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El Torito Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-1262
+1 714-521-8338
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Buena Park, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I went to lunch here and discovered they had a buffet. We looked the buffet area over and decided to give it a try. We both felt it was the usual Mexican restaurant buffet. The food was good, but nothing outstanding. The service in that area for the taco meat and salads was so-so. Some of the... More 

Thank dmhn
Spokane, Washington
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had a great time with great service and wonderful food! Quick and reasonable food. I would recommend this place as it was not too busy on a Sunday afternoon.

Thank Jay N
Fountain Valley, California
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453 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Ice ice Baby ice ice Baby. Happy Hour Margaritas $5. Great deal on ice. Killing time while car being worked on and hit happy hour which starts at 2pm. They have a lunch buffet which was over when we arrived. Believe appetizers are $3 off regular price during happy hour. Cheap beer (ugh) like bud light $4 during happy hour.... More 

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Buena Park, California
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309 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,036 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We have been coming to the El Torito for several years. Nothing ever changes. The service is very slow, with no one checking on you once you receive your order. The food is average, and the price is about right for what you get. I have been told that the El Torito in Cypress near Valley View and Katella is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
Reviewed 7 May 2015

I live in Vegas, and love when staying in Buena Park to hit this place. Never ever been disappointed and don't know if still on, but the buffet is great!!! Vegas is known for gooood buffets, but this out of town Mexican Buffet is GREAT!!!! Loved the affect and service.

Thank elaine s
La Palma, CA
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480 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

My younger grandkids love the food at El Torito - Quesadilla and Chicken Tenders. My wife and I had the Fajita Duo with chicken and steak. The steak was a little bit tough for my wife. Good selection of Mexican beer. Hector is a great waiter. Very prompt service for my impatient grandkids.

Thank David from La Palma
Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2015

I visit California 1-2 times a year and in the past have eaten at this restaurant on my visits. No more!!! Tonight's visit to El Torito started with our being seated at a table with dried. Food particles on the surface. When I requested that it be cleaned, the restaurant host tried unsuccessfully to clean with a small dry paper... More 

Thank Marian O
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

A nice presentation with a lil wow factor for a mex grill prices reasonable entrees and appetizers wonderful tasteing a lil bump was the lil sasey waitress mind was blown occupied twisted or something girlfriend thinkin she needed a attitude ajustment and she needed to get in the game

Thank Tony A
Denver, Colorado
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Loved Loved this place.... kind greeters, kind waitress ....love the yummy food!Everything was great. Will def be back

Thank Ana B
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2014

The food is ok but not authentic Mexican. We ordered the family style fajitas and were not impressed. The pork carnitas were covered in large chunks of fat. The salsa seemed fresh but was missing the roasted taste that distinguishes restaurant salsa from the grocery store stuff. The restaurant is clean and in a convenient location for visitors but they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5980 Orangethorpe Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620-1262
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: +1 714-521-8338

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