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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant


4900 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 361-0302
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Photo of Jose Cedeno Jose Cedeno
Sep 1, 2023 5

Went here to celebrate my sister's birthday and our server was very cool. Food was great, our steak tacos and birria tacos were delicious

Photo of Keira Marsh Keira Marsh
Aug 21, 2023 3

The good: customer service was extremely friendly, the lunch portions are cheap and large, meats in the entrees were pretty good, and the salsa was excellent The bad: I picked my order up about 30 minutes after opening and somehow it still didn't seem fresh. Unfortunately it was all very very oversauced to the point that the tortilla for the burrito had the texture of a lasagna noodle on the bottom and the tostada was mush. The sauces were practically flavorless and just way too much. Overall I would not recommend even for a very cheap lunch. Dining in might be better but flavors were just not great overall

Photo of R S. R S.
Jul 13, 2023 4

Quick service and good food. Typical Mexican food but everything was very tasty. Two combo dinners with sodas to drink for two people was $26…so not bad prices. We had the tacos and enchiladas combo plates with beans and rice. Our server was Jose Luis and he kept our drinks full, great job! Good atmosphere with the music playing over head and the decor. In from out of town and glad we tried this place!

Photo of Max Coombes Max Coombes
Jul 3, 2023 3

Decent, solid Mexican with a pretty nice atmosphere. Food was alright, nothing special but value for money was great. Comfortably have lunch for $10. Overall good, but food wasn’t anything special.

Photo of Fran Boyd Fran Boyd
Jun 25, 2023 4

Been going here for lunch for almost 20 years. Great spot for a quick bite with coworkers. Owner especially friendly, and he delivered our chips and salsa. Service was impeccable, and I like the way you can pay at the table and get the receipt right there.

Photo of John Kroetch John Kroetch
Jun 23, 2023 5

I ordered individual items to pick up and bring back to my hotel to complement my leftovers from the night before. The glimpse I got of the inside seemed fun. I had a beef taco, a chicken enchilada, sour cream, and a couple of salsas (red and green). They provided tortilla chips for free! The food was very tasty - I found mixing the sour cream and one of both of the salsas was a tasty combination. I was not disappointed. I think it was a very good value for the food.

Photo of Millie Pantaloons Millie Pantaloons
Jun 3, 2023 5

My partner and I eat here once a week. Mostly dine in but we also do pick up. I like that they are open late on week nights. Service is always friendly and fast. Food is always delicious and the salsa is 🔥. Decent place for cheap beers as well. My favorite local Mexican place.

Photo of RD Smith RD Smith
Feb 27, 2023 5

Food was so good All I had was one picture left lol.

Photo of James Williams James Williams
Jan 9, 2023 3

Had takeout because had to work late and didn't want to cook. Staff was friendly food was ready quickly. My only reason for 3 stars was the ground beef used in the dishes we got. Quesdilla, beef tamales, and I believe it was called the el Dorado special plate. Had lots of stuff on it. The ground beef they use was extremely low quality. Gritty texture. Use higher quality beef and I think we have a real winner.

Photo of Sean Haugh Sean Haugh
Dec 16, 2022 5

I had to find a new venue for a monthly meeting on short notice. Everyone there was extremely helpful and hospitable, and the space was great for us. The food was delicious, the service was perfect, and the prices are reasonable. Top marks all around, will go again.

Photo of William Michael William Michael
Dec 5, 2022 5

Perfect place to wind down from a busy day. Food is great and gives you a taste of home in the first bite !