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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

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2107 B S Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801
+1 903-729-8588
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Palestine, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visit El Toro regularly. Love the food and the atmosphere. My most recent visit with my family was by far the BEST yet. Our service was excellent. This young man was very polite, efficient, and timely. I feel that we received the service of a 4 star restaurant right here in my home town. Will definitely request Pedro my... More 

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Thank Boy-M0m
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 and for being a regular guest. 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... More 

1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We live in Houston & come home to visit often. On our last visit we went after church. Our Waiter Scott was very pleasant, upbeat, and all around just a great guy! We will definitely be back and will request him.

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

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro in Palestine. Hopefully you will get to visit one of our locations in the Houston area as well. 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... More 

Lampasas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant came highly recommended. I was very disappointed when I'm pretty sure the cheese they used in the enchiladas was Velveeta.

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Thank bapreece
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 

Surf Side, Texas
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385 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Yes it was Sunday Brunch, Yes we were seated promptly, yes the hostess was friendly---BUT --we had to repeatedly flag some one for water, for chips and had to get hostess to find someone to take our order........geeee it's no secret Sunday's are busy, the manager needs to pre-prepare! On top of all that... the salsa tasted as if it... More 

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Thank trymahjong
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. Though your experience does not seem to have been the high standard that we set at our locations. I will follow up with management to find out what was going on this Sunday. We will... More 

Elkhart, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

El Toro's is by far not a chain, but from previous experience, I found that there is more than one of these in Texas and yes they are related. All equally good quality food and good service. Great margaritas, chips and salsa, and if your not a picky eater, try one of their seafood dishes....they are awesome! Which they should... More 

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

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. It sounds like you know us very well. You are correct about our location in Clute. Lot's of guest do not realize that this is the location that started the El Toro name! I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will... More 

Lumberton, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Most of the food wasn't bad but the salsa was little more than tomato sauce - thick and bland. The food was fine but the cost was about 25% higher than it should have been. Service was average but he seemed stressed and they ran out of chips on a Friday night and seemed, in general, flustered. And, for $2.79... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion. I apologize that your visit was not up to the high standards that we set at all of our locations. We pride ourselves on the proper training to offer excellent service and only using high quality ingredients to give you outstanding food. I will follow up on the chips.... More 

Athens TX
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

The only reason I gave the review 2 stars is because our waiter, Pedro, was good. The chips were warm and served with a tomato sauce based hot sauce with not much taste. We ordered sizzling chicken fajitas for two and they were delivered to the table Luke warm. It was a nice size portion, but had absolutely no flavor.....at... More 

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Thank kimhod
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 

Dallas, Texas
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77 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2017

eat a lot of Mexican food. live in Dallas and from South Texas, so I know a bit about it. was flabbergasted at the quality of the food and service. thought the menu prices were a bit high until I got the meal. spot on. generous portions well prepared. knowledgeable and friendly staff, and plenty of it. group of four... More 

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Thank thomas s
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 

Palestine, Texas
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2017

Once upon a time, this was our go-to restaurant when we wanted Mexican Food. Portions were generous and always good. Then about 5 years ago, the prices went up, the portion size went down, and the quality of the food suffered. This is just my families opinion though, and many still frequent this restaurant. We have just found that there... More 

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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. I have to agree with you that our prices went up a few years ago but I have checked other places in town and we are still more economical then they are. In order to stay... More 

Gulf Breeze, Florida
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Stopped to eat with large group. Went after attending funeral. Service was good, food was great, accommodated us well considering how many. Had kids and special orders which was no problem. Will go back.

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Thank maryloubel
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 honest 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
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: 2107 B S Loop 256, Palestine, TX 75801
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Palestine
  • Phone Number: +1 903-729-8588
Description
A local favorite for over 20 years. Come find out why our guests travel from all around to have the finest and freshest Tex-Mex right here in Palestine. We start with the finest ingredients, provide excellent service, and exceed all of our guests expectations. Don't want Tex-Mex? Not an issue. We have many menu options to pick from. There are American meals, Seafood, Fresh Salads, and a fun kids menu. Come on in because we have something for everyone. We look forward to serving you!

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