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El Torito Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, Latin,
21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
+1 310-543-1896
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“tortillas” (7 reviews)
“honey butter” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ate at this restaurant simply because of the view. It was not busy so I got a table overlooking the beach and ocean. The views and location account for the higher prices. That said the prices weren't overly expensive. I had tacos and they...More

Thank Harmonize
Reviewed 6 July 2017

El Torito grill was a last minute decision for us, the service was very good as was the food. Margaritas were not as strong as we hoped.

Thank Lorena M
Reviewed 2 June 2017

They have some nice happy hour drinks and bar food so you can start early and extend into dinner time. I can't get enough of their tamarindo margarita but it's not on the Happy Hour Menu so that costs extra.

Thank ScottLB
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Came in for lunch - just OK average , salsa seemed runny, chips seemed old,stale maybe nothing was fresh being a Monday ? service OK, I used to come here more often it seemed to more run down not as good this time around

Thank SGLA2017
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We really enjoyed our visit to El Torito Brunch today. They have amped up the stations and improved the selection of foods. They added a seafood station and Banana dessert station that is to die for. They improved the omelette bar and "lunch" foods. They...More

Thank Deana S
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Exactly what you expect. Good Mexican food for a decent price in a cozy restaurant with good service to boot.

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We ate here on Christmas evening. The food was great and the service was great. Wish we lived closer to this place as we would eat there often!

Thank Mary Kay W
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Food is great! Our waiter was very attentive and keep checking on us from time to time. Besides that our waiter is very knowledgeable and suggest us the best value of food to us. will definitely return!

Thank Concernguest
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Table side guacamole was very good, including some fresh tortilla and corn chips. The entree however was disappointing. Had the fish tacos, very poor, a tiny sliver of fish with some tasteless greens. Why was the tortilla on the taco so much worse than the...More

Thank MaxShiraz
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We had great service, and a varied menu. Close to shopping and other restaurants. Good Mexican food with a slightly upgraded twist.

Thank Michele B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602
    (Torrance Blvd)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Torrance
  • Phone Number: +1 310-543-1896
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