El Torito - Torrance
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.
Chips & Salsa
Tender pork with a green tomatillo sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, pico de gallo, marinated cabbage, avocado and choice of tortillas
Great location, staff was friendly, service was fast, and the food was hot and tasty.
The service was great and the brunch was awesome.
Our family has been going here for years and it is pretty consistent for being a great value for us with wonderful service. Our favorite server is Ernie (Ernesto). He is such a dear and always remembers us and remembers our favorite orders. The tableside guacamole is pretty great as well.
You can't go wrong for value, service and decent quality.
I have been tipping our servers 30-40% because of the tough times they have faced during the pandemic. If you can afford to tip a little extra please show some appreciation (and patience) for our restaurant workers. It's been especially tough on them.
Slow service by an older guy named Eric. Food took forever and came out cold. Patron let her baby scream and cry while she drank her drink. Hiked up price for Happy Hour drinks. One and done.
The service was not that good this time and me and my guest actually ended up leaving early.
Not use to eating American franchise meals, the food selection was too salty but the rice was the bomb.
Early Fathers Day dinner. Excellent choice… delicious food and margaritas, quick efficient service gracias!
Windows were dirty and tables felt sticky. Could use a good cleaning !
Service was well-timed and friendly, food were affordable
The quality of the food is just gross
service was great. our table was ready at exactly the time i reserved it.
Everything was excellent. Such a pleasure being able to dine in after being in a pandemic for over a year!!! Thanks for the great service
My first time there. Went for the all you can eat brunch! Mostly just for the mimosas! The food was great and the dessert. Yum.
I do not recall the waiters name but it was this young lady that works to the immediate left upon entering and what a horrible experience. To start, we ordered agua de Jamaica she ten comes and says there’s no more and brings horchata which was water basically no flavor on one. Then we order and I specifically said two ignited fajitas and she brings one making one person wait until the rest of us were basically done. Such a horrible experience. I don’t know if she was new or not but definitely a horrible experience
We always enjoy our visit to El Torito, my husband absolutely loves the CARNITAS!. WE look forward once again to visit on Father's Day.
The wait time even with reservations was insane, but the servers and waiters were very amicable and made dining comfortable
Impeccable service!!! The food is mediocre but otherwise everything else was great!!
Our server Gerardo was amazing!
Great service! I just wish there were more food items to choose on Brunch. I guess very limited for Covid Restrictions. But overall I would go again.
Excellent food & service!!😄
We loved the Sunday buffet! Service was great, the food was cooked perfectly we enjoyed every minute of it!!!
Was fun eating in a restaurant again and El Torito delivered.
Food on this Sunday brunch was great and service was also amazing but it was a bit crowded in entrance and host area where customers were waiting and others were in line to get a food in mixed.
We were pleasantly surprised at the spacious distance between tables inside the restaurant and the good air flow, having originally planned to ask for an outside table. The food was delicious and plentiful, whether it was chile verde, mini chicken tamales, made to order tacos or the choice of desserts. Our server brought us a stack of yummy pancakes served with cinnamon butter, topped with blueberries and strawberries and a side of syrup. Omelets were made to order from an ingredient list. My husband's only minor complaint was that he wished there were more chorizo in his omelet. We would return for another Sunday brunch or try the Saturday breakfast.
The food was well priced but my food wasn’t good at all. It wasn’t seasoned, it wasn’t hot and the beef was too chewy. The liquor taste like some type of chemicals. It wasn’t a good experience. However, our waitress was nice. I’m
Not very clean. Pricey
Not what it used to be
First time out for lunch with friends in over a year. It was nice.
Easter brunch was delicious. Lots of food choices, but instead of having to order the eggs separately, they should have had a skillet of scrambled eggs available at one of the food stations. The wait staff was wonderful. They killed us with great service.
Although my reservation was at 9:15pm , I wasn’t seated until 9:35pm.
The service was very slow and my waiter wasn’t in tune at all . My sister ordered mini corn dogs on the kids menu and they came back frozen . I would t recommend this El Torito , especially around closing time
Our server was fantastic. Jocelyn was an excellent excellent server.
Had an awesome date with my SO and he’s a picky eater, but he loved the food, and drinks!
Food was nasty my taco didn’t have any chicken
As always, excellent service and excellent food!
Horrible food and drinks. Way to expensive for the quality of food and drinks
The Sunday brunch is back - not self serve but just as good with unlimited champagne!!
The food and service is always good at the Torrance El Torito.
Perfect place to be service is amazing ,,, food is even better
I made the reservation on line for two but called to make it for four and was told no problem,but on arrival was told it will be hour and half wait but when told for reservation host said as you changed so we don't have table available but she got convinced but after 15 minutes were put on the table on hawthorne bl side,two chairs were really at a place where it was windy and cold,ordered macho combo and two items fazita but quantity of portion of chicken and shrimps was very little.We have ask over and over again for salsa,they were busy beacause of valentime but could have offered better of everything,been going to this place for over 20 years,generally not much of a problem
My wife and I went for dinner with a 430 pm reservation. We were seated promptly and ordered our beverages then it went downhill from there. We ordered the fajita duo and asada burrito with no beans. People that came after us and ordered fajitas got theirs before us, the asada burrito DID have beans inside as well. Took a little over a half hour to get our food. When we were finishing our food we ordered dessert, sopillas and cheesecake. It took another 25 minutes for them to bring out dessert at this point we were ready to go and cancel dessert. Finally the manager was making rounds and we let him know we had been waiting and it was taking so long, he said he’d go check but just then our server came out with the dessert and the cheesecake was still almost frozen!!! My wife was so upset she didn’t even want to eat it. Normally the experience at this El Torito is great but this was absolutely horrible.
El Torito - Torrance does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Torrance also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 378-0331.
El Torito - Torrance is rated 4.4 stars by 96 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.