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El Torito Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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555 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA 92821-3651 (Lambert Road)
+1 714-990-2411
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Brea, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I came to El Torito it was with some family members, one of them ordered a beer and they bring him a Cadillac Margarita, the waitress felt embarrassed and I said I will take it! she thanked me and I proceeded to mix it, right after the first sip I felt in Heaven! I got the feeling... More 

Thank rodalszybar
Chino Hills, California
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

So we have been here many times before, and have enjoyed it thoroughly. We were going to come this morning, but thought there would be too many people here for a Sunday brunch two days before Valentines Day. And once we got there about 4 PM, you can tell it had been extremely busy. So we got a booth and... More 

Thank h2opolodad
Puget Sound, Washington
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191 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

El Torito Grill does not serve the usual ET fare; choices are more upscale. Nachos are outstanding and I liked the made-on-the-spot warm tortillas that are served in place of the standard chips and salsa. Service was excellent and cheerful.

Thank azzure
Highland, California, United States
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Our waiter was rude, the customer service was horrible. Our waiter served my drink in a cracked glass. Sadly, we had to bother other waiters for refills, etc. our food was cold, I ordered a dinner salad with cilantro dressing and didn't get any dressing. I had to track down a waiter to get salad dressing. It was absolutely terrible.

Thank Audrey M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome experience here tonight. Danielle and the manager is fantastic!! The food was delicious;the staff was amazing. Had the carne asada and wonderful. Cilantro rice as well as the mesquite grilled corn lithe cob is superb! Highly recommend.

Thank Mikki S
Orange County, Ca
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505 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Building is set back off the road with a large private parking area. Inside is dark, with beautiful decor and ambience. Food is flavorful and a bit spicy. Different memu than the common El Torito.

Thank MominOC
Placentia, California
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is my second review of this restaurant. It still has the best ribs ever. What I wanted to comment on this time is the attention to quality. Almost every time we eat here, the manager comes by the table to ask how things were---not just the server. I mentioned casually that while we still felt the ribs were the... More 

Thank Gil M
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I'm hooked on the warm hand made tortillas while waiting for lunch - where else can you go to get this kind of service ! Great food, great time - this is the place to go and eat with family ad friends !

Thank Roger Y
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

When my family and I come to town, we always meet up with friends and family here for taco Tuesday. The food is delicious. But the service is so great! The manager came by to make sure everyone was taken care of and make sure we were happy. And our waitress was on point and so sweet. They have a... More 

Thank ocjax
Brea, California
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

I went out with family a couple of days ago. I ordered a diet coke that had something floating in it. I got a new one. I ordered fire roasted tomato soup and a romaine salad tossed table side. The soup was not prepared as I have enjoyed it many times. It had flavor but was runny and there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA 92821-3651
    (Lambert Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-2411

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