El Dorado Cantina - Las Vegas Strip

4.6
844 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
El Dorado Cantina is an 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, wines, champagne, bottle service and more than 100 tequilas such as AsomBroso 11 Year aged “Vintage” and Clase Azul Ultra.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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Tareh
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at the bar. Bartender was knowledgeable, friendly and fun to chat with. Food was outstanding, everything tasted so fresh. Came out quickly and bartender checked in on us often.
Will be back!

TA
TylerA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best real Mexican food I ever had. I am from Massachusetts and glad we ate here. Sat at in the lounge booths and the atmosphere was so chill for a date night. Drinks and food was amazing. Worth every penny.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

the food was amazing loved the aguachiles thankyou!

JF
vipJoeF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican restaurant I’ve ever been to, better than high-end cantinas in Monterrey!

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, had the most awesome smoked margarita!! Definitely will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent overall -Guacamole incredible

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience3

It was good but not over the top amazing. The raspberry margarita was very yummy.

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JoseZ
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service mmhh ok
Food !? worst food I ever try (pozole rojo) and in
The complementary chips
(Found a piece of what looks like long clothe hair )

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for food and friends. Wonderful, fresh food. Love this place. Everyone is friendly and fun. Highly recommended.

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vipkimchi
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family of 6 vacationing in Vegas. We found El Dorado on Open Table and fell in love because of some of the reviews. I was hesitant because it shares a building with a gentlemen’s club. I won’t lie. They knocked it out of the ballpark! We have already recommended this place to friends who come to Vegas. I’ve been coming to Vegas for 30 years and it’s the best Mexican dinner I’ve had. We will be back.

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AprilA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is far tastier than the drinks. Carne asada tacos were divine. Al pastor tacos were exquisite. The table side guacamole (spicy) was amazing!!! Black female host was friendly and efficient. She made sure everything was handled when the other host ignored us a bit.

It’s next door to a strip club so there are several men dining here.

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CindyB
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Mexican food I’ve ever had. Very authentic. The service is top notch!
Will go back there for sure.

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VictorG
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The night we went there they were somewhat busy and understaffed. That being said it was worth the wait! The food and service turned out to be one of my best experiences at a Mexican restaurant. I am from San Diego and this restaurant meets or exceeds most of the restaurants there. Monday is great, too, for the $5 margaritas!

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MarielaW
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place awesome breakfast place too and not busy at all in the morning

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EdsonP
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food and drinks needs to get better ! Music was great

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RobertM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I’d like you to know I usually don’t write reviews, that being said. I’m a total foodie, and have eaten at hole in the wall taco shops to five star restaurants.

On Saturday March 27, 2021, I decided to try this place and take my wife out for lunch, keep in mind that this is a more semi upscale restaurant with the prices.

Unfortunately, we live in a time that it seems customer service is a lost art. The customer service was TERRIBLE!. I’m taking into account that this is during Covid and the restaurants are only seating at 50% capacity. When we first arrived, at 11:00am, the hostess that greeted us was a little rude, her voice tone and body language. I kept my mouth shut and we followed her to our table. There were about 3 other tables that were occupied and a female waitress was attending to those customers.

Once we were seated someone brought us chips, they never acknowledged us, asked if we needed water or even said a word to us and walked away.

Now, here is what got me to write this review. There were at least two other waiters standing at the bar TALKING and TOTALLY ignored us for over 10 minutes! I tried to get their attention but nope, we were being ignored and not so much as an acknowledgement from the waiting staff.

This restaurant is not a hole in the wall, I would expect that the customer service would be top notch. We sat there in amazement, there were two employees standing at the bar laughing while they talked, while ignoring us, we were there for 15 minutes, how do I know because it was 11:18 when we got up and walked out!!!!!

So, if your the manager or owner of this business please take note, I’m not the only one blasting your business for customer service on Yelp! It might be in your best interest to properly train your staff in customer services. We spent our money at Casa Don Juan, half the price and much better customer service!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The chips were stale . Our server didn’t exist .

Bartender saved the day with the margarita . Food was nothing impressive . Tough for me to write this , I cringe at the thought of negative reviews .

It could have been an off night . There was enough potential that I’ll give it another shot .

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, the food was delicious.

MW
MindyW
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food very delicious and the service was impeccable

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DanielR
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 5 dollar tacos i ever had recommend it??????

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Weird location, shares property with Sapphire strip club but amazing food and friendly staff. Bit overpriced but will return

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Jdwood
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let the location fool you. This has got to be the best Mexican food restaurant in town! Huge generous portions. Amazing staff. Very clean. Highly recommended!

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29YearLasVegan
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good, not great. We've enjoyed "Mexican" cuisine of equal quality for years. Service was slow, at one point making us wonder if we'd been forgotten. Restaurant was not full -- NV rules only allow 50% capacity.

Prices were ridiculous, roughly twice what we pay for comparable meals elsewhere in Las Vegas. El Dorado offered nothing to justify them.

You could do worse, but you can do better.

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SallyD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best meal I ever have had here as well as in any Mexican restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Took took long too get food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Over priced for what you are getting. Nothing special. Chips were very very hard. We were told they know and they are hoping to replace.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Had reservations and were seated at the correct time. The hostess brought chips and salsa and we were given water. Waited for 15 minutes and left because a server never came to our table.

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NatalieD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The over all atmosphere was great but the service, (or lack of) was the issue for me. I’m not one to criticize hard workers but small things like no refills, forgetting our silverware, not being acknowledged by our waiter, was just quite upsetting. I was craving an out of this world burrito and unfortunately, I’ve had better burritos with Mexican restaurants that have a drive through. For needing reservations and the place looking as nice as it does I guess I just expected more. I thought this was going to be my new Las Vegas Mexican food spot but I honestly can’t say I will be returning.

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Dadsday
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mexican food! Everything was delicious!

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Gabriela
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love our waitress/server. She was excellent and made the best margarita pitcher ever! The food was also delicious. Overall, great place to visit- you won't regret

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food here was not good at all. From the tortilla chips they give you when you first seat to everyone’s plate. Paid $18 for a mango margarita that barely had any alcohol. Everyone couldn’t finish their plate and didn’t even bother taking the rest home. I’m sorry but it was an overall disappointment.

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vipswoe44
Salt Lake City
32 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was outstanding! The food was delicious, the service was amazing, and I can't wait to visit Vegas to go back. What a delight. Thank you to OpenTable for the recommendation as this is a new favorite.

DD
DowntownDiner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

First off the restaurant is attached to Sapphire strip club. The good thing is you can’t hear the music from the club. Food was really good, but service was terrible. Not sure if the servers had set stations but several came over to take our order at different times. Restaurant was about 2/3 full and it took 55 minutes for three entrees to come out. Not sure if there was a manager, but they need to manage their staff to have less confusion about who is serving a table.

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8here
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! We customized the order because of food allergies and our server, although handling all of the tables due to a party in the back, handled it with ease. We were a bit surprised when our GPS brought us into the parking lot of a Gentlemen’s Club, but the separate entrance for the El Dorado is clearly marked when you approach the building. The place was casual but nice, the staff was very friendly, and the food was seasoned perfectly! I had the steak lettuce wraps, and although messy (loaded with goodness!), it was one of the best meals I’ve had in a while.

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LauraS
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to get together on a Tuesday! $7 1942 shots what!? The food was amazing, service was great and those shots! Love it. Can’t wait to come back!

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SeanD
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a great place to come to with great food and friendly servers

JE
JosephE
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding the service was fast and courteous and with the reservations didn't have to wait.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place. Food was fantastic. Drinks were delish and the service was great! You will regret not trying them!

TJ
TangeleaJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and My boyfriend came here for a Valentines/Anniversary Dinner and it was such a comforting experience. The Owner made sure to come and talk to us, that made it even more inviting. Highly recommend eating here, I’ll definitely be back every time I come to Vegas from Phoenix.

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El Dorado Cantina - Las Vegas Strip does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

El Dorado Cantina - Las Vegas Strip is rated 4.6 stars by 844 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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