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“Hot and Quick”

El Toro Mexican Restaurant Number 4
Ranked #139 of 759 Restaurants in Tacoma
Cuisines: Mexican
Restaurant details
Lakewood, Washington, USA
Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
“Hot and Quick”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in today for a fast girls' lunch. Service was fast and friendly. Food arrived piping hot. My shrimp dish was ample and filling. Good flour tortillas on the side. Waitress attentive with drink refills. Good but not great food. I'd give it a go again.

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English first
Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
260 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Decent Food, Nice Service ...”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

El Toro is your standard Americanized Mexican restaurant. The food is prepared to meet most western palate ... heavy on the sauces and "cheddar" cheese. After having said all that, I do admit the food is good and the staff is very friendly.

  • Visited June 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Love the green salsa!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is a good solid restaurant chain (small chain, perhaps 3 or 4 of them, all family owned). The food is Mexican, consistently good though not outstanding. I like the Taco Salad and my sister likes the flautas. Only problem with the Taco Salad is the amount of iceberg lettuce...they could do a bit better with a variety of lettuces, or less chunks of lettuce and more leaves. But the food is always good, the serving sizes aren't too too huge, and the service is just right. And I have to say, be sure and have the green salsa (salsa verde)--it's to die for!

  • Visited August 2013
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Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Very Good”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

I have eaten there several times now and really like the food. I love the green salsa they bring with the chips. Staff are very friendly!

Visited June 2013
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Sequim, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Wonderful Margaritas!”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Try the Cadillac Margarita, if you are up for a real jolt! We only had chips and salsa along with our Margarita, but it looked like a great place to eat...we had already had dinner, so this was our nightcap!

Visited June 2013
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