We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Torito

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
600 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1027
+1 831-373-0611
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (37 reviews)
“guacamole” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
600 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1027
All Details
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (530)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 498 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great view is worth going for, but they overbilled. We went for happy hour, with all the tacos you can eat. The menu said, "Make it a trio: soup or salad and mini-flan...$3.99 extra", so I ordered the tacos, pointed at the menu and said...More

Thank tripyrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I admit I went here wondering why we were going to a Mexican place in the heart of seafood land, but we were just going for drinks so I went. Fabulous view and very friendly staff (although there was no one at the front door...More

Thank diver782
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Mexican food. This restaurant was average in taste. It was not the best I've ever had. I could figure out the salsa. It really didn't have a favor to it. I had chicken enchiladas and they were okay. However, the view is awesome...More

Thank JLP52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of 9 with 7 of the nine developmentally disabled. We were seated in the middle so everyone had a lovely view of the bay. Our server, Guadalupe, was wonderful....patient, funny, kind and a GREAT server. We enjoyed our meal and the...More

Thank Reba4120
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was at first very excited to see El Torito here in Monterey because I used to eat at the one in La Jolla often back in the early 80's. As soon as I walked in I should have known it was not going to...More

Thank jam1015
Reviewed 11 August 2017

& by that I mean why did I go to this place!!!! one decision I majorly regret!!! the location (absolutely on the bay), the parking lot was full, (being a traveller this is a very important indicator for me), and boy was I disappointed:( food...More

Thank ahujarj
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We happened to be there on "Taco Tuesday". The tortilla was about 4 inches round and delicious. The rest of the fixings were average. Strawberry margarita was good, as were the tortilla chips. Service was very slow and disinterested. We would not go back.

Thank ExperiencedTravelers
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Turned up without a booking and waited around 15 minutes on a Monday evening. Were given the option of a window seat in the bar which we accepted. The Nachos for starters were plentiful for 4 people and the main course was lovely. The best...More

Thank eggheadCardiff
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Happy hour every day. Superb Margaritas and all you can eat buffet on Tuesdays. Food from full menu superb and had great customer service. Views over Monterey bay magnificent. A must if you enjoy Mexican food.

Thank paulandsoo
Reviewed 7 August 2017

We take a girls trip to Monterrey each year and we always go to Cannery Row and we make sure to eat at El Torito's the atmosphere is wonderful the staff is very friendly and the potions are big! We had a window seat with...More

Thank Rhonda I
Nearby Restaurants
Chart House
920 reviews
.19 km away
Sea Harvest Fish Market & Restaurant
743 reviews
.23 km away
Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
390 reviews
.16 km away
Fish Hopper
2,750 reviews
.18 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cannery Row
3,478 reviews
.18 km away
The Cannery Row Monument
174 reviews
.17 km away
Cannery Row Antique Mall
62 reviews
.24 km away
Carmel Ridge Winery
27 reviews
.19 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
15 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from falafil2007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes and as tasty as ever. You still can get that made to order

Recently Reviewed Hotels around Monterey

Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1027
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-373-0611
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing