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El Torito Grill

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
+1 949-975-1220
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Menifee, California
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We ate here just before heading out to a concert locally. We were seated right away @ 6:00 on a Saturday night. My wife and I split something (that wasn't even on the menu) that they made for us. Very reasonable pricing and great service.

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Thank Mark J
Auburn, California
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333 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We had a group of five ladies having a monthly get together. The buffet is so diverse that any one who had dietary needs could enjoy lots of delicious Mexican cuisine. Our waiter helped explain some of the different entrees. One of the gals had a huge shrimp salad, two of the girls had the buffet. The buffet is the... More 

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Thank GrammyJ43
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

After a long day nothing like a cool drink and Mexican food, my personal favorite! I had a fresh pineapple, cilantro, vodka cocktail which was SO good and refreshing. We ordered the "made to order" guacamole, made at tableside. So yummy!! The flour tortillas were served with a honey butter, brought back fond memories of my abuelita's tortillas!!! These were... More 

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Thank Becki W
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Visiting from out of town. The tortillas and salsa served are fantastic. Wife and I split the fajitas with steak, chicken and shrimp. They were perfectly cooked and tasted great. Service was excellent; attentive and helpful. Enjoyed it. Would return again.

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Thank Chris T
New Meadows, Idaho
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I was hungry for a salad and I just love the Tableside Salad served at El Torito. This restaurant is located near the John Wayne Airport and was very busy with business people from all of the nearby businesses. My daughter had a different salad and we both cleaned our plates. This is not your typical Mexican restaurants, but close... More 

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Thank deggs
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

OK, I probably should have stuck with a traditional Mexican entrée. But I ordered the Grilled Salmon thinking "I'll bet they put a nice, flavorful twist on salmon!" No, they didn't. The salmon was not marinated in anything as far as I could tell, and the sauce had nothing interesting to it either -- and anyway the sauce was lost... More 

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Irvine, California
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

so they have lighter options, more grilled choices, and pretty good service for a quick lunch. It's the usual fare though.

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Thank Susan R
Meeker, Colorado
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Very popular place to be! Service was excellent and staff very friendly. A little bit of a loud atmosphere as there were art classes going on in the back room separated by only a curtain. Ladies were having fun! Lol! Very generous portions, served hot. I'm always on the search for a Chile Relleno. They were great! Will definitely return.

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Thank mtngal60
Huntington Beach, CA
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357 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Very good fod, but we love the fajitas and the smoky salsa along with the freshly made tortillas (you can also request chips). Friendly service.

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Thank JacqB
San Clemente, California
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290 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Very expensive for Mexican Food. So many better options in the near vicinity. The food was not great and the salsa was very bland. I think the location right on the harbor is the main draw here. Limited happy hour options also, Glad I was able to meet up with old friends, but will not go there again. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?