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El Torito

3360 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3202
+1 310-450-8665
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  • Excellent16%
  • Very good47%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Aug 21, 2017
“Was surprised to find one”
Jan 12, 2017
“A chain, but doesn't taste like one ”
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3360 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3202
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We enjoyed the outside seating with music. Drinks were cold and strong. All the food was delicious especially the casadias. Great service; they were refilling the chips all night.

Thank crayonline
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

I remember going on my first date (Freshman Homecoming dance) to El Torito's and thinking, this is a fancy place! Flash forward 37 yrs, which is as long as it took me to go back to one (no joke) but the food was still pretty...More

Thank Aricot
Reviewed February 1, 2017

Just last Sunday I went to the Sunday Brunch at Ocean park in Santa Monica.... it over at 2 pm..... so I guess to them brunch is early for late lunch.... most brunches go to at least 3-4 pm... I arrived at 1:30 pm..... which...More

Thank kidkeno
Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

I go here all the time. Pretty much anything you get will be pretty damn good. The service is usually very good, every now and then I'll get a grumpy Gus, but it's not that bad. I brought some visiting Bay Area friends (both Mexican,...More

1  Thank jinzoningen
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Was driving around and needed to stop for dinner and saw this place. I thought it was a "standalone restaurant but found out later they had several locations. Great place for food and drink (you MUST get a Margarita). Good selection of both dishes and...More

Reviewed May 3, 2016

service is questionable at times. I tried the AYCE fish tacos and they were decent. I had these on two other occasions subsequent to my first visit. The second time the server was way too slow. The third time there the service was much better....More

Thank GeorgeLinCPA
Reviewed January 26, 2016

The Sunday Brunch was approx $21/pp. They had a nice variety of food but nothing really spectacular. There is definitely something for everyone, even those that do not eat meat.. I must say that the omelette station was the best. It does get noisy in...More

Thank GeorgeLinCPA
Reviewed December 28, 2015

The day after Christmas, the place was near empty which was surprising. Service was horrible, took 10 minutes to get a server to take a drink order. The food quality is good and the prices are reasonable. Management needs to step up and help out....More

Thank ALAN B
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Excellent Mexican food. Family run? Had that sort of atmosphere. Great 'original' margaritas. Try the tortilla soup. Altogether, a delicious introduction to Mexican food for us.

Thank milo307
Reviewed July 1, 2015

As far as I am concerned, El Torito worth going for the Sunday Brunch Only. You get more bang for your buck. Parking is ample and the Sunday Brunch ends at 2pm, so if you wake up late on a Sunday morning, you'll still have...More

Thank Ginger T
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3360 Ocean Park Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-3202
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighborhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-450-8665
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