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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0287
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Ranked #35 of 62 Restaurants in Fuquay-Varina
Cuisines: Mexican
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- Jul 11, 2014
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Duncan, NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Not sure what has happened to the old Fuquay favorite ! My daughter and I visited for dinner and ordered our "usual", combination dinner with a shrimp & a spinach quesadilla. When the meals came, on plate had the shrimp but not the spinach. The second plate had a substitute mushroom quesadilla and nothing else. When we questioned, we were... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Stopped in for lunch with two co-workers at 12:15. Seated promptly and had placed our order within 5 minutes, food on the table within 15 minutes of walking in. Food was good and portions adequate, but not huge. Ambiance is a bit worn as this appears to have been around for a while, but would return.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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118 reviews 118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

This is one of two locations that I enjoy and this is the only place I eat Mexican in the area after I have tried a few. This location is kinda worn down and probably could become more welcoming with a remodel however it isn't terrible and I am there for the food. If you are looking for a chain... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

This family operated restaurant has been in business in Fuquay-Varina since 1990. We have eaten here many times since then and have never been disappointed in our choices. We have tried beef tip burritos, Chile Rellenos, tostaguacs, tacos, etc. and never once had a complaint. It is always served hot, with fresh yellow chips, and salsa either spicy or mild.... More

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Montana-Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

El Dorado has been around for awhile we're told; restaurant condition would seem to bear that out. Their plates are plentiful enough and more or less average Mexican fare. I liked the faint smoke taste and back bite of their salsa; my husband did not; chips are thicker than average. Communication is a problem; one server told us there was... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I used to eat here regularly when I lived in Fuquay. At the time, it was the only Mexican restaurant in town so I put up with the terrible service. I went back recently on a trip to North Carolina and was shocked that the service was as bad as ever. With numerous alternatives in the area with better food... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

This place has been here since I was very young, so not a new place! Has great chips, Salsa, Queso & Good food at Reasonable prices. No fancy place, but one of my favorites!!!

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We've eaten at the El Dorado a couple of times. It hasn't ever been a great experience, but we got the Chori Cheese dip, which I like at many places and this was the worse I've seen. It was a runny cheese dip with Chorizo grease poured on top and a couple of specks of sausage. I also got the... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food and service is great. especially after church on Sunday. They are doing a great job, especially in downtown Fuquay Varina.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This week's visit was probably one out of once a week visit for the past 10+ years. That is a lot of consistency! The only changes are interior design. Good American/Mexican eats and free appetizer (chips & salsa) are just some of the great issues. If you leave hungry, it could be your own fault. All plates are bountiful! Staff... More

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