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23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 07079-2833
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once you step in you forget where you are and take in the ambience. The service is amazing. The servers are running around working hard! The food is DELICIOUS! The only Mexican place I've been to outside of Mexico that is as delicious as a restaurant in Mexico.

Thank DannyVelez
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Service is moderate, food not very good and over priced. I've been there about 4 times and if not for my friend I would not have gone back.

Thank Michael B
West New York, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

One of my brother's favorite so we can often. Service is very good - even on a Saturday night when it was packed. Menu has large selection of item. Best Margaritas! Chips and salsa are on your table as soon as you sit down. Refried beans are very tasty. Good chimichangas and fajitas. Only item I was a little disappointed... More 

Thank Cristina6460
New Jersey
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

We hadn't been to Tora Loca in many years but remembered enjoying their food very much and since we had tickets for SOPAC we decided to see if the food was as good as we remembered it to be. It was! It was a busy Friday night but there was plenty of staff and service was excellent. Prices are reasonable... More 

Thank ckatmomi
West Orange, New Jersey
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

We love going to Toro Loco. The food is always good, wonderful portions, great service and busy bar.

Thank Mary Ellen J
New Jersey
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508 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

There are so many Mexican restaurants in NJ that one can become choosy as to certain food quality and preparation. This place does not rise to the level of exceptional due the quality of the food. The rice was so so, a side of beans ($2.50) was soggy and tasteless, the fajitas ($14.95) over-cooked and the chicken parilla ($14.95) just... More 

Thank TonyK300
South Orange, New Jersey
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We regularly go to Toro Loco and it's probably my favorite restaurant in the area. Service is fast and friendly. Prices are very reasonable and they offer a good variety of authentic cuisine. My friends say the margaritas are excellent too!

Thank Njbel
West Orange, New Jersey
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

Family has been coming to toro loco since it openned 25+ years ago. Food and service has remained consistently good. Great marguerites Portions are large so you never go home hungry

Thank skatermom59
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Staff was fantastic and attentive! The margaritas were amazing and they gave us chips and salsa as soon as we sat down! Had the chicken fajitas and they were delicious!! will be back!!

Thank Krysti K
Newark, New Jersey
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104 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

To be honest, once they changed the kitchen staff I and the wife are having a harder and harder time here. Their wait staff has remained, for the most part, consistent. Nevertheless, as regards the food, the flavor, texture and portion size of their offerings has suffered. I am limited to either ordering a specific plate for take out or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Valley St, South Orange, NJ 07079-2833
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
  • Phone Number: 973-761-1515

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