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El Torito Grill

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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21321 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503-5602 (Torrance Blvd)
+1 310-543-1896
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Torrance, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Love the fresh, hand made tortillas served with 2 salsas and a honey butter -- soooo good! These just whet your appetite until your order arrives. Great menu choices. This time I ordered the Grilled Fajita Salad with chicken -- a fabulous choice of mixed textures and flavors, tossed at table-side. I have never had a dish there I did... More 

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Thank Eileen J
Hendersonville
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Nice place inexpensive good value I would recommend this restaurant to families they are kid-friendly nice atmosphere and the food is really good for the price

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Thank Darryl A
Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Good ole stand by resturant Nice folks goog food at reasonable prices. Close to the beach and other attractions

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Thank Colonelron
Bengaluru, India
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Live Guacamole!! Mice experience.. The prawns were good.. I dnt remember the dishes that I had.. but over all it was good, tasty

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Thank MrsnMrKhan
North Carolina
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267 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Service was just lousy. Had to refill our own water several times. Staff was friendly unfortunately none of them were our waitress. Average price but portions were rather large so this could be off-set by sharing. Was not crowded but the service could have been why. Ample parking

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Thank fmattship
Torrance, California, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We love the El Torito Grill in torrance. The creamy tomato soup is fabulous with a nice margarita. We many times eat at the bar. Always attentive service and great food.

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Thank Jane S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

We stopped to have a late dinner with the family and it was ok, we were afraid they were not gonna let us stay cuz they were about to close but they were kind enough to have a meal there.

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Thank Estrella V
Santa Clarita, California, United States
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212 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

Let face it , This is chain quality Mexican food. No spice, bland food, just little to no flavor. You will start out with oil soaked chips and a puree of salsa, that I assume is not fresh as it just has no flavor. You may want to then have a traditonal dish. I did have a Sizzling Enchilada which... More 

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Thank Steven A
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Wow way too spicy for me , two spicy too hot and slow service . Even the restroom needed to be serviced

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Thank Charles C
Saint Charles, Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

Steak and carnitas tacos on fresh made tortillas garnished with guacamole and sweet corn cake really hit the spot...would recommend this restaurant for good food and good service.

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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 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?