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El Torito

El Torito

Mexican Restaurant · Mira Mesa
8223 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (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
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

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.


Based on 53 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

  • What you need to know
    Diana D.
    "<3 their margaritas & awesome Taco Tuesday specials!"(2 Tips)
    Jelly Bean Q.
    "We miss Tio Leo's but we love the 2pm - close happy hour m-f here!"(3 Tips)
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22 tips and reviews.

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  • happy hour
  • Taco Tuesdays
  • margaritas
  • brunch buffet
  • bottomless mimosas
  • champagne
  • omelettes
  • good for a quick meal
  • chicken
  • staff
  • dinner
  • lunch
  • alcohol
  • avocado rolls
  • clean
  • Maureen L.

    Sunday brunch buffet is enjoyable with lots of options.

    Maureen Liwanag · September 28
  • Sinthia N.

    Good brunch

    Sinthia N · March 8
  • Neil L.

    The tacos are good

    Neil Libin · September 20, 2014
  • Kaso A.

    Specials on Caddys every Thursday, and the Adobe Chicken & Avocado Rolls are amazing as Fili's bartending!

    Kaso Awesome Time · August 2, 2013
  • Derek T.

    Sunday brunch...unlimited Mimosas and omelet bar...nice...

    Derek Thorpe · March 17, 2013
  • Tip N.

    Ryan LaRue is the best bartender ever. Watch out for the LaRue shift though...he's craaazzyy.

    Tip Network · December 31, 2012
  • Jessica E.

    Jose E is not a very attentive waiter. He took our order (someone else brought our food, that's fine) and then he didn't come to our table again until time for the check. ¡No Bueno!

    Jessica Eddy · September 14, 2012
  • Jelly Bean Q.

    We miss Tio Leo's but we love the 2pm - close happy hour m-f here!

    Jelly Bean Queen · July 12, 2012
  • Tip N.

    The Fiesta Grande platter changed ... but that's ok, cause it's still good.

    Tip Network · June 14, 2012
  • Elizabeth L.

    Best brunch with champagne and they have lots of food options

    Elizabeth Lopez · June 10, 2012
  • Heather C.

    Lorena in the dining room was wonderful.

    Heather Carey · May 19, 2012
  • Duyen F.

    AAA disocunt 15% off food!

    Duyen Fenston · March 31, 2012
  • Nicholas H.

    Bridgett is the best and most friendly server in the bar area. Request her and u will have a great time.

    Nicholas Haxo · December 3, 2011
  • Allie E.

    Don't not come here.

    Allie Edwards · November 28, 2011
  • Diana D.

    <3 their margaritas & awesome Taco Tuesday specials!

    Diana Dindyal · November 25, 2011
  • Kaso A.

    Happy Hour is now 2pm to CLOSE!!! Do it!

    Kaso Awesome Time · November 2, 2011
  • Ami

    Karaoke sucks...

    Ami · September 21, 2011
  • Tessa O.

    Horrible service, horrible portions. Do not come here!!!!

    Tessa Olivia · September 17, 2011
  • Lance J.

    Don't go here

    Lance Joseph · September 3, 2011
  • Travis C.

    Sign up for their email list, you can have a free meal on your birthday and redeem the coupon up to 10 days after your birthday

    Travis Curry · August 3, 2011
  • Liliana R.

    Do not get the margarity blended

    Liliana Ruiz · April 20, 2011
  • Keri R.

    great happy hour prices. $1 street tacos for taco tuesday.

    Keri Robinson · May 27, 2010

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