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“Good Mexican in downtown Fairbanks”
Review of El Dorado

El Dorado
Ranked #50 of 249 Restaurants in Fairbanks
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 14, 2014

I love this place because it falls perfectly in the middle of all the other Mexican restaurants in town. Places like Taco King have more of a fast-food feel, while Gallo's goes for a weird mixture of high-end family restaurant and sports bar. El Dorado is just a quiet little hideaway with a full bar and a 'real' (not fast food) restaurant feel. At El Dorado I've never had trouble hearing my dining partner over the conversation of some of the louder, sports-watching patrons who frequent Gallo's. The decor is great, the drinks are well-made, and the food is delicious; if you want Mexican in Fairbanks, I recommend El Dorado.

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Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant is absolutely delicious. Extremely authentic in ingredients and preparation. I enjoyed the Queso dip, margarita and tamales. Everything about the food was exceptional. The margarita was filled to the rim and I was asked if I wanted it on the rocks, frozen and with salt.

I would have given them a five star rating except the service was slow. It appeared there was only one server to work the bar side as well as the table side AND she served as the bartender. I had already been warned that I shouldn't go at lunch time because I would be deprived of eating, I think the same would have happened at dinner had I been in a hurry.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

The mexican food is very good, at least for lunch, and reasonably priced, but the service was only marginal. It's nice to have another restaurant located in the Fairbanks downtown area.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We really liked this Mexican restaurant, they are just getting started out again after they had to move, the atmosphere very nice and its very clean its nice to have another place to go in the downtown area nice bar and eating places, staff was very nice the food was great they did say they would be adding more to menu at a later date. its located on 2nd avenue next to co op. We will be going back soon thanks for having a comfortable nice place to go in downtown.

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