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“Average”
Review of El Torito - CLOSED

El Torito
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on trip up the coast. Food was mediocre. Service was exceptional. Location was perfect.

Thank beccaboo67
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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We frequently choose Mexican food and this is our favorite of the numerous Mexican choices in SB. We've been here once when it was overcrowed - but generally tables are available, it's quiet, the food is tasty and generous, the prices are good and we are well satisfied. The service was polite and attentive - more typical of upscale restaurants. Free parking out back or on the street. Appealing and not over-loud background music.

The best of the half dozen Mexican choices we've tried in SB.

The one time it was overcrowded was Sunday Brunch. We still had a good meal but I'll avoid it when it's 'jumping.'

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Thank CACoastTraveler
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Went for El Torito for a Sunday Brunch. When we arrived (10am) there was still plenty of free parking, but by the time we left, the parking lot was full and people were scrambling for spots.
The variety of food was good, and most of the food was good to very good. Freshly made tortillas, all sorts of makings for tacos.
The location is the highlight, right across the street from the beach. We had window seats, and went for a nice walk afterwards.

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Thank Henneman
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

went to santa barbara and was taken to this place.. it is right next to the beach and i was surprised on how good the food was.. typical mexican food.. chef came out and comented on my soccer jersey (chivas).. very friendly place.. cadillac margarita was great!!!... i highly recommend this place to anyone!! A+

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Thank ocorral20
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

We stopped for lunch at El Torito, which is located almost across from Stern's Wharf. The food was the best quality of all of this chains locations we have visited so far. Good salsa, and good flavor, I had a tamale and it was the very best I have ever eaten. My husband had some type of carnitas dish and said it was very good, too. Also the service was good.

Thank Beary_Nice-Kins
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