One sunny Sunday (are there any other kind in So. Cal?) we were treated to an all-you-can-eat brunch at El Torito in Redondo Beach, at the newly revamped El Torito location on the Fisherman’s Wharf.

When you walk in you could be forgiven for thinking you’re at a high-end Chart House, with the open spaces, and floor to ceiling windows with the ocean and beach views.

For Sunday brunch, the chain restaurant goes all out, with a generous seafood bar, staffed stations for tacos, made-to-order omelets, and even a dessert section with a cook making a banana sugar concoction. Known for the Mexican standards such as tacos, enchiladas, and tamales, everything on the menu was delicious, better than we remember. We do wish the taco station offered sour cream, however. One handy feature of eating with a bunch of other food writers — you get everyone’s opinion on their dish (whether you asked for it or not.) And everyone was happy.

Don’t forget the margaritas as in their specialty, the Cadillac Margie, made with premium 1800 Reposado, triple sec and sweet & sour, served hand-shaken or on-the-rocks. Choose Original, Midori Melon, Pomegranate, Mango or Blackberry. Or go for the endless Mimosas, as most in the crowd seemed to be doing.

At $29.99 its a great deal ($10.99 for the kiddies ) and a perfect place to take a big group, ie. the family, who’s been bugging you to get together.

We’ll be back.

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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for; never met a gadget she didn't want, and spends waaaaay too much time on Social Media.

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