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El Torito Mexican Restarurant

18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
+1 949-833-8230
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
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18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
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Reviewed 6 October 2018

SO, this is a great location to hang out at waiting for an arrival at John Wayne Airport... Stoped in for a couple of drinks and chips and salsa at the bar, and it was perfect.... bar is small, so it gets crowded, but the...More

Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve visited the restaurant a lot of times. That’s really special from the chain. Of course, the menu is the same but quality is much better than every other restaurant of the chain I visited. The place is looking little bit old but this add...More

Thank Vsevolod D
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been going here for 10 yrs+. It’s really gone downhill. Last time I was here we ate in the bar area just like we always have. They had a DJ which was something new. A lot of rap crap. It was loud and it...More

Thank Otisss
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

While staying at the Embassy Suites, I walked up the street to El Torito (5 min walk). This was my second trip to the area and my second time to the restaurant. The food was very good, I enjoyed the Mexican salad and street corn,...More

Thank 669davew
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We came here late, like 10:30 pm after a concert in Irvine on our way to the hotel. The service was fine. The tortilla soup I had was one of the best I have had. So delicious. Husband had nacho's and they were good. All...More

Thank lovept
Reviewed 21 July 2018

I visit Irvine regularly on business and always stop in to El Torito – because I can rely on a friendly welcome, good service, and the sort of honest Mexican food that I can’t get at home. And no worries about seating a single woman...More

Thank ProfMooPoo
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Went here forbrunch. They had a buffet which was first Mexican buffet I have had. It was excellent. Vast selection of food great service and staff. Nice ambience and just walking distance from our hotel and the airport.

Thank Eagle999
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Walked there from the atrium hotel, was open late. I had a wonderful diner called the macho combo and wife enjoyed a verde chili pork. Very friendly and comfortable atmosphere, not really expensive considering quantity,quality and the fact that it’s in The OC.

Thank 19Allen61
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Walked here as I was staying at the Hilton, and wanted to watch the Stanley cup (Thursday, June 7th, 2018 Knight vs Capitals) They had happy hour going on until 9pm. They had a special menu for Happy Hour but we opted for a combination...More

Thank blue_wahine
Reviewed 31 May 2018

house margaritas a little weak altho tasty. Food excellent, service good, reasonable happy hour prices

Thank gned615
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-8230
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