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El Toreador Mexican Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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7845 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4338
+1 425-883-7570
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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316 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Huge menu, so many options. Really busy so you need to get in early or wait till the crowds disperse. Everything we ordered was delicious, very generous serves. Great Margaritas too.

Thank fnqfamily
Kirkland, Washington
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149 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

New Years eve last year we amazingly got into El Toreador's and had wonderful tacos, taco salads and burritos! It was fantastic considering we never thought we would ever get in but the long-time owners made sure we all did! Fun and alive and always full!

Thank Marcy W
Sammamish, Washington
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

Large Mexican menu, fresh tortilla chips and salsa and the guacamole is made to order. Several vegetarian options and items can be modified to be VEGAN! Friendly staff and good food, what more can you ask for?

Thank WestwardGo
Redmond, Washington
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

I love this place. They consistently put out the best some of the best every-day Tex-Mex around at a reasonable price. Great service, friendly staff and, for an added bonus, it smells like waffle cones due to it's location right next to Molly Moon Ice Creamery. I recommend it highly. I didn't give it 5 stars because I reserve that... More 

Thank MJRomano
Redmond, Washington
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Accommodating an friendly staff at this traditional Mexican family style restaurant. Usually busy at dinner hour so try to get there a little early. Easy parking in rear. Food is very good and the drinks are good as well.

Thank JeffreyAC
Ottawa, Canada
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280 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

What a gem. It's been around, apparently, since forever. We were served by the other's son - so service is good, fast, and efficient. Portions are large. Taste is good. The prices are very reasonable and the variety vast. If you like Mexican, don't be turned off by the looks. It has a old diner type of look, which is... More 

Thank Yvonne H
Redmond, Washington
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We've been coming to this restaurant since we moved here over 20 years ago. It's a family restaurant, and consistently excellent fare. We go by ourselves, with the kids, and almost always take visitors here. Don't miss the mole--it's the best we've ever had. Service is friendly and fast, and very professional.

Thank actranslation
Sumner WA
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The non-pretentious family restaurant was a real find while at a soccer tournament. All five of us enjoyed the meal. The overall favorite was the pork burrito! Order the combo (pick three!) & try it with a couple menu favorites.

Thank Eric R
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

I've been coming to this restaurant for about 10 years (or more) and am never disappointed. Their margaritas are great and the food consistently good. Usually have the fajitas or the carne asada. Their chips are excellent especially with a side of guacamole to start with. A little noisy so I wouldn't come here for a romantic dinner

Thank FBAGoddess
Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

We visit El Toreador almost every week... even after getting back from a week in Mexico we had to come back in for our El Toreador fix! Their food is legit and their service is fast! And, the owners/servers are the nicest. El Toreador is the place we will miss most when we move to the other side of the... More 

Thank AlyssaADY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7845 Leary Way NE, Redmond, WA 98052-4338
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Redmond
  • Phone Number: +1 425-883-7570

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