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El Dorado Restaurant

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Mexican, Spanish
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316 E. Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646
301.934.3970
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 27
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Flavor!

Authentic food and THE BEST sangria! White table cloths make it special and cozy! We love El Dorado!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Britt R
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Welcome, Maryland
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Welcome, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Authentic food and THE BEST sangria! White table cloths make it special and cozy! We love El Dorado!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have been in in a long time. The margaritas are fresh and very tasty. The fajitas are excellent. This is our new go to place for Mexican!

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Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The other restaurants in town are so crowded on Sunday morning with long waits, so we went here to see if they were open. YES, had a great brunch menu. [We had eaten dinner here another time, and it was just as good.] We were seated and waiter immediately took our drink orders. Had a great selection of dishes for... More 

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White Plains, Maryland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

The margaritas were very good but the avocado salad was AWESOME! Very fresh, lots of crisp romaine, avocado,tomato, etc with a really good dressing( ranch or buttermilk?). The chips and salsa were not too salty and seemed home made, excellent! I had a platter of steak fajitas which also included done bacon wrapped grilled shrimp. The fajitas were excellent and... More 

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Abell, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant combines both Mexican and Spanish dishes, which is a good combination. We seated ourselves and were promptly provided with three glasses of water. The drink order arrived promptly, along with the guacamole appetizer. My daughter ordered the Pollo Asado, which was plentiful and tasty. My wife ordered the Jalisco Platter, which was tasty & filling. I ordered the... More 

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La Plata, Maryland, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This place is almost always empty but only because no one knows about it. They have amazing food. The service is amazing and prices are reasonable. My dad tells people that if they order the fajitas and don't love them he will pay for them. (He has never lost that bet) my favorite meal is the seafood enchiladas.

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32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sometimes a great restaurant is about the atmosphere, other times a little less perfect ambiance is forgiven in exchange for great service and wonderful food. El Dorado is the latter. We have dined in this restaurant (or had takeout) dozens of times over the last several years and it is always great. The place is well broken in but always... More 

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Chestertown, Maryland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We went here for dinner twice in one week during a business trip. don't be fooled by the look of the exterior of the place. It is very nice inside. It is somewhat difficult to find the parking, which is in the rear unless you know to look for it. The first night we went here, the food and service... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our service for lunch when they were not busy was very slow. The food was good but very pricey for mid-day. Won't go back, and hate to do that for small business in our town.

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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

again another excellent find a little hard to locate where its at but once you find it you'll never forget. Their salsa is to die for and the food is outstanding. Services also wonderful the people are friendly however it is a small place and they always say good things come in small packages.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 316 E. Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  La Plata
  • Phone Number: 301.934.3970

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 19
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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