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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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2811 Brentwood Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-3225
+1 919-872-8440
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2016

fas t& friendly service lovely staff made to order they on pointmeaning they get it right the first time

Thank Cookie O
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015 via mobile

Great service, good food and quick as well. The atmosphere could use some updating but as long as you know that going in you won't be disappointed.

Thank JorrieM
Too far from home
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

It has been over 1 year since I patronized this restaurant. The food was not as good as I remember. The re-fried beans had a metallic taste. Parts of the restaurant are not lit. This produced a dark and dreary atmosphere. This restaurant needs some TLC. The service was as good as I remembered. There are too many good restaurants... More 

Thank a_good_night_sleep
Raleigh, North Carolina
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. The restaurant is in an older strip center. No pleasant greeting by 'hostess'. The waitress I had though was very nice. The chips and salsa were fresh and tasty. My order was delivered in a reasonable time, and was presented nicely on the plate. It was very, very good. The waitress checked in with me periodically... More 

Thank Mike D
Haw River, North Carolina
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2014

The food was very good. Went on $1.50 margarita night on Wednesday. Don't bother going. The drinks had nothing but sour mix and hardly any alcohol. I switched to beer which you can't water down. I didn't expect much for $1.50 but at least put a decent legal pour of alcohol in your drinks!

Thank EtohExpert
Haymarket, Virginia
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2014

establishment seems really old and truly needs some TLC - food was ok - staff was ok - just had beer so don't know about their drinks - cheese in enchiladas was not melted

Thank irisiris k
Cary, North Carolina
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183 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Noticed a big vegetarian selection on the menu. Drink specials with bar to the side of the restaurant. Very casual setting and friendly staff. Mild and spicy sauce with the chips. Ordered the carnitas and was surprised by the big chunks of tender pork tips, came with typical beans and Mexican rice. Food was tasty and filling. Lots to choose... More 

Thank CindySGoulding
Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

El Dorado is one of our favorite restaurants in Raleigh. Food is always well prepared and is reasonably priced. We have many restaurants within 2 miles of our home and we frequent El Dorado more often than not. Staff are friendly and go out of their way to make sure your meal is to your liking.

Thank isenhourturner
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2013

I have been going to El Dorado's for many years now and because my work is to far away from any of their locations to take a 30 minute lunch, I have let my co workers talk me into trying the Mexican restaurants near our work and all I can say is NONE of then even come close to the... More 

Thank Southernmisty
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2012

I have lunch here on a regular basis (and have for at least 8 years). Never had dinner here. The wait staff is pleasant and the food if fine. It's not great but most meals are around $5.00 and what do you expect for $5.00. I normally order the beef lunch fajitas which is the most expensive lunch menu item... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2811 Brentwood Rd, Raleigh, NC 27604-3225
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-872-8440

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