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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526
(919) 557-0287
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Ranked #27 of 56 restaurants in Fuquay-Varina
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 23, 2014
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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21 reviews 21 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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154 reviews 154 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

We split our business between this restaurant and the Los Tres Magueyes location up the street. El Dorado seems to have a lot more Latino diners, so it would appear that they are serving more "authentic" Mexican dishes here? Maybe, but we think that all the Mexican joints get their basic food stuff from the same truck, so it may... More

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

After having lunch there on 6-6-12 I had intestinal problems for a day and 1/2. My daughter ordered a chile poblomo and a beef tamale. The chile was very greasy and doughy, the tamale was uneven and the sauce tasted like Ragu with alittle mexican seasoning. Not good at all.

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