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El Torito Mexican Grill

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
+1 949-975-1220
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lakeville, Minnesota
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A coworker and I stopped here for dinner while on a business trip. I had the fajitas supremes. The steak was done perfectly which can be challenging for cooks as I order well done red meats. The portion size was good and the hand made tortillas were awesome. I will stop there again if I'm ever back to the area.

Thank Jill B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything from the service to the food has really gone downhill. Used to be great years ago, now everyone here just doesn't care at all. Won't be back.

Thank Kelly H
Malibu, California
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151 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great all around experience. Due to the dining room being really busy we opted for the bar area. With the same menu available to us and a nice four top we got served right away. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was excellent. From the warm chips and fresh tortillas to our entrees of fajitas and various combo... More 

Thank kcslatts
Costa Mesa, California, United States
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172 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here last year when they changed the restaurant buffet. I was disappointed then. I gave it another try today. We waited 30 minutes and you can tell it was not crowded with people waiting. Food selections were skimpy. There used to be more food choices. It was 12:30 and they were either slow at replenishing food or did... More 

Thank Amanda D
New Delhi, India
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

It's near to my office (Sky Park Circle) in Irvine... Went with my team for a quick lunch yesterday! Chicken Tortilla Soup & The Grill’s Garden Salad which I had... Both were good & tasty! Highly Recommended for Team Lunch around Irvine!

Thank Pinaki B
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

This is the best and classiest El Torito I've seen so far. Service was great and so was the food. There's other things on the menu at this location that you won't see at other El Toritos- like duck taquitos and lobster quesadillas. The drinks are fantastic also- I recommend the Supercharged Margarita. Overall a great experience.

Thank Melissa H
Orange County, California
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went here for New Years Day for the buffet. Very tasty Mexican fare with many choices. Prime rib and crab legs offered as well along with a long list of luncheon choices and an omelette station. A waffle dessert station completed a very enjoyable dining experience for us, an extended family of six. Priced at $25 for adults and less... More 

Thank Jack L
New Braunfels, Texas
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Prime rib, snow crab, ceviche, quesadilla bar, taco bar, churro bar and more. Food was fresh and delicious, plenty of servers, no wait and the only thing I had that I didn't care for were the ribs which were a bit tough. If you're looking for a place to go on Christmas and you want something other than the normal... More 

Thank Trent H
Chino Hills, California
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57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Good food, enjoyed with the family. Service was busy, took a while to get food, frinks sat on the counter for a while, we had to get up and ask for them. I know it was busy, however just being acknowledged is a big deal. Food was great

Thank Briandg191
Irvine, California
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53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Let's get it out of the way: the food there is pretty good - upscale Mexican. Based on that they'd deserve 4 stars. But our waiter was too busy to talk to us and kept walking away before I could finish a sentence. They didn't manage to provide me with Diet Coke (it was regular) and after 2 failed attempts,... More 

Thank Rene R

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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
Average prices
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-975-1220
El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.

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