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El Torito

388 Vintage Park Dr, Foster City, CA 94404 · Vintage Park
(650) 574-6844 · $$ · Mexican
Rating: 3.0 out of 5"122 Yelp reviews ·


Closed now
  • Mon - Thu11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sun10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Founded in 1954 by Larry Cano, El Torito is a pioneer in the Mexican restaurant segment. Leveraging 50+ years of operational experience, El Torito is currently the largest casual dining Mexican restaurant brand in California. A staple of El Torito's menu, and an example of the our commitment to freshness, is the popular made-from-scratch tableside guacamole, prepared according to each guests' specifications.

Good for

Brunch · Lunch

Popular menu items

Sol · Guacamole · Carne Asada · Carne Asada Burrito · Crispy Chicken Flautas

General info

Casual · Family Friendly



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jul 22, 2014 · by Robey A. from YelpWorst service I have had in years at any place, after half an hour, still didnt even have water, took 45 minutes to get the drinks we did order and an hour to get the lunch. Then the server was insolent as she told us it was always slow at lunch and we should expect that.The place was filthy, you stick to the floors … Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 13, 2014 · by Elizabeth T. from YelpLove their chicken Fajitas! Fun casual atmosphere. Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"May 13, 2014 · by Jo M. from YelpGreat food, pleasant surroundings good drinks. El Torito is good to begin with and this is a great one. The free chips are crisp tasty and plentiful. The corn thing beans and rice are excellent. Tasty meat in the tacos. Everything is fresh and clean and cooked perfect. Worth the drive from Fremont. The … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"May 13, 2014 · by Gary W. from YelpWell managed, great food, and great service. The Foster City Police heavily patrol the private restaurant parking lot, aggressively giving out tickets to anyone who drives down Vantage Park Drive (ie, if you miss the entrance off Chess there is no way to exit or turn around on Vantage without breaking the law and getting a ticket (nice, huh?). Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"May 11, 2014 · by Paolo I. from YelpThat's a nice place.Everything was fine but for the quality of the food maybe it's too expensive tho. Full review