El Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Lakewood & near JBLM

El Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina
12914 Pacific Hwy SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
United States

Sun-Thu 11:00am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11pm-9:30pm

Welcome to El Toro Mexican Restaurant & Cantina, a cornerstone of Lakewood's dining scene located conveniently at 12914 Pacific Hwy SW, just a short drive from Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM). This location makes it a popular lunchtime spot for many service members, offering a quick, delicious escape with its authentic Mexican cuisine.

El Toro has been a family favorite since 1979, proudly family-owned and operated across four locations around Puget Sound. The restaurant is deeply rooted in the traditions of the Jalisco region of Mexico, where the family's culinary journey began. Each dish served is a reflection of their commitment to fresh ingredients and healthy options, ensuring every meal is both delicious and nutritious.

The Lakewood location of El Toro not only provides a cozy dining experience but also features a full-service cantina. After a long day's work, many locals and service members alike find solace at the bar, which is equipped with a pool table and stocked with all the essentials for a relaxing evening. The cantina is a perfect spot for sipping on expertly mixed margaritas made from quality ingredients, or for enjoying a casual after-work drink with colleagues.

El Toro’s menu boasts a wide variety of dishes that cater to all tastes, from sizzling fajitas and hearty enchiladas to lighter salads and vegetarian options. Whether you're stopping by for a quick lunch, planning a dinner with family, or celebrating a special occasion, El Toro provides an inviting atmosphere and prompt, friendly service.

For those on the go, El Toro offers convenient takeout and delivery options through services like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub. Whether you're dining in or enjoying your meal at home, El Toro ensures a delightful culinary experience that brings a piece of Jalisco right to your doorstep in the Pacific Northwest.

Welcome to the El Toro family, where every meal is a celebration of culture and community!

2024 Reviews and more:

Regina ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We really like El Toro and I just realized we have never reviewed the one in Lakewood. I always have the lime chicken cilantro bowl and it is very good. My husband had the Don burrito. We got rice and beans for our daughter but, of course, she ate more chips than anything. One thing that I always forget is that the portions are huge! We took at least half of everything home for lunch the next day. The food is always great so we will 100% be back.

The staff is always great and this time was no different.

Raeanne ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Coming from Southern California I'm very picky with my Mexican food, and this was definitely a winner! My chicken was very flavorful and moist. The beef was seasoned nicely and still very juicy!
We will be bringing family here for sure

DS ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Traveling through the area and was craving Mexican food. This place exceeded my expectations! Wifey got chicken fajita quesadilla and I got the Supremo Burrito. Her quesadilla was giant! My burrito was falling over the plate (over 12 inches long). Both dishes were served quick, super hot and were delicious. Server was very attentive and quick to follow up with us. Here's a picture of my burrito. Full size fork included for reference. INCREDIBLE!!!

Lacey ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I live around the corner from this place .. it's fast and delicious! Have only eaten in once - love that Mexican food is one type of food that's just as good as take away!

Charliegirl ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Loved the atmosphere and it’s right off the highway. Great drinks, food, and service! Would definitely go again!

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