So when my Sorority Sister suggested El Torrito’s I was like “Meh.” El Torrito’s, Chevy’s, Applebees…they are all the same type of chain restaurant to me. I am not going to pretend that this was not your typical chain restaurant experience, but it did have its perks!! First of all the Drinks were Amazing, their $3 Happy Hour Margarita is nice and strong and tasty-I had two!!…get it on the rocks!!…I ordered mine blended at first and I thought that I was drinking a pile of rock salt…when they brought back the margarita on the rocks it was heaven in a glass. I had a quesadilla and on a scale of 1-10 it was a nice 7!!…and it went quite well with the Salsa!! I would have that again! The cherry on top however was the Fried Ice Cream!! While a whopping 1300 calories(estimated), it was decadent and I could not finish the whole dessert because it was so sweet! Yum Factor here was a 12!!! The service in the Bar was awesome, the service at our table was mediocre at best >>I am being kind. But the atmosphere was so enjoyable that we sat at our table for hours without being harassed or asked to leave. Overall I this would not be a regular restaurant of choice because the food is “just okay.” But if I want to have a well priced happy hour with my girls and grab a bite, this is just the place!! I wrote this post as part of my participation in an exclusive Clever Girls Collective program. All opinions are my own.
I agree, this is by far the best Mexican restaurant in the East Bay because the food is tasty and due to the generous portions. I love their hours and have enjoyed their Happy Hour menu on a few occasions. The restaurant offers a family like atmosphere while the bar offers a great social atmosphere where you can find some attractive ladies on Friday nights, on game nights (when local sports teams are on tv) and throughout the weekend. I also recommended their brunch on Sundays, especially if you have a big appetite.
FOOD AND DRINKS AKA COCKTAILS WERE PERFECT - NO COMPLAINTS - NICE STAFF - BEAUTIFUL GIRLS - NICE VIEW OF THE MARINA/BAY - GOOD MUSIC - AT TIMES KIND OF LOUD - CLEAN - FUN ENVIRONMENT