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El Torito Mexican Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
+1 714-761-8155
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 09:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Cypress, California
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my colleagues go to El torito at least once a month. Between all of us we have gluten free people, vegan and vegetarian people and this buffet works for all of us! I highly recommend it!

Thank britofam4
Cypress, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Servers are very friendly, Margaritas are great and their giant chicken taco (more like a salad in a giant tortilla) is delicious

Thank devlyn3
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
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98 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Expected the usual chain menu/quality. Was pleasantly surprised by a very nice experience starting with a pleasant hostess, to the helpful, attentive, and friendly waitress. The food too exceeded my expectations. Not much more to say. Good meal.

Thank AlexLine1
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Good selections. Great proximity to our hotel (Courtyard by Marriott, Cypress/Anaheim) and they offer a discount for hotel guests (20% off). Short wait time. Great ambience.

Thank Laddie M
Los Alamitos, California
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Maria and I came here for dinner tonight. Maria had the tacos that she was craving and I had my reliable Burrito Especial. We are both happily stuffed. We were seated shortly after we arrived. Our server was pleasant and attentive.

Thank Charles V
Ketchikan, Alaska
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I went here for an early dinner because it was right next to my hotel. Ordered the carnitas plate for $15. It was a crazy amount of food! I ate my fill and took home a box that must weigh 3#. It would easily feed two, and probably three with some extra tortillas. Tasty food, too. I certainly got my... More 

1 Thank 836chris
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Our family of five just had dinner there. All of us had 5 different meals, and all 5 meals were delicious. I also had a blackberry margarita which was so good. We're from Ohio and eat Mexican all the time. This truly was great atmosphere, great salsa, and food. But what makes it a 5 star is the people, they... More 

1 Thank Lorraine B
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Never been disappointed at this location. Friendly staff and good service. The Mexican chicken salad is delicious, chips and salsa always fresh, and the burritos are excellent 👍

Thank Stephen W
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed some happy hour tacos. They were tasty, and affordable. The tequila is expensive, beers were affordable at happy hour. The bar tender was great, along with the waitresses.

Thank rayinreverse
Pleasant Hill, California
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

On business from NORCAL and decided to stop on as right next to my hotel and wanted some bring convenient. Wow, it was Happy Hour and bar was packed no seats or booths so I sat in the restaurant . I must admit I've never been impressed with ElTorito food in general at least from My experiences at the NORCAL... More 

Thank billhi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5995 Katella Ave, Cypress, CA 90630-5010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Cypress
  • Phone Number: +1 714-761-8155

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