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El Dorado Restaurant

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316 E. Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646
+1 301-934-3970
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
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La Plata, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

I love Mexican food it's one of my favorites and El Dorado reminds me of home (California) where the Mexican food is excellent.

1 Thank mzswete
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

No other place offers Spanish dishes... Had several different dishes over several visits... Never a bad meal... service is prompt and friendly. Food has been delicious. Would recommend to any Mexico food fan.

1 Thank Tim S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

The restaurant is on a busy road, but access to parking is available just past the restaurant from the crossing side Very friendly and helpful staff

1 Thank StewLee
Waldorf, Maryland
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2016

Absolutely great Mexican food! You get so much that sometimes have to take home. It is real Mexican food all the way and we have ate there many times.

Thank gingerc00ks
La Plata, Maryland
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

We had a wonderful dining experience here. Different menu items, very interesting and delicious meals, good margaritas, excellent service.

1 Thank CarolF1711
Port Tobacco, Maryland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

There was a cockroach on the chair when we came in and despite being the first diners that night, there was old dry food under several table; restaurant was run down and dirty. Have had the food before which was good, but due to sanitation would never eat here again.

Thank Nancymdvm
La Plata, Maryland
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

Staff very friendly, great you by name. We love their Fajitas. Always tasty and more than we can possibly eat. Great Margaritas!

1 Thank Becky K
Waldorf, Maryland
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2015

A little pricey, but worth it. If you find yourself looking for some tasty Mexican food, give this place a try. The service is excellent and the food is good.

Thank Lance B
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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351 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

Read the Trip Advisor reviews and glad we gave the ElDorado a try. Very casual setting. Parking is in the rear of the building, easy to miss. We had a pitcher of really good margaritas and shared a seafood palella that was enough for two. Kind of bland but we like spicey Spanish food. Excellent Spanish and TexMex choices. Would... More 

Thank Nancy011351
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We couldn't find the restaurant not being familiar with the area. A restaurant employee stood on the street to make sure we got there. Once seated the food and service exceeded expectations. In our party of four there were nothing but rave reviews for the food. Well worth the extra minute it takes to leave route 301 if you are... More 

Thank Wendina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $19
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 E. Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  La Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 301-934-3970

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