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El Torito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
+1 818-348-1767
08:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very average Mexican restaurant chain.... food is just average and service was barely adequate... at least prices are reasonable for LA

Thank traveling_man0904
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82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

El Torito has been around for a long time. We stopped in for drinks and appetizers during happy hour. Margaritas and Nachos were great! Our server was awesome...she kept checking back frequently to make sure we were okay and/or wanted another drink....not pushy at all, just attentive.

Thank Iris S
Los Angeles
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142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

They updated their Sunday brunch, nicer looking, more food choices..in spite of the fact, I'm a healthy eater, I was able to have a nice brunch w egg white scramble, spinach salad, ceviche, fresh fruit..they added seafood bar, more salads..there is tons to eat and flowing champagne, coffee..the hostess gave us a tour of the new layout which was nice..ceviche... More 

Thank JanLosAngeles
Cypress, Texas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We ordered flavored margaritas which were delicious. Chips and salsa accompanied our drinks. The tortilla chips tasted like the oil they were cooked in, had an after taste and seemed stale. We asked our waiter to bring fresh chips which he did. They were better but not by much. We all ordered different dinner items but mine wasn't what I... More 

Thank Pat Z
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127 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

We had 2 of their Margaritas, very good! The food was nice too, slightly too spicy for me but overall tasty. I had the combo with tamale and tacos, was plenty but you can do 3 items as well if you are super hungry. The fajitas were excellent too! They give you free tortillas chips with salsa when you arrive.... More 

Thank Ornella B
San Fernando, California
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109 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo here and had a delicious burrito dinner that included refried beans and rice and their famous corn pudding. We started out with their complimentary tortilla chips and salsa. The food is consistently good and plentiful. We called for reservations and only had to wait 5 minutes before we were seated. This was great because the... More 

Thank TwinTourists
Southern California
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

I met with family for lunch, and the food really wasn't very good. We had combinations with a taco and enchilada. Very bland, even with adding salsa to the top. Not much meat or chicken in the enchiladas. Tacos were ok. Didn't care much for the salsa either, pretty plain tasting, no spice. perhaps they have a spicier salsa somewhere?!... More 

Thank LadyDi_and_Cowman
west hills, ca
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

I went to El Torito Restaurant in Woodland Hills. I had the lunch buffet. I wasn't all that thrilled. The main problem I found that the music was so loud that you couldn't have a conversation with the people you went to lunch with. We asked them if they could lower the music, but was told that the level it... More 

Thank ltlitalian
Burbank, California
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829 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The Service: Our server, Ferman & Niki are excellent. Very attentive and thoughtful. Constantly checking upon us. Great service!! The drinks: Reasonable price for the drinks. They are not too strong though. They also serve chips and salsa. The Parking: Parking lot shared with Fry's (free)

Thank travelercass
Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

I was going to write about my experience at El Torito this evening but then I thought, if you are reading a review on a Tex-Mex chain restaurant located in the culinary wasteland of Woodland Hills, you're probably some poor business person who is either out of decent choices or in the mood for Tex Mex. You don't want a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6040 Canoga Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91367-3701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-348-1767

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