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El Torito Mexican Grill

€€ - €€€Mexican,
34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2907
+1 949-496-6311
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good33%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fajitas” (18 reviews)
“taco” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
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34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2907
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a nice meal there and overall a nice evening Service was attentive It was busy the night we were there Nothing off the charts but an enjoyable meal and comfortable environs

Thank islandrockin
Reviewed 2 October 2017

After our last visit we have come to the conclusion that they are not even trying anymore. We sat at the bar and watched as others, who arrived after us, had their drink and food orders taken. We were about to leave when they finally...More

3  Thank RealRoadWarrior
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Somehow, my expectation for Mexican food in Southern California is fairly high, even at a chain restaurant. So, when we enjoyed a late dinner at El Torito it was disappointingly average. Menu selections were the usual fare. The servers were attentive and our food was...More

1  Thank Berta H
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Wait for a booth by the waters edge. always a wait at this restaurant. Pretty good Mexican food, a couple could get the $18 fajitas with steak, chicken and shrimp and slip it.

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My sister-in-law is local and suggested El Torito in Dana Point Harbor because she said it's easy to get parking and we wouldn't have to worry about reservations for lunch with half a dozen on the weekend. She was right. They dealt with our small...More

1  Thank maserk
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

My credit card was skimmed / copyed here and used later elsewhere! Dont let your credit card out of your sight. I paid with credit card and the waiter took it and walked away. After long waiting another waiter (older) brought the card back. Today...More

1  Thank Lukki10
Reviewed 1 June 2017

There are 'Many' El Torito restaurants & grills in Southern California but this is the only one we love! It is in the Dana Point With easy access, plenty of parking & just steps away from the boats in the Marina & it has a...More

Thank suzannerB7622RX
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Located in Dana Point right on the ocean, this is a great place and the food is great. Reasonably priced with great selection and service.

1  Thank postrawb
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been here dozens of times....this time took my family and met up with friends. Three kids total. Good kids menu. Amazingly delicious food...I always get the enchiladas!!! Service is okay...bit hit or miss....most times I've been there, the service is great with very friendly...More

Thank SaucyGirl9
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you are at the harbor you have to visit Adan and Mario! Best Margaritas! Great food. Deals every day! Beautiful view. Great staff!

Thank Nanaforchloe
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elna a
15 December 2016|
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Response from redgreen13 | Reviewed this property |
No. This is a Mexican food chain and they have mostly undetectable "heat". Except for the salsa. That has a kick to it, but just don't use it. Don't forget to definitely make reso's !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34521 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2907
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Dana Point
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-6311
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