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El Torito Mexican Restarurant

18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
+1 949-833-8230
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (3 reviews)
“shrimp” (2 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stopped in for a late Sunday lunch. Fun atmosphere, professional staff too! Diego our server was fun, professional, and accurate! The tableside guacamole is delicious, a bit pricey… But tasty! Quesadilla was delicious! My chicken adobo plate was plentiful and also tasty! Pacifico on tap!...More

Thank Lou S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was very disappointing to order two rounds of margaritas for our group of three adults and find out that they were nothing but margarita mix. For $6.00-$7.00 for a small drink, you expect some taste of tequila but there was none. The food was...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is in need of some refreshing. Food was good and service was prompt. The outdoor seating is more of an entrance walkway instead of a place to eat.

Thank Rick S
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times, due to its location across from the airport, and it did not disappoint. We were in a rush, but service was so fast, I didn’t have to ask for it to go any faster. I had the salad with chicken...More

Thank jnetk
Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Perfect in every way from the margarita to leaving! Great food and atmosphere. Didn't wait too long, either.

Thank Shannan P
Reviewed October 17, 2017

If I could leave 0 stars I would gladly leave them. Came here on Oct 10 to celebrate my bday which happened to land on Taco Tuesday. First off the host was rude and did not even want to help us find a table, he...More

Thank Dayzers_
Reviewed October 16, 2017

We have enjoyed our meals both times we've ate here as well are happy with the prices. Come hungry as some of the dishes are large but can be split to save $$ as well.

Thank Clarey_G68
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a host of inventive, interesting Mexican and Latin American dishes. In particular, I really enjoyed the mango Chicken. However the surprise of the meal was the elote, which was sweet, spicy, moist, and just a little bit creamy. The surface was professional,...More

Thank --KingLux--
Reviewed October 2, 2017

I've ate at the location in Danas Point and Irvine and neither disappointed. Awesome food with stellar service and friendly staff. Pricing is on par with the food quality/quantity and service received.

Thank jamespH2471XZ
Reviewed May 21, 2017

I have eaten at El Torito numerous times over the years, and it has been consistently very good with prompt and courteous service at reasonable prices. Some of the larger dishes are best split between two. I will continue to patronize this place.

Thank Fay M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA 92612-1201
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-8230
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