El Torito

El Torito

Mexican Restaurant
5024 Baltimore Dr (at El Cajon Blvd), La Mesa, CA 91942, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 9:00 AM–9:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Since 1954, El Torito Restaurants has been the pioneer in creating fresh, authentic Mexican dishes made from scratch.  We take pride in serving these dishes to you with our warm, Latin hospitality.

6.8/10

Based on 46 votes

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  • What you need to know
    Chad L.
    "Come for Taco Tuesday's!"(5 Tips)
    Jamila M.
    "greatest mango margaritas..."(3 Tips)
    Vanessa
    "... 1$ tacos and free chips n salsa, great tuesday!!"(2 Tips)
    Chris B.
    "Get the mango strawberry margiritas."(2 Tips)
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  • Steve B.

    Generic at best. Description of food is lacking.

    Steve Buchanan · December 19, 2014
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  • Vanessa

    6$ strawberry margaritas on tuesday, 1$ tacos and free chips n salsa, great tuesday!!

    Vanessa · October 1, 2014
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  • Veronica A.

    The bartenders are great on Tuesday nights!

    Veronica Arvizu · September 23, 2013
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  • Felicia S.

    Better to be early

    Felicia Sanders Cantu · March 6, 2013
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  • Kevin K.

    Well i dont have a go to drink and dont care too much for maragitas. So i asked the server who was no fing help at jus ended up wit a beer

    Kevin Kelly · August 15, 2012
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  • Vincent D.

    Itz Ok....

    Vincent Dunn · June 17, 2012
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  • Jennifer S.

    El Toritos sucks for big day occasions like Mother's Day. they don't know what "reservation" means. Do not go for a special day!!

    Jennifer Stinebaugh · May 13, 2012
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  • Sang B.

    The new taco bar is not as good as the old one. Less items to choose from.

    Sang Bai · April 5, 2012
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  • Elise E.

    If you want to come for brunch, be prepared for horrible service, crowds, and tripping over kids.

    Elise E · January 29, 2012
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  • @StayHeated

    These motherfuckers are the slowest people in the world. By the time I finished my meal I was already hungry again. Had to have been there at least 2 hours and only got one refill on my water. Smh

    @StayHeated · December 29, 2011
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  • Tom B.

    God help you if there's a bday party, been three so far and the uno, dos, tres song is killing me.

    Tom Bacon · December 24, 2011
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  • Katherine H.

    Bad service means your a bad customer.

    Katherine Harper · December 19, 2011
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  • Sam J.

    Just come for the happy hours chips n salsa and Cadillac Margarita's!

    Sam Johnson · December 4, 2011
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  • Arthur M.

    It's El Torito? The "pioneer in creating fresh, authentic Mexican" food? Who are they fooling? You get what do you expect lousy drinks and tasteless "gringo-ized" food.

    Arthur Mitchell · December 3, 2011
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  • Brandon Z.

    Taco tuesday was a nightmare, no bar seating. Sat in the patio and didn't get served. I left

    Brandon Zamudio · November 16, 2011
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  • Nicole S.

    Service sucked, but food was very good.

    Nicole Spencer · September 9, 2011
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  • Di R.

    Brunch buffet is good. Better than their week buffet.

    Di Ramirez · June 12, 2011
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  • Samuel Karuk B.

    This is my favoriate Mexican chain resturaunt.

    Samuel Karuk Brown · January 27, 2011
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  • @Samuel_Rodriguez_R

    excellent Mexican food

    @Samuel_Rodriguez_R · January 27, 2011
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  • Chad L.

    Come for Taco Tuesday's! Tacos for a buck each!

    Chad Lansford · October 20, 2010
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  • Frank M.

    Chips and Salsa!!

    Frank McDonald · September 5, 2010
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  • Connie G.

    We are not getting good service. The waiter kept ignoring us. I had to look for a manager to get served. The tip is going downhill.

    Connie Goniea · August 28, 2010
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  • arian

    happy hour tonight for my sisters birthday. about 5ish. drinks and appetizers. nice!

    arian · May 14, 2010
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  • Chris B.

    Get the mango strawberry margiritas. It's f*#kin good!

    Chris Brake · April 24, 2010
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  • Jamila M.

    greatest mango margaritas...go during happy hour!! itll make you happy!!

    Jamila Mosi · April 21, 2010
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