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El Torito

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3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
(714) 939-6711
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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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San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was okay. Service was decent. Drinks were the better of it all. Probably won't go back next time in town, but I wouldn't say it was a bad experience. It was alrighty!

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Thank janej4747
Idyllwild, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some El Toritos are great, not this one. Always mediocre food. Service is okay. Have been there several times, hoping the situation would improve, but regretfully, it hasn't.

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Thank simspc
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to El Torito a few times and i liked the food as well as the service. I especially liked the Fajitas every time i had them. They appeal to my taste and are more than filling. You can even share them if you think they're too large for you. It's not really a complaint but just like most... More 

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SLC Utah
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160 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2016

Well, just happy hour, so the drinks were ok, food was pretty average to bad. Taco bar is poor. Very short happy hour menu, so not much there on that. The place needs a good cleaning, I would not go back due to the conditions in the restaurant. Did not order off the full menu, so I have no idea... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016 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.

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Thank Julia_Bulia67
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79 reviews
61 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.

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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 

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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.

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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.

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Thank Ana B
Houston, Texas
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217 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
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
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?