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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

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4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
+1 818-848-4501
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

I just want to thank Mario for his excellent service he was very helpful and friendly I would definitely come back to this fine restaurant. Thanks Mario.

Thank Jesse0198
Weert, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Goof food for fair prices. At the tome we were there there wer many waiters and almost no guests, but maybe it was just not so bust on a sunday

Thank 740oscar
Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

My favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. The food tastes good and seems authentic. The building and decor make you feel like you are in Mexico. They also have a very nice lunch buffet.

Thank traveltrivia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

Absolutely wonderful meal and great service too. Couldn't possibly eat all the food they serve you as portions are huge. Loved it

Thank AJMcABelfast
Little Rock, Arkansas
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We come here every time we are in L.A. This place has a great lunch time buffet, serving just about everything on the regular menu. All you can eat tacos are on Tuesday nights. Your choice of steak, chicken or carnitas. The salsa is fresh and tasty.

Thank Korndog I
Burbank, California
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

El Torito is our neighborhood Mexican restaurant. We love Tuesday night tacos, their fresh combo dishes, fresh guacamole, fajitas and of course their Margaritas are yummy. It is family friendly and has a happy hour. Local, fresh and friendly.

Thank Salmon2013
Burbank, California
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791 reviews
454 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Service: Very attentive. Huge restaurant. Lots of seating. Never have to wait. Good bar area, separated from main dining area. The Food: Happy Hour from 3-8pm!! Discounted drinks and appetizers. The Parking: Private lot (free) and street parking (free)

Thank travelercass
San Francisco, California
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

Hard sell wait staff. Annoying. We don't go there because there's better Mexican and much better service elsewhere.

2 Thank Wanda W
Pasadena, TX
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

The hostess was not at her station and we waited 5 minutes to be seated. The bathroom was filthy. The waiter completely ignored us and refused to fill up our chips after 2 baskets (family of 4 all grown). Waiting 40 minutes for food and it's still not here. Writing this while we are waiting. Horrible service.

1 Thank Alana_M68
Sylvania, Ohio
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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We found this restaurant while on our way to the Bob Hope airport. Restaurants were crowded at lunch time in this area but we were able to find parking here. We had the lunch buffet which had fresh tortillas and buffet offerings. A few desserts were offered on the buffet.

Thank MBNtravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4012 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91505
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burbank
  • Phone Number: +1 818-848-4501

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