50 W Portal Ave
San Francisco, CA 94127-1304

El Toreador Fonda Restaurant

Neighborhoods: West Portal
Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Lunch

Offer Available!
June 29, 2012

Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the

Authentic Mexican. Always busy and the house salsa is the best... if you like spicy!
May 11, 2011


I love this place! I have to give praise to their HOT SALSA. The salsa of salsa's! Just order some beer with it and that's a meal in itself! ...and that's all I gotta say about that.
January 28, 2009

Great Mexican Food

This is the most amazing Mexican restaurant. It is a little hole in the wall in West Portal but when you go inside they have all kinds of decorations and wall signs hanging up all over the entire restaurant. It is very small, a little on…

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Mexican Seafood Accepts credit cards
  • Perfect Location, Great Atmosphere, The best Service.
    Take out service available.
  • The dining space is small, so be prepared to arrive early for dinner, especially on weekends, to avoid a wait.
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From CityGrid: 

El Toreador Restaurant has been at this location since 1957.  Presently owned for 37 years since 1980. Its success has been a communal effort of had work for Larry and Esperanza Mahan.  Sadly Larry passed away 10/28/11 .  The restaurant continues his legazy  of care and hard work by wife and two sons, Sheldon and Aaron Mahan.
We strive to give customers the "whole enchilada" Great food, excellent service and an enjoyable experience that will compel you to come back again and again..

Traditional Mexican Fare,the best fiery and tasty hot sauce. All freshly made. 75 labels of Mexican,International and Micro Brewery Beers. Mole de Cacahuate,Mole Poblano,Mole Pipian and Mole Manchamantel which we make for Cinco de Mayo. We also have Vegetarian Dishes,such as Spinach Enchiladas,Chayote Enchiladas,Egg Plant Enchiladas and more.

  • If you are flying into the sunset,(District that is) stop by El Toreador!

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El Toreador Fonda Restaurant is located near the cities of Hayes Valley, Mission District, , Chinatown, and Haight Ashbury.
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