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El Torito Mexican Restarurant

) #65 of 531 Restaurants in Irvine $$ - $$$ Mexican,
18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
+1 949-833-8230
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good50%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
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1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at El Torito numerous times over the years, and it has been consistently very good with prompt and courteous service at reasonable prices. Some of the larger dishes are best split between two. I will continue to patronize this place.

Thank Fay M
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch on a Saturday while we were out car shopping in Newport Beach. We were seated quickly, and our server was nice and suggested certain options. I ordered a spicy mojito drink which was delicious. Our waitress made sure...More

Thank KT702
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Came for a late meal. Service was ok, food was not the greatest but not the worst. However the drinks seem to be exceptionally well. Nothing to really rant or rave about,!it was exactly what I came for a late meal.

Thank ReshaRee
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

This location is a popular lunch destination for businesses in the area. Directly adjacent to the John Wayne Airport, parking is abundant and the food is good and generally served efficiently and quickly. There is a small patio available, and this location easily accommodates medium...More

Thank mjd496
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had a quick bite at El Torito. Luckily we got out very quickly as well. Nothing in there to retain. Low quality food; low quality service.

Thank Borneo2000
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Great food and service!!! The restaurant is clean and the management and staff are extremely friendly!

Thank tomcarterprod2016
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Really nice Mexican restaurant within walking distance of our hotel. Guacamole made fresh tableside was the best we had on the entire vacation. Fresh made to order tortillas were great as well as the margaritas. The rest of the food was good with a few...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Walking distance if you stay at the hotel across from John Wyane Airport. Good atmosphere for after work hangout with friends or colleagues. But it is really noise so you'll have to talk loud. Good food, large portion, and nice service. My colleague got the...More

2  Thank Rui W
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Now 3 stars is termed average by Trip Advisor, and this was in no way average, but it was your typical Mexican restaurant. The shrimp and steak sizzler I had (see attached photos) were flavorful, but nothing I haven't had before. There was a tad...More

1  Thank flyingrohit
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for dinner. The host looked up but did not engage me. It appeared he was hoping I would just go into the bar. Only after I said hi did he even start to talk. He immediately offered the bar, which was noisy. Instead...More

Thank Joe H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18512 Macarthur Blvd, Irvine, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-833-8230
  • E-mail
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