El Torito - Atlantic

4.2
44 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The authority in great Mexican food for more than 65 years. Offering a memorable experience to make each guest feel like family.
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.0
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3.9
ambience
3.9
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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant

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BelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Overall we just felt rushed - We were still eating our appetizer when our dinner entrees came out literally within 5 minutes of ordering it. Overall food seemed like it was already prepared and just reheated.

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VanessaM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there and we were celebrating a graduation. They made it so special and the server was awesome. Thank you

El Torito - Atlantic
Responded on June 14, 2021

We are happy to hear about your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share. - Xperience Restaurant Group

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Chillydiner1958
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience1

No comment

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ashleyb
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

Service & waitress was nice but food was nasty! Steak was burnt & had to send it back. There was also a big party next to us that were soo loud, couldn’t even enjoy our food.

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GenevieveR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

food was good but our waitress was not attending us much, we had a pile of about 5 plates stacked up at our table that she would just walk by, and when I asked her for some more champagne on my way to the bathroom she said she would be right with us, but on her way to our table decided to refil the bigger party’s glasses having to run back to get a new bottle for us. we then had more plates piling up so i put them on an empty table next to ours because she was not coming. she seemed overworked and there should have been more staff on duty.

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Yesi
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely worth coming. Went for Sunday Brunch with the girls(party of 6) and we enjoyed every moment. Our waiter was always coming around to make sure we had everything we needed and make the experience so much better. Wish I got his name but he we was awesome.

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PorK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food1service5ambience5

I enjoy this location a lot. My family and I have been coming here specifically for years. But this time I ordered the chicken fajitas combo with the cheese enchilada. Needless to say I never received it, even after bringing it to my waiters attention that it hadn’t been brought out with the other food. Other than that slight hiccup, everything was delicious!

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vipTeenaw
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

El Torito's offered a super fun Cinco de Mayo experience. Many guests were given hats to wear. Music, Margaritas, and good Munching. Very busy so service was a little below normal.

El Torito - Atlantic
Responded on May 9, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – El Torito Team

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BigFred
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Less busy than Lakewood location. Don't know why 50 characters needed for this field.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Servers are bad and food not great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited 2 hours WITH A RESERVATION!!!

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JaneN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had the combo platter always delicious. Drinks were great

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vip7beachie11
Orange County
48 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The staff was great! Food was excellent

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vipApril
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The distance between the tables and kitchen was very far so the service was not as much good as when its inside. But the food is amazing. Best mexican in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday Celebration

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Josey
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I didn’t know that having a basic breakfast brunch on Valentine’s can be so expensive!.. Why the price hike specially in times of Covid. Sorry It wasn’t worth my money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything felt very safe and clean. Our server was super nice and attentive. Food was delish as always!

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BrielleE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time. Great food, great drinks, great service. Good table distancing and lots of hand sanitizer everywhere.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Brunch is always great!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food3service3ambience4

It was nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was not on point that night and neither were the drinks our first round of drinks didn’t seem to have alcohol and we were given the wrong flavored drink.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made reservations and they didn’t seat us until 30 minutes later. There were plenty of open tables but all the servers were on break. We had to ask for water napkins and utensils and waited another 30 mins for our food. Once it was closing time. They immediately turned off the music and then 10 mins after turned off the lights while there were still plenty of tables still seated. The manager was super nice though.

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Was my husband birthday and the people next to us were so noisy and dirty

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JenW
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I went to the restaurant later in the evening, around 830-9pm. Unfortunately it was rather breezy out. During the pandemic, where outside dining is the only option, it’s understandable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Friends birthday made a reservation they couldn’t find it in their system ,they sat us where the sun was hitting the most while there were many tables available

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LindaL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Excellent Mexican food! Took out of town guests. Tent outside large, & easy to stay a distance from others.

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LAURELES
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have all precautions in place. Service was fast and the food was delicious

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EvelynD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very unorganized! Service was awful, and the power went out while we were dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service. Everybody was nice . Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food and drinks were incredible!

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SaraL
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Worst experience in awhile at a restaurant. We had a large party of nine but figured we’d beat the rush and go at 4:30 so the kids would be better behaved. Took at least ten minutes for someone to take our order. Took another ten to get chips at our table. About half of the dinners came out about twenty minutes later, and then we had to keep reminding them about the three meals that we were still missing. Those came out about ten minutes later. When I finally received my food, it wasn’t as good as previous meals I’ve eaten at el Torito. It seemed pretty bland. The server was very apologetic but didn’t make any efforts to make it up to us. I doubt we’ll be back to this location.

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NieshaT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely attentive. The food was absolutely delicious!

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Didi
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The only thing missing was the horseradish for the TriTip. Otherewise, it was a wonderful visit.

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CassandraR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Using open table I was seated shortly after my reservation time. Very promptly. Greeters were very friendly and accommodating.

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ChristopherH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fajitas were great! Quest dip with chips was amazing! Love this place!

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Asquard
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I would highly recommend getting reservations if you plan to go for brunch. The food that was available was good but I noticed there were some items that weren't replenished even though it was only 1030am (menudo and pozole).
I've been to other locations and the servers and really good about coming around with refills and it felt like we were continously chasing our waiter for our refills (Mimosa, coke and water)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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Teddies
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I made the reservation on the open table app -for 5 at 1:30 pm on Sunday for their Sunday brunch.
When I got to the restaurant they said they don’t accept online reservations from the app . So we waited for about 3 min for a table for 5 - as the waiter is showing us to our table he tells us that the brunch ends at 2pm and they will begin removing food from the buffet at 2:05 . We asked if we could order from the regular menu and he tells us not until 2pm - so I said to him -“What you’re telling me is that I’d be wasting my money if I order the brunch and you’re not serving dinner for another 30 min . “
He laughed and said “well , yes , I guess so “
Needless to say I took his advise and went elsewhere -
Next time I’ll show up early and call for reservations-
The brunch is usually pretty good ..

FAQs

El Torito - Atlantic does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. El Torito - Atlantic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 595-1795.

El Torito - Atlantic is rated 4.2 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.