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El Dorado

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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In beach area of Salinas | G4 Calle Marlin, Salinas, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while. Food is great and service excellent. Lobster was prepared perfectly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Affordable place with excellent ambient good meal. Service, clean and awesome puertorrican food. I recommend Dorado fish and lobster with rice and beans and of course fried plantains.

Thank suite370
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great view, air conditioning, cleanliness, great service, no complaint at all... Found this delightful restaurant on Trip Advisor and stopped by for dinner. We had mahi-mahi, shrimp, sweet plantains and vanilla flan. Everything was prepared and presented well, everything tasted great, too! Jonathan, our server, was very polite and explained the offerings. We were very happy that we... More 

Thank Lavonne J
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Friendly family atmosphere. Clean, Well kept with strict owner supervision. Freshest fish you can buy. Most, if not all, of the fish served is recent catch. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Ask for the "muslitos de pescado" or "fish drumsticks". A little crowded on weekends but there is a secret: If your party doesn't include children take the first... More 

Thank Efrain C
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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, Great view from the restaurant. The waitress Elba Iris was very nice. I had the 7 Potencias (seafood) soup. Delicious.

Thank OrquestaEpoca
San Juan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This area in Puerto Rico has multiple small places and shacks that serve acceptable/good food. This place is a solid restaurant. Beginning with the location; a beautiful view of the marina; clean, well maintained and great service. The food is not cheap, but not expensive either for this type of restaurant. The food is fresh and well prepared. In the... More 

Thank esmayao
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great time at El Dorado with my family, excellent selection of fresh seafood prepared wonderfully. With an ice-cold beer this is the place to hang out with friends or family in a hot day.

Thank Jonathan K
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We were kindly hosted at El Dorado during a 3 month charity kayak expedition from Grenada to Miami! A cool, modern sea food restaurant at the top of the bay of Salinas we were overwhelmed by the great atmosphere and friendly staff. Alex (manager) was fantastic and we had a great meal sat at the bar soaking it all in.... More 

Thank Will M
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Have visited this restaurant multiple times and they continue to excel in the seafood. This time we tried the Lobster Asopao"Stew" and is out of this world. Highly recommended even if you plan just to go there, nice marina view, place very clean and seafood superb.

Thank Carlos R
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

If you are in Salinas or willing to drive for a seafood gastronomic experience, El Dorado is the best choice. Good for families or a romantic lunch. Friendly staff, $$-$$$.

Thank drdjr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In beach area of Salinas | G4 Calle Marlin, Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 78782444558245688
The Seafood is outstanding and so is the service. Clean, friendly, and delicious food. The best I have had on the Big Island without question! A nice water view overlooking a small marina. The best counch I have ever had. So very tender. The best lobster salad ever!! One of the best whole cooked fish. The other best is at Mucho Gusto on Vieques, PR.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?