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Mexican
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed August 21, 2021 via mobile

Our hotel posted suggestions for places to eat locally. We chose El Toro,and very glad we did! I disagree with a previous review, they served authentic delicious Mexican food. Service was friendly and very efficient. Food was served quickly and piping hot. This is a...family run restaurant, and it shows. Hard workers! Great service!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed April 15, 2021 via mobile

My wife had a very good chile relleno with chicken and I had excellent veg fraites. Good service and XX Dos Equis on draft. What more could you want?

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

We’re connoisseurs of excellent Mexican food. and were in town to attend a funeral service and visit with family when we decided to try this place out. The reviews seemed good but boy did we chose wrong. Avoid this place if you value your money...and delicious food. We received a dish that was not as described on the menu. It came to the table greasy and when the server came back to check on us we asked for it to be taken away. What we got was some sort of manager at our table asking us why we just now said something and if we read the menu before ordering. When attempting to reply to the questions we were talked over and blamed for ordering an item we obviously didn't read about however, nowhere on the menu item did it mention that it would come floating in a pool of grease. And again, we just asking for the dish to be removed from the table. The manager said they don’t switch out dishes and again we asked for it to be removed from the table. The dish was awful so we certainly didn’t want a different item. In the end we had to pay for the menu item. To have a policy where they don’t ensure the customer is satisfied, whether it be a new or different dish or they don’t pay for it, tells us they know their food sucks and it's the only way they ensure they make money. Again, avoid this place if you value your money, delicious food and good customer service. Never, ever, going back, and I hope by writing this I can save you what's sure to be a miserable and costly experience. It doesn’t deserve a star but I can’t give it less.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

The menu here is huge, with great choice (more than just Mexican food to choose from). Great bar and great drink choices

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite destination for a family dinner in And Around Orangeburg..I love the cocktail with beer bottle upside down...great customer service..good food..great prices too...

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

El Toro is a great place to go for lunch or with a group of friends one evening! The food is great, they have a very large menu, so there is something for everybody! They also have good sized portions and definitely, go for there...drink specials in the evening "hence bringing the group of friends"!! And the prices are very good! The servers are very friendly! I always enjoy myself and the food when I go to El Toro!!More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Glad we found another alternative to same old Mexican restaurant. Selection of food is good, fresh, and staff is friendly. We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

This place have been greatly welcomed by the locals of Orangeburg. Its a great after work spot with great food. From the wings (the lemon pepper) are my favorite. And I know that sound weird that you would get great wings from a Mexican Restaurant...but trust me. The quesadillas a especially the steak are to die for. If it were only one thing on the menu that I could get forever it would be the Chorizo Dip it is my favorite and a must have every time i go. And be sure not to pass on the Margaritas!!!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

On our way from NY to Fla. Stopped for the night and checked in at our hotel. We were really hungry after driving all day and wanted to get something to eat. We prefer to skip the chains and the fast food joints so we...did a search and found El Toro. Only a few minute wait, I had to order a beer and my wife ordered a margarita. Our food was awesome and plenty of it, we were truly well fed. If you like Mexican food than this is the place to be. I would come here again. Enjoy.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Once a month we have a get together with the girls from work and some of our retired friends. We always go here! The food is fresh and the service is always right on time.

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

Great place. Great people. Very pleasant atmosphere. Always satisfied with choice of food. Very enjoyable.

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

One of my favorite places to take the family. Food is great, service is fast and friendly, and the prices are low.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 20, 2017

Typical Mexican fare with a vegetarian menu available, but only the vegetable fajitas have no dairy. Orangeburg is full of barbecue joints and I was a vegan alien, so this was not the time nor place to get too picky - I did not ask...about hidden animal products, and crossed my fingers. My fajitas didn't taste like butter or have that cooked-on-the-meat-grill flavor, so that was good. I substituted a nice safe "guacamole salad" (lettuce and guac) without cheese for the rice and beans. The fajitas came out of the kitchen still sizzling on the little cast iron pan which was fun. The salad needed more guacamole. Overall I was satisfied and considered myself lucky to scrape up something to eat in this meat-centric town.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed January 4, 2017 via mobile

The Enchilada de Mole was amazing! And the salsa and chips were fresh and delicious. My husband enjoyed his burritos Mexicanos as well. The portions were large. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2016

This is the best restaurant I have found in Orangeburg, SC. The food tastes AWESOME!! You get an excellent quantity for the price with quality to match!! You get homemade chips and salsa brought to your table after you are seated and they keep coming....The salsa was not spicy at all. Although, you could probably order it that way if you want it. I got the cheese enchiladas topped with chicken. I had a side of queso cheese dip that I did add to it. After my first visit there, the only complaint I have is the amount guacamole salad that you get on the plate with most dishes. It could have used a bit more in my opinion. I also got a passion fruit margarita which was really very good. This is the only place I have in the area that you can get margaritas either frozen or on ice. As I prefer mine frozen. Next time I go out to eat I want to eat here again.More

Date of visit: December 2016
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El Toro Mexican Restaurant Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5