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El Torito Grill

) #26 of 481 Restaurants in Torrance $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
+1 310-543-1896
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good44%
  • 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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41 - 50 of 79 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is my husband's favorite Mexican food. He loves the flour tortillas they serve instead of chips. It also comes with butter and two different salsas. One salsa is very smoky and good. If you ask, they will also give you crisp tortilla chips, which...More

Thank Terri R
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We like the El Torito Grill further down at the street (south) at Lomita Blvd/Hawthorne. It is smaller/quieter/less crowded. ;>

Thank GypsyWoman1
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Great Mexican restaurant in Torrance. Similar to El Torito but more upscale. Prices are also higher than El Torito but food is good. The environment is also more fancy (very hard to find fancy Mexican restaurants here in the USA but this is a good...More

Thank Vinay Y
Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you want to good mexican food then come here to El Torito grill they really have some wonderful food. They also have a good atmosphere very relaxing and enjoyable to eat by and they have a good variety of things to eat so you...More

Thank Jeff B
Reviewed March 22, 2014

They make the tortillas at the restaurant and bring them hot. Much healthier choice than the typical fried nacho chips and the salsas that went with them were quite good. Service was excellent. Food was very good. I'd recommend eating there just for the tortillas!

Thank Kevin B
Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a good place for Mexican food with a good variety of good tasting food available. The cost is reasonable and the atmosphere for dining is fine for dining as there is a large, separate bar area that also allows dining. Enjoy!

Thank steversjunk2016
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Had dinner at El Torito Grill a couple of weeks ago and as always the food was outstanding. Unfortunately, they seem to be understaffed so service was not up to their usual standard. It is a shame that they have a name so similar to...More

Thank gordo34849
Reviewed January 4, 2014

It was quiet on a Sunday afternoon about 4:00 pm. Service was very good and the dinners were delicious. I had the best margarita I've had in several years. Not cheap but worth every penny.

Thank Edd R
Reviewed August 4, 2013

Great selection of Sunday Brunch. We love the salsa, it is spectacular. The warm tortillas are a nice touch. The tableside guacamole is spectacular. We love the chicken and shrimp fajita salad, the dressing is sweet and savory. Service is always great with a warm...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed June 24, 2013

The restaurant itself is very dark and dull, and it has come into years. There is no patio. The food was not very good, warmed up and very oily. The best thing were the margaritas. Try the "Capitol Margarita" There are much better mexican restaurants...More

Thank Luhelen
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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
Large groups, Families with children
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
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