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“Two thirds of our meals very good! :-)”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of El Torito - CLOSED

El Torito
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scottsdale, Arizona
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233 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Two thirds of our meals very good! :-)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I've eaten at El Torito multiple times, and am a regular Mexican food consumer. This particular venture was not totally pleasant. Two of three of us enjoyed. I had two tacos and an enchilada, kind of "safe" selections. My grandson tried enchiladas with a mole sauce...at my recommendation.
The mole was not edible. Someone must have run out of cooking chocolate and thought that Hershey's would work...Not! ... the mole was very sweet, and the chili mixture made it...well, not edible.
I'd go back, but would definitely quiz the server about the recipe, just in case this is their usual recipe. My experience has been that...at most...the chocolate is just barely discernable, and is a nice softening to the chili...
Go to El Torito...just do a better job of inquiring than I did!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Eugene E
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English first
State of Sao Paulo
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good mexican buffet”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012

with a fair price, El Torito (Mira Mesa Blvd) has started serving all you can eat buffet, Monday to Friday during Lunch hours. Food is OK.

Visited November 2012
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Thank rqcarvalho
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San Diego, California
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73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Average Mexican restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

El torito has a fun party atmosphere with music. Taco Tuesday is fun $1 tacos. But the food is just ok nothing spectacular. It's somewhere you try once & either go back or don't. For 2 people it was about $30 but I don't think it was worth it. I would say go for happy hour & then you won't spend a lot. Happy hour is from 2-7. The good thing about this restaurant people working are very nice so that is a plus.

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Thank Ashleylynn85
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“El Torito”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2012

El Torio's margirta's were excellent. Their happy hour food specials were awesome.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Lawrence B
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Fairfield, California
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, service lacking!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2012

Had to ask for refills, tacos came out late. Quality of the food was good. Service was lacking, atmosphere was good!

Visited April 2012
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Thank Sully94534
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