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El Torito Mexican Grill

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477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

I was in town from NC to celebrate my birthday with my twin sister. We decided on El Torito for location and nostalgic reasons. We used to love going to the one near Vallco so many years ago. My mom and I, and my sister and one of her sons each shared the fajitas (18-19$ each). Her husband orders the... More 

Thank PhroggyDee
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We were on the road for awhile. Check in to our hotel. Had dinner here.Clean fast and great food. We even got a free desert, Wow, Thanks.

Thank Michael B
San Francisco
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947 reviews
435 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Sizzling fajitas with steak are the best. Not healthy, but darn tasty. Chips and salsa are always fresh. Service is good. This El Torito is clean, but the dining room could use a makeover. Furniture is a bit dated. Service is very good and consistent. I eat here all the time, so my review is based on a lot of... More 

Thank 7268
San Jose, CA
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's a nice location and chips and salsa are always fresh. Rest of the fare is above average. It does get crowded on weekends, so call and make reservation.

Thank RamKunda
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

every time that I am in town I expend one night there. Ask for a margarita just to start the dinner and pick one of the fajitas pates. Service is friendly and if you have doubt will help you to find the right plate.

Thank Little B
Baltimore, Maryland
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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We ate here on arrival day of a long flight. It is walking distance from our hotel. We arrived around 5:00pm and the restaurant looked to be transitioning to the dinner hour. The waiter seem a bit brusque at first and I had to restrain from saying something negative about his responses. He came around towards the end of the... More 

Thank YearlyVacationer1
Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

In general the Mexican food is average, the place is most oriented to watch TV specially the Mexican Soccer Cup, in general the place is cool, I belive too many tables in the area but You probably noticed those Mexican Restaurants are always full.

Thank Edgar M
Fremont, California
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4,299 reviews
1,307 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

OK - we decided to stop by Milpitas El Torito's as they were having a $3.00 Margarita week-end. We let them know that when we came to be seated. It took them about 10 minutes to find a place to seat us as the place was about 20 per cent full of people and there were a lot of empty... More 

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Ukiah, California
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Had a group of 7...Friday evening...they were not very busy, should have been a sign! Slow service, our waiter seemed to disappear at times. Food was just OK. When waiter brought our change (we had separate checks) he kept any extra coin change versus bringing it to us and letting us decide what tip he got. Not sure it is... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food tastes good if you're willing to tolerate slow service. Restaurant appears to be understaffed

Thank Mouawad D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-8012

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