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“Was Better a Few Years Ago”
Review of El Torito

El Torito
Ranked #200 of 702 Restaurants in Riverside
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Riverside, California
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Was Better a Few Years Ago”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

We gave it another try. Nothing has changed. They may have new things on the menu but they taste no different than what they replaced. In my opinon El Torito is your basic 'cookie cutter' Mexican restaurant. I find little on their menu to be close to 'authentic'. This may have been our last trip.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Murrieta, California, USA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great food and fun with family”
Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We had a great time with family celebrating a birthday, food was awesome and service was great! We love this restaurant.

Visited May 2014
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good but needs work”
Reviewed October 26, 2013 via mobile

Service lacked was dry 90% of the time. We told the waitress how many we were, we got a small as table. Tacos were whatever, their steak had too much fat, carnitas and chicken were good. Didn't like that we were given our tacos in baskets nothing fit in there, special the way they'd just throw the tacos on there. Messy messy, salsas were good but could be spicier. Missing radishes, limes and cilantro. Maybe some avocado would've been nice. Beautiful place tho.

  • Visited October 2013
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88 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious fresh food!”
Reviewed March 9, 2013 via mobile

We went here after dropping our son at college (CBU). We were rather teary at the prospect. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Our waitress was so kind and sympathetic to our plight. Get the BUFFET!

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Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Good Mexican food”
Reviewed January 30, 2013

Love this place. It is bright and airy and staff always pleasant. They have an ample menu and their chips are the best.. Maybe their salsa could be improved, does not taste fresh but that will not stop us returning.

Visited October 2012
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