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El Torito Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹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” (14 reviews)
“tortillas” (17 reviews)
“fajitas” (15 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
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1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate dinner here during a business trip. Sat in the bar area. Eric was our server. He was amazing. We lacked for nothing. Eric didn't even let our ice teas get half empty before filling them up again. He was on top of everything.

Thank Angelo P
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

While visiting my daughter took her out to dinner. She was feeling Mexican food and she found this place to eat. Never been, have heard of it, never eaten there. It was very good surprise. Price was not bad and food was very good. We...More

Thank terrace2012
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Headed to this El Torito while I waited for my wife's plane to land (it's across from John Wayne Airport).... just some chips and a couple of margaritas (Cadillac) to kill about 45 minutes... drinks were strong and bartender was good (she was nice as...More

Thank markj4golf
Reviewed 10 October 2017

I love the El Torrito Grill brand over the other brands. Mostly because they offer fresh made flour tortillas with a honey butter. I have to be careful not to fill up on those before the meal. Found myself in Irvine at lunch time and...More

Thank rcaldin
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Had appetizers. Quick service and friendly staff. Great food and margarita. Had it all. Convenient to hotel so a quick pop-in was good. Returned for lunch with another friend and we were both very happy with the meals and had a great waiter. Fun and...More

Thank 221janelld
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I love their chips and salsa. Good place to take the kids if you like Mexican food. Service was ok. Overall give it a 7 for casual dining.

Thank galisgr8
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Would not say this is above all others but nice place, friendly service, nice to have a tortilla station and watch the effort behind good torts and chips. Chile Relleno was good and authentic, pasilla pepper with very good accompaniments. Beans tasty, rice unusual and...More

Thank Idahotraveler88
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Took the kids for a quick night meal, the kids had the steak tacos which they liked. We had the special which included three different things and rice and beans. Overall it's good but their chips wasn't that fresh.

Thank Amre M
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Food was good, quantities were good, salsa was good, chips were just mediocre, ambiance worse than average, but cactus and succulents outside were nice.

Thank westerntravelwizard
Reviewed 30 July 2017

El Torito ws just a short walk from the hotel (Embassy) and gave an opportunity for a pleasant after dinner walk. Service was good and food was seasoned and cooked well. Don't get to excited about "happy hour" as a draft beer or margarita will...More

Thank Michael M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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