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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2235
+1 919-557-0287
Sun 10:45 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 10:45 - 22:00
Fri 10:45 - 22:30
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Has an authentic feel to it. Very nice folk. Very good service. They have 5 locations so that tells you something!

Thank Steve S
Willow Spring, North Carolina
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went here as a party of 10 on the night of the Fuquay tree lighting. We were able to be seated right away. It took awhile for them to bring our drinks and chips, but we really enjoyed the salsa. Once it finally came the food was very good. Had to ask for extra napkins...3 times! But all in... More 

1 Thank Mountian5
Wilmington, North Carolina
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359 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here while in town with work. Last time I was in the area this place was much more crowded. Service was nice and somewhat attentive. Salsa was quite plain. Chicken dish was good and filling. The place is a bit run down and would benefit from a bit of renovation.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 October 2015

El Dorado is a local chain and also has about the same menu as any other Mexican Restaurant from name of dishes to ordre number on the menu. Not bad not great , food is out fast but ingridigents seem fresh.

Thank countgrog
Duncan, NC
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Not sure what has happened to the old Fuquay favorite ! My daughter and I visited for dinner and ordered our "usual", combination dinner with a shrimp & a spinach quesadilla. When the meals came, on plate had the shrimp but not the spinach. The second plate had a substitute mushroom quesadilla and nothing else. When we questioned, we were... More 

Thank Laura T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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359 reviews
268 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Stopped in for lunch with two co-workers at 12:15. Seated promptly and had placed our order within 5 minutes, food on the table within 15 minutes of walking in. Food was good and portions adequate, but not huge. Ambiance is a bit worn as this appears to have been around for a while, but would return.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2014

This is one of two locations that I enjoy and this is the only place I eat Mexican in the area after I have tried a few. This location is kinda worn down and probably could become more welcoming with a remodel however it isn't terrible and I am there for the food. If you are looking for a chain... More 

Thank hjpoole
Raleigh, North Carolina
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

This family operated restaurant has been in business in Fuquay-Varina since 1990. We have eaten here many times since then and have never been disappointed in our choices. We have tried beef tip burritos, Chile Rellenos, tostaguacs, tacos, etc. and never once had a complaint. It is always served hot, with fresh yellow chips, and salsa either spicy or mild.... More 

2 Thank mefohiker
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98 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2013

El Dorado has been around for awhile we're told; restaurant condition would seem to bear that out. Their plates are plentiful enough and more or less average Mexican fare. I liked the faint smoke taste and back bite of their salsa; my husband did not; chips are thicker than average. Communication is a problem; one server told us there was... More 

1 Thank MontyJack
Zurich, Switzerland
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

I used to eat here regularly when I lived in Fuquay. At the time, it was the only Mexican restaurant in town so I put up with the terrible service. I went back recently on a trip to North Carolina and was shocked that the service was as bad as ever. With numerous alternatives in the area with better food... More 

Thank Jonathan S

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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
10:45 - 21:30
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:00
10:45 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2235
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: +1 919-557-0287

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?