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El Toreno

50 Firstwatch Dr, Unit 105, Moneta, VA 24121-5800
+1 540-721-3821
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
25 Nov 2016
“Mexican at the Lake”
29 Apr 2017
“Best Mexican on the Lake”
Opens in 4 min
All hours
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
50 Firstwatch Dr, Unit 105, Moneta, VA 24121-5800
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We get take out just about every weekend. It's always very fresh, hot and they give very generous portions. The staff is always nice. We've had great experiences going on 2 years, every weekend.

Thank Diana A
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Love the salsa bar at El Toreno! Generous portions and good quality Mexican. Excellent service as usual.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

One of regular places. Food great, service is excellent and has a great salsa bar. The cheap margarita nights are always a plus. The menu has a wide variety and they are accommodating if you want to have a menu item fixed differently.

Thank GMAS11
Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is our local favorite. Staff is wonderful, treat you like family. Food is great and margarita night is always a favorite. Food comes out hot and fresh. They have a salsa bar so you can choose your favorite. Love the new location, just across...More

1  Thank GMAS11
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

This is a nice looking clean little place a small strip mall. The service was good and everyone was very friendly. Food on the other hand was definitely not up to par with other Mexican restaurants in the area. The chips were extremely stale and...More

Thank BuddyRoanoke
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Great food at a good price. I wish they served the salsa at the table rather than having to get up, but it's very good.

Thank ScottS_540
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We really liked the salsa bar. It was busy for a Monday night. Waitress was pleasent but, service was poor. Maybe they were understaffed. Food was just average. I asked for no beans in my meal and of coarse got beans. I did not send...More

Thank Storm886
Reviewed 17 March 2015

El Toreno in no longer located at Lake Watch area. That have moved to Westlake Center across fRom Kroger. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. We generally go with friends and always have a good time and good food. Love th addition...More

1  Thank SCGra
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Good quick. Service. Family-friendly. Good food. Reasonable prices. What more can you ask? Not tex mex if that's what you want. But well-prepared And fresh.

1  Thank Swvagal
Reviewed 7 January 2014

Do not look for great atmosphere, but the food is the best tasting and most authentic Mexican food we have found in the area. Located in Moneta town square, not far from the lake, this family managed restaurant is a good place to eat.

1  Thank GolfinFool43
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 50 Firstwatch Dr, Unit 105, Moneta, VA 24121-5800
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
  • Phone Number: +1 540-721-3821
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