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El Torito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3639 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2716
+1 951-684-6816
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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Hemet, California
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203 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant seems to be revamping the menu a bit and it's not as wonderful as it used to be. We ate there on Halloween night in order to avoid trick-or-treaters and the dining room with empty but yet we were seated at a small table for a party of seven in the bar. The salsa was a bit spicier... More 

Thank almahaffey
Riverside County
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232 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered two margaritas and a sample platter with chips and salsa. The food and drinks tasted great and the staff were friendly and helpful during our visit. Atmosphere was festive and comfortable. Prices are reasonable for what you get.

Thank JRR132
Riverside, CA
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254 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

I love coming to Sunday Brunch at the Riverside Plaza El Torito, especially since Mazz closed. Unfortunately, so does everyone else! There is usually a 45-60 minute wait to get seated. Since they don't take reservations, that's no fun. Larger parties try to outsmart the wait by sending one or two people ahead to put their names in. Then, when... More 

Thank RaymondD
Cambridge, Minnesota
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155 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

If you find yourself in Riverside, and find yourself hungry for good reliable food. Give it a try! Enjoyed the freshest guacamole EVER! Make it a stop!

Thank puresynergy
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Very nice looking restaurant that also offers outside seating. The food was very good and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. I didn't have anything to drink because I was working that day but the rest of my party was very pleased with the cocktails they ordered

Thank adrianausa
Riverside, California
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

We had homemade guacamole and was perfect. Service was great our drinks never ran out. I had cheese enchiladas and kids had burritos. Just perfeft

Thank Janet M
Riverside, CA
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254 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

We have been here a few times for Sunday Brunch over the years, but this was our first time since the "upgrade." It was really impressive, and word has gotten out, because there was almost an hour wait! The food selections on the buffet were impressive. Made-to-order omelets, waffles, Bananas Foster, street tacos and burritos. Our server, Cindy, was fantastic!... More 

Thank RaymondD
Bremerton, Washington
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food here is wonderful but the fresh-made table side guacamole is amazing. every time we are in town we come here/ Staff is friendly.

Thank Banaltra
Beijing, China
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1,283 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 656 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I guess the construction there has hampered business as it used to be crawling with people. Even so, the food was still great. Of course, it's not authentic Mexican but with that mindset, the flavors are kicking and delicious. My wife didn't like it as she only likes authentic Mexican food but she ate it up, lol. Service was far... More 

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Riverside, California
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

We always get good service there and love the flavor of the pepita salad dressing. Taco Tuesday is a hangout after work.

Thank cariL44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-684-6816

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