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El Torito

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3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
+1 714-939-6711
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
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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Garden Grove
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sat in the bar area. We had the lunch buffet. Food was hot and taste great. Wasn't too loud considering it was lunch time. Service was fast and very friendly.

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Thank eeggleston72
Vancouver
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77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While staying in Anaheim, we visited El Torito twice. our first vist was fantastic, hence why went a second time. The portions are absolutely huge and the food is quite well prepared. Our first visit was for dinner; enchiladas and tacos. Excellent. Our second trip was for lunch and we enjoyed the buffet style options. There are far too many... More 

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Thank Devolicious
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't disappointed in the food, drinks or service. We had the macho platter and the sizzling platter which were both great, especially the steak taco and the beef barbacoa taco.....also tried a pomegranate margarita that was wonderful.

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We came here late after a long day at California Adventure. Not big on chains but like their menu items. They were having a promo on margaritas so this was a big bonus! The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Cleanliness was good.

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Thank Andy N
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

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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Bengaluru, India
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 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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165 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, 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: +1 714-939-6711

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