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“Great 1st Mexican experience.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Torito Mexican Restaurant

El Torito Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 124 Restaurants in Hawthorne
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hunterville, New Zealand
1 review
“Great 1st Mexican experience.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Not really having eaten Mexican before besides the taco kits you get at supermarkets in Australia & NZ,I can not really compare it to other Mexican Restaurants.But what I can say is that I thoroughly enjoyed everything that was dished up to me, from the free chips and fantastic salsa to the main meals that I just pointed to on the menu as i didn't know what anything was,to the mexican beer.the guy taking our order was very friendly and efficient as was the young lady who greeted us and showed us to our table.
The vibe in the restaurant was vibrant and appeared to be frequented by a lot of the locals.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and look forward to comparing it to other Mexican restaurants now that I have the taste for this type of food.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Kohuboy
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A good place to dine in South Bay on Sun.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have been to El Torito's Champagne Brunch many times. You have to go for the posole. They are generous with the champagne. Suggest you arrive prior to 11 as church is a big undertaking in this area. If you wait until the 2d service is over, you will be standing in lines. Under 20.is a good bargain for LA.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy S
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Seattle
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79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Restaurant was as review by others. Good menu of items. Good service. Family oriented. Fried over cream was a real treat.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FreqravelerSteve
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Roseville, Minnesota
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Food/Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

It was a very good place for a group of college students to eat! Prices were reasonable, portions were large enough to be shared by some of the students. El Torito was a good value for the money.

Visited October 2012
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Thank john503110
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Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The best service!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BernieR611
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