We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

El Toro

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
120 Commerce St, Clute, TX 77531-5602
(979) 265-5361
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

78 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 77: English reviews
Clute
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

How very favorite place to eat it's our go to Sunday brunch Sunday lunch Sunday supper we absolutely love this place everything is always delicious highly recommend

Helpful?
Thank Dee L
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is clean and well decorated. The food is average nothing was outstanding but good. A little overpriced for what you get. The fresh chips before dinner were the best. Good place for family. They can handle large groups and children

Helpful?
Thank barbara b
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

clute, tx
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

clean and newly renovated... my absolute favorite spot for flautas, fajita nachos, and guacamole....

Helpful?
Thank reredewanda
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. Great choices! Those are some excellent Tex-Mex classics. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when... More 

Level Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Eat Tex Mex here! This is the best and oldest in the area. Everything is good and free ice cream for desert.

Helpful?
Thank StellaScout H
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We are the longest running Mexican Food restaurant in the area. There is a great reason for that. We never stop striving for excellence. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving... More 

Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

My kids and I stopped here on our way back from Surfside. A little off the main road, but well worth it. The staff are very friendly. The food was delicious, especially the beef fajitas. When we needed a to-go box, it came complete with an already prepared bag of chips and salsa. Don't forget the free ice cream on... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susan B
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Our beef fajitas are some of the best out there because we start with such a high quality meat. Most restaurants will cut costs and serve a subpar product but not us. We will always... More 

Porter, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

I had the stuffed avocado, stuffed with fajita. So good. Fresh and crispy. This restaurant makes their own tortillas and you can watch.

Helpful?
Thank Candi K
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. The stuffed avocados are excellent! This was a great addition to our menu when we added it and we sell a bunch of them. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving... More 

Spring
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We went here for a birthday diner on May 21st and I was disappointed from the beginning. There was a long wait time, drink order was slow, and the food was bland. The chess queso tasted terrible and the green sause was watered down and tasteless. I checked the reviews prior to going and they had a high rating, maybe... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rhonda C
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and giving us your opinion. It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. We strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the best food possible using quality ingredients, along with superior service, and encourage feedback from our guests and staff so... More 

Level Contributor
27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Always sketchy about trying new Mexican restaurants, I can say I was very surprised, the food and service was amazing, which I had thought would be lacking due to how packed they were. Wish I lived closer this would be a regular dining spot for my family. Tip if you don't wanna wait through the line is make a reservation!

Helpful?
Thank jamesfrazier1985
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

It was great to have you at our location in Clute for the wedding rehearsal dinner. Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to... More 

Lake Jackson, Texas
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Very good Tex Mex with very good service. Chips and salsa very good. Not a true Mexican but very much Tex Mex. Portions are good sized. No room for desert after the meal, so plan accordingly.

Helpful?
Thank sdshawver
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know... More 

Surfside Beach, Texas
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

great menu, a+ servers, clean & well managed. Great salsa & extra green dip with chips free & very good.

Helpful?
Thank CharlotteSM
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very much when we hear from great guests letting us know... More 

Travelers who viewed El Toro also viewed

Clute, Texas Gulf Coast
Clute, Texas Gulf Coast
 
Lake Jackson, Texas Gulf Coast
 

Been to El Toro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Commerce St, Clute, TX 77531-5602
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Clute
  • Phone Number: (979) 265-5361
Description
This is a local favorite since the early 1960's. Not only attracting the locals but many from surrounding cities as well. A favorite destination for vacationers for dine in, pick up, or drop off caterings. We start with the freshest of ingredients, provide excellent service, and it is our goal to exceed our guests expectations. We have a variety of menu choices from traditional Tex-Mex, American, Seafood, Steaks, and Hamburgers. Come in and find out why we are always the best choice in the surrounding areas. We look forward to serving you.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of El Toro and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from El Toro staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?