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“The best service!”

El Torito Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #9 of 125 Restaurants in Hawthorne
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“The best service!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were staying close to this restaurant and an employee of the hotel recommended it to us. I was keen to go but my husband is not a great fan of Mexican food so was a little unsure. It turned out that we visited the restaurant on each of the three days we spent in LA. The food is awesome, the prices are very reasonable, and the service is impeccable! On our first visit there the manager stopped at every table in the very crowded restaurant and personally thanked everyone for eating there. We were amazed at that level of attention. This attitude was reflected in all the other staff we met there too, people were so friendly and helpful. If you are staying in this area, which to be honest is not the best area but very close to LAX, you must try El Torito, it's fabulous! Oh and you must try one of their house margharitas.....they are great!

  • Visited October 2012
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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 reviews
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“mexicali in LA”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

never tried mexican food ,something different,have a glass of water handy is good advise .

Visited October 2011
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Thank kim p
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5 reviews
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“Yummy Mamma's home style cooking”
Reviewed June 1, 2012

This is food made with LOVE and that's what makes it taste so good. Excellent service did not have to wait long. Cafeteria take away style diner offering food to go but if you eat in food is served on a real plate and given with a big smile. Prices very reasonable.

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Thank Eidielchild
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Close to hotels”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

Good food but place is VERY noisy. Always very crowded, even at lunch.

Visited April 2012
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Neenah, Wisconsin
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71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Good Food with Above Average Service”
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Needed a place close to the hotel, and the front desk staff recommended El Totito. Eating solo, I went into the bar area, where I was greated by the bar server with a basket of chips and spicy salsa.

I had the Mexican Caesar salad, and it had a great creamy salad dressing, with a strong flavor of cilantro. The chips were fresh and hot, and the regular salsa was nice and spicy.

I received great service and would return.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank ATW-Andy
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