El Torito - West Covina

4.4
63 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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 63 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

I had a reservation took a while to get seated. Food took about 40 mins to arrive. Food was ok service was good.

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BrianO
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat inside for the first time in a long while. $8 specials are great. Service was outstanding.

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vipbatman9701
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. He greeted us and let us know about the specials. He was efficient. Definitely better than the El Torito in Pasadena! Food was great and everything was brought out promptly. We got the all you can fish taco special. We didn’t even have to ask our waiter to bring us more, it’s like he knew the right time to bring food out! Dessert was yummy! We’re definitely trekking all the way to West Co again! By the way, I ordered coffee ☕️, it was actually hot! They do take covid seriously, we saw tables been sanitized as soon as guests left.

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jesse
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wiped my own chair before I sat down and it was very dirty. I brought my own cleaning wipes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very good! Short wait and food and service was good

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wife and I shared the Fajitas Supreme. Was plenty of food for both of us. Good food at a good value. Server was very busy but handled everything well.

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JoannaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They are still doing Sunday brunch buffet , the food is inside and u go in and they serve it up for u and u take it back to your table outside , so fun

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Was cold they didn’t have enough heaters for outside dine and they apparently were out of guacamole which is hard to believe and then when we wanted to pay it took forever to get the check yet the server kept coming around to see if we wanted anything else even though all they were serving was alcohol we had to literally get up and go inside stand by the cashier until they gave us the check

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BrianO
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and service. The special pricing was great.

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CharmaineH
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience3

First, there were tables available under the canopy that no one was sitting at.
I asked the lady if we were able to sit at the empty table under the canopy instead of not. She stated that the “waiter” would not be available for “awhile” and she was not sure when they would be back. So we chose to not wait. However, 10 minutes later someone was sat under the canopy and the waiter was servicing them immediately after that.
Mind you I saw the people who were sat there drive up after we were already there.
Other than that the service was okay.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I love the food at El Torito. We went for a Galentines date. My only complaint is that it was freezing. Come on El Torito invest in some outdoor heaters. You have two outside the tents. Who is that supposed to help? Just a shame.

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Reba
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great place to go for Mexican food & drink

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was great! The service was great! Overall satisfied.

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JefaniJ
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good brunch, worth the price and the time. This was my second time going and will continue to go.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Need some heaters

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vipCooper
Los Angeles
73 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food for the price. Wife & I shared the fajitas supreme. Plenty of food for both of us.

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BrianO
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was good. Service, food, and atmosphere.

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Kathyaleman
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was awesome; our server was really friendly. We had a reservation one hour before closing. They didn't make us feel rushed, and our food was fresh. We are going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Mexican foods

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shannont
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Can’t think of any thing they did a great job. We had a good time.

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nydiar
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The food was ok. This is due to the sheer amount of people that were eating outside. I still ate the food as it was good, just not like usual. That is understandable due to the pandemic.

The drinks on the otherhand, that came out really quick and they were good. Very nicely priced and the happy hour menu is awesome! It's really extensive. It's also every day!

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DorothyC
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the all you can eat soup & salad for $8.95. It was delicious and the server just kept 'em comin'!
Great value.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Was not busy food took for 1 hour to Come out a party that arrive 20 min after us got there food before us and waste of my money very disappointed first time there and last time

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TeresaM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Well I don't consider eating outside during summer to be a positive thing but we have no choice right now. I arrived early and my guest was late but I was well looked after by the staff and they were very attentive to all of the customers. This is a trying time for everyone but they did their best to make it a positive experience.

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PeteM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good value for the money. These are challenging times for restaurants, and El Torito is doing a fine job. I had soup and bacon wrapped shrimp. My friend had one of the combo plates. Delicious!

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TERRYF
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good for being outside in a tent. Set up was good. Nice cooling set up. Service was excellent.

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CesarG
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great time with my wife. Service was great and food outstanding

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

It was a good experience

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dave
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday

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melaniec
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Staff overworked, pleasant. Too hot to sit in the parking lot. The wind blew up the umbrella my child and sat under and crashed on the table spilling our drinks. Very uncomfortable climate windy and freeway noise was not pleasant. I asked for my food to go after the incident. This was not the staffs issue in anyway. Eltorito should invest in better shade for guests. Please go to Costco and get actual canopies and secure placement. I will not be returning..

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vipluv2dineout
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service

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NeilS
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great. The only issue I had was I never got my receipt emailed to me.

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JasonA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Service was bad to start off, went for brunch had to ask for refills of our drinks, food was ok definitely not what I was used to at other El Torito restaurants. Disappointed to say the least!

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vipNourB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant adhered to social distancing measures exceptionally. All employees wore face masks. There were designed arrows on the floor that were easy to follow in order to navigate the restaurant. Patrons were seated 6 feet from one another with 1-2 booths empty booths/tables in between. The service and food was wonderful as usual.

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frenchy584
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to get out for our 1st dinner since Stay at Home!
Foods and service was excellent

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice to be able to dine in. Too bad we have to live with masks and face shield. Tough understanding people. And they are NOT necessary.

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Rosaray
Denver
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. The food is always great. I'm happy to be a customer

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Chris
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our server was rude/short and the food was warm. I would recommend the Sunday Brunch. The food is hot and delicious!

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RaulR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were great. We had set reservations prior and were seated on time. The restaurant was pleasant. I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great really enjoyed it

FAQs

El Torito - West Covina does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - West Covina also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 966-7516.

El Torito - West Covina is rated 4.4 stars by 63 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.