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“A massive welcome after a week of food in Yellowstone!”
Review of El Torito Mexican Grill - CLOSED

El Torito Mexican Grill
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 18, 2014

We opted for this restaurant as the 'more popular' one had a huge queue and very noisy. I am so glad we did. We ate some of the tastiest food we have had since arriving in the USA. Service was friendly and children practised their Spanish with our lovely waitress. Meals were generous and really delicious. We had just got back from eating bland, uninspiring food in Yellowstone so a fabulous change. Would recommend as both kids ate everything on their plates and one is a bit fussy. Soooo much better than burgers!!

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Thank ipilly66
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Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been coming to this part of California for a long time and my friends and I have to go at list on e for margaritas there. Yesterday's visit was good as usual for it's margaritas, the food was okay but the place itself is looking a bit tired. We love the view of the planes landing in the San Fran airport and the bay, however un less they modernize the place not sure how long we can continue with our tradition

1  Thank Didio B
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Reviewed July 19, 2014

Stopped here for a small bit (Mahi Mahi Taco which was delicious and good as an appetizer not a full meal) as well as a Cadillac Margarita which they agreed to make with NO sour mix as well as NOT using a sugar free mix they have. Just simply fresh lime juice.....saw them squeeze it directly into my glass. Best part, they provide you with a side shot glass of tequila along with the drink. VERY NICE.

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Thank daksterinwaltham
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

The menu has maybe 20 items that are mostly chicken. Every item has chiles and they won't customize any dish for you...not worth $14 a plate.

The food is bland. The waiters are too quiet and lack knowledge of the menu. The 20 something male host is a creep and he hit on my 12 year old sister..

The enchiladas tortillas are stiff and hollow with very little cheese or meat. Adding shrimp to anything is $6 for 4 shrimp.


Wouldn't recommend this restaurant. There is a reason why it is #38 here!

Thank calibrea
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

The restaurant was way understaffed on the evening we went. We had to wait quite a while to be seated when the restaurant was half full. Eventually a waiter came to work for our assigned area and we were seated. The menu is creative and the food is good, but not above average. We particularly liked the chips and the Mexican Cesar. However, the restaurant offers a view of airplanes coming and going from SFO which airplane buffs will enjoy.

Thank pucgal
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