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El Torito Restaurant

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3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3112
+1 626-351-8995
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good place and friendly. Has two seating areas, one with a fountain and street view and the other one with a bar and more spacious. Great Mexican music, waiters are friendly, food is authentic. Prices are acceptable . It has a large parking all around it. WiFi available. Loved the Mojito.

Thank eddierakoubian
Pasadena, CA
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Standard chain americanized mexican food and drinks. Adequate. Margaritas are weak, but the little corn cakes are the bomb!

Thank debPasadena_CA
Rosemead, California
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Some time guacamole and chips and ice tea and a Margarita during happy hour kind of just take the day

Thank Rosemary R
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Tons of food! If your an over-eater this place is for you! Mediocre service. As for me... overpriced for the quantity I eat. $25.99 per person, 2 people with tax and tip over $60! Ouch.

Thank Mia H
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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed by the food. Too much Rice and beans. Food was not authentic but if you like big portions with rise and beans that's the place. Costumer service and location is fine. Restaurant was well decorated. MD

Thank MichaelDergar
Arcadia, California
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172 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

For the price, all you can eat Taco Tuesday is worth the price. Ideal for a drink with guys. The server did great with our table of 12.

Thank dynamitedon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We got great fajitas at El Torito. Good service, good food. This was the only restaurant within walking distance of our hotel, so we were grateful for the quality of the establishment and the fine food.

Thank SeattleTravelChik
Los Angeles/London
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I met a friend here because the location was right. We both could see that the table wasn't clean. (By the way -- the bathrooms needed attention) The salsa & chips were terrible. No problem, I saved my appetite for the meal. Our entrees were terrible. In a single enchilada I had to spit out three bites. I found something,... More 

1 Thank Rollosdad
Walnut, California
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We have been to this restaurant several times. We had always had good food. This time I ordered the seafood fajitas. The main dish came with a handful of small shrimps and a rather small piece of mahi mahi. The food was very tasty but not enough to fit my appetite. The grilled vegetable was very good. We also ordered... More 

Thank Francis P
The Hague, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

The food was ok, but the services was excellent. We were here with a huge party and everyone ended up ordering with different checks…and this poor waitress didn’t even blink at our difficult order. We had a room to ourselves and people came and went as they needed/wanted. Very good service!

1 Thank stephaniekustner

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-351-8995

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