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“Good food.Great view!”
Review of El Torito

El Torito
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Ranked #97 of 317 Restaurants in Monterey
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Good Mexican food with a superb view of the bay,what’s not to like??
Table service was good,welcome could have been better though but if in the area again I’d go definitely go back.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

This large Mexican restaurant is located on the lower end of Cannery Row, on the waterfront fairly soon after you pass through the tunnel (if you’re coming from Highway 1). It does the standard Mexican dishes (enchiladas, tacos, chili rellenos, etc.) quite well, and its margaritas are delicious. Its best feature, however, is its water view, if you can get a table next to the big windows. You can see gulls, cormorants, diving ducks, kayakers, and more; on one occasion, my husband and I got to watch two playful sea otters cavorting during most of our meal. Prices are reasonable for the area, and the servers were pleasant.

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Thank Lisa Y
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

We came here for happy hour and sat in the bar. The prices were decent and the food was good. Queso and mini-tacos (cannot remember what they were called exactly) were super good. Chips and salsa were also good. The views are worth stopping in for since it is right on the water.

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Thank LuvHaribo
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Great view! Our waitress was really sweet too. But the food was not good. The guacamole was made tableside which was nice, it wasn’t terrible but odd that oregano was added... you could really taste the oregano, it overpowered much of the flavours!! The beans were SO salty we couldn’t take more than one bite. Much of my rice was crunchy and in hard clumps. The sauce on the enchiladas was good, but that’s about the only thing I enjoyed of my dish. My mom got shrimp fajitas, and the veggies were mostly onion with maybe two little pieces of green pepper. Didn’t even come with cheese or lettuce or sour cream or any of the usual fajita toppings. We had to ask for sour cream and it was an extra cost of $1.
I’d say this is an OK family restaurant if you’re into tex mex food. It is nowhere near an authentic mexican restaurant - if that’s what you’re craving, don’t go here.

Thank Jeana P
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The drinks and view would be difficult to beat. The food was just ok. Overly fried And slightly overdone. Service is slow. The barkeep was excellent. The sea otters saved this review.

Thank James M
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