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El Torito - CLOSED

8223 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126-2637
+1 858-566-5792
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good33%
  • Average44%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
21 Sep 2016
“First Visit in a Long Time”
5 May 2016
“OK food, not so great service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
8223 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126-2637
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Each time I eat at an El Torito Restaurant I have great sense of nostalgia as I believe it was the first restaurant in which I ate Mexican food after I cam to California in 1953. It was not the chain restaurant it is today...More

Thank ajkwawer
Reviewed May 5, 2016

We had our dinner rather late, about 1 hour before closing. Our food was just OK, nothing special. The chips and salsa were good, although the salsa was a bit too spicy for most of our party of 7. When we got the bill, we...More

Thank Peanuts_Gallery
Reviewed March 1, 2016

A good place to enjoy some really tasty mexican food and beers. Beers are very reasonably priced. Variety of options for drinks and food items. Vegetable fajitas were just awesome with Mexican corona beer.

Thank Bipin D
Reviewed December 20, 2015

Late night dinner with family and friends but wasn't impressed by either the service or the food. Perhaps having arrived late in the day we weren't that welcome and maybe it was reflected in both. I wouldn't bother with this restaurant again.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The chips and salsa is the best at El toritos. My family thinks it's nuts that I love to go there because no one agrees that their food is alright. The service at this particular location is not my favorite. The gentleman who works Mondays...More

Thank bananasinSD
Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

I picked this place at random, simply driving a while from my hotel until something looked interesting. One thing I noticed immediately is that they do not have a lot of dining room seating options for one or two people. Unwilling to hog up a...More

Thank COLadyRoadWarrior
Reviewed January 22, 2014

My British husband claimed he disliked Mexican food until we ate here. The restaurant of Mira Mesa Blvd had excellent service and drinks. Best pina colada I've had. The chicken avocado appetizer is outstanding. I have never seen my husband eat that much. We ordered...More

2  Thank hopsthepond
Reviewed October 17, 2013

The food was excellent and the specials were very affordable. Including a Margarita, big plate of beef nachos and 10 tacos our family only spent about $20 for dinner.

Thank nc66uky
Reviewed May 20, 2013

El Torrito on Mira Mesa Blvd. - a chain restaurant with a few throughout California. We usually go here for the veggie fajitas because they consist of long thin slices of carrots, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell peppers, green beans and they top it off...More

3  Thank misplaced
Reviewed January 3, 2013

I've eaten at El Torito multiple times, and am a regular Mexican food consumer. This particular venture was not totally pleasant. Two of three of us enjoyed. I had two tacos and an enchilada, kind of "safe" selections. My grandson tried enchiladas with a mole...More

Thank Eugene E
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8223 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92126-2637
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-566-5792
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