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El Toreador Fonda Restaurant

50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
+1 415-566-2673
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (5 reviews)
“salad” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
$$ - $$$
50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A long standing favorite. Located on TWO municipal railway lines the M and K, and just a half block down from the West Portal Station where yet a third line, the L, branches away to the sea. Get in line, unless you come midday and...More

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our friend recommended this place for dinner. The service was good, the chips and salsa very good but our entrees were ok. There was a lot of food but flavours all mixed together. Needed more spice.

Thank D. W
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Good ambiance. Very authentic Mexican entree. Most platters came with rice, beans and salad with a choice of salsa or ranchero sauce.

Thank Ashita P
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been coming to El Toreador for decades. It's a nice family-owned business started by the parents but most nights, you will see the 2 sons working. One predominately up front greeting and seating customers and the other brother waiting on tables and bringing...More

Thank Chartreuse
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Service could be better ~ but I have loved this place forever so we will continue to return. The food is what you would expect at a Mexican restaurant but the ambience will entertain and delight ~ walls covered with unusual and interesting things. If...More

Thank kimnoreen
Reviewed 9 January 2017

While this is basic Tex Mex, the food is always well prepared and there is a great sense of fun in the restaurant and I like that.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 13 November 2016

You need to call to reserve a table for dinner. The Margarita's are great, the food is abundant and very, very good!! The service is friendly and efficient. The atmosphere fun!

Thank simon m
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've always wanted to try El Toreador but it was usually full on weekends, but this time it was a weeknight and we got in. We were greeted warmly and seated right away. The waiter introduced himself and was very efficient throughout the evening. He...More

Thank Iceland4Me
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Love the place from decor to the food! Walked in and was immediately seated for lunch and a bowl of chips and salsa was brought to the table while we looked at the menu. As it was not my first time there, I knew what...More

Thank aaalfaro
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Decent Mexican food with a cool indoor ambience. Horrible waiter, and horrible service. He practically threw our food on the table. My strawberry margarita barely had any alcohol in it. Wouldn't return.

Thank IlanaG18
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-566-2673
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