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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant


4900 NC-55
Durham, NC 27713
Phone: (919) 361-0302
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Photo of John Casale John Casale
Jan 4, 2024 5

One of, if not the, best Mexican restaurants in the area. I go here as often as I can. Ask for their house hot sauce. It's delicious.

Photo of Cierra Tyler Cierra Tyler
Dec 15, 2023 3

My coworker and I decided to go have dinner and drinks after work as it is very close to our job. I have ate here via door dash so it seemed like a good idea. The food was okay, but seems to come out suspiciously quick. When I would ask for things the server gave off an annoyed attitude. We felt rushed as the server brought us our check without asking if we wanted anything else or how the check was being paid out. When we informed her that we would like another drink and that the check needed to be spilt. She asked how it was to be split and still split it incorrectly. The whole experience let me know I would not be returning. Not worth the money I spent for sure.

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.