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“Slow service”
Review of El Torito

El Torito
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Ranked #78 of 304 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Owatonna, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
466 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Slow service”
Reviewed May 18, 2013

Food was good, but service was slow. Jorge, server was slow to bring meal after drinks. Then when it came time for the bill, we could not find him. It was a Friday night at 9:25pm, and was not busy enough to warrant the slowness. 2 couples for our group.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Carl W
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Oakdale, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great value”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

Only have been in the bar area but food is good, happy hour margaritas are huge and Very nice bartenders, Poncho and Linda.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Nancy R
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Monterey, California
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“El Torito's: Go for the view and the food.”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Located in tourist-heavy Cannery Row area of Monterey, parking can be difficult. Even locals bare the traffic on special occasions because of the spectacular view of the Monterey Bay, with close views of marine wildlife while you eat.
The food is good enough to hold it's own, regardless of the view. Popular Mexican food prepared with a flare. A fun place to celebrate.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank SteveHMonterey
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tasty mexican”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

We visited this place after a day out at the aquarium. The food was inexpensive and pretty tasty. Portions were HUGE. Great Margaritas too! Ocean view from our table was lovely.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Lottie M
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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Feel the ocean, enjoy the food.”
Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

Had Lunch on a week day, enjoyed the view of the ocean from the window.
The food was excellent and nicely served.
The service was very professional .
Fair price.
Great place to eat good food.

Visited April 2013
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Thank dvl_eyes
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