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El Torito

) #235 of 317 Restaurants in Temecula $$ - $$$ Mexican
40517 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-2859
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good53%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (4 reviews)
“enchiladas” (2 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
All hours
$$ - $$$
40517 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-2859
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Reviewed 7 December 2016

They have many good happy hour deals. The margaritas are on special along with several good, large appetizers. The service and atmosphere in the bar were great too.

Thank kaj20
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We dined here 10/4 for lunch. As it was taco tuesday we were going to have the all you can eat taco's, but our waiter told us about the "all you can eat buffet" that was available for a dollar less. Needless to say we...More

Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I arrived near the end of the lunch buffet. We both had the buffet - great chicken tortilla soup, freshly made tortillas as well and cheese enchiladas and salad were just a few of the items offered.

Thank Fred C
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good and the salsa was perfect and the chips were warm and fresh only down side was service is a little slow even on a Wednesday lime tonight when the place was pretty empty

Thank Timothy Y
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit to this El Torito. On our first visit the waiter kept referring to me as "bro". I am a customer not his bro. He didn't seem to know how to address customers because he had other slang terms for nearby...More

Thank rramy
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

So pretty much buffet of brunch, you have your Mexican style breakfast buffet along with a dessert area, a spot for salads, soups, and a waffle and omelette station. Endless champagne, good idea to take a uber there and back home. Lots of parking, wheelchair...More

1  Thank AlexHealey94
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

I have been to almost every El Torito in Southern & Northern California. I went to the Original growing up. Since I am a flight attendant, I kinda get around the globe. Our server was great & offered my husband a less spicy cream sauce....More

Thank Bev B
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

The ambient is nice, the waiter was a good guy, but the food was not that real Mexican one. And the price was not that low. I think there are others restaurants like this that are better.

1  Thank ebarock
Reviewed 18 July 2015

Our waitress was great, and the food was good. Many dirty tables, not cleaned the entire time we were eating. This is very distracting when one is trying to enjoy a meal. Do not know if bussers were ill or busy elsewhere?

Thank Arizona_Heat03
Reviewed 17 May 2015

This family style American Mexican eatery has been around the southern California area for years. While many other restaurants have come and gone, the El Torito continues on. Having dined at one or another El Torito in the last few decades, I include this one...More

Thank Hattie748
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Do you still serve all you can eat lunch buffet and the hours and price
29 March 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40517 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA 92591-2859
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Temecula