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El Torito Grill

$$ - $$$Mexican, Latin,
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
+1 949-975-1220
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“tortillas” (17 reviews)
“fajitas” (14 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love their chips and salsa. Good place to take the kids if you like Mexican food. Service was ok. Overall give it a 7 for casual dining.

Thank galisgr8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would not say this is above all others but nice place, friendly service, nice to have a tortilla station and watch the effort behind good torts and chips. Chile Relleno was good and authentic, pasilla pepper with very good accompaniments. Beans tasty, rice unusual and...More

Thank Idahotraveler88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the kids for a quick night meal, the kids had the steak tacos which they liked. We had the special which included three different things and rice and beans. Overall it's good but their chips wasn't that fresh.

Thank Amre M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good, quantities were good, salsa was good, chips were just mediocre, ambiance worse than average, but cactus and succulents outside were nice.

Thank westerntravelwizard
Reviewed 30 July 2017

El Torito ws just a short walk from the hotel (Embassy) and gave an opportunity for a pleasant after dinner walk. Service was good and food was seasoned and cooked well. Don't get to excited about "happy hour" as a draft beer or margarita will...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Wanted some mexican food, so the whole family (8) went to El Torito. I ordered the sizzling enchiladas!! Wow were they good...(2) are served on a hot iron pan and the spices they use are really good. My daughter ordered the same and loved them....More

Thank viperamd64
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Sales slip said Cantine #71558. Outside sign said El Torito. I had the burritto. Lots of food and delicious. Manuel R was our server. He was very pleasant and welcoming. My burrito was with beans and beef. Restaurant was located across the street from John...More

Thank OutdoorSteveNH
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Try the chile relleno - really good! An eclectic blend of seasonings. Strawberry Mint margarita was pretty good too! But those warm tortillas with honey butter ... those will make anyone come back!

Thank sea12hawks
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Used to love this place. Server took long time to take order on a nearly empty restaurant. Chicken and steak fajitas have noticeably less meat.

Thank BobPhibbs
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We ventured back here for a second time after having a great meal the 1st time. But just like the last time, when we needed to eat in the bar area because we were told that some of the staff called in sick and there...More

Thank kcslatts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1910 Main St, Irvine, CA 92614-7200
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: +1 949-975-1220
El Torito Grill features specialty menu items created by the Company's executive chef, Pepe Lopez, including mesquite broiled fish and steaks, as well as Mexican combination platters. Salads and soups are also available for both lunch and dinner. To compliment the range of specialty items, El Torito Grill offers a wide selection of upscale margaritas, in addition to a complete list of Mexican beers and cocktails.
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