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El Torito Mexican Restaurant

11855 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3013
+1 310-679-0233
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
“street tacos” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11855 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3013
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Good food, great help, good atmosphere, fab Latin music. Nice neighborhood restaurant. Went twice. Interesting.

Thank Wentthere10
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Happy hour = half off appetizers and $5 maragaritas. What more could you ask for? The bacon wrapped shrimp was amazing!!

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 26 July 2016

ordered take out with and appetizer shrimp wrapped in bacon, the bacon was completely raw the meal it self was okay but i will never go back two this place.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Bad experience with a rude waitress only interested in getting her tip. Waited 15 minutes to give our order. Asked if I wanted the cheque before even before clearing table. Food was greasy and tasteless. It's a shame, I worked at El Torito in Houston...More

Thank Riad A
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Our hotel , Comfort Inn Cockatoo near LAX Airport, was on short distance of this restaurant, So we just gave it a try after consulting Tripadvisor. very nice just as the staff. So do not hesitate but eat there!

Thank WillemvdKraats
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This was the BEST Mexican food we have had. Yes, we were hungry, but it was close to the hotel we were staying at (Hampton Inn Hawthorne) and it was perfect for what we were needing. The servers were quick and friendly. The table-side guacamole...More

Thank LeslieinTN
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Enjoyed a delicious meal when staying at a nearby hotel near LAX. Waiter was very attentive and efficient. Service and food was great.

Thank MaryTN38017
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Very authentic. Many choices. Hot and fresh. Not too crowded in the afternoon. Stsyed at a nearby hotel needed a good meal and found it here.

Thank AnAZTeacher
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for dinner on a Sunday night. I had fond memories of eating at this chain as a child. The food was even better than I remembered! The menu wasn't quite as extensive as at some Mexican restaurants, but we all found something...More

Thank Jenny H
Reviewed 26 May 2016

This is one of the oldest El Torito's around and it has that comfortable feel to it. Very friendly staff and waiters. They quickly provide you with warm and fresh chips and their signature salsa. I like everything about this very affordable restaurant. The menu...More

Thank berniek1949
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29 October 2016|
Response from Jan C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I have no idea. I would email them and ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11855 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3013
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Hawthorne
  • Phone Number: +1 310-679-0233
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