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El Dorado Mexican Restaurant

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

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  • 13
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Excellent lunch buffet!

My family makes a point of always going to El Dorado when in Charleston visiting family. The lunch buffet is outstanding. There is great variety at a high quality. The cost is reasonable $9, and the food is great. We always leave full and very satisfied.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
CarolinaConclave
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

My family makes a point of always going to El Dorado when in Charleston visiting family. The lunch buffet is outstanding. There is great variety at a high quality. The cost is reasonable $9, and the food is great. We always leave full and very satisfied.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The following is the opinion of a gringo who has lived in Mexico, has visited often, and who loves Mexican culture and cuisine. But the truth must be told here. El Dorado is known (so I am told) in the neighborhood for its huge lunch buffet with dozens of choices that all look like they've been swimming in the same... More 

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Findlay, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

I was nervous about going here because I never saw many cars in the lot. That is usually a bad sign. But, we were getting back late and didn't want to cook. This place was close and convenient. Our server was nice and gave us good service. As an added bonus, the meals we got were very tasty. I would... More 

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Williamsburg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This place had some very slow service. It took forever to get waited, and there's was only a couple of tables with people sitting there. It took forever to get refills, and to take out food order. I didn't care for the sweet salsa, but my chicken fajitas were good. Service is the only complaint and they had several workers... More 

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South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place has a buffet, but we didn't eat from it. I guess it looked ok as far as buffets go, but I hardly ever eat from them and wouldn't want Mexican food from one. We were seated in a corner, which had to be the hottest place in the restaurant. To be clear, I don't love AC, but I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Have only been at lunch for the buffet but have done so four or five times. Not fusion or vegetarian/vegan oriented but solid comfort food! Prices are very reasonable. Wings are good and like making my own soft tacos.

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Thank Murfcat
Middleburg, Florida, United States
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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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Thank Cynthia B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank joyscoupons
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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
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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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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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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