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El Torito Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Bar, Pub
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555 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA 92821-3651 (Lambert Road)
+1 714-990-2411
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orange County, Ca
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412 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Building is set back off the road with a large private parking area. Inside is dark, with beautiful decor and ambience. Food is flavorful and a bit spicy. Different memu than the common El Torito.

Thank MominOC
Placentia, California
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is my second review of this restaurant. It still has the best ribs ever. What I wanted to comment on this time is the attention to quality. Almost every time we eat here, the manager comes by the table to ask how things were---not just the server. I mentioned casually that while we still felt the ribs were the... More 

Thank Gil M
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

I'm hooked on the warm hand made tortillas while waiting for lunch - where else can you go to get this kind of service ! Great food, great time - this is the place to go and eat with family ad friends !

Thank Roger Y
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

When my family and I come to town, we always meet up with friends and family here for taco Tuesday. The food is delicious. But the service is so great! The manager came by to make sure everyone was taken care of and make sure we were happy. And our waitress was on point and so sweet. They have a... More 

Thank ocjax
Brea, California
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29 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

I went out with family a couple of days ago. I ordered a diet coke that had something floating in it. I got a new one. I ordered fire roasted tomato soup and a romaine salad tossed table side. The soup was not prepared as I have enjoyed it many times. It had flavor but was runny and there was... More 

Thank Customer1722
Agoura Hills, California
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645 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The food here is delicious. It is much better than a normal El Torito. The food here is really a cut above - both in quality, selections and choices. The service was great. Prices are reasonable, portion size is good and they also have good choices for beer on tap - XX Amber. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Sun City, California, United States
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390 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

We came for Brunch & with a 10:30 reservation didn't get seated till close to 11am. The place was very loud like you would expect in a sports pub.. not a nice family breakfast. we had to shout to hear each other. The food was less than we had expected... mostly rice, beans & potato dishes. You had to wait... More 

Thank Christopher W
Placentia, California
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

This is our favorite place for ribs. They almost literally fall off of the bones. They are only $20 and enough for both my wife and I. The atmosphere is a choice. You can eat in the bar or in the main restaurant, and either are nice. The rest of the food is good too. The service is some of... More 

Thank Gil M
Diamond Bar, California
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233 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

Excellent food & drinks, as well as the service. Fresh made tortillas served as an appetizer instead of chips. The only negative is that it is very loud; they could use some sound barriers

Thank Kirk F
Seal Beach, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Met a friend here for lunch and I had a coupon, told it was not valid since this was a grill el torito. This is the first time I noticed a difference, I must have always gone to the regular el torito's before. I liked it. It was more upscale with a different menu, prices a bit higher I'd say... More 

Thank Chrissie313

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Mexican, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 Pointe Dr, Brea, CA 92821-3651
    (Lambert Road)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Brea
  • Phone Number: +1 714-990-2411

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