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El Torito

#699 of 3,386 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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146 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 433 696 886
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Today
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
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Tue - Sun 17:45 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
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68 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot - a short stroll away from the river but still easy to get too from Southbank. The food and service was spot on.

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Thank John L
Alice Springs, Australia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered from here through, 'gourmet deliveries' and reading the mixed reviews decided to give it a go. Disappointed to say the least. The rice was over cooked, the enchiladas tasteless and the beans sloppy and equally lacking in any flavour. For the extra $6 per dish and $6.50 delivery fee...I wish I'd gone to IGA and picked up Old... More 

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Thank jo_green57
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a couple times now. Friendly staff, great food and reasonable prices. Authentic dishes plus the stuff you find everywhere. Decor is very simple but you don't get million dollar fitouts at these prices. Mojitos and Margaritas both good and at a fraction of bar prices and you can BYO. What can I say - I'll definitely be back.... More 

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Thank PeterNewfarm
ElToritoBrisbane, Gerente at El Torito, responded to this review
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Gracias. Muchas gracias por su opinion, espero regresen pronto y atenderlos mucho mejor. El staff aprecia su comentario. More 

1 review
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I am currently an exchange student from Miami (of Nicaraguan Descent) so I was looking everywhere for authentic latin food! Stumbled across El Torito and so glad I did! Food was very good, especially the El Torito cocktail! The staff was very friendly too and checked up on me a good amount of times. :) The other reviews are negative... More 

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Thank Estrella Q
ElToritoBrisbane, Gerente at El Torito, responded to this review
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Realmente aprecio mucho su comentario; esperamos poder atenderle nuevamente. Esperamos disfrute su estadia en Brisbane. Hasta pronto. More 

Strasbourg, France
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

My partner and myself went with 4 other local friends who wanted to try this place, boasted as a family business and "homemade cuisine"... Well, honestly, I am trying to point something positive about my experience in this restaurant, but I can't. Very noisy being so close from the street, but also the table behind us was so loud that... More 

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Thank WorldfoodieTraveler
1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Great food. Tortillas were excellent, ditto the guac, chilli verde, enchiladas and chimichango! Excellent service too!

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Thank Karen S
ElToritoBrisbane, Gerente at El Torito, responded to this review
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Muchas gracias por su comentario. Muy felices de tener la oportunidad de volver atenderla nuevamente. More 

Strasbourg, France
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Dry beans, sauce and meat, they advertise homemade food but maybe it was cooked the week before, I took the combo 4 and receive a flat kind of rolled tortilla, some rice and those 10 black beans which looked like they're here for 2 days ---> $21 ! I took an extra salsa fresca who consist in a quarter tomato... More 

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Thank ColonelTarmou
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here a few times now and always get nice, fresh food. Ordered the nachos but for a dinner meal I found it to be quite small and left a little hungry. The burritos are a good size and tasty.

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Thank Theresa B
Brisbane, Australia
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68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Been there several times and always good. Licensed but you can BYO wine. Authentic Mexican cooked by authentic Latinos. Try a $10 lunch, can't get better value than that.

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Thank Linda U
Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Cute restaurant and nice location. Our main problem was the TIME we waited for the food. It would've been at least 35-40mins. They forgot our drinks - a water and cuba libre..not too tricky to prepare! The food was great when it eventually arrived (though they forgot the side of sour cream too). Nice meal, but seriously tainted by the... More 

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Thank Jonesy_0619

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$19
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:45 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:45 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Thursday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Friday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Saturday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 433 696 886

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?