El Torito - Corona

4.2
66 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Casual
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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Join us on Mother's Day from 8AM – 2PM, for All-You-Can-Eat Sunday Brunch! Visit our brunch stations where we’ll serve you & enjoy a variety of offerings including a Fajita Station, Hot Mexican Entrées, Taco Station, Omelettes Made-to-Order & many more! Don’t forget about the Bottomless Mimosas!

What 66 People Are Saying
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Brenda
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The server we had was fair, however, the food was not up to par... Had to stand in long lines just to obtain our food and then the selection was also not up to par... I'd suggest going to order a regular meal, not the brunch!!!

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JanineD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We used open table to ensure we’d get a table during their busy brunch service. They didn’t have the table ready, and gave us an estimated wait time of 5 mins. Meanwhile, walk ins were accommodated immediately. During these covid times, we understand that the way we approach usual high touch self serve stations, have changed. They don’t offer nearly as much food, and wait times are long when you only have 1 or 2 staff members. A limited El Torito brunch menu is not how I want to spend$90+

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Vanessa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were on a business meeting. There was plenty of room and yet they gave us a tiny table at a closed up corner. Without even asking if we were happy with the sitting assignment. Wont choose this location for business meeting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Server forgot my Cesar salad to start and our margaritas did not come till out entrees got to the table

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taxhelpguy
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with reservations plan on being made to wait a half hour to get seated

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ReginaK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I used to love coming here, but obviously management or something has changed. I called to make reservations. I was told they weren't taking reservations during covid. Pretty strange since I tried eating here Saturday night and was told that it was going to be over an hour wait due to numerous reservations. When I told the person on the phone that. He totally changed his tune and said that he was mistaken . That they didn't take same day reservations. I turned around and went on OpenTable to find a place to eat and low and behold. I was able to make same day reservations for El Torrito. We get there the service is terrible. Had to flag down other staff to get our waiter. Waited forever for everything. 45 mins after placing our order. Waiter comes over to inform us. They were out of what i ordered/ wanted. It never got any better. Needless to say I won't be making the mistake of coming back here.

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mzbrat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

had reservations, was seated, then no service, no menus drinks etc...we moved, the server was good..the amount of people was concerning and the noise level was horrible, the food wasnt good...drinks were watery..50+ for dinner .. not worth it at all

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RhondaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was great. We had Sunday champagne brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My bday brunch was very nice are server was very quick and amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the brunch. Always so good

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Joshua
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was not that great. Drinks were watered down. Too many people, even with reservations had to wait 30 minutes to be seated.

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vipRichardT
Oklahoma City
49 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was very slow and we ate in the bar area and our server worked the bar section with another waiter. Our food was cold and we had to send it back and they didn't offer anything and we ordered off the menu. I think they took my cheese enchilada off of the buffet and it was very disappointing and this place was always really good. Perhaps you changed management or something.

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CMarieA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Felt waiter was not attentive enough,had to ask for one refill after waitress walked by table multiple times.

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Stitch2020
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice to be back inside a restaurant! Service was great and Sunday brunch a definite winner!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Our server was amazing

LF
vipLoriF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for 6pm, we didn't get seated till 6:30. Some confusion, then the hostess forgot us.

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DougN
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Quickly got a table and server was right there to take our drink order and promptly returned with drinks and took our food order. Checked on us often to make sure our drinks were fresh. Ambiance was poor due to COVIDE19 restrictions as expected. Food was good and hot, So over all a good breakfast experience.

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SherryH
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food is not good luck used to be it’s average for how much you pay for

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

St. Patrick Day

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SonyaV
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience3

Food was good despite traditional buffet setting. I would return

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was friendly and attentive

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taxhelpguy
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Even with reservations they said 30 minutes wait. Should stop taking reservations when backed up

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vipLoriF
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great! Food was great, service was great!

JP
JenniferP
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and good music 🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food quality and taste has dropped since the last time we were here. We expected a better experience.

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ArthurR
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

A lot of the food was cold, and they didn't have enough servers. There was only one person per station.

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vipmiguel
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible Valentine's Experience...NO organization, COLD food, LACK of staff...will never return!!

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TomR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

All in all things turned out good. The only issue was when we were checking in. We received attitude from the hostess because there were too many reservations at the same time. She said there will be a wait because too many reserved the same time. We waited for 15 minutes and then asked how much longer. Well, we were never checked in. The over booking was not our issue and they clearly were not ready for a large crowd. After speaking with the manager we were seated and service was great from that point on. Hopefully the fix is done and only so many can reserve at a specific time.

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ChristianD
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are glad to see them open up indoor dining, albeit with limited capacity. There was a tad bit of stress by our waitress, which may have been anxiety related. We encouraged her along the way as we enjoyed our meal(s). We had an enjoyable dinner and time together as a family. We were treated like family as well. Love this place! Definitely will return soon! Enjoy your visit.

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PamMA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

We ate inside???? Chips were stale, I think used previously.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We asked for bar seating with a TV and restaurant didn’t accommodate even though there were tables available with TV view.

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RomanG
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Waited over an hour foot food and then order was wrong!!!

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RBLHM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the all you can eat tacos on Tuesday! Chicken, asada, and carnitas were all great!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress did a great job of providing excellent service.

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TennilleA
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

El Torino is always yummy.
Waitress was attentive and nice.

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FlorenceR
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff. Server came to our table several times to ask if there was anything we needed. The food was delicious! The price was right!

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YolandaG
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

When we were seated no one gave us a menu or mentioned anything about Sunday brunch. The service was not great, the server kept spilling our drinks on the table and wouldn’t clean it. The server was not friendly at all.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The server was awful never ask for what kind of tortillas we prefer he assume and choose the guacamole they do not do it in front of you any more the sweet corn was a size of a dime food was cold never do refill and then the server keep bugging about the tip really YOU EARN THE TIP WITH GOOD SEVICE IM NOT OBLIGATED TO IT especially when is a terrible service no way .

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MuhammadS
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We sat by the curb and the sun was on us the whole time. Even after the reservation made in advance, they weren’t ready for us nor our table was ready. I’ve been here before and the service was good. Idk what happened this time.

MM
MichaelM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I would have given more stars for Service but we were there to celebrate my wife's Birthday. that they we aware of, and they did not bring her anything like they have in the past? Not even a word of Happy Birthday. Did not want to ask in front of her so I was disappointed!

FAQs

El Torito - Corona does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Corona also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (951) 736-9379.

El Torito - Corona is rated 4.2 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.