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El Torito Grill

) #22 of 481 Restaurants in Torrance $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
+1 310-543-1896
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
“honey butter” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have some nice happy hour drinks and bar food so you can start early and extend into dinner time. I can't get enough of their tamarindo margarita but it's not on the Happy Hour Menu so that costs extra.

Thank ScottLB
Reviewed April 24, 2017

Came in for lunch - just OK average , salsa seemed runny, chips seemed old,stale maybe nothing was fresh being a Monday ? service OK, I used to come here more often it seemed to more run down not as good this time around

Thank SGLA2017
Reviewed February 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to El Torito Brunch today. They have amped up the stations and improved the selection of foods. They added a seafood station and Banana dessert station that is to die for. They improved the omelette bar and "lunch" foods. They...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Exactly what you expect. Good Mexican food for a decent price in a cozy restaurant with good service to boot.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed January 7, 2017

We ate here on Christmas evening. The food was great and the service was great. Wish we lived closer to this place as we would eat there often!

Thank Mary Kay W
Reviewed October 27, 2016

Food is great! Our waiter was very attentive and keep checking on us from time to time. Besides that our waiter is very knowledgeable and suggest us the best value of food to us. will definitely return!

Thank Concernguest
Reviewed October 4, 2016

Table side guacamole was very good, including some fresh tortilla and corn chips. The entree however was disappointing. Had the fish tacos, very poor, a tiny sliver of fish with some tasteless greens. Why was the tortilla on the taco so much worse than the...More

Thank MaxShiraz
Reviewed September 26, 2016

We had great service, and a varied menu. Close to shopping and other restaurants. Good Mexican food with a slightly upgraded twist.

Thank Michele B
Reviewed August 10, 2016

Whilst in Long Beach to visit an old time friend who celebrated her 90 birthday, we visited El Torito. Absolutely awed by the decor, the service & the yummy food. Definitely will visit them again when next there.

Thank DeltaResEB
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We got excellent service and a complimentary dessert because "the food took a little longer" which I thought was quite fast already. Everyone enjoyed their food including the kids. The prices are very reasonable and I higher recommend this place to others.

Thank Ronald L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
    (Torrance Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-543-1896
  • E-mail
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