El Torito Menu Prices (Brunch, Happy Hour, Locations)

El Torito Menu and Prices

The El Torito motto is “We know Mexican food!” And that definitely seems to be the case. This is one of the best Mexican restaurant chains in the United States; it offers a wealth of authentic, fresh and delicious food to Mexican food lovers nationwide.

The El Torito chain is fairly small. There are fewer than 100 locations in total and all of them are on the west coast, in the state of California in particular. However, what it lacks in size and reach it makes up for in heart and taste. That’s because the El Torito menu packs one hell of a punch. It is one for the best Mexican menus out there and one that we personally can’t get enough of.

Whether you haven’t been introduced to this chain yet or you want to learn more about it, this is the page to do it. You can find a full list of El Torito menu prices below. If you keep reading beyond this list you’ll learn about the El Torito brunch menu, some menu favorites and more.

El Torito Menu Prices

Item NamePrice (USD)
Chicken Sopes7.49
Fiesta Grande Platter10.79
Fresh Tableside Guacamole8.99
Mexican Buffalo Wings8.99
Nachos Supreme8.79
Quesadilla w/ Grilled Chicken8.49
Quesadilla w/ Grilled Steak10.49
Roasted Pasilla Chile & Cheese Quesadilla7.49
Shredded Beef Sopes7.79
Taquitos De Camarones7.99
Tropical Shrimp Quesadilla9.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
Soup & Salad
Grilled Chicken Breast Quesadilla (w/ salad)9.99
Grilled Chicken Mexican Caesar Salad10.49
Grilled Chicken Taco Salad10.79
Grilled Fajitas Salad (Chicken)12.79
Grilled Fajitas Salad (Shrimp)14.49
Grilled Fajitas Salad (Steak)14.49
Grilled Steak Quesadilla (w/ salad)10.99
Mexican Caesar Salad4.49
Our Homemade Tortilla Soup (w/ salad)8.49
Tortilla Soup4.99
Tostada Grande
Tostada Grande (Chicken)9.49
Tostada Grande (Picadillo Beef)8.99
Tostada Grande (Shredded Beef)9.99
Tropical Chicken Salad9.49
Tropical Salad4.49
Item NamePrice (USD)
Sizzling Fajitas
Grilled Chicken & Shrimp Fajitas Combo15.99
Grilled Chicken Breast Fajita14.29
Grilled Steak & Chicken Breast Fajitas Combo15.99
Grilled Steak Fajitas15.99
Jose Cuervo Flaming Fajitas Supremas17.49
Shrimp Fajitas15.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
Carne Asada17.99
Crispy Chicken Flautas Rancheras9.99
Grilled Breast Of Chicken11.99
Grilled Soft Tacos (Carnitas)9.99
Grilled Soft Tacos (Chicken)9.99
Grilled Soft Tacos (Steak)12.99
Mexico City Tacos10.99
Sonora-style Quesadilla Platter9.49
Item NamePrice (USD)
Chile Relleno & Enchilada9.99
Crispy Taco & Enchilada9.99
Enchilada, Chile Relleno & Crispy Taco10.99
Enchilada, Tamale & Crispy Taco10.99
Handmade Tamales9.99
Macho Combo12.99
Tamale & Enchilada9.99
Two Crispy Tacos & Enchilada10.99
Two Enchiladas & Crispy Taco10.99
Chile relleno, grilled chicken and roasted corn enchilada15.00
Mesquite-grilled chicken taco and jack cheese enchilada14.00
Chicken tamale and mesquite-grilled steak taco15.00
Grilled chicken and roasted corn enchilada, mesquite-grilled skirt steak taco and two chicken taquitos17.00
Item NamePrice (USD)
Enchiladas & Burritos
Burrito Especial (Chicken)9.49
Burrito Especial (Shredded Beef)9.99
Carne Asada Burrito13.49
Chicken & Sour Cream Enchiladas10.99
Enchiladas Rancheras (Cheese)10.29
Enchiladas Rancheras (Shredded Beef)10.79
Picadillo Burrito8.99
Shrimp Mazatlan Enchiladas13.99
Sizzling Enchiladas (Chicken)10.79
Sizzling Enchiladas (Steak)13.29
Vegetable Enchiladas9.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
A La Carte
Cheese, Beef Or Chicken Enchilada4.29
Chicken Flautas4.29
Chicken Or Carnitas Tamale4.29
Chile Relleno4.29
Fresh Guacamol2.99
Frijoles De La Olla2.29
Grilled Chicken Or Carnitas Soft Taco4.29
Grilled Steak Soft Taco4.99
Refried Beans Or Rice2.29
Shredded Beef Or Chicken Crispy Taco4.29
Sour Cream0.99
Sweet Corn Cake2.29
Item NamePrice (USD)
Chocolate Volcano Cake5.29
Deep-fried Ice Cream4.79
Home-style Flan4.49
Sizzling Brownie Sundae5.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
Small Bites
Guacamole De Molcajete10.00
Mesquite-grilled Steak Sopes8.00
Steak Nachos11.00
Taquitos De Tinga Poblana8.00
Chicken Taquitos9.00
Chipotle Barbecue Shrimp11.00
The Grill’s Sampler Platter15.00
Item NamePrice (USD)
Chef Specials
Carne Asada23.00
Duck Taquitos12.00
Shrimp Huarache13.00
Mary’s Chicken Mole18.00
Salmon In Lemon Butter Sauce21.00
Fresh Fish
Item NamePrice (USD)
Dinner Special
Pork Chops Plate5.99
Two Taco Plate5.99
Daily Specials
Chicken Soup4.99
Mini Tacos0.99
Chile Relleno Plate w/ Drink6.49
Regular Taco1.79
Caldo de Albondigas4.99
Bean & Cheese Burrito1.99
Mini Tacos0.99
12oz Bud's or Coronas1.50
Meat Sale
Pozole Mix2.29
Boneless Leg Meat1.29
Beef Chunk4.59
Pork Chunk1.79
Item NamePrice (USD)
Ham & Eggs Plate5.49
Huevos Rancheros4.49
Chorizo & Eggs Plate5.49
Pork Chops & Eggs8.29
Breakfast Combo5.75
Breakfast Plate6.75
Breakfast Burritos5.99
Cheese Only3.59
Super Quesadilla6.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
Kids Menu
One Mini Cheese Quesadilla2.29
Two Mini Tacos Plate4.99
Two Taquitos Plate4.99
Mini Bowl Pozole3.99
Mini Bowl Menudo6.99
One Cheese Enchilada Plate3.99
Chicken Nuggets and Fries4.99
Mini Shrimp Cocktail4.99
Mini Bean/Cheese Burrito1.99
Mini Burrito3.79
Mini Super Quesadilla3.99
Mini Bowl Beef Soup4.99
Mini Taco Salad4.99
Item NamePrice (USD)
Shrimp Ceviche4.99
Fish Ceviche4.50
Super Tostada7.50
Meat Tostada4.29
Veggie Tostada2.99
Taco Salad6.99
Super Nachos or Fries8.29
Super Nachos or Fries 1/2 Order6.29
Item NamePrice (USD)
Regular Taco2.30
Mini Taco1.39
Birria or Beef Tongue Taco2.55
Fish Taco2.50
Shrimp Taco2.50
Hard Shell Taco Beef or Chicken1.99
Homemade Tortilla Taco2.55
Three Taquitos3.59
Tortas (Mexican Sandwich)5.50
Tortas Ham5.50
Tortas Pork Leg Meat5.80

El Torito Menu Basics

El Torito Menu Prices

One of the things that makes the El Torito menu standout  is the fact they are always changing. Mexican food is vast and diverse. It’s not limited to a few tacos and burritos. It’s not limited to guacamole and salsas. And while you don’t usually see that with other Mexican quick-service menus, you definitely see it with the El Torito menu.

We have said it many times before, including on our Del Taco Nutrition Info page: Mexican food is healthy. Even when it is processed to an extent, it can still be good for you. When it is sourced, prepared and cooked like it is on the El Torito menu, however, it’s even healthier. There is no shortage of fresh vegetables, clean oils and other high quality ingredients.

There are many things on the El Torito menu that aren’t entirely Mexican, including wines and desserts. But this merely serves to add a little more excitement and a little more variety to the norm.

El Torito Menu Favorites

There are a number of great dishes on the El Torito menu. Some of these are healthy, some not so much. The following is a list of our favorite El Torito menu items, ones we look to order as often as we can when we drop by:

  • House-Made Tortilla Soup: This is their own recipe soup and it is made fresh every single day. They make new batches around the clock, so this is one menu special that is not there just to fob you off with old ingredients and tasteless food. The recipe begins with a chicken broth, to which is added tender chicken, garden-fresh vegetables, jack cheese and avocado.
  • Ignited 1800 Fajitas: This is hot, fiery and delicious. The meat of choice in this dish is chipotle-marinated grilled steak and chicken breast, as well as sautéed shrimp. The thing that makes this dish so special, however, is 1800 Silver Tequila, which is used to add some literal fire to the dish.
  • Veggie Fajitas: There is a host of fresh and tasty vegetables in this dish. They include zucchini, spinach, potatoes, peppers, carrots, squash, green beans, onions, fresh rosemary and mint leaves. There is also a dose of chili to add some spice. This dish is great for vegetarians, as well as meat eaters looking for a chance.
  • Deep-Fried Ice Cream: It sounds like an odd dish, but it works incredibly well. You haven’t lived until you have tried some deep-fried ice cream. This is one of the best we have tasted. This dish is the perfect end to a dinner at El Torito and it’s one that the kids will love even more.

El Torito Brunch Menu

El Torito Brunch Menu

The El Torito brunch menu can be seen on our El Torito Menu Prices table above. This is a popular destination for brunch because it has everything you could need for this time of day. There are light, fresh dishes and there is also a little wine and beer to wash it all down with. If you are having a particularly bad day then you can even load-up on the cocktails, getting plenty of alcohol to drown your sorrows.

So, take a look at our El Torito Menu prices table above, find what you like and then make sure you drop by to enjoy your brunch here.

El Torito Happy Hour

See our page on the El Torito Happy Hour to learn about the best times to enjoy this menu. The happy hour is mainly about the wine and the cocktails. These are much cheaper for a few hours on specific days. Just bear in mind that it’s only through the week, as they use happy hours to get more people through the doors when business is usually slow.

You may also be able to save on some sides and appetizers during El Torito happy hour. So, check with our linked page above to learn when the best times and the best days are, while also discovering just what you can get during these times.

El Torito Locations

This is a very small chain, especially when you compare it to chains that have thousands of locations like Taco Bell and Chipotle. In fact, El Torito is even dwarfed by Del Taco, which has around ten times as many locations.

At the latest count in 2017 there are around 70 El Torito locations, nearly all of which can be found in the state of California. This state is no stranger to great Mexican food chains and it has plenty of them, but El Torito is one of the smaller ones.

There have been talk of the El Torito chain growing and spreading across the country. Based on the success of similar chains, from Abuelo’s to Taco Bell, then it stands a very good chance of doing that. And because it has the X Factor, offering something that you just can’t find at those other chains, then it should be able to standout even in this saturated market.