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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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4900 Nc Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713-7806
+1 919-361-0302
09:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The do have excellent chilie realleno - (which I use as a watermark for good Mexican resturants) - Pretty good salsa and chips (above average)

Thank Dennis E
Hampstead, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Dorado Mexican Restaurant has been at this location for at least twenty years. Its still the "Go-To" Mexican restaurant in the area for lunch or dinner. I had not been back for about ten years and today at lunch it seemed as if I was there yesterday. Same great menu, very good prices and quick service. Today at lunch... More 

Thank John S
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food was cool and taste like the rice was old. The waitress was a little ok, but not a great customer services.

Thank Poncenamorena
Durham, North Carolina
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541 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

I wasn't expecting a lot from this place, but it really hit the spot on a recent Tuesday when I was looking for a quick meal. I opted for the grilled quesadilla rellena with steak, cheese, and beans. Came with lettuce, guac/sour cream and a side order of rice. I got some chips with a side order of guac as... More 

Thank ckassotis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

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

Thank Bobbi B
Aurora, Colorado
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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 

Thank Whateveryousaydear03
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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.

Thank Barb S
Durham, North Carolina
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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.

Thank Barbara H
Leland, North Carolina
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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 

Thank Richard B
Raleigh, NC
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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.

Thank TurksHeadGuy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?