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El Toro Mexican Restaurant Number 4

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3820 Bridgeport Way West, Tacoma, WA 98466
+1 253-565-2265
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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University Place
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Mexican cuisines. Large portions. Service is good. Prices reasonable. Great margueritas.Friendly staff Fajitas are excellent.

Thank Vasaul
Lahaina, Hawaii
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Fun atmosphere with personable staff, food was quick and delicious, and the Margaritas were Aplus. We ordered entrees and next time I would order the Chile Rellenos because they looked spectacular. Our waiter was polite but charming and we enjoyed our dinner.

Thank Hakuilea
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Shady and nasty service, watch out with a American Indian waitress with a pony tail - rude and unprofessional

Thank Nađa B
Tacoma, Washington
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470 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Americanized Mexican food. I like this genre of restaurant, but find El Toro very middle of the road. What seemed to be a promising lunch salad - skirt steak on salad greens with pepitas & avocados - was quite bad. How could something so simple be bad? Short answer: burnt skirt steak. Longer answer: burnt, tough skirt steak on a... More 

Thank jay s
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

El Toro in University Place is my favorite Mexican restaurant, and I've eaten at most in the area. They have fast and friendly service; you get to know the wait staff after a few visits. Their food, while not fancy, is down-home Mexican good, especially the Tamales and Chili Rellenos. If you're really hungry, order the Tempeqeña, a stone bowl... More 

Thank Gregory L
University Place
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

My son and I eat here at least once a month. Food is GREAT! very reasonable. Staff are friendly. Service is fast.

Thank Larry T
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner Friday night there. There is a American Indian looking waitress always rude arrogant and opinionated . She took our cc and the next day I saw a charge of $174.90 from some internet on line party supplier. Our bank automatically reversed fraudulent charges, thank God. We are never going there again !!! This was... More 

1 Thank Nađa B
Tacoma WA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

In a small shopping center, El Toro a great Mexican restaurant. The dining room is fairly small with booths. There is a bar in the back, too. The menu isn't super huge, but has all the basic dishes you'd want. The carne asada is the best we've found in Tacoma, and lots of it. We take home the leftovers and... More 

Thank daphnexduck
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I've been here with my family a few times and it is always excellent! The food is fresh and delicious the staff is amazing and take pride in what they serve and how they provide great customer service. Keep it up!

Thank Kitkatt85
East Wenatchee, Washington
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is clean and the food is ok. Nothing jumped out at us other than the Horchata (rice drink). We ordered foods ranging from kids quesadilla to camarones a la diabla and though they were all ok the horchata is what everyone raved about. We even came back the next day to get two to go. We payed way... More 

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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, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 3820 Bridgeport Way West, Tacoma, WA 98466
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-565-2265

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