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El Torito Mexican Grill

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477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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Sunnyvale, California, Usa
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

My husband and I have been going to El Torito in Milpitas since they closed the one in Santa Clara. We have gone to the Sunday buffet, lunches and dinners. 99% of the time they open the doors for us and they take us to the table that is close to everything. The buffet is great and it is only... More 

Thank 427ElisaS
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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1,012 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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4,712 reviews
1,391 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?