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El Torito Mexican Restarurant

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18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
+1 949-833-8230
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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North Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking distance if you stay at the hotel across from John Wyane Airport. Good atmosphere for after work hangout with friends or colleagues. But it is really noise so you'll have to talk loud. Good food, large portion, and nice service. My colleague got the sampler play, too much for him to finish. I got the pork plate and barely... More 

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Placentia, California
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Now 3 stars is termed average by Trip Advisor, and this was in no way average, but it was your typical Mexican restaurant. The shrimp and steak sizzler I had (see attached photos) were flavorful, but nothing I haven't had before. There was a tad bit of spice, but nothing to give the shrimp a nice kick. For the fried... More 

Thank flyingrohit
Sacramento, California
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for dinner. The host looked up but did not engage me. It appeared he was hoping I would just go into the bar. Only after I said hi did he even start to talk. He immediately offered the bar, which was noisy. Instead I asked for the dining room. Waiter came and I asked if they had any... More 

Thank Joe H
Henderson, Nevada
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229 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great place to eat, drink & relax with family & friends. All you can eat Enchiladas Wednesdays paired with mango margaritas you cannot go wrong.

Thank bwbwbwbw
Washington State
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Very good food, excellent wait staff. Our group was four adults and an infant, and our server was fantastic with all of us. You must order the guacamole that they make at your table. Best guac you'll have all day... or year. YMMV. I was told to stop licking the bowl...

Thank LoneGuzzi
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My sister and I are visiting from Wyoming and had lunch here. The fajitas and chips are delicious. Carmen our waitress was a delight! Thanks :)

Thank harleyadventures
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Lunch came very fast. Excellent tortilla soup. Carnitas was very tasty and a large portion. Friendly service.

Thank Randy H
Sacramento, California
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561 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We arrived early to pick up our daughter, so we stopped in and took advantage of Happy Hour at the bar. We had the taquitos and a couple of cold ones, and it did not break the bank! The chips and salsa are always fresh and flavorful!

Thank george p
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

This place, including the food is just awesome! Perfect location, great service and good music. I recomend everyone who likes mexican cusine!

Thank Adam B
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This chain has pretty good food. Our waitress was very attentive and gave us suggestions. Tuesday is all you can eat tacos. Don't let that fool you. WE thought we could eat much more than we were actually able to finish, lol. The for was tasty, and we soon found ourselves full, with no room for desert. A nice evening... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-8230

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?