El Torito - Woodland Hills

4.4
113 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything about our food was delicious. Chips fresh and crunchy, salsa freshly made. Food and drinks were also quality. Excellent family friendly dinner.

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vipLucky13
Los Angeles
238 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner, and what a pleasant surprise! Hadn't been at an El Torito in years, but delayed making Thanksgiving reservation, and it seemed like a good place to re-visit with family in from out of town. Worried that the regular dishes would come up short (as they had when we stopped going). Instead, we were greeted by an amazing buffet which had both the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce of the holiday, and a terrific array of tacos, stew, beans and tortilla soup. And everything was really great. Of course not surprised that the Mexican specialties were so good, but the turkey, gravy & stuffing were on point as well. Folks serving at the buffet were so amazingly pleasant on a day I know they had to wish they weren't working. Our server was great and attentive, even with the buffet, and I think she went out of her way to get us tableside guacamole. A really fun evening with the family and great food. Can't thank the staff at this El Torito enough.

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JosephG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

we comming to this place offen and last saturday 6 pm was not good
service Was good but items different from wha suppose to be
chili reeno Wa no pepper Faita on skilet had no peppers
had POTATO

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vipStroubeL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Friday night music was very loud. Not a comfortable environment if you are just having dinner. Unable to have casual conversation at the table and we were as far from the music as possible. Good food and service still.

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Touristsuz
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband is a navy veteran, and El Torito was offering a special meal for Veterans Day, so we went there for dinner. We had a lovely time. My husband often has trouble walking, so we were seated near the entrance to keep his walking to a minimum. Our waiter was very attentive, and the food was delicious. My husband had the three combo meal, which is what was offered free to veterans. He enjoyed it very much. There was so much food that we took some home, and my husband enjoyed his tamale the next day. I loved my main dish salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had amazing time togethef. Nice staff

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Rosie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place for any event. Or to just watch the game while having tasty food and good drinks.

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vipArturoV
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very accommodating to our requests when drinks needed to be changed.

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DonaldC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was pleasantly surprised. The foid was tasty and really good service. They made my daughter feel special on her birthday.

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SherylL
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite the accommodating group! Reservations were for the service side, but we decided on the 'bar' side because it was a bit crowded. We were able to switch without incident. Service was great. Food was delicious!

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vipEllen
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This location had a positive service orientation, everything was possible and the Happy Hour menu is really great. We enjoyed the atmosphere created by the staff and the food was timely, no long waits. I will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding staff , Great food, great seasonal drinks, friendly waiters , recommend 100%

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WestsWord
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

My guest and I arrived on time for the 11:00pm reservations I made via Open Table. After being seated, our waiter approached us and told us the kitchen and bar were both closing so we had to immediately order our meal and drinks. After I explained that I had reservations, the server left and sent over the Manager who reiterated what the server had said.

Consequently, we ordered our meals and drinks. Everything ordered arrived shortly thereafter and when the ambient music stop playing at 11:30pm, I asked for my check and togo boxes since I was not finished eating my meal. The combination of the music abruptly ceasing to play and all of the noice from staffers completing their closing duties was an obvious clue that it was time to leave.

The complete dinner experience lasted 30 minutes. Never again!

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vipMFRFrances
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 13 and our server did a fantastic job making sure we all had our drinks and food in plenty of time to get to our event.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The outside patio seating was quiet and perfect for our family dinner night out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Server, elder lady, had an attitude with my party and I. With every other table, I saw her smiling and enjoying herself. First thing she said to us was “3 only?” As in 3 people at the table. No hello, no smile and just plain rude. It took 15 min to get our drinks.

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CUSTOMER
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

MAIN COURSE WAS BROUGHT PRIOR TO COMPLETION OF APPETIZERS -REQUESTED IT BE RETURNED & KEPT WARM - WAS RESERVED LUKE WARM & STALE

ALL DIRTY DISHWARE & GLASSES REMAINED ON TABLE THRUOUT MEAL

WAITSTAFF NEVER CHECKED TO SEE IF ANYTHING WAS NEEDED

OTHERWISE, IT WAS EL TORITO

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vipStroubeL
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Very warm inside the restaurant.

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CXP20
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience1

The food was cold and lackwd flavor. Plus i was a little freaked out that the person serving me food didnt have a mask. I get people are vaccinated but people who handle/cooking food should be enforced to wear a mask.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a last-minute Father’s Day dinner here. The restaurant was open so we decided to come to El Torito and as usual the food is consistent you know what you’re getting and the service was great. Our waiter Alberto was sweet, friendly and happy. It always makes your dining experience pleasurable when the wait staff actually enjoys their job and is happy to do it. Very satisfied with our meal and I would say that having Alberto as our waiter made our evening even more enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and ambiance was beautiful for Father’s Day

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

My daughter and wife took me there for Father's day. All of us were disappointed about the food, shortage of food on buffet, poor quality meats and stews, unprofessional server serving very slopy plates and dumping all sort of foid on top of each other in a plate. All types of food except rice and beans were not up to quality. Salad area was not full. I can't believe that we paid over $100 for the horrible food. I would have been better of going to Taco Bell.
Very disappointing and hope someone will get back to me.
I have been in executive level of restaurant business for over 35 years.
Foad Saffa
925-914-7683

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MarianD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Long lines were no fun but it was fathers day so to be expected I guess. Always enjoy the food and service on their Sunday Brunch

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DT007
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We did the Father's Day Buffet, crowded, not enough servers and food. We need to wait for them to replenish. They taste all the same; Salty. I enjoyed the Fajita Bar because less wait, but they are all the same, salty. Love the Ice cream. We will consider El Torito but Will never do the buffet.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Website and emails did not inform us that the regular menu would not be available. They only served Sunday Brunch and nothing else. Very long lines to wait for food. We were not told about drink specials until we asked for our check. We sat at the bar but were not told about drink specials when we sat down.

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EdwardP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A little more instructions. There was no Omelet Bar. Had to place order with your server. Didn't know that. A bigger and/or better notice as to what each station was serving would also be helpful. Otherwise, we had a great time our server was great and we had a great time for my Father's Day.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipEdwardG
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

The place is dated, the food is good, surprisingly excellent margaritas, service was top notch. Predictable, the interior needs updating, but I was satisfied and I'd return.

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vipTalinB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great margaritas!

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SueB
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 20 May 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

A woman at nearby table needed Heimlich Maneuver.. no employees around to ask to help her.. her husband was not helpful..
When we needed take home boxes, refills of drinks no one around

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vipRonnie8
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and service!! Felt like a party! Great prices too.

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JonathanH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always love El Torito! You always get great food, and the Cadillac Margaritas are my favorite. The atmosphere was very festive, with some mariachi singers, and we had a great time with some great friends!

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OxanaR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice building in Spanish style with bright colors, arches, etc. We had good family time there.

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Ilovethebeach
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Does not use the lunch menu as it states at the Website.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food!

AV
vipArturoV
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

It took them more than 40 minutes to bring dessert. Totally unacceptable.

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vipBryan886
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so thankful that they are open. They are taking all the necessary precautions to make sure that we are staying safe, while we enjoy dinner outside. They need a few more outdoor heaters, because it gets really cold.

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Dawn
Houston
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

My server was fantastic, however the food was just ok.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Reservation time was not honored and had to wait for quite some time.

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Mxcndood
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

These idiots don’t understand what a reservation is and how it works. I had to leave the place because it was packed and all the customers who had reservations were asked to wait because there were no tables available. People who had a reservation before me had already been waiting for more than 30 min. Managers here are stupid.

FAQs

El Torito - Woodland Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Woodland Hills also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 348-1767.

El Torito - Woodland Hills is rated 4.4 stars by 113 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.