Family. Food. Tradition.
When Larry Cano opened the first El Torito in 1954, he didn’t simply transform a rundown tiki bar into a bustling Mexican restaurant, he launched a revolution. Legend has it that El Torito was seminal in popularizing Mexican restaurant staples like the frozen margarita, tableside guacamole and sizzling fajita platters—as well as the best occasions to enjoy them, like Taco Tuesday and Cinco De Mayo.
The cantina Margs (& more) since 1954
With the food and drinks you crave and the people you want to be with, we have created a festive cantina where the music, tequila and conversation are always flowing. Whether you stick with our classics or experiment with something new, each cocktail is artfully prepared with the same love we pour into everything we do.
The food Always a “from scratch” kitchen
Our food is prepared using the freshest ingredients and boldest flavors, with an emphasis on high quality meats and fresh vegetables. We are known best for our tableside preparations, including our made-to-order guacamole and our flame-grilled fajitas which arrive sizzling to the table. Our menu offers a range of fajitas, enchiladas, tacos and burritos, along with some innovations we know you will love. Over 60 years, we’ve learned a lot about Mexican food. Like how not to mess it up.