El Toreador

$ $
50 West Portal Ave (btw Vicente & Ulloa)
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 566-2673
11:00am - 9:00pm
11:00am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 9:30pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
11:00am - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 9:30pm



  • The only Mexican restaurant in San Francisco that looks like a Tijuana gift shop threw up inside.
  • Always ask for the green salsa!
  • Once you get past the rude host it's a pleasurable experience with delicious food
  • Order their Horchata! Best in the city!
  • A margarita pitcher for 2 = 4 margaritas each.
  • I love this place. Killer food and fun decor.
  • Amazing place. Order the sausage Gorditas, they are delicious. Ohh, they have Cerveza Quilmes, an amazing Argentinian lager.
  • Great Mexican food , but small place.
  • They have some of the best soup and salsa verde in the city. Worth the wait.
  • Food is very good. The place is kind of cramped. Get there too late and end up waiting.
  • SF Weekly's Best of Winner 2010 - Editorial Pick - BEST OLD-SCHOOL MEXICAN RESTAURANT
  • Good food, great spicy salsa, good service. Try to sit in claudias section, she is the pretty little Mexican girl
  • If u want margaritas, get the pitcher! It's only$14 and some change and it's some good ass margaritas.
  • Great beer selection
  • Eat everything.
  • Really great all aroundgreat service, drinks, carne asade was flavorful. Love the decorcolorful and really set the mood :)
  • Some of the better Mexican food in SF! Try the Mole!!!
  • El Toreador served completely FLAVORLESS food. I had a taco & tostada platter w a margarita. the margarita was awful and WEAK. the only good thing here was the guacamole. never going here again.
  • The empalmada was my favorite! Really similar to a quesadilla: tortillas with chicken and cheese inside, more cheese on top and guacamole. Yum!! Huge dinner plates!
  • Great service. Other reviewers have commented on the "rude host." There is often a line, so the host can be curt.The horchata is excellent. Try the mission burrito with beef and chicken mixed!

Nearby places

85 West Portal Ave (at Vicente St)
80 West Portal Ave (at Vicente St)
46 West Portal Ave (btwn Ulloa & Vicente St)