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El Toreador Fonda Restaurant

50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
+1 415-566-2673
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (6 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Great casual fresh Mex. Had fish tacos and guacamole. Go early as it gets busy. Great place for family. Have a two year old grandson and they brought chips instantly. Service was prompt and courteous. Prices very reasonable.

Thank David H
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We dropped in to get some takeaway and we are very pleased with our meals. We ordered chicken fajita bowls which were delicious. So fresh and tasty. We liked the complimentary corn chips and salsas, lovely touch! Takeaway too approx 25 mins around 5pm, but...More

Thank Adlise
Reviewed 12 December 2017

This restaurant is located in West Portal. The interior of the restaurant is full of colorful decorations. While waiting for our order, I was entertained by looking up the ceiling and walls. Lots to look at. We ordered the Un taco with beef and the...More

Thank BPenuliar2015
Reviewed 26 November 2017

they sure love bight colors of anything - i was disappointed with my chimichanga my husband who loves mexican food wasnt happy with his enchiladas..

Thank BakasyonZ
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

As one of the most affordable spots on West Portal, it would already rate as one of my favorite places. But then you find that their meals are plentiful and delicious - the best burrito!

Thank Brett H
Reviewed 23 September 2017

As much as I love supporting independent / small businesses in various neighborhoods (and San Francisco's West Portal is a quaint, deserving destination), after having patronized El Toreador for ~40 years, I'm wondering if this great establishment has now run its course. Its festive décor...More

Thank Dukemeister2013
Reviewed 26 June 2017

A long standing favorite. Located on TWO municipal railway lines the M and K, and just a half block down from the West Portal Station where yet a third line, the L, branches away to the sea. Get in line, unless you come midday and...More

Thank IrishGermanSwedish
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Our friend recommended this place for dinner. The service was good, the chips and salsa very good but our entrees were ok. There was a lot of food but flavours all mixed together. Needed more spice.

Thank D. W
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Good ambiance. Very authentic Mexican entree. Most platters came with rice, beans and salad with a choice of salsa or ranchero sauce.

Thank Ashita P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We have been coming to El Toreador for decades. It's a nice family-owned business started by the parents but most nights, you will see the 2 sons working. One predominately up front greeting and seating customers and the other brother waiting on tables and bringing...More

Thank Chartreuse
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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-566-2673
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