El Torito - La Mesa
Chicken | Steak
House-Made Tortilla Soup
Our original recipe made fresh throughout the day! Chicken broth, tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and fresh avocado
Chips & Salsa
Service is always excellent. Had a great waiter Mike who was impeccable. They are. lovely group with good authentic Mexican foo. COME ON and support this lovely restaurant. Manager Kelly is amazing. Truly a customer focused individual.
Great food, great drinks, super kid friendly place and very affordable price.
Service was great. Michael was organized and professional. Food was excellent and well presented (flaming the fajitas at the table is a nice touch).
The restaurant was very busy, but our service was really quick!
Terrible, we have allergies and they messed up entire order. Food was eaten then realized there were items specified not to put in there.
No problems checking in for our reservation. Food and service was great.
We arrived at the restaurant they told us 10 minutes that was fine 15 minutes later I asked the girl she said they had to send somebody home so it was gonna be 45 minutes to an hour I told her to get a manager the manager came out and she had a better attitude and she got a seated in 10 more minutes. Took like 15 minutes to get a server to come bring us drinks and take our order then the food came awful fast but it was all cold would not recommend anyone going to this restaurant again, and this used to be one of my favorites.
It was a good experience. Unfortunately, my request was not met for a high table. There were some noisy kids, but that’s the not the fault of the restaurant. Good value and food.
great as usual i am a weekly diner here sometimes more and the saturday breakfast is awesome.
Solid Tex-Mex food. Good service and reasonable prices
El Torito - La Mesa has great food. And the presentation is well done for a medium-priced restaurant. The interior definitely could use a make-over. It's well worn from many customers use. All in all, it's a great place to eat. We've been there 3 times and the food has never disappointed us.
Really like El Torito's but server was annoying AF and I'd rather not have him wait on us again. It didn't seem like he knew what he was doing and didn't understand that all I wanted was a small Ceasar salad no protein...but he insisted that I could only order the full size salad with chicken or I'd be charged the same amount either way for 3oz of lettuce.
Price for non drinkers!!!!
Thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to share! – Xperience Restaurant Group
Great overall experience!
I had a reservation and I was seated 20 minutes later. The service was good and the food and drinks were great. Unfortunately just did not like that we had to wait 20 minutes.
Nice to have the Sunday Brunch back, service was great, and the food was very tasty.
The breakfast was delicious. The carne asada was excellent and the omelette superb. The breakfast combo was delicious as always.
Son has been doing so well and wanted Brunch.
He is 10 and I am 48, neither of us drink.
The Childrens value is great. The adult option should be with alcohol $29 and without $18.99.
I have almost decided against visiting for this reason several times.
Our waiter was horrible he acted like he wasn’t interested in taking orders made very little eye contact looking at freeways while told him our order was just not helpful other waiters inside were attending to there tables and checking on them our seemed as if he didn’t care we watched as people inside who arrived than us received food while we waited about a hour for ours…even the bill and boxes came out slow my family and I believe in over tipping for good service….we left nothing because how bad we were treated
Excellent service and food.
The server provided everything we asked for and was incredibly friendly!
Had 30 mins wait with reservation. Went for Father’s Day and had a overall good experience. Staff was attentive.
The staff was very professional, efficient, and courteous. The food was delicious.
Advertised chilaquiles, chips with salsa, and berries on table but nothing on table. Service very slow, lines for buffet incredibly long, and not all included in menu available. Didn’t enjoy my meal at all.
Reward honesty our experience was the worst and got the worst experience With the waiter and we were just overall I’m happy and it really sucks because it was Father’s Day
Always like to eat here when in Southern California
Great place!!!! Been coming here for a while and never disappoints me!! Saturday and Sunday's are buffet lunch... thank you!!
Great food and very quick service!
Had a wonderful experience from beginning to end.
The menudo is outstanding as all of the other food. Fajitas are freshly cooked right in front of you.
Usually Carlos takes care of me but this time a female (I didn't catch her name behind the bar) took care of me and did a flawless job of making sure I had everything I needed. Great as always.
Very good food and drinks. Prices were great also.
Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the drinks! – Xperience Restaurant Group
Had a wonderful brunch with family. Great service and food. They did follow all Covid guidelines. Can’t wait to go back!
It was nice to get out Abby is a great addition to the staff
Thank you El Torito
The options and quality of food was great. Our waitress was amazing. The atmosphere and energy within the restaurant was perfect. The line for the buffet was expected but worth it.
We were seated next to 2 big groups in the very back...they were celebrating a bdays so it was way to LOUD...we didnt enjoy our food cause we ate and rushed out of there and for $65 for two buffets we couldn't enjoy it..we asked to be moved and was told there was too much of a wait...just Irritated
I usually come here at least once a month, yesterday was a horrible experience I had family come in to town for my birthday for brunch a total of 7 of us. We were told 3 times by a lady by the name “Maggie” that we had to leave because our two hr time limit was up?!!! We were not told that there was a time limit in the first place mind you there’s 7 of us and my family came all the way from LA to celebrate my birthday just too be rushed from our table, and lady was not nice about it either very rude! I asked for manger Maggie told me she was to busy. The waiter also was not friendly. Our normal waiter was on vacation. Horrible customer service there is a way to talk to people Maggie doesn’t have good customer services skills! Should be trained properly!
Great menu choices for food & beverages, waitstaff, Adrian, very cordial & helpful. Manageable prices, good service and good free parking warrant return to La Mesa
A very nice afternoon, our food was terrific and server very accommodating. The only thing would be the music was so loud my friend and o had to raise our voices to hear each other.
Food was excellent we had a great time!!! Service was great
We cannot thank you enough for the kind words about our restaurant. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we are on the right track! – Xperience Restaurant Group
The restaurant cancelled my reservation I waited over 30 minutes after I thought I had a reservation waited for the food just horrible
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El Torito - La Mesa tiene una calificación de 4.3 estrellas de 133 comensales de OpenTable.
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