El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina

El Dorado Cantina

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://eldoradovegas.com/
  • Phone: (702) 722-2289
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 24 Hours.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Matt 7025382821x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Echelon Resort Dr
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from El Dorado Cantina
El Dorado Cantina is a new upscale 181-seat restaurant and lounge close to the Las Vegas Strip. The concept presents authentic Mexican cuisine representing the regions of Mexico and its vast culinary traditions.

We believe strongly that sustainably-raised products and offering superior quality in our incredibly flavorful food keeps the high standards of our guests in mind. All of our beef, chicken, pork, shrimp and fish originates from carefully-selected farms in the U.S. and are free of antibiotics, pesticides and steroids.

The Bar offers delicious white, red and sparkling Sangrias house made with fresh fruits, assorted domestic, import and specialty craft beers including Samuel Pure Brewed Organic Lager and Day of the Dead IPA, wines, champagne, bottle service and more than 100 tequilas such as AsomBroso 11 Year aged “Vintage” and Clase Azul Ultra.

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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
El Dorado Cantina reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (25)good for groups (24)late-night find (15)neighborhood gem (13)great for lunch (10)romantic (9)special occasion (7)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (2)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • In same building as Saphire
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The sign is hard to see from the street. Looks like you are entering Saphire Gentleman's Club. We had a good laugh that it looked like we were going to a strip club. The food and service were great!
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Truly lacking
    Veganfoodie
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    I am still confused as to why this place has such a good rating. Food was bland, margaritas were average and it was truly noisy the night we were there. Place is quite small and they had a mariachi band going around. definitely a pass in my opinion.
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  • Ignore the location, stay for authentic Mexican
    SassyKass7
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    With the funky Vegas-esque leather decor laden with mirrors & television location adjacent to strip club you may be deceived into thinking this is not the farm-to-table ethically sourced non-gmo gem it is! Picky eaters bring your best shot, Paco will answer with healthy flavorful Mexican food from recipes pass down through his family. You will not need salt and pepper at your table everything is expertly seasoned to perfection. The tri-fecta of salsas has a spice level for every palate, Im a huge fan of the habanero (yellow means caution mi amigos) finally some heat! The grilled Mahi tacos are out of this world! Get the sweet Tiffany to wait on you, she is a doll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • location, location, location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This restaurant is part of a gentleman's club. The food was fairly good, but the location is not. it is hard to find as the signs are all for the other establishment. While in the parking lot we were approached by someone offering a better deal. In another location this restaurant might be good, but not here.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow! In a weird, freaky area, but AMAZING food!
    Holladayfoodlover
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    This place is next to Sapphire Gentleman's club. Literally attached, but no affiliation. We drove around and around a pretty seedy, packed with strip club neighborhood to find it. My sister and I went by ourselves based on the YELP review. It was WELL WORTH IT! The food is all locally sourced, non-GMO, organic and home-made. Kind of a fresh, healthy take on traditional Mexican food. I have had MANY margaritas in my life, but their house version was the best I've ever had. I great up in So. California, so I've had a lot of great food/drinks to compare to. This was hands-down the best. Their bar is really cool and the ambiance is great. Kind of nightclub meets modern Mexican vibe. Not intimidating at all. Casual is fine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owen Gonzales - Ones We Love
    OhNoPlatesVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    If you want authentic Mexican food, you need to go to this place. Talk about a hole in the wall, it's next door to a strip club (very weird). However when you're inside it's all good, great decor, giant TVs to watch sports and a worthy list of tequilas and margaritas. The food (prepared by Executive Chef, Paco) is amazing. To start they give you three different salsas with your chips. Beware of the Habanero salsa, it's cold at first and then it creeps up on you and shocks you with some serious heat. Go for lunch, because I was told at dinner it's always crowded, and rightfully so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Do not be fooled by the location
    DNGRKTY
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I was looking for a new and unique spot to take a date and I remembered seeing this place located at Sapphire Gentlemen's Club. Doing a search I found that the reviews of the food were good and that Chef Paco takes great care in where the ingredients for the meals comes from. The menu is well-planned to for those of various dietary orientations (GF, vegan). The margaritas were great, nice little beer list. Delicious table-side guacamole, my entree of street tacos and rice/beans was delicious. I would not let the location steer you away. You cannot hear anything from the club. Service to start was a bit slow, but not horrible, beers are bottle only. Open 24/7 with happy hour/industry specials. This will be one of my regular stops.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the location fool you
    JohnnyXXXXXX
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We were a little surprised by the location (right next door / in the same building) as the worlds largest "Gentlemen s Club) but don't let that detur you. Great food, good service. One note, the appetizers are spendy for what you get but the food is priced right and good portions. Drinks were also on the high side (alcohol) but still I would go there again in a minute. Wife and I took our friends there and the gals really enjoyed the music and the food as the place was rocking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    PVegas
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Very authentic Mexican Food. Fajitas are delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great food
    cyclewatts
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food is excellent, make sure you get the house margaritas and the guacamole as an appetizer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place but the location...
    Aloha1734VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Amazing fresh food restaurant. If you are health conscious this is your place. If you aren't health conscious this is your place. Amazing food & service. Because this place shares the building with a huge strip club I'm guessing that will be the demise of them-I'd love to go back bc the food was that outstanding. I couldn't get over my car being parked in a strip club parking lot or being right next to it, so I probably won't go back just for that reason. I felt like I was doing a walk of shame back to my car when leaving the restaurant bc it would appear I was walking out of a strip club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better in the back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I enjoyed the back room without all the TVs.I enjoyed the food at El Dorado. The service on the whole was good. Although I had a reservation with OpenTable on Nov 1 and checked in upon arriving, the points were not credited to my account. I hope the restaurant can correct this. Check#50059I enjoyed the food at El Dorado. The service on the whole was good. Although I had a reservation with OpenTable on Nov 1 and checked in upon arriving, the points were not credited to my account. I hope the restaurant can correct this. Check#50059I enjoyed the food at El Dorado. The service on the whole was good. I enjoyed the food at El Dorado. The service on the whole was good. Although I had a reservation with OpenTable on Nov 1 and checked in upon dinin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef Paco
    PhillyPhoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was a treat to have Chef Paco stop by our table during a mid-week lunch & invite us to Wine Down Wednesdays.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great out of the way gem...
    foodies
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    thought the restaurant was fantastic. based on fresh organic, no GMO, authentic mexican food. wonderfully spiced and flavourful. wide variety of choices. excellent service too!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    PhillyPhoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    El Dorado Cantina was Highly recommended by a staffer at Stay Healthy - a place where I go for trusted advice and organic 'alternative' remedies. It's delightful to find a full menu of items that are delicious, beautifully presented & locally sourced. It was so good - I'll be back with in the week.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal/interesting building
    lisabVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    El Dorado Cantina dished up a delicious dinner for our group of nine. In spite of the fact that our cab driver didn't believe we were going to a restaurant and not Sapphire, the Gentlemen's Club, we had a great time. Margaritas were excellent,the questions fundido with mushrooms was amazing and the crane asada and carnitas burritos were flavorful and at the right price, we will be back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    zangelic1
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Our cab driver hadn't heard of this new restaurant but it had great reviews and we wanted to try something off the strip. We sure were pleasantly surprised by this gem! The service was great and Chef Paco came to our table to check on us. Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    Honeymooners
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Great find, we flew in late to Las Vegas and wanted good authentic Mexican. El Dorado fit the bill, we were a little put off by the location but pleasantly surprised with the menu selection and service. After our entree the Head chef came out and introduced himself and after a brief conversation about how much we enjoyed our dinner he sent out a flan that was the best I've ever had! Will go again next time we are in Vegas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service!
    TCDiner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent Mexican food! We had the carne asada tacos, the steak was very tasty and tender. The entire staff was very attentive and even the chef came out to greet us. Have the flan for dessert, it's to die for! A bit hard to find, street signage is almost non existent, but we were glad we found it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Mexican food in Vegas/world!
    Lulu19
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Absolutely delicious, fresh, spicy, flavorful food! The veggie tacos were the best I've ever tasted. Our server was great, and chef Paco greeted us warmly. The homemade flan was amazing. Go!!! Don't be turned off by the location. This is a great restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and Great Food
    HappyEater
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We were looking for authentic Mexican food away from The Strip and after checking out some online reviews headed for El Dorado. What a fantastic find! A little surprised to find our cab pulling up beside a 'Gentleman's Club' but right next door, but totally independent of, was El Dorado. Apparently only 2 months old, the restaurant looks and feels good with ambient lighting and a combination of tables and side curved booths which give a good feeling of privacy. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the food great and the cost very reasonable. Highly recommended
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joan
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Great authentic fresh food! I'm so glad we found this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New kid in town
    FriscoJHD
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Restaurant only open for a few months, but it is definitely going to make a splash in Las Vegas, In a strange location next to a gentlemen's club, but the menu was exciting from the street tacos to the shrimp tacos, and the gorditas were divine. Service was a little erratic since the restaurant was not crowded, but the food was superb. Once the wait staff is trained the experience at this restaurant should be first class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican Restaurant in Vegas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Somewhat hard to find but very much worth the risk of having my wife think I was taking her to a strip club!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Mexican restaurant
    alpha2dine
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Service – very friendly and helpful to explain the menu Food – excellent and very delicious Location – nicely decorated Best Mexican restaurant we ever had, would definitely go back next time we are in Las Vegas and highly recommend it to anybody who loves upscale Mexican food (at normal prices).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have been there during their first month of being open, and was very impressed and will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New and a Must Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Great Meal .. Great Service ... Excellent Price Point true value for the quality of food ... If you like Mexican food and are looking for an off strip restuarant this is the place to dine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting
    OccasionalDiner
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Kind of hard to locate, but co-located with the Sapphire Gentleman's club (different entrance). Not good or bad, but limited signage made it difficult to locate. Average food, but friendly service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican food experience ever!
    Lucky2LiveHiLife
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Pros: Best Mexican food experience I've had in a long time. Great tasting food, nicely plated, healthy ingredients, very friendly staff, next to the world largest strip club! Cons: Hard to find, staff was hard to track down when needed. On Google maps it placed this gem literally next to a gentleman's club and very large one at that. Once we found that place I was not expecting a great meal but I was totally wrong because that is exactly what I got. The chef even came out to say hi and get our opinion on the spot, and I was more than happy to tell him what and excellent job he did!! (Yes, we went to the strip club after to see what the Worlds largest looked like. We enjoyed ourselves there too!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
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