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El Torito Grill

$$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Torrance Blvd)
310-543-1896
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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All hours
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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

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Thank Michele B
Delta, Canada
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank DeltaResEB
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Ronald L
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This restaurant wasn't in our original plans to visit, but was in walking distance from our hotel and all the chain restaurants had lines out the door. This was a very pleasant surprise. The service was top shelf, the food was delicious - very flavorful, generous portions and reasonable prices. Would highly recommend this excellent restaurant!

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Thank Jim-and-Laurie923
Rotonda West, Florida
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Ate here several times. Table side guacamole is the best. Other dishes are very good and you get a lot of food. Our family goes here a lot and always have Leo wait on them.

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Thank Boeschy
Torrance, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Love the fresh, hand made tortillas served with 2 salsas and a honey butter -- soooo good! These just whet your appetite until your order arrives. Great menu choices. This time I ordered the Grilled Fajita Salad with chicken -- a fabulous choice of mixed textures and flavors, tossed at table-side. I have never had a dish there I did... More 

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Thank Eileen J
Hendersonville
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

Nice place inexpensive good value I would recommend this restaurant to families they are kid-friendly nice atmosphere and the food is really good for the price

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Thank Darryl A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Good ole stand by resturant Nice folks goog food at reasonable prices. Close to the beach and other attractions

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Thank Colonelron
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Live Guacamole!! Mice experience.. The prawns were good.. I dnt remember the dishes that I had.. but over all it was good, tasty

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North Carolina
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253 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Service was just lousy. Had to refill our own water several times. Staff was friendly unfortunately none of them were our waitress. Average price but portions were rather large so this could be off-set by sharing. Was not crowded but the service could have been why. Ample parking

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: 310-543-1896

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