El Torito - Corona

4.2
38 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.
What 38 People Are Saying
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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
3 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
2 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.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
2 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!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food, nice place.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was awful...service was bad food cold and bad presentation I will not support this business never again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice outdoor seating. Food, drink and service was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went to dinner with my old man and had a good father and son dinner. Staff was excellent with service and attentiveness.

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Tishtash
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made a reservation which was convenient because there were several people waiting. They offer outdoor seating. Service and food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience3

It was good just hate the outdoor seating

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NancyH
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great considering COVID. Outdoor on parking lot. Food was great. Only complaint was that I we felt the music playing was too loud. I think they are trying to cover freeway noise but it was annoying and made conversation difficult.

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LoriF
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully set up for outdoor dining. Music, soft lights and market umbrellas really enchanted the atmosphere. Food was really good and service was on it! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinning due to Covid 19 has its challenges.
They Did a great job!

AG
AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I had ordered scrambled eggs lite and they brought me an omlette when I had the waiter take it back he was gone for quite sometime and brought back the omlette he had served me only it was all cut up like it was supposed to be a new order of scrambled eggs !

JM
vipJessicaM
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The hostess ignored us. Once she acknowledged us, we told her we had a reservation and she looked like she had no idea what a reservation was. Our server took forever to take our drink orders, the restaurant was pretty empty so it’s not like she was super busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall - Food served as expected. Enjoyed Tortilla soup.

KE
KELLYS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent! We made reservations and were seated very quickly.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice service. Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Our glasses were always full

SA
SpookyAMD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service! I highly recommend the tableside guacamole!

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SandyB
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. We were celebrating a birthday so it was a nice place to go to.

MR
MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food is delicious! Service is not so great, if you don’t mind waiting 45 min to an hour for your food

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Seated our party close to the bar, so it was loud, a little bit of a wait for drinks. plenty of chips an salsa. food was good. would come back.

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CherylL
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The choices for food items were delicious. Everything was fresh and kept replenished throughout the time we spent there. We went at a prime time, so there was some delay in getting our drinks, but our waitress Gabby was very accommodating and gracious.
Will definitely go back for Sunday Brunch again!!!! Loved it.

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Elle
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The server was eager to please, unfortunately- had a really hard time understanding what he was saying thought the entire meal.

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VickiP
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! We were celebrating my moms 90th birthday,she had a great time! Thank you

MR
MelbaR
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. However our service was very rude and our drinks were delayed various times we had to continue asking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was wonderful, presentable, personable and even took us early because we got there 30 minutes earlier than the scheduled reservation. Food was GREAT as always, and waitress was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Valentine’s Day!

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AdanaH
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!! Always pleased when we eat here!!!!

SR
SheilaR
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, big variety to choose from. Our waitress was very helpful. Overall a pleasant experience. Will be coming back soon and will be definitely recommending the Sunday brunch to others

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AmandaM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Food is not great at all for brunch.
The only seafood was shrimp and it was mushy. In my opinion, it is overpriced and very low quality.

FAQs

El Torito - Corona does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. 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 38 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.