El Toro Take Out
624 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805, United States
Review №1

Restaurant manager told me he would not honor their menu. Even though the difference between the dollar amount was $1 that was what was on the menu the waitress told me they didn't have to honor there menu because they are a family owned restaurant and it's what the owner wants... I asked when they were going to make a different menu so WE (me and the group of people I introduced to this rude restaurant) would know and her extract words was “when we have time, we're too business”. I wouldn't eat here I would go down the block to another restaurant because the employees they have here are not representing this restaurant, and it's awesomeness like before. Food was amazing, service is very poor!

Review №2

Their service is great & food taste great as well. I usually go for taco Tuesday, but I ordered take out & it was delicious!

Review №3

Good food with very fresh ingredients. Chef/owner very friendly and hospitable. Chile rellenos, one of my favorites, delicious!

Review №4

Best Mexican food I've had in a long time. Staff was friendly and I appreciated the safety measures. Must try!!

Review №5

The food is excellent. The service was great and prices are very good

Review №6

One of the best local Mexican authentic restaurants to go to in Wilmington Delaware. I love the service I love the food. In delivery was super fast!!!!!!!!!

Review №7

We ordered tilapia tacos they were so good! The rice and beans delicious chips fresh guacamole outstanding! Delivery was prompt great prices the person who took my order very HelpfulI will be telling my friends about El Toro I will be back!

Review №8

Best Mexican take out in town! Tasty, Wide variety, clean, family owned!

Review №9

Always friendly service and the food is just as amazing!

Review №10

We love picking up tacos during the Monday special. We have never been disappointed. Very friendly, great service and delicious food!

Review №11

Charged $3.50 more than prices listed on their current menu in restaurant, was told their current menu was two years old, long wait for food, didn't make order as ordered, they were nice enough to remake order corrected as I ordered it. However, first impression was not good, will not be returning. Food was okay at its best, nothing to brag about.

Review №12

Terrible customer service today, wrote number down wrong for delivery once driver arrived at hospital to deliver food he was unable to call. Happen to see driver since we order from the establishment several times a week. He said he had been waiting 10 mins bc number was wrong. Called to report that food was cold and not edible and Louise was very nasty. Told me to bring the food back, asked to speak to a supervisor he said there was none. Explained to him the situation again about everything and he placed me on hold again. His customer service was terrible and he just wanted to play games with putting me on hold and trying to argue and talking about how he working from 11-9. Irrelevant to why I called. Now I am at work along with coworkers who ordered and the food that can't be eaten is in the trash. Thanks for nothing El Toro! Done ordering from them and will tell all my coworkers.

Review №13

EXCELLENT! No exaggeration. AUTHENTIC, including very tasty shredded chicken that took our enchiladas, burritos, and tacos from very good to absolutely delightful!Reasonable prices, fast, friendly delivery and generous portions. 1 combo dinner will feed an adult 2x.We found our Mexican restaurant. I doubt we'll go elsewhere - don't need to! With a sit down restaurant beside their streetside take out , can't lose!

Review №14

Amazing authentic flavorful dishes. Friendly attentive staff. Nice atmosphere

Review №15

Good Food.. Good size Portions

Review №16

Friendly and fast delivery, delicious chilaquiles!

Review №17

Best shrimp & fish tacos. Great delivery range.10/10 would recommend

Review №18

The Vibe is Warm and Friendly and the Food is Excellent!!

Review №19

Killer! Just had the torta(chorizo) and a taco(pork). Nothing disappointed. Taco was amazing. The torta was one of the best if ever had. I'll be back, although I'll probably order ahead next time it was quite busy with orders. Staff was very friendly. Well worth the wait!

Review №20

This place never disappoints! Sit down or delivery both places will rock your tastebuds. The mole is spot on! The tacos are always delish as well as the enchiladas. I enjoy this tasty food regularly and I must say it's the real deal authentic Mexican. Fyi - the sit down restaurant is fabulous. The decor is awesome and the service was excellent. They have a nice bar as well. The flan.... out of this world good.

Review №21

Not much for the eye but absolutely DELICIOUS food at great prices. Says they deliver within 2.5 miles but delivery service is very unreliable and most nights they say they aren't delivering even though website says otherwise

Review №22

Good place to get Mexican food they also have delivery

Review №23

The food was Great......

Review №24

Called tonight for delivery. Was told they don't deliver this far. I live less then 3 miles away. And they delivered in the past. Guess I'll spend my moneyelsewhere.

Review №25

Service was attentive; pricing was reasonable. However, my fish tacos were soggy. Maybe corn tacos next time. Others at our table were pleased with their dinners. My margarita should have been stronger.

Review №26

The experience was great from start to finish. Great environment, the music was great, the bathrooms were very classy and nice. Food was great. I have a service dog and we were treated with respect and the staff was great about it. Highly recommend it, I live in PA and I will go back to Delaware to go there again. Great everything.

Review №27

The food is great!

Review №28

Just ate here for the first time and LOVED it. Food is delicious and authentic. Best part was the atmosphere and service. Our waiter was GREAT!

Review №29

Super cool, super cute & intimate family own resturant. I've been eating here for years. I've watched the son of the owner grow up, from taking order to now managing the store. The budiness is growing but the same great taste. So if your looking for some good authentic mexican food this is the place u NEED to Be!!!

Review №30

Very good food and service. Everyone I spoke to was very friendly and helpful when I had questions. I got the carnitas tacos, and they were excellent. It was quiet during the mid afternoon hour that I went. Everything appeared clean and in order. I recommend checking this place out!

Review №31

Best Mexican food in Wilmington. You get chips, which have a great flavor and just the right consistency, and salsa that is not too chunky, not too smooth, and just the right spicy. Tuesdays are taco Tuesday. All tacos (chorizo, beef, stake, shrimp, fish, and chicken) are $2 ea. The beer is $2 as well ( modelo corona dos xx). Great atmosphere and good service is what makes this the ultimate Mexican restaurant.

Review №32

Wings are great as well as the chicken enchiladas. Delicious.

Review №33

Good lunch for a good price usually in and out of there pretty quick

Review №34

Parking was at a premium on the street. It was easy for me since it was at an off time.This is a pretty large restaurant right off Union St. You can't miss the building, it's painted beautifully. There is another El Toro carry out right down the street less than a block. I feel like they are probably owned by the same people, but I neglected to ask. They have plenty of seating inside and a nice full bar with many options. I saw around 30 or so different tequila options with the full range of Don Julio, even the Real. Service was alright, I got what I needed in a reasonable amount of time. I chose to sit at the bar.I ordered a Modelo bottle, it was cold enough, and good. I later tried a house Marg, which was ok, tasted tart with the mix. I also tried a Corralejo shot, full pour, at $8. Not bad. I asked about the Real ($50) and 1942 ($22).Chips & Salsa!!!! $3Chips...strong, could hold a topping, good flavor.Salsa...pureed hard, cold, good flavor with nothing really standing out. Just a solid blend of ingredients.I ordered Enchiladas Mexicana: 3 chicken enchiladas in a verde sauce topped with queso fresco and cilantro, with refried beans, rice, sour cream, and lettuce.The enchiladas were amazing!!! That green sauce was good enough to drink it was so good. Perfect balance of flavors. Cut easy with a fork and stayed moist throughout. I destroyed these things so quickly. I was sad to see them go.Beans...perfect creamy blend, not too sticky, not too wet, with queso fresco sprinkled on top. Beautiful!Rice...soft, fluffy, serviceable. Nothing really made them stand out though.I ordered tacos choosing carnitas, chorizo, and carne asada.Carnitas...the meat was seasoned perfectly, tasted good, but the double tortilla tried to dry it out. I dropped one tortilla the rest of the way, and that helped tremendously. The tortillas were middle of the road for me.I tried the salsa they brought out, but it had a smokey taste that I'm never a fan of so that didn't help. The house pureed salsa worked much better for me.Chorizo...excellent crisp on the meat, the flavor was on the salty/dry side of town. I used the house salsa to take away some of that salt bite, and they were much better. Tips and tricks folks!Carne Asada...good crisp, a little dry, the meat was seasoned well, and good.

Review №35

Don't be off put by the curbside appeal. This is the best Mexican take out in Wilmington. And I am a very picky eater. Food was delicious. Got the carnitas and the Dinner Combo #3. The guac and chips were great too. : )

Review №36

Maybe my system wasn't used to the meal but I became very sick. I never went back.

Review №37

Love this place....they are always super friendly and fast....food is ALWAYS hot and fresh, most of all consistent, we love their takeout daily deals. By far my the best place to get Mexican food around!!

Review №38

Food is fine. Place is nice. Service is not so good. It's really disorganized. I waited ten minutes for a menu - after another customer flagged down the server who seemed bent on ignoring me. The empty Corona bottle, used lime, salsa dish and chips from a previous customer stayed right there on the bar the entire time I was there. My to-go order took forever, partly because it was plated first because the server insisted that I didn't tell them it was a to-go order. (I said it at least twice.) Oh and good luck parking. Somebody should try managing that place.

Review №39

Maybe we went on a bad night but the people who got seated after us got service first and we were sitting there for a good while.The hostess was really good though she caught that when no one else did.The food we ordered was average, the waitress wrote down our orders amd when we questioned her about an item missing she said "I don't know" I'd like to know what she was writing down then?Maybe it was the secret to providing better service and writing down what people tell you?I hope the take out place is much better :(

Review №40

If you want Mexican food in Wilmington, don't go anywhere else but here. This is the spot. Their food is delicious! And it's not even expensive! They just recently expanded, so the have a location with more seating. I can't wait to visit! There are some good lunch specials, so be sure to check those out!

Review №41

Excellent service. Great food. Nice atmosphere. I'd definitely return.

Review №42

$2 tacos on Tuesdays$5 house margaritas during Happy HourGreat chips & salsa (I like it so much I usually take an order to go at the end)And to top off all that, there's great service, they're fast, and I get the Flan dessert to share with my main squeeze before we say our goodbyes.I definitely recommend trying El Toro.

Review №43

Real good Mexican food, you can get tacos with steak, not just ground beef. Excellent taste. Closed Sundays.

Review №44

Huge varieties of delicious food available at genuine price. Must check out at once because after that you would be a lover of this place.

Review №45

Good service. Not the best Mexican food I've had got decent. I'd try it again

Review №46

Great fast service and the food is delicious I'm going back when I get hungry

Review №47

Luis was very patient very personable and a super waiter. The food is authentic you can have it spicy or mild great flavor tender. The sausage chicken and steak fajitas are out of this world we will definitely be back over and over again. We are comparing to Arizona

Review №48

Friendliest service I have ever experienced at a restaurant, and the food was great! The place is pretty small, but don't let that deter you. :)

Review №49

Quality food, reasonable prices, and specials every day of the week. Super easy to talk to on the phone while ordering and they're happy to customize your meal in any way that you like. They're going to be opening a full fledged restaurant soon with a bar and everything so I'm looking forward to having their food with a nice cold beer!

Review №50

Staff is great! Very welcoming! Food is always very consistent. I'm here weekly.

Review №51

Great food, great service, more authentic than most others in the area...

Review №52

Awesome atmosphere, staff and most importantly FOOD!

Review №53

Well it was my first time there so I didn't know what to expect. I decided to keep it simple and order 2 chicken tacos. Best damn tacos I've ever had! And reasonable at 2 bucks a piece. I'm gonna try something else next time.

Review №54

Good as always

Review №55

Taco Tuesday win everytime. Where else can one get delish tacos.

Review №56

The BEST Mexican food EVER!!! I have been going to them faithfully for almost 10 years and they never disappoint. Have the best customer service and I havent found better Mexican food anywhere else!

Review №57

Been coming here for over 15 years now. Amazing food!

Review №58

Been a fan of this place since they opened the take out place in late 90s. The restaurant, in the former home of blue parrot, doesn't disappoint- great, fresh food, clean restaurant, friendly service, and reasonably priced. What's not to like?

Review №59

We have a few times and have never been disappointed. This time we had the crab nachos, which were delish! We also tried fried ice cream for the first time!!!

Review №60

They've been around for close to twenty years the food is middle of the road it's not going to blow you away and it's not going to turn you away. it's okay they're great little small business nice people.

Review №61

The food is always good and hot. The takeout is great if and so is the delivery. Eating in is also very good, but there is very limited table space

Review №62

Great service and the food is the best. Been going for year at the old restaurant and just tried the new one. Love this place.

Review №63

Food authentic Mexican food, nicely priced drinks and nice atmosphere

Review №64

Very rude

Review №65

Good food. Friendly service. Just opened another location block or so down the street with liquor license.

Review №66

Best authentic Hispanic food I've had since I'm moved to Delaware from Miami! The employees are very professional and fun at the same time great place for food and drinks

Review №67

Tacos were delicious! As was the margarita.

Review №68

My family and I love this place. Food is great and the service is too. It's one place we can go to satisfy everyone in our house, meat eaters and vegetarians

Review №69

Delicious food good atmosphere and very reasonably priced

Review №70

The food is always great and the service is excellent...Friendly atmosphere

Review №71

Some pretty good authentic Mexican food. Great staff too.

Review №72

Love this place! Great food and service for reasonable prices.

Review №73

The quality of the food is exceptionally high. The service is great and very friendly too. I pick up food from here ~2-3 times a week. Muy buenas!

Review №74

Great food, & great staff, creates an all around great atmosphere!

Review №75

There are several really good Mexican restaurants in Wilmington. This one is my favorite. I could eat their cheese enchiladas every day.

Review №76

It's always good

Review №77

Love all the food from here it is very fresh. The tacos and burritos are the best I have ever had.

Review №78

Really good authentic Mexican food at a very reasonable price. Would recommend!

Review №79

I love there food and the people so nice

Review №80

Good service great food

Review №81

Me and all my coworkers eat here pretty much every day. Best Mexican food I've had :)

Review №82

Went for Taco Tuesday wasn't bad!

Review №83

Good food, good prices and great customer service

Review №84

The best tacos. Best

Review №85

The food is awful.

Review №86

Good food, good prices, great customer service

Review №87

Great food and drinks but service was kind of slow

Review №88

Some of the coolest people work in there. The food is good and they have plenty to select from.

Review №89

Great little neighborhood Mexican eatery. Food is good and you get lots of it. Nice assortment of Mexican sodas and they deliver.

Review №90

Burritos as a side. Clearly amazing.

Review №91

Hardly any meat in fajitas.. waitress is sweet tho

Review №92

Cheap! Delicious! What more do you want?

Review №93

Great chicken tacos. Quick service

Review №94

Love this place servers are friendly and wonderful

Review №95

Best Mexican spot in Wilmington hands down .

Review №96

Phenomenal food and prices. Great atmosphere

Review №97

Freshly made food. Great tile work in bathrooms. USB ports at the bar.

Review №98

Take out service was good; nice friendly crew. Food was also good, but our experience was unfortunately tainted by my son experiencing a serious anaphyllactic (allergic) reaction to the tortilla chips or guacamole, sending him to the emergency room. Something in either the chips or guacamole contained an allergen, perhaps peanuts. I contacted the restaurant but they said they don't knowingly use anything with peanuts. I told them they NEED TO CHECK with their suppliers to make sure their chips aren't cooked in peanut oil or that any ingredients could be cross-contaminated with nuts or other known allergens. Something in the food caused this life-threatening reaction in my son. He lives with the threat of peanut allergies every day, so we understand there's risk every time we dine out. But restaurants need to take action once an incident like this occurs. I like the El Toro staff... So I'm asking you guys, PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR SUPPLIERS and get to know what's in the ingredients. We were lucky we made it to the hospital; my son literally could have died from this. Thx, BB

Review №99

The food is authentically fresh and delicious. Very filling and the 2 dollar tacos was a plus

Review №100

Best Mexican food in Wilmington for sure. Bean burrito is wet and delicious and enchiladas are great.

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4.5 Rating
  • Address:624 N Union St, Wilmington, DE 19805, United States
  • Site:http://www.eltorode.com/
  • Phone:+1 302-777-4417
  • Mexican restaurant
  • Delivery Restaurant
Working hours
  • Monday:11AM–9PM
  • Tuesday:11AM–9PM
  • Wednesday:11AM–9PM
  • Thursday:Closed
  • Friday:11AM–9PM
  • Saturday:11AM–9PM
  • Sunday:11AM–9PM
Service options
  • Delivery:Yes
  • Takeout:Yes
  • Dine-in:No
Popular for
  • Lunch:Yes
  • Dinner:Yes
  • Solo dining:Yes
  • Wheelchair accessible entrance:No
  • Comfort food:Yes
  • Kids' menu:Yes
  • Quick bite:Yes
  • Small plates:Yes
Dining options
  • Dessert:Yes
  • Good for kids:Yes
  • Casual:Yes
  • Cozy:Yes
  • Groups:Yes
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