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El Toro Loco

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1624 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2239
+1 650-355-5548
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12:00 - 20:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Toro Loco Pacifica, California Overall 9/10 Nachos Special, 10/10 Chips And Salsa, 8/10 The service was very good, the people were very nice and friendly and the food came out at a good speed. The theme of the place was an old fashioned mexican style restaurant, and they did a good job of making it feel, and look that... More 

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Thank Trey7631
San Bruno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My husband grew up with homemade Peruvian food and he loves this place. Take out is also great. His two favorites are the Lomo Saltado and the Anticuchos.

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Thank v1ron
Pacifica, California
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106 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Arrived at 7 pm on a Friday evening for dinner. We chose our own table and were greeted in a friendly manner. I ordered the Acapulco Burrito and my husband ordered the wet burrito. The food arrived in a timely manner and tasted great. Only down side is there was no spice to it at all. After we finished our... More 

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Thank Kristen B
Des Moines, Iowa
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

My husband and I walked to El Toro Loco from our vacation rental, based on a recommendation from our hosts. We weren't really sure what to expect. It was packed for a 3:30 late lunch! I took that as a great sign. We both ordered chicken burritos, and they were absolutely delicious! Very filling and flavorful. We are so glad... More 

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Thank Danielle M
Pacifica, California
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Decided to give a home town restaurant a chance. Went in a Saturday night. Web site said busy hours are between 5 and 6:30. It was right, we had a bit of a wait. Restaurant is very small and tables are close together. The food is Peruvian and Mexican. For the price it was good food. Five of us ate... More 

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Thank Susan K
Arlington, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

My wife and I ate here awhile back and it was such a pleasure. This is a restaurant that is owned and operated by a wife and husband. Total family feel, just like they invited you into their home. The customers that were in the place that night we went must have been regulars. Everyone was talking to one another... More 

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Thank 104steve1972
South San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Yes, it can get crowded... Now I know why! The food is delicious! Great sauces on their food and it tastes fresh and flavorful. Went to P.F. Chang's the next day and was so disappointed... In comparison, EL TORO LOCO was superior! So happy with the local flavor and atmosphere. The live music added to the experience. They even played... More 

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Thank Arin B
Napa, CA, United States
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016 via mobile

Not much for atmosphere or decor, but the food is excellent. I recommend the paella highly. My only quibble is too much squid but that is a personal preference; to those who like calamari this could be a plus. The carnitas burrito is also good.

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Thank Harold T
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Had heard there are TWO Peruvian restaurants in Pacifica. One looked great for daylight view dining, but El Toro Loco had the locals approval and far less expensive. We were amazed at the diverse crowd of families and couples at 7pm on a random Thursday eve. We really liked the piano jazz combo tucked in the corner (we're not normally... More 

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Thank Sandi S
Pacifica, California
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

A hidden treasure. One of my favorite places to eat. Love the salad with it's lemon vinaigrette and the quesadilla is yum as well as the plantains. Everything on the menu is delisious

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:00
Thursday
12:00 - 20:00
Friday
12:00 - 20:00
Saturday
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1624 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2239
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pacifica
  • Phone Number: +1 650-355-5548

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