El Dorado Cantina

4.5
466 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner: Daily: 24 Hours.
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Phone number
(702) 722-2289
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Paco
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Catering
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 50 people and is available for catered events, banquets, parties, meetings, and buyouts. We are also open to parties up to 180 people. Email: events@eldoradovegas.com or catering@eldoradovegas.com

Call Maggie Cupp Director of Special Events for parties 16 and over at 702-580-0080 or her direct line at: 702-960-0739 you can also email Maggie at: maggie@redmercuryent.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Echelon Resort Dr
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Special events & promotions
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 50 people and is available for catered events, banquets, parties, meetings, and buyouts. We are also open to parties up to 180 people. Email: events@eldoradovegas.com or catering@eldoradovegas.com

Call Kim Gregory General Manager for parties 15 and under at 310-429-0901 or the restaurant 702-722-2289 you can also email Kim at: kim@eldoradovegas.com

Call Maggie Cupp Director of Special Events for parties 16 and over at 702-580-0080 or her direct line at: 702-960-0739 you can also email Maggie at: maggie@redmercuryent.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
466 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
24%
Good
7%
Fair
4%
Poor
1%
4.7
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KT
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A friend was getting married we wanted to do Tequila shots and Tacos! But without the tourist Vegas crowd... it was better than expected!!!

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Denver
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dinner off the beaten path. Empanada app was good, but crunchier than I prefer. My relleno was average, but the table side guacamole was great, as was my cucumber margarita.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place at a reasonable price

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Las Vegas
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Waited over 10 minutes for hostess to show up to get seated during a non busy hour; chips were stale; red salsa was delicious; food and drinks were too pricey for the quality and portion; Chile relleno and cauliflower tacos were delicious; beans tasted liked they came out of a can

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Obviously an odd location but the restaurant is nice, service was friendly and didn’t get charged for extra chips and salsa as expected.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cuisine!

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San Francisco
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Found on line through yelp. Went on a Saturday night for my brothers birthday, nice greeting as we entered.
Wait staff was excellent, food was really good, would have liked the chips to be warm, no one cared for the rice. BEST flan I have ever had and the margaritas were the bomb!

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Chicago
4.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Came for breakfast at 9:45am. The service was extremely slow, and we were the only people there. Food was great, but it took a long time to get out of the kitchen. Coming back for dinner tomorrow night. Hopefully they pick up the pace with busier business levels.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always fresh and the service is always 5 star. Best overall restaurant in Vegas!

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Las Vegas
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Not a fan of being charged for chips/salsa refills. Love the fresh sustain-ably raised products!

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Las Vegas
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

So happy to have found a mexican restaurant that is committed to organic and non GMO ingredients throughout their menu. The veggie tacos were the best I've ever had. The ginger spicy margaritas were surprisingly a very big hit! We're so happy we did not let the fact that they are next door to the Sapphire deter us. Aside from the Sapphire's signage, you would never know of their existence . In other words, entering and leaving the restaurant was not unlike any other restaurant adjacent to an unrelated/different business in the neighborhood. I will be returning soon with more family and friends to El Dorado Cantina!

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Adelaide / SA
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, not crazy about location .

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NR
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ivan the bartender was awesome! Will definitely return.

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TR
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great quality food! Love the consciousness about their sources. Fantastic options for healthy plant-based eaters too. Thank you!!!

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Las Vegas
3.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I had colleagues in town from Canada. I’ve never had a bad meal at El Dorado Cantina. Only one person enjoyed the food. The Mahi Street Tacos were inedible. One tiny piece of fish was hard and dried out. We asked for guacamole mild to medium. It was so hit no one could eat it. I was very disappointed. I’m hoping it was just an off night. But I won’t take guests there anymore. I was completely embarrassed since I built it up so much.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual great service and food! We love Maria!

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Las Vegas
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

El Dorado Cantina has one of the more eclectic Mexican menus in town. The food is always upscale and good. This time however, the service was lacking. Our server was busy making tableside guacamole for other tables, therefore ignoring our table. Otherwise the experience was at its usual level. We will continue to frequent this restaurant.

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Columbus
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great and portions were huge. We were seated in an overflow room that was dark and lacking atmosphere.

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MC
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! And we have high 'San Diego Mexican food' standards ;). We had the Carne asada street tacos, mahi tacos, and Steak fajitas. They make the Guacamole fresh at your table and it was the best I've ever had! If you're looking for authentic Mexican food that's off the strip, this is the place!

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highest quality food: Organic & non-gmo! Meat is pasture raised, not factory-farm. Top-shelf Cadillac Margaritas are delicioso! Best Mexican food in Vegas.

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j
Las Vegas
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very unique restaurant in a very unique somewhat out ot the way location
the fresh guacamole is to die for - made right at your table
Getting a big "old", but overall a nice experience

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AM
Seattle
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love the tableside guacamole and the margaritas.

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit and it was better this time and the first time was amazing . The food is the best I have had in Vegas and many other cities for that matter. The service is excellent and the drinks are top notch! Best kept secret in Las Vegas!!!

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Seattle
4.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great, as usual!

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New York Area
2.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

I was hoping to love this place since I heard so much about it.
Service was horrible even though it wasn’t packed.
We waited almost 20 minutes to be acknowledged and another 20 to have our orders taken. Apparently “our” server was Taking a break.
The guacamole served table side was too salty. Still ate it though.
Our server “forgot” to place the order for my husbands main dish. My tacos al pastor were also salty and lord and behold my tamarind margarita was salty AF!
Id go back just to see if it was an off day.

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MA
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a fabulous meal at El Dorado Cantina in Las Vegas. I saw the chef on Chopped and tracked down his restaurant. Mole sampler plate was to die for and the lime cured wild shrimp appetizer was fantastic as well. The staff were very friendly and took great care of me. I’ll be back soon!

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JM
Las Vegas
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

Excellent food, but service was slow & inattentive. Maybe less standing around & more serving is the better way to go.

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San Francisco
2.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Good a bit salty for my taste. Value was good. Server waa great. Unfortunately the hostess set us off with a bad tone when she couldn't find our confirmed reservation. When we showed her the confirmation she sat us in a table in the overflow waiting area. We complained and her comment was that we hadn't reserved a specific table. Her snotty, rude attitude wasnt appreciated

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KS
3.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Wasn't happy with the service , specially when I took my friends for dinner because I love their food and bar service. Was disappointed with the service...wasn't a good impression for my friends for the first time they had dinner.
But the food and drinks were as usual fantastic .

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TR
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and amazing service - and Sangria specials on Wednesday!!!! Save room for dessert, the Orange sherbet is ridiculous!!!!!

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Chicago
3.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, but service was only ok. The place is in a strip joint with bordello decor

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KH
2.0Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

Food was good - especially the guacamole and appetizers. Jalapeño margaritas were also good. However the clientele was sketchy at best and this restaurant shares a wall with a GIANT strip club! (If you’re “lucky” you’ll even see some strippers in and out to grab some dinner!). And there are many other strip clubs/sex museums around the restaurant as well. I took clients here (they picked it because it was on many top celiac/gluten free lists) and was very embarrassed. My advice is to stay on the main strip (NOT Sammy Davis Jr Blvd) unless you need to grab a bite during some strip club hopping !!!!

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Las Vegas
2.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Our first time there and our food was dry like it was sitting under a heat lamp for awhile. But the Fresca drinks were very good. We are still looking for a good place that represents California mex

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JM
2.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was really underwhelmed by this restaurant. I was so exited, because I heard it was the best Mexican restaurant in Las Vegas and the Chef was even on chopped, but even before I got there it was going down hill. First they do not mention its in strip row, and next to a strip club. 2cnd they took for ever to acknowledge you, and it was not even full. 3rd, they were slow. 4th the food was not that great, 5th the price was way too much for the food they gave you. The only thing that was decent was the margarita. The other good thing was that I got a free flan for my birthday and that was actually the best thing, if I go back it would be to get a flan to go, otherwise it was not worth the trip. This restaurant needs a serious update on the décor as well, sorry I did not like this place.

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DC
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

LOVE the flavorful food and glam atmosphere. A must try!

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. This place is always on the top 100 of Yelp in the country. Kid friendly and many great dishes to enjoy.

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New Orleans
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was just amazing!

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Los Angeles
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We ate. We left.

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BG
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We found this place by googling family friendly Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, and El Dorado Cantina was consistently at the top of the list. When we arrived, I was surprised to find that the restaurant is directly adjacent to a strip club, and started to doubt it's "family friendly" nature. But the reviews were all positive so we went inside and were pleased to find a very nice and warm atmosphere, and some delicious, authentic Mexican food. They even had crayons and colouring sheets with games and all the like, so you can tell they do cater to families. All around a great experience, would definitely recommend.

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Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!! Best Ever

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