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El Torero Mexicano

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5900 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27105-1342
+1 336-377-3339
11:00 - 22:00
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

My husband and I met some friends here for dinner. My husband ordered texas fajitas, and I ordered burritos with bean and rice. We also ordered 2 jumbo margaritas, which weren't as large as some that I have seen. The food was ok, and the drinks were just a typical margarita from a mexican restaurant. Nothing special. When our bill... More 

Thank Kim S
Level Contributor
27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We eat here a lot because it is affordable and the kids like it. The service is usually good but if you go around 4pm expect loud rap music and very slow service. It took forever before they took our order. The food usually is pretty fast but this time it was super slow, may there was a shift change.... More 

Thank Cindi R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Good prices, great food. ACP and the chicken quesadillas are my two favorite. Ignore the feq negative reviews. People like that do nothing but look for a reason to complain and usually aren't being honest. Usually not busy except for prime dinner times.

1 Thank Kyle W
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The outside is a little run down, but the chips are warm, the food is good, and the staff is friendly. There are a lot of servers, so we didn't have to wait long for anything. We were there for lunch with our three young daughters, and everyone enjoyed their meals.

1 Thank AmandaBF
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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46 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

My buddy and I had a late, light dinner here. Just some drinks and some quesadillas. Everything was great. The bartender (we sat at the bar) was a super attentive and friendly guy.

Thank Kenincr
Rural Hall, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 1 May 2016

Just left there - never again. It started with being seated. The waiter couldn't take his hands off me. (And I am 67, overweight and standoffis.) Then he took our orders. Then he came back with 2 of the 5 orders and 1/2 of another order. No soft tortillas as specified on 3 of the orders. After 15 minutes (I... More 

Thank dorothymathews
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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1,338 reviews
842 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

I used to come here years ago when it was a totally different restaurant. I had not been here in years and noticed this new place so I thought I'd come check it out. I ordered the Carnitas Tacos with rice and beans. The chips and salsa were good, the tacos were good too, and so were the beans, but... More 

Thank Frank d
Winston-Salem, NC
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Used to eat here all the time but have gotten out of habit. Service tonight terrible. Tables seated after us had orders taken and entered before our order taken. Chips cold and tasted stale, and never got better. Will think twice before coming here again.

Thank NCfireman
Cincinnati, Ohio
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We stopped here to meet a friend on our way through the state, traveling home. The food came out fast, hot and fresh. The chips and salsa were great, best house salsa I have had a a Mexican place in a long time, slight kick to the salsa. My food was perfect! The shrimp was not overcooked and the proportions... More 

Thank Ih3artH0tels
Kernersville, North Carolina
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

This is not good Mexican. I came because I read all the rave reviews. The chips were cold, the cheese dip was melted cheese and buttermilk mixed together, no spices tasted terrible. The chicken was chewy. I will definitely not return.

Thank Chiotilidieo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5900 University Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27105-1342
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 336-377-3339

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