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El Torito

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404-1134
+1 650-574-6844
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Overview
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good50%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fajitas” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404-1134
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It was a over and hour from time got there till we left. It took about 5-8 minutes for someone to come to greet us to be seated. Then took another 15 minutes to get a waiter to greet us for drinks. Food another 30...More

Thank Monique S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

9 times out of 10 the service is just so slow or possibly, non-existent. The bar is always a struggle...I often contemplate hopping behind the bar and mixing my own Margarita out of sheer desperation. This is an average chain, with average food, at best....More

Thank lisolette
Reviewed 22 May 2017

My wife and I have visited this nearby restaurant numerous times over the past two decades, and have never been disappointed in the food. Prices are very reasonable (dinner for $20 or less) and service is usually prompt, efficient and quite helpful in making a...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

A great place for Mexican food. We stopped here, because at other restaurants was a too long waiting period. It definitely was a good choice. Authentic Mexican food in good quality

Thank jsacher
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here tonight. The enchiladas and fajitas were tasty. The table side guacamole was good but not great. The service was slow to start but got better as the meal progressed, perhaps due to a large party ahead of us

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Just spent an hour at El Toritos in Foster City and the drinks were watered down, service was no existence and the place was dirty. STAY AWAY from expensive drinks with no liquor in it and poor service.

Thank James K
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This restaurant is huge is size. Great for groups. The food was good not great. The service was wonderful. We were there late afternoon and the place had about 20 people there.

Thank PNG98
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a good little neighborhood Mexican Restaurant. There is always seating without reservations. The margaritas are very good and they have some interesting dishes. You can get out of there without gaining weight!

Thank Jim J
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This restaurant has the ambience of an authentic Mexican cantina.Its a huge eatery and the food is very good. I just love to go there and linger over a meal with friends or a loved one. Its a stand alone restaurant with a big shady...More

Thank NajeebK
Reviewed 7 December 2016

This casual restaurant is authentically Mexican and the portions are very large. Service was great. It has never been busy when I have been there so there is never a wait. Great happy hour too. The only downside is that the music is too loud...More

Thank aleida1004
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404-1134
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-574-6844
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