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El Torito

#500 of 3,338 Restaurants in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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146 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
+61 433 696 886
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Today
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 17:45 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:15
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times now and always get nice, fresh food. Ordered the nachos but for a dinner meal I found it to be quite small and left a little hungry. The burritos are a good size and tasty.

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Thank Theresa B
Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Been there several times and always good. Licensed but you can BYO wine. Authentic Mexican cooked by authentic Latinos. Try a $10 lunch, can't get better value than that.

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Thank Linda U
Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Cute restaurant and nice location. Our main problem was the TIME we waited for the food. It would've been at least 35-40mins. They forgot our drinks - a water and cuba libre..not too tricky to prepare! The food was great when it eventually arrived (though they forgot the side of sour cream too). Nice meal, but seriously tainted by the... More 

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Thank Jonesy_0619
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great authentic Mexican food. Everything is fresh and full of flavour. Friendly staff and great atmosphere. We will be back again soon.

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Thank Adam W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

This is my favourite Mexican restaurant. I keep trying other Mexican restaurants and This the only one I keep coming back to. I've come here multiple times over many years with different friends and all my friends have loved the food and experience. it's always the most friendly service, fun atmosphere and authentic food oh and the chilli is great... More 

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Thank Silvia C
Rotorua, New Zealand
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

other family had ordered before us, so we placed ours..one got his poor looking pork burger with a small handful of chips..we all sat and watched him finish b4 anyone else got their order.. all orders should come out together. waitress spoke so fast , very hard to understand. we were disappointed , meals nothing to rave about and not... More 

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Thank Rb4268
Lima, Peru
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

It is not hygienic... I got stomach pain for one entire day... I dont understand why we allow these kind of places in a beautiful city like ours

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Thank joan_explorador
Milan, Italy
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Even though I would not consider myself as a Mexican food lover, I have to say this place serves the best ethnic food I've had so far! Food it's fresh and authentic! It's definitely worth a try. The burrito of the house (burrito de la casa) it's so HUGE, I struggle to finish it every single time. If you go... More 

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1 Thank Marco90702
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent, authenic central American/ mexican meals with some Tex mex. Great night for family of five

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1 Thank Anne G
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for 18 years now and still love the food. This is authentic home style Mexican food and I would have to fly to Mexico to find food of this quality, not your usual tex-mex this is the real food you find in Mexico. Highly recommend the Mole Poblano a speciality from the south, although... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 19
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:45 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:45 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Thursday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Friday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Saturday
17:45 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Boundary St, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 433 696 886

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