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El Torito Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
+1 408-946-8012
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:30 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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San Jose, California
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346 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My friend and I had lunch and discovered the lunch buffet. The waitress was very friendly and explained all of the options available including the lunch buffet. The buffet price was $11.99 excluding drinks and most of the menu items were much higher so we had the buffet. Most buffet items were small and the enchiladas were dry from sitting... More 

Thank 2butterfly
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

My husband and I used to go to the El Torito in Santa Clara - until it closed. We came here on a Thursday evening around 6:00 pm. Chips were stale - though salsa was good. We ordered fajitas. The steak was incredible chewy and chicken quite dry. The tortillas were crispy around the edges (stale). The pinto beans were... More 

Thank wildflower1966
Stockholm, Sweden
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80 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We went for dinner and drinks last week with some colleagues. We had lots of Margarita, some starters and enchiladas & fajitas. We were very happy with the quality of food and service of Carlos. The decor is very colorful and catchy. Recommended for a nice evening meal.

Thank vickyrr
Wylie, Texas
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went for dinner, service was quick, friendly and prompt. Table Salsa is tasty with a little kick, chips are nice. I ordered one of the big combos, Tamale, Chile Relleno, crispy taco and enchilada, rice and beans. Super tasty but way too much food. They have a lunch taco/burrito buffet which looks interesting and will try that next time.

Thank 62Vetteman
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

In a hurry, stopped to remember the Mexican food flavor....prompt service and music not too loud....we enjoyed the Carne asada and a traditional margaritas...

Thank Nikita Q
Fremont, California
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629 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016

Food was okay. Decent vegetarian items. The tableside guacamole and cheese enchiladas were okay. Nothing special.

Thank MihirMeghani
Milpitas, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Used to be one of my favorite restaurants to have great Mexican food but after many administrative changes they change recipes and cut corner, no the food is terrible and expensive, portions are extra small, customer service was also out the window

Thank miguelsolorio1
Sunnyvale, California, Usa
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5 reviews
Reviewed 30 August 2016

My husband and I have been going to El Torito in Milpitas since they closed the one in Santa Clara. We have gone to the Sunday buffet, lunches and dinners. 99% of the time they open the doors for us and they take us to the table that is close to everything. The buffet is great and it is only... More 

Thank 427ElisaS
Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

I was in town from NC to celebrate my birthday with my twin sister. We decided on El Torito for location and nostalgic reasons. We used to love going to the one near Vallco so many years ago. My mom and I, and my sister and one of her sons each shared the fajitas (18-19$ each). Her husband orders the... More 

Thank PhroggyDee
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We were on the road for awhile. Check in to our hotel. Had dinner here.Clean fast and great food. We even got a free desert, Wow, Thanks.

Thank Michael B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 477 E Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035-5411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: +1 408-946-8012

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