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El Torito Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
+1 714-761-8155
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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98 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Expected the usual chain menu/quality. Was pleasantly surprised by a very nice experience starting with a pleasant hostess, to the helpful, attentive, and friendly waitress. The food too exceeded my expectations. Not much more to say. Good meal.

Thank AlexLine1
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good selections. Great proximity to our hotel (Courtyard by Marriott, Cypress/Anaheim) and they offer a discount for hotel guests (20% off). Short wait time. Great ambience.

Thank Laddie M
Los Alamitos, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Maria and I came here for dinner tonight. Maria had the tacos that she was craving and I had my reliable Burrito Especial. We are both happily stuffed. We were seated shortly after we arrived. Our server was pleasant and attentive.

Thank Charles V
Ketchikan, Alaska
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

I went here for an early dinner because it was right next to my hotel. Ordered the carnitas plate for $15. It was a crazy amount of food! I ate my fill and took home a box that must weigh 3#. It would easily feed two, and probably three with some extra tortillas. Tasty food, too. I certainly got my... More 

1 Thank 836chris
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of five just had dinner there. All of us had 5 different meals, and all 5 meals were delicious. I also had a blackberry margarita which was so good. We're from Ohio and eat Mexican all the time. This truly was great atmosphere, great salsa, and food. But what makes it a 5 star is the people, they... More 

1 Thank Lorraine B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed at this location. Friendly staff and good service. The Mexican chicken salad is delicious, chips and salsa always fresh, and the burritos are excellent 👍

Thank Stephen W
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed some happy hour tacos. They were tasty, and affordable. The tequila is expensive, beers were affordable at happy hour. The bar tender was great, along with the waitresses.

Thank rayinreverse
Pleasant Hill, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

On business from NORCAL and decided to stop on as right next to my hotel and wanted some bring convenient. Wow, it was Happy Hour and bar was packed no seats or booths so I sat in the restaurant . I must admit I've never been impressed with ElTorito food in general at least from My experiences at the NORCAL... More 

Thank billhi
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

As opposed to the Chilis down the street, this is a place to eat Mexican, and Tex-mex food. The place has a southwestern/Mexican cantina vibe, the staff are friendly and outgoing and the food is delicious. Sitting at the bar, you can people watch, watch the games on the tv, or talk to your neighbour. They make a good margarita,... More 

1 Thank plucky017
Ames, Iowa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

My 1st time at this establishment, it was not your typical buffet, lots of stations, including fresh salad preparation, which was excellent.

1 Thank 807brian

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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
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
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: 5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 714-761-8155

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