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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
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Mexican, Southwestern
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616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
281-471-2505
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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La Porte
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to El Toro's restaurant for the past 25+ years. Their food is fantastic. I have tried just about every meal they serve. Their fajitas are "melt in your mouth" tender. I have eaten at a lot of different Mexican food restaurants throughout the US and (back when it was safe) the border towns in Mexico and... More 

Helpful?
Thank Landriault R
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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 

Houston, Texas
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96 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family went to have lunch. We have been to the one at Baytown and really like it there. This location in La Porte to was was a disappointment. As soon you enter you can smell that the building is old. The service was very attentive. Well at least the gentleman that was serving us. The place was not packed... More 

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Thank Esquivel02
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. What you claimed to experience is not our standard at all. I will be addressing the employee in the booth with the management team today. As far as the food, we strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Busy night and staff managered an excellent service Server was very attentive and knowledgBle Just a great meal

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Thank Jcg004
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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 this 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... More 

Pleasanton, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

I have never seen so much food on one plate and every bite was a small slice of heaven! Our server was attentive, kept our glasses filled, our salsa and chip bowl full, and always had a smile. Very quick and efficient. Will definitely go back next time we are in La Porte!

Helpful?
Thank SueJ1057
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. So exciting second review in a row that we have a first timer to visit us. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways... More 

Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

1st time here. Have lived around this area for years and never been here we are so glad that we stopped. The service was awesome. The food was very good. Will definitely be back.

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Thank Randy R
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. So exciting! Your first time to visit us. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with this 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... More 

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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

While most locals really love this food, I am not a big fan... it's not as authentic as I like more Texas American Mexican food if you know what i mean but try it you may feel differently.

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Thank Jessica D
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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 

La Porte, Texas
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Apparently, friends and family keep the place running. The quality of food is very average, and there are so many Tex-mex restaurants withing a 5 minute drive that are superior in quality. I do not understand how they have survived for so long. It was much better 10 years ago.

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Thank cougapaws
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

Parking is somewhat limited. Good staff is hit or miss. It's either warm & stuffy or chilly inside. The food are EXCELLENT! BUT, I'm tired of NOW paying nearly $9 for a damn "large boat" of their tasty queso...that they seem to not even fill all the way. Queso prices EVERYWHERE seem to have risen but E.T. has gotten ridiculous.... More 

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Thank Mark D
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. 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 

Houston, Texas
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The staff was very accommodating. Food was great. Building looks older. Place gets packed. Nice place. Will have another event here! Very reasonable prices!

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Thank cyn_mgmt1
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, 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 this 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... More 

La Porte, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

This is a small cozy family oriented restaurant where the entire staff caters to your every need. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and they aim to please while providing excellent food. I like the atmosphere because it promotes meeting new friends and visiting old ones. This is the best El Toro location. Great job guys & girls!

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Thank Demorro1957

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: 281-471-2505

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