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El Torero

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3439 Nameoki Rd, Granite City, IL 62040-3709
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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

I had the fajitas mixed, steak, chicken and shrimp which was only $13. This was an excellent price for the portion I received. The food was full of flavor and piping hot as it should be. The service was spectacular. The waitress was very attentive and nice. She was definitely on her A game. A great experience all around.

Thank schmackdaddy_1
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Nothing we tried had any taste. Was very bland. Not impressed at all. We sampled each other's plates, still not impressed.

Thank Weslynn J
Granite City, Illinois
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for good food at good prices this is one of the popular Mexican restaurants in Granite City. Nice decor and plenty of seating. We have been here many times. The chips & salsa are good...salsa could be spicier. Margaritas are good but on the sweet side. This time I ordered the seafood fajitas which consisted of... More 

Thank KatSuess
Granite City, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Authentic Mexican staff. Acceptable to very good food. Best Mexican in this city. Cute but not elegant decor. Try the lunch menu and feel free to speak Spanish lol

Thank ArcheoGuy
Granite City
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We were greeted and seated quickly. Nice Mexican décor and surroundings. Inexpensive traditional Mexican fare. Plentiful servings, friendly service and the prices are very affordable.

Thank Ed O
Granite City, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

They have the best food abd warn staff,I love this pl as ce,it is just bad in can't h ad vevdrinks any more they have wonderful margaritas, they are very swift about getting your food to you,they do not make you wait,it love their food

Thank Kimberly H
2 reviews
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I have made many of trips there always good food and service I recommend it to anyone. Very friendly staff.

Thank vic j
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

The food was bad at best. The cheese enchilada and bean burrito came with tomato sauce. It tasted like Chef Boyardee! The beans and rice were not good at all. The chips and salsa consisted of stale, bland thick tortilla chips and the salsa too was bland tomato sauce. The guacamole was runny. Three people (2 adults and 1 child)... More 

Thank clove224
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have been to El Torero many times. The food is very tasty; my favorite is the stuffed poblano peppers. The service is good and fast. Would recommend this to anyone looking for mexican food in the Granite City area.

Thank Angie K
Livingston, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Go there to celebrate your birthday! Friendly staff that makes sure you have what you need and fast!

Thank millionlynne

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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3439 Nameoki Rd, Granite City, IL 62040-3709
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Granite City

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