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El Toro Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
+1 281-471-2505
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of our favorite hidden spots! Their table side guacamole is the best. Other favorite dishes include the baja tacos (both fish and shrimp) the fajitas, the black beans, seafood enchiladas. The shrimp and mango salad, Santa Fe Caesar salad and ceviche are great if you want something lighter. Favorite drink hands down is the super fruit margarita...must try for... More 

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Thank mariagsanchez1
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. Every one of the menu options you mentioned are fantastic! Thank you for providing such great observations on menu choices. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at... More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Went there this month. Haven't been in a while. Really awesome food and margaritas on the rocks. Had the El presidente couldn't finish it. Way too much food. Very awesome staff and servers. Highly recommended for everyone.

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Thank Billy D
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. We are glad that you decided to visit us again. We missed you! I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent... More 

USA
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1,451 reviews
902 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 772 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

This place does not look like much action but inside they serve good food at affordable to high prices, place is clean but bathroom was not very clean, food was hot and delicious and customer service was very good, recommended.

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Thank bryanmantezoni
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

Chesterfield, Missouri
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

When you think of a sleepy looking building sitting in the middle of a full parking lot, your mouth waters. I have never been to this place that it was not busy - even in mid afternoon. From a full bar to a full menu to the complimentary ice cream cone on the way out, it never disappoints. Only two... More 

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Thank Ronald M
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro and thank you for your continued patronage. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways... More 

Crockett, Texas
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

A little pricy for what you get and not quite as good as it used to be. Don't get me wrong,the food is good just for the area the prices seem like they should be lower.

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Thank Brett A
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We would love to lower our pricing but the quality that we choose to use and the cost of goods sold to us have gone up quite a bit over the last couple of years.... More 

La Porte, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Good food. Family atmosphere. Nice place to grab a quick dinner without leaving the neighborhood. Servers and staff are always courteous and friendly.

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Thank senojt76
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

Utah
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I had no idea this was part of a chain? I stayed around the corner at the Garden suites and just walked over took about 2 minutes. The food came out fast and it was hot. I had the Eldorado a chicken dish, and I was blown away. It was busy and they were pumping out the food. I saw... More 

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Thank Joe S
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. The El Dorado is an excellent dish! Glad you were able to try it. We are blessed with large catering orders going out all the time. We have been doing them out of this... More 

Houston, Texas
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a delicious TexMex dinner. From entry to exit we were satisfied. Service by Nick was great! Other servers also asked if more chips, salsa, etc was needed. Aside from outstanding service, the food was great. Queso has a great flavor, enchiladas covered in a rich brown gravy, refried beans, and Spanish rice. The family and I enjoyed... More 

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Thank Joe M
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

La Porte
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I have been going to El Toro's restaurant for the past 25+ years. Their food is fantastic. I have tried just about every meal they serve. Their fajitas are "melt in your mouth" tender. I have eaten at a lot of different Mexican food restaurants throughout the US and (back when it was safe) the border towns in Mexico and... More 

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Thank Landriault R
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent visit to El Toro. I would also like to thank you for taking the time to provide us with feedback. We will always provide only high quality to our guests. We work very hard at providing the best meals possible, giving excellent service, and always looking for ways to improve. It pleases us so very... More 

Houston, Texas
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112 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Our family went to have lunch. We have been to the one at Baytown and really like it there. This location in La Porte to was was a disappointment. As soon you enter you can smell that the building is old. The service was very attentive. Well at least the gentleman that was serving us. The place was not packed... More 

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Thank Esquivel02
jdmayes, Guest Relations Manager at El Toro Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

It pains me to hear when we have disappointed one of our guests. What you claimed to experience is not our standard at all. I will be addressing the employee in the booth with the management team today. As far as the food, we strive to exceed all of our guests expectations. It is our mission everyday to provide the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 W Main St, La Porte, TX 77571-4962
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  La Porte
  • Phone Number: +1 281-471-2505

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