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El Torito Sports Bar & BBQ House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
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Calle Venustiano Carranza 243 | Viejo Vallarta, Emiliano Zapata 48380, Mexico
+52 322 222 3784
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Denver, Colorado
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me start by saying I do not like Ribs I do not order Ribs when out. EXCEPT here. The last time I had Ribs was here a year ago. We come here to watch NFL and hockey. Their food in general is very good. But this is about Ribs. Our friends enjoy Ribs and Mon-Fri between 2-4 they have... More 

Thank BobE6
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have never written a questionable review. Perhaps now, after reading rave reviews I feel compelled to ask - was I there on the wrong day? My ribs, unfortunately, did not fit in the "fall of the bone" category. They were tough and not barbecued with the sauce while cooking to get that wonderful caramelized flavor. I paid extra for... More 

Thank Jmcgillin
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We went to this place between 2 pm and 4 pm and they were featuring two orders of ribs for the price of one. One was more than enough for one person, so we ate for a couple of days. The ribs weren't the absolute best I've had, but they were very good.

Thank stronnes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Had the ribs a couple times during our two week vacation. They were awesome. Also had a burger, which was incredible. Service was good. Beer was ice cold. Coudos to Cesar behind the bar. Very accommodating to the customer. They come and ask if there is any particular sporting event we wanted to watch. Will no doubt be back to... More 

Thank HelgaAnn
Pickering, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

They were great--they were tasty and fall off the bone-- cole slaw was good- service wasn't so good- price wasn't too bad- $189 pesos for half rack- came in at 4:30 so just missed the 2 for 1. I would go back there again for the ribs and another reviewer said fish and chips? Yum.

Thank 8Jaye8_B
Sherwood Park, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

It was very busy but our service was fast and friendly. The 2 for 1 promo is an excellent deal. My other favorite dish is the fish and chips which is served with excellent tartar sauce.

Thank mexicomichelle
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We live full time in Vallarta and have been going to El Torito for almost 16 years, but it has changed hands and it is now horrible. Our waiter, an arrogant young guy by name of Emanuel, was rude beyond words. When I when to the john he actually asked me if I was lost. The ribs are under-cooked. And... More 

Thank Mary F
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite places in Puerto Vallarta, the food is superb, the survive is excellent, and the environment is very friendly. I would recommend this sports bar to everyone.

Thank Don G
Chester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

If anyone while visiting Puerto Vallarta wants to watch a game of anything !! This is the place for you 👍🏻 great atmosphere, food and beer . First class . Enjoy

Thank paulboyers
Manila, Utah
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This bar has great owners, a family run restaurant. Super clean, great food, full bar, sports play on tvs everywhere you sit.make sure you try the coconut shrimp...to die for!

Thank Nancy P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Bar, Barbecue, Pub, American
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Venustiano Carranza 243 | Viejo Vallarta, Emiliano Zapata 48380, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Jalisco  >  Emiliano Zapata
  • Phone Number: +52 322 222 3784
The sportsbar & BBQ House serving our world famous bbq ribs since 1982.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?