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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 good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (2 reviews)
“tacos” (5 reviews)
“guacamole” (3 reviews)
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11855 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA 90250-3013
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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
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I had dinner with my party in this restaurant serving mexican food a couple of times because it was at walking distance from our hotel. In both cases we had to wait very little to be seated, even though, the second time we were there,...More

Thank Giuseppe G
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is what I would describe as a local family restaurant. This is not an overpriced tourist spot, it is good value, fresh authentic Mexican food. We had a really good meal here, plenty of food, and our waiter kindly directed us to some of...More

Thank Jan C
Reviewed 30 April 2016

I really enjoyed this place, it is a chain in CA but they still have good home style cooking!! The "street" tacos were excellent. There really is not a street taco, I miss understood the server she meant to say three tacos----delicious!!

Thank rermiami
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We came in for lunch while in LA The service is fast and friendly. The food was tasty and inexpensive. Wait staff were friendly and professional We has tacos and sizzling mixed plate followed by fried icecream. very good

Thank jdominic10
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Ate here two nights. Both times with a 8-10 group of people. Service was excellent the first night. The second night it was not quiet as good, but in all fairness they did have a wedding reception going on at the same time. The servers...More

Thank KootenaiAviation
Reviewed 27 March 2016

After a long flight from Europe, checking into a hotel we hadn't planned on staying at, suffering from jet lag, we were starved! Fortunately, this restaurant wasn't far from our hotel! This hotel complex is in a working class Latin and black part of L.A.,...More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Excellent guacamole, wonderful tacos, burritos, and fajitas (every kind you can imagine). Very flavorful, not too spicy and a delightful atmosphere.

Thank Suezleque7
Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a late lunch near Lax. As we landed and eith the airlines no food policy we were very hungry . We followed the TripAdvisor reviews were promising and we were not disappointed. . Although the resturant is not the located in a...More

Thank EarlDGrt
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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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