El Torito

$$ • Mexican

18512 MacArthur Blvd, Irvine
(949) 833-8230


Take-Out/Delivery Options


Reviews for El Torito

We had a reservation and the host informed us reservations “aren’t actually reservations, they’re more like priority seating” and told us it would be a 20 minute wait. I’ve never heard of this type of policy before — it’s super strange. The restaurant was understaffed and too dark. The AC was super high as well. The food is good so that was a saving grace.

My boyfriend and I decided to stop by for Taco Tuesday. When asking our server about the specials, he gave us a very short answer and did not explain anything making us feel dumb for asking. I guess with Taco Tuesday, you order how many tacos you want through the server and take the piece of paper over to the taco bar. The selection was very limited and the tacos were extremely subpar and the service was overall underwhelming. We only took a few bites and decided to leave, while...read full review

Wow. Food took over an hour to come out. Our server said it was taking a “little” longer than usual. This was excessive…My daughter ordered the flautas as her meal, and the server knew this, but it came out first due to it being an appetizer. She was done 30 minutes before our meals were brought out. Terrible…will not dine here again.

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Monday 11AM - 10PM
Tuesday 11AM - 10PM
Wednesday 11AM - 10PM
Thursday 11AM - 10PM
Friday 11AM - 11PM
Saturday 8AM - 11PM
Sunday 9AM - 10PM

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