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El Torito

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
+1 650-574-6844
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Foster City, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good little neighborhood Mexican Restaurant. There is always seating without reservations. The margaritas are very good and they have some interesting dishes. You can get out of there without gaining weight!

Thank Jim J
Foster City, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

This restaurant has the ambience of an authentic Mexican cantina.Its a huge eatery and the food is very good. I just love to go there and linger over a meal with friends or a loved one. Its a stand alone restaurant with a big shady parking lot.Never very busy or hurried,just a laid back langorous vibe. Not easy to find... More 

Thank NajeebK
Foster City, California
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This casual restaurant is authentically Mexican and the portions are very large. Service was great. It has never been busy when I have been there so there is never a wait. Great happy hour too. The only downside is that the music is too loud and there is no audio on the sports games not even the World Series.

Thank aleida1004
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

While staying at the. Crowne Plaza (across the street) we had dinner at El Torito one evening. These particular night I had enchiladas- all I could eat and I must say that they were delicious. They have a daily special on the menu that is priced very affordably. Our waitress was very friendly and answered many questions that we had... More 

San Francisco, California
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Great for lunch hide-away from work and have some heart-to-heart chat here while enjoying some Mexican food. Portion can be very large, so make sure you order from lunch menu if you go for lunch:-)

Thank Phil Y
Foster City, California
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The food at El Torito is good, service in the bar is very good -- Margarita's are tasty, but do not have much alcohol in them. Very cute atmosphere, big bar with lots of TV's for sporting events. Excellent appetizer selection, served in very generous quantities.

Thank shariwilliams
Sin City, Nevada
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276 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Popped in for lunch, had the carnitas... It was OK... Not all that great. We have had better carnitas at local taquerias in the area. If you need a place for groups, this is it. Kinda fancy & pricey if you like that thing.

Thank bu1larry
Foster City, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A nice place to have good Mexican food. I love the one where they lit fire using the 1800 tequila (sorry I forgot the name). But it looks awesome and tastes good.

Thank Sumit S
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I love the corn this is my favorite thing here. I would like to they have more salsa mexican style. The kid menu same the everywhere.

Thank Jordanna C
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

El Toritos is one delicious taste of Mexico. You can have your pick of tacos, enchiladas, flautas and fajitas. Service is good and food delicious. Finger looking good in a Latino way. The restaurant has a bar with great nachos as well as rooms and restaurant sections for parties. Check out this wonderful taste of Central America sooon.

Thank Sandra M

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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
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Foster City
  • Phone Number: +1 650-574-6844

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