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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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1109 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7805
843-763-0699
Today
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most Authentic Around!

Their buffett is FANTASTIC! Authentic Mexican food. Clean, friendly, consistent good service. Great price! The very best in town!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Middleburg, Florida, United States
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Some of the worst Mexican food I have ever had. Been traveling to Charleston for months and was missing my Mexican food. Finally decided to go here this past Wednesday night. They were doing a decent business so I thought it must be okay. The service was middle of the road at best. The food was lousy. The sangria was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Their buffett is FANTASTIC! Authentic Mexican food. Clean, friendly, consistent good service. Great price! The very best in town!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great food. Excellent service. Great value for money. We ate here every day on our trip to Charleston. Cannot recommend it enough. Family friendly restaurant. Try the horchetta. Huge beer mugs as well; beware :-)

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Quebec, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had the sizzling fajita platters. The beef was tender,the chicken nicely seasoned,the shrimp perhaps a touch over cooked but enjoyed all. Our waitress, Jasmine,was attentive and with her warm personality and sincere manner added to our evening. Would highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who wants a good meal in a warm environment. Like those margaritas as well.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Awesome buffet at lunch. Endless fajitas and queso. Included deserts too. Solid mexican place to eat if you want typical mexican fare.

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Moncks Corner, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Oh my great food great service. We missed the buffet its 7 days a week 1030- 300 our server said to get there before 2.

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Columbia, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

Seriously guys, this place has a buffet at lunch! You can put queso cheese on everything. I eat here about once per quarter only because I probably gain 3 lbs because of all the food I eat. This is a must try if you are in the area!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were on vacation and wanted to eat some Mexican food, and saw their sign while passing through. Wasn't expecting much, but we were very happy at the end: Pros: - Fast and friendly service. - Good value considering options close by. - Good portion size. - Good chips and salsa. Cons: - Not a big con, but an interior... More 

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Bristol, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Our family of five enjoyed the lunch buffet tremendously. Although we all love Mexican food, we each have slightly different preferences. We each found a favorite food to enjoy. The buffet was plentiful, good and inexpensive. We'll definitely put this as a must-do on our next Charleston vacation.

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Easton, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We lived in SC for years and visited here at least once a month. The food is so good and the people are so sweet!!! My husband will say Man I could eat mexican, and I will say (jokingly, of course!) El Dorado? We live 12 hours away.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1109 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407-7805
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: 843-763-0699
Open Hours
Sunday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:15 am - 10:30 pm

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