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El Torito

Nispetiye Cad. No:12 Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
+90 212 265 24 26
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good13%
  • Average26%
  • Poor40%
  • Terrible13%
23 Oct 2012
“It's not real Mexican.”
9 Jul 2012
“Avoid very poor food and service”
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Turkish, Mexican
Nispetiye Cad. No:12 Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

If you want to try Turkish version of Mexican, you may like it. Overall, we were looking for a break from kabobs, but it wasn't worth it.

Thank Tressa W
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were in Istanbul with our boys and my parents for 4 days and one night we thought we would try the more touristy area to eat. Big mistake as the food, both mexican and turkish were very poor and the service very erratic with...More

1  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 1 April 2012

We thought we were visiting a nice restaurant with some different food, not knowing that it was a chain restaurant. The servant showed us their different wines, sold to very high prices ( a lot higher than what you could expect). The 2 dishes we...More

5  Thank Ellen-Mine
Reviewed 8 March 2012

My husband and I finally decided to try the El Torito in Istanbul. We were curious to see if it was anything like the one at home. It wasn't. It was overpriced for what you get. Not chips and salsa. Small portions. Save yourself some...More

1  Thank DRD1965
Reviewed 18 February 2012

We decided to read first the menu in front of the restaurant and on the street before getting in and having our lunch. After some seconds the waiter on the street, inviting customers to get in, asked us if we have decided, I replied kindly...More

2  Thank Alessandro C
Reviewed 20 October 2011

We called for evening meal at this Restaurant because it was close to our hotel. My husband choose from the Mexican menu, I from the Turkish. His soup was brought 10 minutes before mine arrived, and when it did it was cold. His Mexican main...More

2  Thank 45Chrissie
Reviewed 12 August 2011

This is NOT true Mexican food, but if you stick to the fresher things rather than the fried things you can get a great tasty meal. I love the atmosphere and the lime margaritas are excellent.

Thank thebeloved
Reviewed 25 March 2011

After a very long day of walking, we stopped at El Toritos for dinner. I have eaten many times at El Toritos in the US, though not in the last few years. It's odd, because right next door is another small restaurant selling burgers, etc.,...More

3  Thank gracie-boo
Reviewed 26 September 2010

I took a group of 49 here, the manager was top class and took very good care of us. As a guide he met me 3 times and gave me some very good advice, then fed my group with a lot of traditional Turkish food...More

Thank AngelSean
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Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 9 August 2010

One of the rare good mexican places in Istanbul. Food is delicious and the service is excellent. Another beauty of the place is that it is located to close to the finacial district.

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  • Address: Nispetiye Cad. No:12 Etiler, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Location: Europe  >  Turkey  >  Istanbul>  > Levent
  • Neighbourhood: Levent
  • Phone Number: +90 212 265 24 26
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