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El Torito Restaurant

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3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3112
+1 626-351-8995
11:00 - 23:59
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Sun 09:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:59
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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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592 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 419 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat amongst the tightly packed tables within the bar area during a recent Taco Tuesday evening. The table & chair layout made it "challenging" to walk to the buffet area or the restroom. With the full house, service at our table was not as attentive as it should have been. Food quality was good; however, not exceptionally better than other... More 

Thank Keystone_Traveler
Los Angeles, California
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

You have to ask their cilantro dressing when they give you chips and salsa. Their house dressing is the best, creamy and lemony kinda taste. I love it so much. It is a long waiting time for service since they have very few waiter and waitress. Karaoke room is a little noisy. Live DJ person to start the show and... More 

Thank A H
Pasadena, California
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153 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I have worked on this decision for a long night. I was only going to give it 1 star but decided on 3 as the manager is such a sweet nice lady, but i had some serious problems tonight that need addressed. The is a beautiful restaurant. It has been in Pasadena a long time and with the closing of... More 

Thank Ella O
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143 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Good place and friendly. Has two seating areas, one with a fountain and street view and the other one with a bar and more spacious. Great Mexican music, waiters are friendly, food is authentic. Prices are acceptable . It has a large parking all around it. WiFi available. Loved the Mojito.

Thank eddierakoubian
Pasadena, CA
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Standard chain americanized mexican food and drinks. Adequate. Margaritas are weak, but the little corn cakes are the bomb!

Thank debPasadena_CA
Rosemead, California
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80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Some time guacamole and chips and ice tea and a Margarita during happy hour kind of just take the day

Thank Rosemary R
Pasadena, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Tons of food! If your an over-eater this place is for you! Mediocre service. As for me... overpriced for the quantity I eat. $25.99 per person, 2 people with tax and tip over $60! Ouch.

Thank Mia H
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176 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I was very disappointed by the food. Too much Rice and beans. Food was not authentic but if you like big portions with rise and beans that's the place. Costumer service and location is fine. Restaurant was well decorated. MD

Thank MichaelDergar
Arcadia, California
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176 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

For the price, all you can eat Taco Tuesday is worth the price. Ideal for a drink with guys. The server did great with our table of 12.

Thank dynamitedon
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We got great fajitas at El Torito. Good service, good food. This was the only restaurant within walking distance of our hotel, so we were grateful for the quality of the establishment and the fine food.

Thank SeattleTravelChik

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:59
11:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107-3112
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-351-8995

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