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El Torero Mexicano

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5900 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27105-1342
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My buddy and I had a late, light dinner here. Just some drinks and some quesadillas. Everything was great. The bartender (we sat at the bar) was a super attentive and friendly guy.

Thank Kenincr
Rural Hall, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Just left there - never again. It started with being seated. The waiter couldn't take his hands off me. (And I am 67, overweight and standoffis.) Then he took our orders. Then he came back with 2 of the 5 orders and 1/2 of another order. No soft tortillas as specified on 3 of the orders. After 15 minutes (I... More 

Thank dorothymathews
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

I used to come here years ago when it was a totally different restaurant. I had not been here in years and noticed this new place so I thought I'd come check it out. I ordered the Carnitas Tacos with rice and beans. The chips and salsa were good, the tacos were good too, and so were the beans, but... More 

Thank Frank d
Winston-Salem, NC
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Used to eat here all the time but have gotten out of habit. Service tonight terrible. Tables seated after us had orders taken and entered before our order taken. Chips cold and tasted stale, and never got better. Will think twice before coming here again.

Thank NCfireman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here to meet a friend on our way through the state, traveling home. The food came out fast, hot and fresh. The chips and salsa were great, best house salsa I have had a a Mexican place in a long time, slight kick to the salsa. My food was perfect! The shrimp was not overcooked and the proportions... More 

Thank Ih3artH0tels
Kernersville, North Carolina
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121 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

This is not good Mexican. I came because I read all the rave reviews. The chips were cold, the cheese dip was melted cheese and buttermilk mixed together, no spices tasted terrible. The chicken was chewy. I will definitely not return.

Thank Chiotilidieo
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

Food was good and portions plentiful. We ordered medium margaritas that were huge and delicious. Carne asada was on the dry side. Homemade salsa and chips were very good as was the chicken with chorizo - staff very friendly, no waiting for seating in this two story restaurant

Thank Jamc1027
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Main thing I love about this place is their chicken and beef nachos with sour cream with a side of horchata. This resturant having an upstairs gives it a cool/different feeling then the rest.

Thank Nick B
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We live close-by and have enjoyed this great Mexican restaurant for years now. Good food, good service, reasonable prices and fast, reliable meals. Never disappoints. :-)

Thank Jgmills
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57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

I have been here several times. The food is great, the price is perfect, and the staff is friendly. I like the atmosphere as well. This is a large restaurant with two floors, and a deck. You can choose to eat upstairs, or outside. Everything is very clean and well kept. The food has a lot of flavor, and comes... More 

Thank Phillip H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5900 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27105-1342
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: 336-377-3339

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