El Torito - Ontario
Using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, our menu offers a range of quintessential Mexican food, along with culinary innovations we know guests will love. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and flame-grilled fajitas, which arrive sizzling to the table.
Our standard is great, and we don’t do anything without passion. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food, like how not to mess it up.
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Made reservations for brunch at 12:300pm. I arrived at 12:10pm and checked in with the front hosts. Not only was she rude but made us wait to be seated. We finally got to a table at 12:50pm. No manger to be found in between, the food was cold and the services was very slow. This place is bad all around!!
Everything was fantastic! Always a great time!
Food is great, price reflects that. Service was exceptional.
One of the best brunches around! Continue to visit this restaurant during the week so they don't close the establishment.
Our food was cold and it is too loud in there. Our server was a 10 and the manager very kind
Had reservations at 8:00pm, came in at 7:45, was seated at 8:30. Food came in at 9:20. Not sure why I had a reservation, people were seated on first-come first-served basis.
No avocados. Kitchen was slammed. Took over an hour and 20 minutes to get our order.
Nice pick for a last minute Valentine's dinner. Walked in a few minutes early & was seated right away. Food & drinks good, great service. Open table is the only way to go.
My wife and I went on Valentines Day and had the 3 course special. everything was 5 star all the way. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Even tho I made a reservation I had to wait 20 min to be seated. They have raised the prices quite a bit which is fine but they should make sure they can seat people quickly. If someone is paying $27 they shouldn’t have to wait long and since the servers aren’t serving food they should make
sure champagne and water glasses are full.
The food was great, but the customer service could have been better. It took the server about 10-15 minutes to stop by after the host seated us. We practically got our food and drinks at the same time. After getting our food, the server only checked on us once... however, the food was pretty good!
We love you guys keep up the good work see you next time
El Torito was one of my favorite restaurants as a kid. Today it is forgettable. Not horrible, but not remarkable. Service was a little slow, but not slow enough you'd talk to the manager. Food was a little off (some items tasting stale, or soggy) but not so horrible that you'd send it back.
For a very busy Saturday night (1-4-2020) where most parents came to eat with their kids after Disney on Ice a the Toyota Arena, the restaurant was packed! If you did not have a reservation like we did, the wait was 35-45 minutes. The waiter was great. Handled orders with grace and delivered our food orders to the table hot, which is very important. Food was fantastic tasting. One draw back: the kids meal menu really should be revamped. The pizza is no more than microwave pizza and as my 9 yr. old granddaughter pointed out, it was very bland tasting; she did not finish it. There is no reason why a kids menu cannot have rice and beans with mini tacos or a regular style taco, or enchilada , to name a few. Also, the Ontario El Torito really needs to revamp their bathrooms. They smell, never really clean and wallpaper is actually falling off the walls and stained. Restaurant bathrooms say a lot about the management on their commitments to cleaniness .
The service was not very good. The greeters are not organized and the waiter was just a young kid that did not know how to be efficient. Will not return.
Reception was disorganized and would not honor the open table reservation. Another couple had open table reservations and they were forgotten and passed over, we waited 15-20 minutes past our reservation and were seated only when I made an issue of the wait. Once seated the service was attentive without being intrusive. The food was good, but would have been better if they went easier on the cilabtro, the cilantro over-powered all the other flavors. This was unfotunate as the food otherwise was flavorful. My biggest objection is the disorganized reception desk
We had a wonderful time. Our server Fabi was great. The food is always delicious.
Great Christmas Day buffet and taco station.
Family got together for Christmas brunch
Our server was awesome! Super attentive. Food was good too. Only downside is they changed the channel from football to basketball.
Just a little pricey not sure we would do $27.99 per person again
Our server was amazing!! I really wish I could remember her name. Great service!!
Our dinner reservation time was honored and we were seated in a nice table with good atmosphere. Our server was great and the food was also great. The only drawback we have is that we were served our soup and salad respectively, and not more than exactly 3 minutes later, our main entree food was served. It was way too fast to even let us enjoy our soup/salad before the main entree. Slow down. Yes, the restaurant was active but not all tables had customers in them so the rush to get out the main entrees was not acceptable.
Our waiter Jesus was fantastic! He was very on top of things.
The food and drinks were amazing! I would come back to this location. I like the whole new look of el Torito. It makes it look more formal.
Staff was very apologetic about the delays. When the food arrived, it was on the colder side. Drinks were not filled nor did server check back to see how we were going
Our server, Maria Peña was phenomenal. Very attentive and kind. Will be returning soon.
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Food was good, prices can be little less. Initially the service was very poor. It took more than 15 mins for our server to come and get our drinks order. Even after that, the drinks came after 10-15 minutes. Food order was taken as soon as I pointed out and food came out hot and fast.
We had been avoiding going back to El Torito in Ontario, Ca. for sometime as the last experience was absolutely horrible! Good to see things have improved. We will be back.
El Torito brunch on Sundays is one of the best Mexican buffets I’ve ever been to .Welove all the food choices that they offered.customer service was great we’re definitely coming back and referring friends and family
We where there a bit early but it was really nice and our sever was amazing he was very attentive and on point. Will go back again
It is my go to place for Mexican food. My wish is they had a salsa that was mild for those of us without the ability to eat very spicy salsa. The food was fresh and our sizzling fajitas were very good.
Lepe is by far the BEST server! We went for Sunday brunch and our mimosas were never empty. Food is great and Lepe treats you like family. Will definitely be back!
Took them 45 minutes to bring the food out. When it finally arrived, the steak enchiladas had all but 5 pieces of meat
Was seated 10 minutes after reservation time. food took approximately 40 minutes to get. with no visits from waiter in between, had to keep pulling other workers to bring chips, refill our drinks, etc.
I made reservations and had to wait 25 minutes before being seated. It appeared as if they completely forgot about our reservation until I asked again. We were then seated immediately. In addition, our food took a very long time to come out. We received great customer service from the waiter. He was very nice, attentive and brought us chips and salsa at least 5xs because our food took a very long time to come out. Overall, the food was amazing and I love El Torito minus our experience for waiting after having reservations. We almost waited just as long as the guest without prior reservations.
First off, this restaurant adds a surcharge to the total bill because they do not want to raise prices! What else is the surcharge? The surcharge is not devulged until you get the bill. I was told this by manager. The server gave some cockamamy answer about wage distribution. If she did not know why the surcharge she should not have answered. We waited over 15 minutes just for our waters. $12 for a margarita? Small glass with one shot. No value here. The food was OK. Nothing special. Result, overpriced for what we received. Will not come back. Many Mexican restaurants in this area with better food, drinks and value without a "hidden" raise in prices.
We were sat at a cramped table barely had any room for our plates which was very annoying. We did have a party of and they put us at a table they sat 4 with a chair on the end. Service took a while. Had to ask another waiter for a drink I had been waiting for about 10 minutes with an empty cup. I server was good had him before but he was overwhelmed with attending other tables. Wasn’t like our first visit. Very disappointed in this dining experience.
El Torito - Ontario does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Torito - Ontario also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 944-9102.
El Torito - Ontario is rated 4.2 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.