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El Toro Loco

1624 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2239
+1 650-355-5548
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shrimp” (6 reviews)
“lomo saltado” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 20:00 Hours
Mexican, Peruvian, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1624 Francisco Blvd, Pacifica, CA 94044-2239
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank Trey7631
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.

Thank v1ron
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...More

Thank kristen b
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...More

Thank Danielle M
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...More

Thank Susan K
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...More

Thank 104steve1972
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...More

Thank Arin B
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.

Thank Harold T
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...More

Thank Sandi S
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

Thank Carol P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 17:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
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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