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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2235
(919) 557-0287
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:45 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 10:45 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 10:45 am - 10:30 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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328 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here while in town with work. Last time I was in the area this place was much more crowded. Service was nice and somewhat attentive. Salsa was quite plain. Chicken dish was good and filling. The place is a bit run down and would benefit from a bit of renovation.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

El Dorado is a local chain and also has about the same menu as any other Mexican Restaurant from name of dishes to ordre number on the menu. Not bad not great , food is out fast but ingridigents seem fresh.

Thank countgrog
Duncan, NC
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Laura T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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328 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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185 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 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 

Thank hjpoole
Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank mefohiker
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91 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank MontyJack
Zurich, Switzerland
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Jonathan S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!!!

Thank Cheree M
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
10:45 am - 9:30 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:00 pm
10:45 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 E Vance St, Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526-2235
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Fuquay-Varina
  • Phone Number: (919) 557-0287

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