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El Torito

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3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
(714) 939-6711
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We had to get someone's attention to be seated but when we finally did she was very courteous. The menu is very diverse. The food was good. Not great, definitely not bad, just good. We would probably eat here again but wouldn't seek it out.

Thank Julia_Bulia67
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77 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I rarely give 5 stars for a restaurant but El Torito has all the qualities. From the moment we walked in the service was outstanding. We ordered the family Fajitas which was perfect for 4. The flavor, temperature, quality and sides where great. I especially enjoyed the sweet corn cake puffs. Definitely one of my favorites.

Thank Manuel G
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

We were here twice during our week in this area. It was close to our hotel so. First time we strolled in with a party of 6 persons. Time was around 5 pm and not so much people in the restaurant. We got a great service, beverages and stunning food. Well worth the money. Second time We reserved a table... More 

Thank Ambjörn J
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

This El Torito's was close to our hotel. The food and drinks were very good. Service was great but the price was high. As everything in CA.

Thank William F
Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

We are regular's at El Torito...really yummy food and delish drink. The only thing my kids misses is that they used to give de El Torito headbands for the kiddos...that made extra cool for them. Can't wait for another family dinner out.

Thank Ana B
Houston, Texas
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216 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I did the lunch buffet. I think it would have been better but the tortilla they hand make and cook right in front of you is great although very small. This made them hard to eat as the meat fell out so i ended up just eating it with a fork. Rice was excellent. Food selection was not very broad... More 

Thank TCBinKC
La Verne, California
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

For lunch you can order off the menu or try the buffet. There are lots of choices which means there will be something for everyone. The waiters bring your drinks and make sure your glasses are filled it is cheaper to do the buffet than off the menu

Thank Lulu120639
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We always have such a wonderful experience when we come here, the food is excellent & the drinks are good. Service is always friendly & fast. We usually come here more than one evening per trip.

Thank girlieduke
Valparaiso, Indiana
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93 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Our chips were stale, which we found odd since they serve so many of them. The buffet was decent food for $12. The desserts were pretty bland. They also messed up our check. Overall, we will not be returning to this restaurant in the restaurant. Probably a good place to grab an after work drink during happy hour.

Thank J C
Petaluma, California
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Have eaten here a couple times over the last year. Food is good, consistent with what is on the menu. The servers are always very friendly and attentive

Thank suzmac1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: (714) 939-6711

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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?