El Torito - San Leandro
Our host Joseph was superb! He was very hospitable. Greeted us with a smile, his was always there till the end! He has a very pleasant face.
We made a reservation for 8, ended up with 7. They were able to give us a table with a water view. The food was good as always, our waiter was friendly. He came back to refill drinks and clear plates frequently. We'll all definitely be back for many more brunches.
Service was great! Food was good! I haven't been here in years and I was glad we gave it a try. I would recommend
On the reservation it was specified as Steve’s birthday.
The waiter didn’t provide the free dessert
Not in a good neighborhood. It is overlooking a dried up marina. The service was poor. I made a reservations and added more guest when I called them and it still took 35 minutes to get seated and that was not all of the 24 guest seated together. We had to continually get them to seat us. They also charge a surcharge to all guest bills annnnnd they do not separate the bill per order of paying guest. They provide one bill and you have to separate it yourself.
Front desk didn’t save a window table as requested because my family was 30 minutes late to show up. The tables allow very little walking room and felt cramped. Food was good and so was the server but things have definitely changed over the years.
Do not order the beef it was not edible
I really enjoyed the food and the Dj played a good mix of music.
Food good, service good, deserts awful, margaritas great
Made a reservation through Open Table but still had to wait for a table. Once seated, service was prompt and the food was very good. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
Not the best. As soon as we checked in we were reminded that we had two hours at our table as per the restaurant policy. With that said, it took for ever (at least 15 minutes), to get an Omelet. They ran out of waffles and it took another 20 minutes for a fresh batch that ran out instantly. At the Tortilla & Taco table there was a line not worth the wait. The room was extremely cold to the point it was impossible to enjoy a hotly cup of coffee. We will not be visiting this restaurant again. The food and service was inferior to the price and overall experience.
Actually the food and brunch selection was good . The bad was the wait I had a reservation fo 12 noon. There was no sense of urgency in the seating. I had requested a window seat in my OpenTable reservation a week ago. My request was not even acknowledged . Once seated it took a while for server to make it to the table. The service was terrible had to ask for water twice and keep signaling server to bring mimosa’s.
The lady at the Omelet station was fantastic.i gave an extra star just for her .
It was the first brunch of the New Year and it was a major disappointment. My last visit here was in April 2019 and now I remember why I haven’t been there in almost 9 months.
I won’t be wasting my money to return here .
We were meeting family for dinner who had just arrived at Oakland Airport and had to head down to San Jose. I was looking for someplace not too far from the airport, easy to find, easy to park, and safe, with a family-friendly menu. El Torito in San Leandro was the perfect find!
El Torito is an old chain which, sadly, has shrunk in number of locations since their heyday 30-40 years ago, but the service and quality have not diminished. Really tasty Mexican food, great margaritas, friendly and helpful service to our large party. And great views of the water and the airplanes landing at Oakland across the water!
Drinks were good.
Food was just okay.
The place needs updating, carpets worn and dirty, chipped paint.
Had a yelling child seating across from us. The mother tried keep him stop yelling etc finally I yelled be quite we are trying to eat
The light above us was out so we had use our cell phones with the flashlight so we could read the menu
Great food! The spinach enchiladas were delicious as where the tacos. They had Dobel on the menu, which is very rare...and the margarita was soooo good! Loved also their corn cake....had it for dessert. When we are back in town will go again!
The host seated us...no wait staff, came to take our order, we got up and had the buffet...had to ask a bus person, to get us a glass of water, waitress walked by I asked her for two sodas, she never came back, finished dinner in about a hour, no one came over with the bill, ask for the manager...he was some help...won’t be going to this spot anymore...
We went for the Thanksgiving buffet...and cocktails. It was a great time. The food was typical buffet style, but with a little bit more flavorful variety compared to most traditional Thanksgiving buffets. We enjoyed this more than fancier sit down Thanksgiving dinners...it was fun, casual and the staff were awesome. Will probably go again next year...and might check it out for Christmas if they are open.
It was good food
Nice. Good food. Sat in bar and it was a little too dark
I had made this reservation for the following day instead of the day I was supposed to go for. The host was able to accommodate my party for the proposed time. The issue was that their reservation system was not working ad defaulted to the following day. I was very happy with this accommodation the host was able to make and was seated in no time. Thank you for this effort.
We celebrated a family birthday with a party of 10. We were pleasantly accommodated with even an extra table for gifts. Our server was attentive and accurate. Everyone seemed to enjoy their food. The sombrero and singing was a big hit for the birthday person. I would definitely do another celebration there and would recommend it for large family groups in particular.
It was good.
Great Customer Service! I came in with a group of 10 and we were immediately seated. Lily was our server. She was great and attentive to our needs!
Great Food!!! Great Service!!!!😊😊
The food was amazing. The bbq burrito is delicious and is a must try!
Love the Sunday brunch buffet. Go regularly, this time service was under expectations.
I had not been to El Torito in over a year, the food was as good & the service was excellent.
Service is always good. Building that relationship with your server is key.
What’s lacking is the unforeseen departure of good management and servers due to new management.
Too many managers with different work ethics are confusing for what’s left of good servers.
The selection and quality of the food is always on spot. The smaller portions allows for fresher dishes served .
Appetizers were SOOO fresh!
I thought the food was delicious and authentic to Mexican heritage. The service was good and attentive. The view was outstanding and making a reservation in advance worked well. The music was good, perhaps a little loud. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for a memorable meal with beautiful views of the bay for around 25 dollars, perhaps less. They have specials and buffets for less.
Monthly Brunch Group
Love this place, most tables have a nice view of the SF Bay.
We arrived early and we asked if was window table and we sat in waiting for almost 20 minutes after there was a lot empty tables and I ask her can you please give that table and she say No that one is yours and was a server in that place so wait to get a window table and them wait for server to serve food to other customers. There was a fly in inside and we asked serve if they accommodate us in different table and answer was no such a bad service
Took an hour to get our food
Really noisy. Couldn’t hear across the table.
Drinks took forever too.
Short of help.
Waitress told us she was supposed to tell us it would take an hour but that is embarrassing to her
Terrible service. Over 1 hour for an appetizer and margarita. Server was not attentive. Food was cold and not flavorful. View is great, but not worth the terrible food and service.
Great salads, wonderful view. Service was good. We hadn’t been there in ages so it was fun to enjoy good food there again.
We reserved a table thru OpenTable at 6:30pm for 9 people to have birthday celebration, requested window seats. We got there on time, but they don't have table for us, asked us if we can change to the other room without window seats, we already marked it on the reservation so we decide to keep it and wait. We almost wait for an hour to get our table, this is very bad since we already make the reservation. What is the point to have booking???
Great server. Lovely sunset. Music a bit loud for talking
Great food food, friendly staff, wonderful views of the bay at sunset. Prices very fair. If you walk out of there hungry then that’s your fault. I highly recommend this place!
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