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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0287
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10:45 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:45 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 4
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2013
MontyJack
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Montana-Florida
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Duncan, NC
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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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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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: (919) 557-0287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:45 am - 10:30 pm

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