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El Toreador Restaurant

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Business Details

57

years

in Business

YP Qualified

If you are flying into the sunset,(District that is) stop by El Toreador!
Hours:

Regular Hours

Tue - Thu11:00 am - 9:30 pm

Fri - Sat11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Sun12:00 pm - 9:30 pm

General Info:
El Toreador Restaurant has been at this location since 1957.  Presently owned for 32 years since 1980. Its success has been a communal effort of had work for Larry and Esperanza Mahan.  Larry passed away .  The restaurant continues his legazy  of care and hard work by wife and two sons, Sheldon and Aaron Mahan. We strive to give customers the "whole enchilada" Great food, excellent service and an enjoyable experience that will compel you to come back again and again.
Extra Phones:

Phone: (415) 566-2673

Services/Products:

Traditional Mexican Fare, the best fiery and tasty hot sauce. All freshly made. 75 labels of Mexican, International and Micro Brewery Beers. Mole de Cacahuate, Mole Poblano, Mole Pipian and Mole Manchamantel which we make for Cinco de Mayo. We also have Vegetarian Dishes, such as Spinach Enchiladas, Chayote Enchiladas, Egg Plant Enchiladas and more.

Payment method:
visa, master card, amex, discover
Location:
We are located in the West Portal neighborhood of the Sunset District of San Francisco. South of the West Portal Munni Station. Accessable to the K, L, M, street car lines.  Across the street from the Empire Theater.
Amenities:
Perfect Location, Great Atmosphere, The best Service. Take out service available.
Languages:
English, Spanish
Associations:

AKA:

El Toreador Fonda Mejicana

Categories:
Restaurants, Mexican Restaurants

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06/28/2012
Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the

Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the house salsa is the best... if you like spicy!

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07/27/2007
Terrible service and bland food

I'm disappointed. The decor is ecclectic and fun, the food is marginal, and the service is horrible. I ordered a salad and it completely lacked flavor. This is the first time I have ever ask to return a dish to order another one. The owner indirectly resisted without outright saying no, When I finally asked if he was telling me no, he said it was fine and brought a taco plate. Unfortunaley, it was kiddie-sizee, but I... view more

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12/21/2006
Watch out for insects and make sure you get your whole order....

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants until I ordered take out and found a FLY in my enchiladas. Because I know the owner, I let it slide. Then we had take out again and after getting home realized the guac we PAID FOR was not in the bag. A month later we ordered out again and when I asked to have the guac we never received, I was told no can do. So much for customer loyalty and repeat visits. Apparently y... view more

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09/30/2006
Great Homestyle Mexican

I came to this restarnt for a birthday of a friend of mine not knowing what to expect. Knowing reservations were not accepted, I still tried to call because there were ten of us. The manager said he might be able to accomadate if we came in before the dinner rush (5pm). He then said if we were all not there by 5:15 he would pull the table and that we would all have to sit separately. I brushed off his matter-of-f... view more

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05/20/2006
unexpectedly quite impressed

The reviews here, which I consulted before going, were completely black or white. I had to wonder if the positive reviews were written solely by restaurant relatives. I am happy to report the food was delicious, they do serve a decent margarita rocks ($4.50) (one review said they don't serve a margarita at all), and I have absolutely no affilliation with the place. We had vegetarian spinach enchiladas and a en... view more

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01/16/2005
disappointment

I have been told to give it a try.Food is on average,nothing special,they DON'T SERVE MARGARITAS,they were vacuuming at 8.00 pm while people were still eating.Ater 45 minutes the waitress shows up with the check without asking if we wanted dessert or coffe.I asked for a coffe,she answered taht they had already close the coffe machine (at 8.30),the place closes at 9.00...probably dinner in hospitals are served later .... view more

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05/19/2004
YUM!

Great food... love the empalmada... sort of like a quesidilla. Great margarita's.. on the rocks, never frozen! LOVE the hot sauce... I always use a bottle for myself, and my mouth burns for hours afterwards! Be sure to get the vegitarian soup before the meal. It seems quite simple, with a hard crouton in it, but it is very good. You cannot see the walls of this place, pictures are everywhere, mini chairs hang fr... view more

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02/25/2004
So wonderful!

Definitely the best Mexican restaurant in town!... and, last but not least, it's kid friendly (you could occupy them for minutes trying to list whatever is hanging on a sq. ft of one wall!)

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05/24/2003
Good food and margaritas

This place has been consistenly good for a few years. Its really a gem. I've never had a bad meal there. The decor is fun and the staff is good. Be prepared to wait because it is a popular place, that is, if you're a party bigger than 2. (Parties of 2 get seated FAST). There's a pub next door to ease your wait.

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01/27/2003
Not good food, not good service

So-so Mexican food served by a vaguely condescending, unfriendly waiter. Luckily, we went there on a Wednesday, because I would have been upset if we actually waited for this place. La Corneta Taqueria in Glen Park is better, more authentic, and half the price.

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