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El Toreno

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50 Firstwatch Dr, Unit 105, Moneta, VA 24121-6604
+1 540-721-3821
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Love the salsa bar at El Toreno! Generous portions and good quality Mexican. Excellent service as usual.

Thank Tom B
Hardy, VA
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

One of regular places. Food great, service is excellent and has a great salsa bar. The cheap margarita nights are always a plus. The menu has a wide variety and they are accommodating if you want to have a menu item fixed differently.

Thank GMAS11
Hardy, VA
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is our local favorite. Staff is wonderful, treat you like family. Food is great and margarita night is always a favorite. Food comes out hot and fresh. They have a salsa bar so you can choose your favorite. Love the new location, just across from Kroger. We go there regularly.

1 Thank GMAS11
Roanoke, VA
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124 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

This is a nice looking clean little place a small strip mall. The service was good and everyone was very friendly. Food on the other hand was definitely not up to par with other Mexican restaurants in the area. The chips were extremely stale and none of the salsas were very zippy in my opinion. Granted, I do like things... More 

Thank BuddyRoanoke
Hardy, Virginia
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Great food at a good price. I wish they served the salsa at the table rather than having to get up, but it's very good.

Thank ScottS_540
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

We really liked the salsa bar. It was busy for a Monday night. Waitress was pleasent but, service was poor. Maybe they were understaffed. Food was just average. I asked for no beans in my meal and of coarse got beans. I did not send it back because waitress was nowhere to be seen.

Thank Storm886
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

El Toreno in no longer located at Lake Watch area. That have moved to Westlake Center across fRom Kroger. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the area. We generally go with friends and always have a good time and good food. Love th addition of the salsa bar!!!

1 Thank SCGra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015

Good quick. Service. Family-friendly. Good food. Reasonable prices. What more can you ask? Not tex mex if that's what you want. But well-prepared And fresh.

1 Thank Swvagal
Savannah, Georgia
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

Do not look for great atmosphere, but the food is the best tasting and most authentic Mexican food we have found in the area. Located in Moneta town square, not far from the lake, this family managed restaurant is a good place to eat.

1 Thank GolfinFool43
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

I have no idea why everyone is raving about how awesome this place is, and how their fajitas are to die for, because that may have been the worst Mexican restaurant I have been to. The service was poor, I didn't even know who our waiter was, and you couldn't easily flag them down to get more chips and salsa.... More 

Thank Evan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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: 50 Firstwatch Dr, Unit 105, Moneta, VA 24121-6604
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Moneta
  • Phone Number: +1 540-721-3821

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