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El Torito Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Torrance Blvd)
+1 310-543-1896
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Torrance, California
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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to El Torito Brunch today. They have amped up the stations and improved the selection of foods. They added a seafood station and Banana dessert station that is to die for. They improved the omelette bar and "lunch" foods. They also made improvements on the churros, they are now more like what you would actually... More 

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Thank Deana S
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Exactly what you expect. Good Mexican food for a decent price in a cozy restaurant with good service to boot.

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Thank Jason L
Great Bend, Kansas
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ate here on Christmas evening. The food was great and the service was great. Wish we lived closer to this place as we would eat there often!

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Thank Mary Kay W
California
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food is great! Our waiter was very attentive and keep checking on us from time to time. Besides that our waiter is very knowledgeable and suggest us the best value of food to us. will definitely return!

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Thank Concernguest
Melbourne, Australia
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82 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Table side guacamole was very good, including some fresh tortilla and corn chips. The entree however was disappointing. Had the fish tacos, very poor, a tiny sliver of fish with some tasteless greens. Why was the tortilla on the taco so much worse than the fresh ones they served earlier. Side of rice was cold and served with baked beans... More 

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Thank MaxShiraz
Salt Lake City, Utah
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had great service, and a varied menu. Close to shopping and other restaurants. Good Mexican food with a slightly upgraded twist.

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Thank Michele B
Delta, Canada
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Whilst in Long Beach to visit an old time friend who celebrated her 90 birthday, we visited El Torito. Absolutely awed by the decor, the service & the yummy food. Definitely will visit them again when next there.

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Thank DeltaResEB
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We got excellent service and a complimentary dessert because "the food took a little longer" which I thought was quite fast already. Everyone enjoyed their food including the kids. The prices are very reasonable and I higher recommend this place to others.

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Thank Ronald L
Chicopee, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

This restaurant wasn't in our original plans to visit, but was in walking distance from our hotel and all the chain restaurants had lines out the door. This was a very pleasant surprise. The service was top shelf, the food was delicious - very flavorful, generous portions and reasonable prices. Would highly recommend this excellent restaurant!

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Thank Jim-and-Laurie923
Rotonda West, Florida
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Ate here several times. Table side guacamole is the best. Other dishes are very good and you get a lot of food. Our family goes here a lot and always have Leo wait on them.

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Thank Boeschy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
    (Torrance Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-543-1896

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