El Torito - Woodland Hills
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.
Tender grilled 10oz. skirt steak* marinated in chile de árbol adobo, topped with nopalitos salsa, with a cheese enchilada and tomato-jalapeño sauce. Served with rice, frijoles de la olla, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas
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.
Great service and great margaritas!
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
Loved the food and service!! Felt like a party! Great prices too.
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!
Nice building in Spanish style with bright colors, arches, etc. We had good family time there.
Does not use the lunch menu as it states at the Website.
Great service and good food!
It took them more than 40 minutes to bring dessert. Totally unacceptable.
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.
My server was fantastic, however the food was just ok.
Reservation time was not honored and had to wait for quite some time.
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.
They did such a great job on such a busy night! We had a memorable time!
It was a good experience, took about 10 to 15 minutes to get us a table, after I made a reservation, and took over five minutes to get a waiter, food was at a decent time, food was good, but my steak was hard and dried, I order a mojito and it was alright, usually it’s amusing, this time not really. I understand it was Valentine’s Day on a Sunday so a little more people than usual, but I also believe they could done a little better
It was Valentine's Day so it was packed at 3PM and they appeared to be understaffed, only saw a busboy once in the hour + we were there. My wife received her soup with no spoon, by the time a spoon arrived the soup was uneatable, she was quite upset. Otherwise it was El Torito, the food was good and the service not so much.
Since we didn't make any plans in advance for the few places she likes we picked El Torito because they had reservations available and they are local.
The best “buffet” in town. I love the stations that serve you, very clean, very well organized. I will be going back for sure. Everything was delicious. I LOVED the pancakes and the birria and the hand made tortillas - so good! The omelet made to order was amazing as well.
I not like see dogs in restaurant because is food
Hair in food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i loved the outdoor dining and the weather was nice
Incredibly dirty in general but especially during a pandemic. Unacceptable.
The food and service definitely declined after the long shut down unfortunately :(
El torito was freaking cool! So! Open table is still having it a possibility to make reservations to restaurants that stopped serving dine in due to covid. I’m not from the area and since I use open table often, I got a pop up from them and decided to go out to eat. I saw they were taking reservations and was ecstatic since most restaurants closed! Good? No. We get there and apparently instead of shutting the buttons down, open table has left it up to the restaurants to tell clients they’re only doing take out or delivery or whatever. So it sucked, we really wanted to dine in, but el torito made our experience great by helping us out and rushing our order. Despite the plastic cutlery (could not cut the carne asada), it was an okay experience.
Please update your open table reservations so people don’t drive for an hour for nothing. Thank you
During COVID, this place is still amazing. Hostess was amazing when adding another person to our table. Friendly staff even on a Friday evening and the DJ was a bonus to our surprise.
Veteran's Day special...ordered 3-entre special free for military...Ernesto is a good server..left a good tip since my food was free...
Great set up. Way too cold to be outside. No heaters by the tables made it very uncomfortable to eat. Probably would not go back when it's cold outside, unless there are heaters. Would not recommend during the cold weather.
I set reservations but walk ups were set before me. When I brought this up to management, I was finally say. I normally love this place but today was not good at all!
Ryan was our server and he seemed to not know what he was doing! I ordered virgin pina coladas but he brought alcoholic pins coladas. Our experience was disappointing to say the least!
I was disappointed by their food and service. I realize we are in covid and they were clearly short staffed - but the communication from check in through to delivery of food was mediocre.
Perfect Friday night. Great service, margaritas, good food and fun music - El Torito is a reliable good time.
Need to have more waiters. Great DJ that make for nice ambiance.
The service is amazing. Great customer service. The Sunday brunch was delicious and fresh.
This restaurant is doing an amazing job at working with what they got. I appreciate the fact that they rolled out that green/fake grass looking carpet so that you are not completely on the parking lot pavement.
The staff are friendly and attentive (even while busy). There is a bit of a wait on everything (the round of drinks, your food to arrive etc), but there service is amazing and it's something that can be overlooked.
This restaurant treated me better than Sage Brush in Calabasas. Great job El Torito! You guys are making the best out of these crazy times. The food was amazing as well.
Excellent service from manager to hostess to server.
Everything went well
Great food and server was very nice and attentive.
Service was good outdoor seating was plenty and comfortable considering they’ve had to make due with a tent in part of the parking lot.
Manager was attentive to customers. Overall it was a good experience.
Appetizer was not warm and when we told our waiter, they took it away and came back with the same food we had just eaten from, just microwaved. Not sanitary, especially during these virus times. It also didn’t taste good. The chicken fajitas were also not warm although the are supposed to be sizzling, but they tasted ok. Would have been much better warm tho. Nice waitress, but super slow service and we had to ask several times for napkins and salsa. Probably won’t be back unless it’s for drinks only.
Great happy hour.
El Torito - Woodland Hills does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and 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 4.7 stars by 86 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.