mex. You don't want a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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125 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2015

Good Tex-Mex food. Happy to find someplace to eat about 10 pm. The waiter was friendly if not attentive. They served a lot of food. I felt like the dining area could use a deep cleaning. They have daily specials.

Thank SEAPexplorer012
Woodland Hills, CA
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2015

This El Torito has finally decided to 'belly up to the bar' and offer real food and real service. They're still trying, and they have a ways to go, but they are now definitely back on our

Thank Sonova_Beach
Los Angeles, California
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914 reviews
673 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We have been to this El Torito on several occasions and the food is always very good. Starting with the chips and salsa. The chips are always fresh and the salsa just spicy enough. All the food is good, but I especially like the crispy beef tacos. The servers/waiters are always friendly and attentive. I would like to see them... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: (818) 348-1767

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