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“Good food, drinks and close to stadium”
Review of El Torito

El Torito
Ranked #333 of 861 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Part of El Torito chain, Google Maps says 1801 E. Katella Ave location is closed.
Los Angeles, California
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447 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Good food, drinks and close to stadium”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Stopped in before a concert and was pleased with our food and drinks. Our service was a bit slow but it wasn't too big a deal since we were not in a serious rush. The pina margaritas are delicious! A Must try!

Visited July 2013
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Vancouver Island, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love Mexican food!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

Every time we go to Southern California, we seek out an El Torito's Restaurant. The one on Ball Road in Anaheim seems consistant and overall good. We noticed we had the same waiter from a few years ago! Always accomodating and attentive.

Fajitas were delicious! Cheese enchiladas were very good; except ONLY complaint was the cheese in the middle on one visit wasn't all the way melted. (We didn't tell the waiter either so our fault for not getting corrected). We love the table-side guacamole! Mmmmmmmmmmm!

Price is fair. Would eat here again without hesitation.

  • Visited July 2013
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Anaheim, California
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Chain Mexican food...”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

My wife and I went to El Torito for a late lunch. Probably should have eaten at the Mexican fast food place around the corner.
The place was NOT busy by any means, so we decided to eat at the bar hoping for more attentive service. This apparently was a mistake. Probably took 15 minutes for anybody to realize that we were there. Let me preface this by saying we were NOT the only people in the bar. When we finally did get someone's attention, The service was friendly but distracted. Against my better judgment we decided to order some food. Another 20 minutes later our food decided to arrive. Hot at least. Flavors were bland. I suppose that when you eat at a chain restaurant you shouldn't expect too much, but this tasted like frozen Mexican from Swansons. Being a Southern California native, I have had some VERY good Mexican food. This isn't it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Anaheim, California, United States
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

We were a little disappointed; food was over priced but good. Service was slow. Specials were only in the bar, Happy Hour was not very special.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Arnold V
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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The prices were reasonable. The atmosphere is inviting. The enchiladas and rellenos ere very good. We would seek out these restaurants in other cities!

Visited January 2013
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