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El Torito Grill

) #16 of 536 Restaurants in Irvine $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
+1 949-975-1220
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“tortillas” (16 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
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1 - 10 of 155 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanted some mexican food, so the whole family (8) went to El Torito. I ordered the sizzling enchiladas!! Wow were they good...(2) are served on a hot iron pan and the spices they use are really good. My daughter ordered the same and loved them....More

Thank viperamd64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sales slip said Cantine #71558. Outside sign said El Torito. I had the burritto. Lots of food and delicious. Manuel R was our server. He was very pleasant and welcoming. My burrito was with beans and beef. Restaurant was located across the street from John...More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the chile relleno - really good! An eclectic blend of seasonings. Strawberry Mint margarita was pretty good too! But those warm tortillas with honey butter ... those will make anyone come back!

Thank sea12hawks
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Used to love this place. Server took long time to take order on a nearly empty restaurant. Chicken and steak fajitas have noticeably less meat.

Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We ventured back here for a second time after having a great meal the 1st time. But just like the last time, when we needed to eat in the bar area because we were told that some of the staff called in sick and there...More

Thank kcslatts
Reviewed 9 April 2017

El Torito Grill, nestled among a sea of commercial businesses, was an oasis of charm and personality, from the southwestern style exterior and interior, to the wide assortment of mexican food items. Instead of chips they serve small fresh wafer-thin tortillas that I couldn't stop...More

Thank Georg R
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is your typical El Tori to restaurant, especially during the week. But on Sundays, look out. The buffet here is excellent, one of my favorites. They seem to have a slightly different menu than other El Torito locations, including handmade tortillas, pasillo chille rellenos,...More

1  Thank Connie I
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A coworker and I stopped here for dinner while on a business trip. I had the fajitas supremes. The steak was done perfectly which can be challenging for cooks as I order well done red meats. The portion size was good and the hand made...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Everything from the service to the food has really gone downhill. Used to be great years ago, now everyone here just doesn't care at all. Won't be back.

Thank Kelly H
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Great all around experience. Due to the dining room being really busy we opted for the bar area. With the same menu available to us and a nice four top we got served right away. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent....More

Thank kcslatts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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: 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-975-1220
El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.
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