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El Torito Grill

) #23 of 531 Restaurants in Irvine $$ - $$$ Mexican, Latin,
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
+1 949-975-1220
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“tortillas” (16 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I come here every time his work brings him to CA. It's always good and dependable food. Last night I had the shrimp Diablo for the first time and I think I will order it every time from here on out. Absolute...More

Thank Nicole D
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Table side guac was OK, but other food below average. Drinks not so hot Service terrible Fresh made tortillas are wonderful OK for a large group, but not a place I'll ever ask to return to

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here just before heading out to a concert locally. We were seated right away @ 6:00 on a Saturday night. My wife and I split something (that wasn't even on the menu) that they made for us. Very reasonable pricing and great service.

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a group of five ladies having a monthly get together. The buffet is so diverse that any one who had dietary needs could enjoy lots of delicious Mexican cuisine. Our waiter helped explain some of the different entrees. One of the gals had...More

Thank GrammyJ43
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

After a long day nothing like a cool drink and Mexican food, my personal favorite! I had a fresh pineapple, cilantro, vodka cocktail which was SO good and refreshing. We ordered the "made to order" guacamole, made at tableside. So yummy!! The flour tortillas were...More

Thank Becki W
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. The tortillas and salsa served are fantastic. Wife and I split the fajitas with steak, chicken and shrimp. They were perfectly cooked and tasted great. Service was excellent; attentive and helpful. Enjoyed it. Would return again.

Thank Chris T
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was hungry for a salad and I just love the Tableside Salad served at El Torito. This restaurant is located near the John Wayne Airport and was very busy with business people from all of the nearby businesses. My daughter had a different salad...More

Thank deggs
Reviewed 13 July 2016

OK, I probably should have stuck with a traditional Mexican entrée. But I ordered the Grilled Salmon thinking "I'll bet they put a nice, flavorful twist on salmon!" No, they didn't. The salmon was not marinated in anything as far as I could tell, and...More

Thank Jim_MplsMN
Reviewed 22 June 2016

so they have lighter options, more grilled choices, and pretty good service for a quick lunch. It's the usual fare though.

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very popular place to be! Service was excellent and staff very friendly. A little bit of a loud atmosphere as there were art classes going on in the back room separated by only a curtain. Ladies were having fun! Lol! Very generous portions, served hot....More

Thank mtngal60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
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: 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-975-1220
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El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.
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