El Torito - Atlantic

4.2
11 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
Top tags:
  • Brunch
  • Comfort Food
  • Child Friendly
Founded in 1954, El Torito is the authority in great Mexican food. A festive & hospitable restaurant rich in heritage, we focus on offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family, as if we are welcoming them home.

Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.

Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
What 11 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.1
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D
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The only thing missing was the horseradish for the TriTip. Otherewise, it was a wonderful visit.

CR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Using open table I was seated shortly after my reservation time. Very promptly. Greeters were very friendly and accommodating.

CH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fajitas were great! Quest dip with chips was amazing! Love this place!

A
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I would highly recommend getting reservations if you plan to go for brunch. The food that was available was good but I noticed there were some items that weren't replenished even though it was only 1030am (menudo and pozole).
I've been to other locations and the servers and really good about coming around with refills and it felt like we were continously chasing our waiter for our refills (Mimosa, coke and water)

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

T
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

I made the reservation on the open table app -for 5 at 1:30 pm on Sunday for their Sunday brunch.
When I got to the restaurant they said they don’t accept online reservations from the app . So we waited for about 3 min for a table for 5 - as the waiter is showing us to our table he tells us that the brunch ends at 2pm and they will begin removing food from the buffet at 2:05 . We asked if we could order from the regular menu and he tells us not until 2pm - so I said to him -“What you’re telling me is that I’d be wasting my money if I order the brunch and you’re not serving dinner for another 30 min . “
He laughed and said “well , yes , I guess so “
Needless to say I took his advise and went elsewhere -
Next time I’ll show up early and call for reservations-
The brunch is usually pretty good ..

JP
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

For our group, it was a New Year kick off. The convenience of being able to book a table same day before the restaurant opened was a great way to be able to do something while I was thinking about it so it didn't slip my mind. The food, as always, was really good and the atmosphere, although at peak hour for lunchtime, was not overly loud.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service!

BR
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it thanks we will be back soon upgrade your champagne 😍😍

OT
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Probably the oldest else rito we've visited I seemed a little more overpriced then other is we used to go to in the riverside area