Starts Today: El Torito Serves Up New Outdoor Dining Ofrendas

Limited seasonal menu features old favorites and new ideas
By CYNTHIA YANG, Weekendr Staff Writer
Published on Feb 2, 2021

L to R: Rosé Margarita; Tacos Vampiros; Poblano Potato Soup

Antsy?  Hungry? El Torito is ready for you. Head over for some outdoor eating. Their new limited seasonal menu, beginning Tuesday, February 2, includes starters such as the Poblano Potato Soup, entrées like the Tacos Vampiros and Vampiro Combo plate, and two new cocktails including a Rosé Margarita.

Each El Torito location, and that would mean the most important one, in East Pasadena, of course, offers spacious outdoor or patio dining. All restaurant locations adhere to CDC guidelines and are committed to guest and employee safety.

Peruse the menu for longtime favorites  and new dining ideas. Where are those car keys?

Starters and Entrées:

  • Tacos Vampiros – Two handmade guajillo corn tortillas grilled with jack cheese and choice of carne asada or chicken; topped with guacamole, serrano chiles, salsa picante, pico de gallo, cilantro & cotija cheese and served with rice, frijoles de la olla, and sweet corn cake

  • Vampiro Combo – The best of the best! Choice of a carne asada or chicken Vampiro Taco & a Cheese Enchilada, served with black beans, rice, and sweet corn cake

  • Mini Chicken Tostadas – Three mini-crispy tostadas topped with black beans, chicken, pickled onions, avocado slices, and cotija cheese

  • Poblano Potato Soup – A creamy blend of poblano peppers, potatoes, garlic and celery, topped with chorizo, cilantro & onions, diced avocado, and crispy tortilla strips

  •  Slow-Roasted Carnitas – Slowly simmered in garlic, oranges, and spices, and served with avocado, frijoles de la olla, rice, pico de gallo, marinated cabbage, and warm tortillas


  • Malibu Mezcal – A refreshing mix of Malibu Rum & Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, mango purée, fresh lime juice, and agave nectar

  • Rosé Margarita – A margarita with a twist! Olmeca Altos Reposado Tequila & Cupcake Rosé, with fresh lemon juice and agave nectar

The new menu items are available at all locations listed above on February 2, 2021 El Torito is at 3333 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107.

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