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El Torito Mexican Grill

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5024 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-0601
+1 619-698-7405
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

They are not what they used to be. This was our very favorite place to eat. The salsa is still fabulous, and of course their Ceaser Salad but it has gone downhill. The menu is expensive, servings small and not as good as they once were. The food is OK, but I think it is better to go to Rosaritos... More 

Thank Mootheart
La Mesa, California
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Usually the service is pretty good, with the exception of a couple of times wherein the server did not offer or refresh my beverage and it took forever to get our check. The food is pretty good, with decent prices, and even better when they send out coupons, via their email club. Many go here to celebrate birthdays and they... More 

Thank Suzie L
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The surroundings are pleasant -- there is the bar-side with sports on TV and a dining side that is larger and a bit quieter. I have been here quite a few times because I know that I will always have (at least) a satisfactory meal and often a really good one. I have always had excellent servers. This restaurant provides... More 

Thank David L
Whittier, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

the food was great staff friendly, the prices are awesome and the location is great...clean bathrooms, big portions,

Thank wespino
San Diego
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

This place is great for their Cadillac margaritas. Smooth when they add the Grand Marnier on the side. Easy to drink. Expensive though. Food is decent. The fajitas are delish. Can't go wrong with them..My one gripe is service. sometimes they are too slow or have an attitude like they are doing me the favor by waiting on me.

Thank Kat_919
La Mesa, California
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

We like going to this restaurant for many different occasions, from just two of us or four of us to bringing our entire family from out of town along. We've been going to this location for many years now, but this review is from the last time we were there. Since we are signed up to the e-newsletter, we get... More 

Thank danielandluci
San Diego, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

Fast service. Fair range of standard Mexican food options. Happy hour is only in the bar so ask before going to a table. Free chips and salsa. Really noisy and the bathrooms could be cleaner.

Thank ILoveACleanRoom
San Diego, California
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370 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

This is a great Mexican restaurant with a great menu and many excellent menu closes to choose from. Perfect for the whole family or out with the gang in the sports bar. Prices aren't bad, so it is a good value.

Thank Perry H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

Love love love this!!! Chips and salsa are great!! Food is also. Thanks!! Service was fast and we left satisfied. Thanks again!

Thank Ruthie M
McKinney, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Was very satisfied with my food, exceptional food. Friendly staff, very happy with my choice to eat here everything was great you will enjoy the place come and enjoy.

Thank mudjacker13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5024 Baltimore Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-0601
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-698-7405

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