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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant


4900 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 361-0302
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Photo of Lee Nelson Lee Nelson
Jun 12, 2019 4

This was my first time here and I'll definitely be back! I got the Beef Chimichanga with rice that was excellent. The favor of the seasoned beef was delicious. I also got a Tamale on the side that was cooked very well, and the sauce that covered it complemented it nicely. I really liked the fact that when I asked for hot sauce, instead of giving me some generic store brand I got a squeeze bottle of homemade got sauce that actually had a little heart to it. The only reason I don't give 5 stars is because I wish the portion size would have been just a little bigger.

Photo of Tamila Neal Tamila Neal
Jun 10, 2019 5

Some of the best Mexican food ever! The cheese dip had some spice to it very good. Restaurant was clean and well kept. In all a great meal!

Photo of Reem Nouh Reem Nouh
Jun 18, 2019 4

It was good but the scenery is not appealing. The food was good and the waiters were nice.

Photo of Tiago Sanchez Tiago Sanchez
Jun 13, 2019 5

Great drink special everyday! The staff is friendly cool little Mexican spot!

Photo of Andrew H Andrew H
Jul 6, 2019 5

I debated what Mexican restaurant to go to as a visitor in the area. I didnt want the fake, Mexican-inspired food that is so common, I wanted authentic. I debated for over an hour, when I finally drove down... as soon as I saw the building I felt like I made the right decision. When I walked in and saw the employees I knew I made the right decision. I ordered, it was quick about 10 mins. Unfortunately I had to make another stop. When I finally got home to sit down and eat it was a bit different than I'm used to from authentic Mexican spots I've been to in CT. I thought it was gonna be soggy and nasty, but despite being more moist than I like, the deluxe burritos were very good and I cant wait to dig into the rest. Update: I got the #25. I couldnt tell the different between the two bigger things but they were good. Taco was good too. Chips were bland, salsa was ok. Chips and salsa was the weakest link but I was very satisfied with everything else

Photo of Dwayne Bailey Dwayne Bailey
Jul 23, 2019 3

Delicious! Well priced and friendly service too. I am editing my original post as there does seem to be some significant issues when differentiating between lunch and dinner as well as delivery. I normally go here funch lunch (in restaurant) and it is always amazing. However, I have had several issues as of late with online ordering, and my first dinner experience. I would say they were completely different restaurants.

Photo of Ashley Odvody Ashley Odvody
Aug 11, 2019 5

Fast, good food, good service. A great place for large groups and families.

Photo of Richard Van Ness Richard Van Ness
Sep 9, 2019 5

We were traveling through Durham NC and found this place. The restaurant is clean. Staff is friendly. Prices are good. Food was delicious!!!

Photo of Matt Biro Matt Biro
Aug 24, 2019 5

This place has been a triangle institution since the 90s. I hang out in the Cantina bar area, bartenders are awesome. Great beer specials as well, can't go wrong here.

Photo of Times Chu Times Chu
Oct 4, 2019 4

Not a bad place all things considered. The horchata was excellent, neither too syrupy or too watery, and the food was above par. Only complaints are that you only get three teeny tiny tortillas with a fajita platter, which isn't nearly enough, and that the mozzarella "cheese" given is so cheap and plasticky it barely qualifies as food. Ask for no mozzarella if you order here, because otherwise the food was lovely.

Photo of Barbara Lovelady Barbara Lovelady
Aug 21, 2019 4

Great food at a good price. Good service and Wednesday margarita specials! Not particularly cozy or up scale. Basic and beautiful.

Photo of Mike Joyce Mike Joyce
Nov 7, 2019 3

I used to really love this place but they stuff everything full of black beans now. I take most of them out there is a pile of them. Your burrito would be skinny if you take them out. They must be real cheap. But they ruin there burritos. A little wouldn't hurt but its ridiculous. I haven't eaten there in months, and don't plan on eating there again.

Photo of Cynthia Haliburton Cynthia Haliburton
Dec 7, 2019 5

Modern decor and spacious seating observed. Friendly staff greets you as soon as you enter. Promptly seated and orders taken. Excellent Mexican food! Large portions so please come ready to eat. Looking forward to coming again.

Photo of Karthikeyan Pandian Karthikeyan Pandian
Dec 13, 2019 5

Food was good. We had grilled chicken, shrimps, french fries and fried ice cream. All were good. Service was excellent. 100 marks for their service.

Photo of Mindy Espinoza Mindy Espinoza
Dec 10, 2019 5

Very good food. Been going here for years. Always taken care of by the staff.

Photo of Kyle Kenyon Kyle Kenyon
Dec 18, 2019 5

Love this place, everything's delicious. Great service too - I once saw the owner dealing with an exceptionally rude customer (who was clearly a regular) and he was so calm and professional about it.

Photo of Jennifer Hennigan Jennifer Hennigan
Jan 14, 2020 4

The food was really good. I had chicken fajitas, and they give you a good amount. The salsa also has a nice flavor to it.

Photo of prithivi khatri prithivi khatri
Jan 20, 2020 5

Food is very authentic and price is very reasonable . Staffs are very friendly and welcoming . I often visit there and has been never disappointed.