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El Toro Meats – Quality Second to None.


El Toro Gourmet Meats, is family owned and operated by Owner Bob Bacca and his son Bobby. The brand “El Toro Meats” has been around since 1978.  Bob took ownership in 1992, and he and Bobby have been proudly serving the Saddleback Valley ever since. They take pride in making sure their meat, poultry, and seafood is of the highest quality.  Many have said, it’s the best in Orange County! Along the way, and listening to the needs and wants of their loyal customer base, they added a gourmet coffee line, fine wines from Napa and Sonoma Counties, and a vast selection of local Craft Beers.  They also carry many exotic meats such as buffalo, venison, foie gras, duck, rabbit, quail and many more.  (See the Exotic Meat & Poultry tab or click here.) And  if a customer wants a specific meat that may not be on hand, Bob will order it and make sure it’s available in time for the customer’s special event. Because of the unbeatable quality, many customers, who have moved out of the area, pay a pretty penny to have their meat shipped to them in locations all over the country.

El Toro Gourmet Meats is known for its unparalleled chicken, beef and pork Asadas, and home-style Guacamole.  On holidays, the store is packed with new and returning customers wanting to put only the finest meats on their tables for family and guests.  Bob and Bobby go out of their way to please their customers, and to share proven recipes and cooking techniques with anyone who asks.

There is also a fruit and vegetable section, and isles of gourmet side dishes, delights, and goodies. If you like licorice, you’ll want to hurry in and try the many different flavors available.

Ask any local if they know about the meat store inside the big red barn, and they will of course say yes. And more than likely share a story or two about an amazing experience they’ve had with meat and food from El Toro Gourmet Meats.

El Toro Meats in Lake Forest, CA.
Bob and Bobby Bacca are amazing examples of what our country is built upon — hard work, dedication to providing quality products, honesty and integrity.  Stop in any time….there’s always a cup of hot coffee, a friendly face waiting to help, and lots of fun perusing the isles for unique and delicious food.

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