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El Torito

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Mexican, Southwestern
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600 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940-1027
+1 831-373-0611
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Anacortes, Washington
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location by the sea. Good values for happy hour which goes until 7 p.m. . Reasonably good service. Terrible systems. Almost nobody in the bar. And yet we waited forever for food and drinks. Food came cold. Can you imagine. In a Mexican restaurant, food usually comes by hot pad and a warning that plate is very hot.

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Thank rlburr
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was mediocre at best, the drinks were excellent, service was good, the view was spectacular. The ambiance is why you eat here. Being from Texas, it's hard to impress me with Mexican food. It's a great location, so it's a 3, the food...1.

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Lake Wales, Florida
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great selection of food, service was excellent, staff very friendly and accommodating. The view is absolutely Awesome. While eating our Thanksgiving meal we were entertained by numerous birds and a seal eating his own lunch.

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Thank Evanesp
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say, we came here because there was free parking. That was the best part of the experience. We were tired and hungry and the kids needed out of the car ASAP. We figured this would be safe enough. It is difficult to mess up chips but they managed. Old oil in fryer must be to blame. Just... More 

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Rochester, NY
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57 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We checked in and told a 35 minute wait that turned into a 50 minute wait. Location is great but too dark to enjoy it by the time we were seated at our window table. Sad thing: there were open tables - asked host - no apology! Food acceptable.

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Thank MargaretANurse1979
Miami, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We visited and never thought it will be so good we had the family fajitas, tortilla soup best margarita and to top it off fried ice cream add excellent and friendly Mexican servers can't get any better Highly recommend

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Thank NIuvis
Portland, Oregon
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a chain restaurant, but food quality is consistently good. Variety is quite extensive. Happy hour includes $5 margaritas which are fine. Prices are okay. The Flan, though - I cannot recommend it more highly. It was the best ever, and I've had dozens of flans in restaurants Mexican and non-. It may not be the most traditional, but... More 

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Thank scottdste
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great service, food, and drinks! The views are beautiful. We eat here at least once every time we visit the area.

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Thank Sheila M
Salisbury, North Carolina
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had dinner here the second night in town, but should have stuck with seafood in a coastal city. It was moderately crowded, so we had a short wait. The food was so-so, and service was average. The best thing about the restaurant is the fact that it is on the water and affords great views. After eating there I... More 

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Thank FSB47
Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were visiting cannery row when we saw a full parking lot and people outside this restaurant. When walking up to investigate as a tourist the people were so friendly and explained their Sunday Brunch including all you want mimosas. We had to try. After a short wait with free beverage we were given a window booth with a beautiful... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?