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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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4900 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-7806
+1 919-361-0302
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Merrill
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I would recommend stopping in. Food was good, service was average,p lace was busy. No complaints on my food.

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Thank Bobbi B
Aurora, Colorado
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Everyone had the steak fajitas but I wanted to try the chili rellano and even asked the server if it was soft or crispy, he said not crispy. So I ordered combo # 22 what I got was a #21 with a chalupa and NO rellano, even though the server that brought the plates said here's the #22. The burrito... More 

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Thank Whateveryousaydear03
Durham
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Service and food are excellent. Food is consistent from visit to visit. I love their shrimp salad. Lots of grilled shrimp.

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Thank Barb S
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

The food is good. It's typical of many Mexican restaurants in the area. Their is a lunch menu. Food is served quickly. Wait staff is attentive.

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Thank Barbara H
Leland, North Carolina
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171 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

Went for the first time and really enjoyed our meals. First off, the XXX Amber Lagers were 2 bucks so that's a great start. My wife and I could not finish our meals the portions were so large AND they were delicious. I had a large flour tortilla stuffed with marinated pork and black beans with a cheese sauce over... More 

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Thank Richard B
Raleigh, NC
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246 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Tried El Dorado for lunch. Just average food, chips/salsa and service. Many people think El Dorado is very good, but I prefer Las Palmas' food and service. Convenient for those who work in The Park.

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157 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Just visited this restaurant in a group of 8. Restaurant has ample seats. We were there from 6.30pm-8pm and the restaurant wasn't crowded. Still, the waitress hardly smiled and did not offer to get me a drink as I was the last one from my group to arrive. Halfway through our meal, the waitress finally gave a smile when my... More 

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Thank Richard T
Raleigh, North Carolina
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296 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2015

Not the best in the Triangle, but very good, especially for a nice quick lunch near the Park. It was generally very good and the tacos and burritos were nicely prepared.

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Thank docnc
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

When I was living and working in Durham, this is a place that was a regular for lunch and it never disappoints. The food is great, and unlike other Mexican places in the area, the chicken dishes are actually moist and delicious! The service is fast, so you can actually get in a good meal during a lunch break, and... More 

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Thank Tacomancer
Durham
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

This is our favorite local Mexican restaurant. The food is really good. Some of it even has a Hawaiian flair. Their salsa is nicely spiced and hearty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 14
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 00:00
Monday
09:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 00:00
Thursday
09:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4900 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-7806
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-361-0302
Description
El Dorado is an authentic Mexican Restaurant specializing in Mexican Cuisine open every day for lunch and dinner.

Offering a cozy restaurant for family and a Cantina bar for the after work get togethers.

Daily food and drink specials.

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant a family owned business, knows the importance of keeping this vision thriving, this is why when visiting one of the 8 restaurants you will feel warmth and delight as you enjoy the most delicious Mexican food amongst family.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?