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El Torito Mexican Restarurant

18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
+1 949-833-8230
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Overview
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (6 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:30 Hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
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LOCATION
18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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 Dave W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Having driven past this place all week from my hotel on the way to my way to my office, I was looking forward to a good meal. I was sadly disappointed. The service, at best, lacking. The food? Poor. I walked over to this place...More

Thank Bai_Xing_Xing
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a late Sunday lunch. Fun atmosphere, professional staff too! Diego our server was fun, professional, and accurate! The tableside guacamole is delicious, a bit pricey… But tasty! Quesadilla was delicious! My chicken adobo plate was plentiful and also tasty! Pacifico on tap!...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 23 April 2018

It was very disappointing to order two rounds of margaritas for our group of three adults and find out that they were nothing but margarita mix. For $6.00-$7.00 for a small drink, you expect some taste of tequila but there was none. The food was...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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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