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El Torito

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3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
+1 714-939-6711
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was ok once we finally got it, but the service was terrible. The server never cleared our table, was slack about refilling drinks, and even brought wrong orders to the table. When we got our check, it was incorrect, and the server gave us a discount, but then she corrected the original check and took away the discount... More 

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Thank Suzanne E
Orange, CA
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156 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great dinner and service. Angel R. is the best server. Prompt, courteous, and took care if us. Party of four arrived all-round 7:15, hostess seated us in the restaurant before or drinks arrived! 29 minute wait wasn't even 5 minutes, she made sure our drinks made it to the table. 4 stars, a bit loud, could turn the music down... More 

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Thank Melissa M
Berkshire, New York
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The food here was okay, it was nothing out of the ordinary. I was in the mood for Mexican and wanted a drink and most local places had no alcohol, so we stopped here. It was taco Tuesday and my colleague had tacos which he said we're good. The taco shells were freshly made. I had a combo place with... More 

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Thank Alison S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Mexican Food @ it's best. Price, Atmosphere, Food, Cocktails everything is always good!😄Kid Friendly, Clean good service. Nice Cantina. Great Sunday Brunch.

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Thank christine s
Garden Grove
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Sat in the bar area. We had the lunch buffet. Food was hot and taste great. Wasn't too loud considering it was lunch time. Service was fast and very friendly.

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Thank eeggleston72
Vancouver
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

While staying in Anaheim, we visited El Torito twice. our first vist was fantastic, hence why went a second time. The portions are absolutely huge and the food is quite well prepared. Our first visit was for dinner; enchiladas and tacos. Excellent. Our second trip was for lunch and we enjoyed the buffet style options. There are far too many... More 

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Thank Devolicious
Las Vegas, Nevada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Wasn't disappointed in the food, drinks or service. We had the macho platter and the sizzling platter which were both great, especially the steak taco and the beef barbacoa taco.....also tried a pomegranate margarita that was wonderful.

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Thank 784SabrinaG
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
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64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We came here late after a long day at California Adventure. Not big on chains but like their menu items. They were having a promo on margaritas so this was a big bonus! The waiter was very attentive and friendly. Cleanliness was good.

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Thank Andy N
San Francisco, California
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The food was okay. Service was decent. Drinks were the better of it all. Probably won't go back next time in town, but I wouldn't say it was a bad experience. It was alrighty!

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Idyllwild, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Some El Toritos are great, not this one. Always mediocre food. Service is okay. Have been there several times, hoping the situation would improve, but regretfully, it hasn't.

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Thank simspc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3520 The City Way E, Orange, CA 92868-3200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 714-939-6711

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