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“Great little family run place - think ceviche!”
Review of El Toro Loco

El Toro Loco
Ranked #8 of 87 Restaurants in Pacifica
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed December 26, 2011

Kind of a dive but the food and service are the best. They do this prawn soup that is unlike anything I've had before - their ceviche is worth the trip alone. Really, really nice folks running the place - but don't expect a lot of atmosphere - they do have a couple of guys playing music during the evenings but I wouldn't be disappointed if they weren't there. Some of the entrees seem a little over-priced, but the mexican fare is very reasonable. Seriously - try the ceviche - if you're unsure about it they have a ceviche tostada for like $6 if you don't want to commit to the more expensive ceviche dishes.

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Reviewed February 5, 2011

The food was excellent- flavors were wonderful, and the prices extremely reasonable. The duo playing jazz were also very good musicians.

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Reviewed June 20, 2010

We went to El Toro Loco on recommendation from a Peruvian friend. We were a very large group and everyone ordered different dishes. The Arroz con Pollo, Paella and several other Peruvian dishes our friend ordered for us were awesome. Don't miss the green salsa and house sangria. Large portions of amazing food. Don't be misled by the hole in the wall appearance. The owners are friendly. The only disappointment was the vegeterian burrito- had a lot of broccoli in it.

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Reviewed May 6, 2009

They make the best Aji de Gallina (chili chicken). Their burritos are awesome too! They always have a little band playing (so bring some cash for tips) and the service is friendly and personal. Definitely wonderful neighborhood restaurant!

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Reviewed August 30, 2008

Best salsa in Pacifica - try the green! Very friendly and tasty tiny place with peruvian and mexican food, with an emphasis on seafood. I'd say probably the best nachos in Pacifica. Interesting peruvian dishes, great ceviche, tasty sangria-ish beverage, good paella and seafood soups. Oh! and very entertaining house band. Probably some of the tastiest food in Pacifica.

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