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El Toreo

21 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1905
+1 626-793-2577
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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11:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican
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LOCATION
21 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1905
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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first meal on the west coast and it did not disappoint! Amazing, authentic mexican food! The green salsa was bangin!

Thank lfarmer2
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been passing by this restaurant for years and never bothered to stop in to try it out. Just by looking at this place from the outside and when entering you know this place is stuck in time, just the way I like it. Hopefully...More

Thank Creeping_Death_LA
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went here on a Saturday afternoon and were the only ones in the place when we first arrived. The food was decent, but didn't wow us and considering the many options for Mexican food nearby, we don't feel a strong need to return.

Thank ee978
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Run by a Mexican family, it wo u ld be hard to beat the quality here! Not a chain, very good smothered burritos and enchiladas. Well worth dropping in.

Thank Chip L
Reviewed 7 March 2016

It was Saturday night and everything was jammed and I just wanted food without a wait. Quirky place with plain Mexican food- good portions but food a little bland. Kind of a homey place just a few booths and a row of 2 seat tables...More

Thank yogamamma
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We got there right at 11:00 on Sunday and they treated us like royalty. I highly recommend this restaurat

Thank Randy C
Reviewed 17 August 2015

I was by myself and looking for a place for lunch, and did not feel like going to one of the many fancy restaurants in Pasadena. El Toreo is very unassuming from the outside but the menu looked good and not very expensive so I...More

1  Thank Stephen G
Reviewed 15 July 2015 via mobile

Meh. I've had worse. Beef taco was okay, cheese Enchilada tasted like cheese covered in barbecue sauce. Beans and rice were okay. Chips were stale. Flour tortillas were not fresh. Bean tostada tasted like (rhymes with grass). Atmosphere . . . Normally, most dive restaurants...More

Thank Keith R
Reviewed 18 March 2015

Surrounded by upscale eateries that charge an arm and a leg this little place serves good Mexican food at an affordable price. Not gourmet by any stretch, but a great place to get a basic taco or burrito

Thank RickStarratt
Reviewed 4 November 2014

So so Mexican food that'll do when you're far away from your favorite place. The place retains a good degree of "diner charm" and fits snuggly into the Old Town scene. I would hop on the Ventura Freeway and go to Casa Vega for more...More

Thank Chimp_Baxter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1905
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-793-2577
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