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El Torito

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Mexican, Southwestern
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3639 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2716
+1 951-684-6816
11:00 - 23:59
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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Bremerton, Washington
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food here is wonderful but the fresh-made table side guacamole is amazing. every time we are in town we come here/ Staff is friendly.

Thank Banaltra
Beijing, China
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1,339 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 686 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I guess the construction there has hampered business as it used to be crawling with people. Even so, the food was still great. Of course, it's not authentic Mexican but with that mindset, the flavors are kicking and delicious. My wife didn't like it as she only likes authentic Mexican food but she ate it up, lol. Service was far... More 

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Riverside, California
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157 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

We always get good service there and love the flavor of the pepita salad dressing. Taco Tuesday is a hangout after work.

Thank cariL44
Rancho Cucamonga, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my taco Tuesday. The food was super great. NO WORRIES, it was a slam dunk. Outstanding service from greeters to the GM. The chicken and beef was Fire Super duper.... Can't express more how delicious the food was

Thank CQ S
Anaheim, CA
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2014

My mom and I had the chicken fajita lunch specials. When it arrived, it looked and smelled good. But, the chicken was absolutely inedible! We had to pick out all the chicken and eat only the vegetables. It was actually gross. We also felt like inanimate objects by the server. It was a very strange experience. Needless to say, we... More 

Thank GoDeb
Riverside, California
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

Been here 3 times now in the last month and will probably keep coming back. Really love the beef fajitas and shrimp Enchiladas. Don't forget to download and sign up in Reward app to get free table side quacamole and other email promo. Got the buy 1 get 1 lunch and $2 off Cadillac Margarita today. Also used the $5... More 

Thank royramos0706
Riverside, California
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

We gave it another try. Nothing has changed. They may have new things on the menu but they taste no different than what they replaced. In my opinon El Torito is your basic 'cookie cutter' Mexican restaurant. I find little on their menu to be close to 'authentic'. This may have been our last trip.

Thank HubieB
Murrieta, California, USA
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We had a great time with family celebrating a birthday, food was awesome and service was great! We love this restaurant.

Thank Lillian R
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

Service lacked was dry 90% of the time. We told the waitress how many we were, we got a small as table. Tacos were whatever, their steak had too much fat, carnitas and chicken were good. Didn't like that we were given our tacos in baskets nothing fit in there, special the way they'd just throw the tacos on there.... More 

Thank MsCC11
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

We went here after dropping our son at college (CBU). We were rather teary at the prospect. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Our waitress was so kind and sympathetic to our plight. Get the BUFFET!

Thank LizFurman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3639 Riverside Plaza Dr, Riverside, CA 92506-2716
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
  • Phone Number: +1 951-684-6816

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