Eldorado Grill

4.2
392 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
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TravisW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It has been a while since our last visit and the food and menu are much better then our previous visit.

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LisaC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was crowded and the tables are too close together. I felt uncomfortable. The food was okay and overpriced.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

El Dorado never disappoints. Good food in a laid-back atmosphere with cool Decor.

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vipAnonymous
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great and the food we ordered was delicious. The only issue was that two appetizers we wanted to order were out of stock.

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MelissaB
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Please bring back some original menu items! It’s completely different and they now charge $3 per salsa for literally 2TBSP! The dishes are ridiculous in that they aren’t as wide as a chip and they are shallow so you cannot scoop salsa. We have tried twice to love our old favorite, but we don’t need to go back. Very sad that such a wonderful classic for over 28 years since living here is now done. Other dishes were waaay too salty (fish main). The best thing on menu is the street corn tempura and short ribs apps. You can literally spend $30 plus on salsa with a group, that is unacceptable!!

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HannahM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience! Will definitely be returning

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MattT
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great prices! Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I couldn’t even take a bite of the carne asada taco the meat was so chewy. The bacon on the torpedo wasn’t cooked-also too chewy. The pastor taco was so bland it wasn’t enjoyable. Fantastic margaritas, salsa, and service. First time I’ve ever ordered 4 dishes and literally only ate 1 of them (salsa). Very disappointing 😞

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time trying out Eldorado Grill after hearing about the executive chef. Can’t say we were disappointed one bit.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was really cozy and the food was absolutely delicious. Menu had a ton of options and very reasonable prices. Highly recommend the salsas (pineapple one was delish!) and the margaritas were great too!! Try this place!

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MWJW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Early reservation before a play at Overture Center. The menu changes are disappointing and food was overpriced for portions.

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DanT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food was great, but the bar service was below average. We waited too long for simple drinks and even a glass of wine took way too long! We will probably go back, but the Bar Service needs huge improvement.

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TomH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We made a reservation for Sunday Brunch, which was a great idea as there was a line waiting to get in. Very energetic buzz throughout the place. Service was great as was the food! We will be back!

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TanyaM
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The food was not great, two of us had to get a new order of what was ordered. The salmon seemed undercooked.
The waitress did not get to us for 30 minutes to even get drinks. They did acknowledge that we were missed and it was her fault. Second drink orders were not asked for. With all of that said, I know that they are understaffed and training new staff to come on board.
Food Fight restaurants to me are very over blown. They are consistent, however the food is usually bland and not great with unique flavors.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

They’ve changed the menu and the food taste and quality is much worse than before. The huevos rancheros we’re hardly at all edible. Very disappointing.

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vipHates2Cook
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All the good was excellent. High quality and interesting

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FilC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing- we will need to come back and work our way through the menu! Brunch cocktail were delightful. Service was excellent! We’ll be back.

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Caitlyn
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious brunch, good size portions, great value! We went two weekends in a row and will definitely be back.

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GizmoJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Chips were greasy and tough, although salsa was excellent. Tortillas were cold. One of the fried appetizers was greasy. We had steak and pork as main dishes. Both were outstanding. Excellent service. Beautiful ambience. Great attention to COVID safety.

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E123
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Helpful and friendly staff. Food was delicious!

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BarryP
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here as we are from out of state. It was recommended to us and we decided to try it and celebrate my wife’s birthday. We will be back next time we are in Madison.

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OperaFoodie
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food!

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Riter
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Both my friend and I ordered the Eggs Benedict which came with great potatoes and a small green salad. I’m not sure what the cup was that the eggs came in (maybe baked masa) but it was rock hard. The eggs were done to perfection!
I’ll definitely try it again as I think they just re-opened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another excellent Sunday brunch experience. The "Boozy Brunch" is a great value, especially if you split the drinks with a 2nd person.

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Therese
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was excellent, small portions for the $$. Disappointed that our rice and beans showed up after we ate our tacos. The turtle beans need some work - no flavor. Glad you are reopened, one of our favorites.

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Family
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At first I wasn’t sure about the brunch as the menu changed. So happy to report that the food was great. The waiter was attentive and super friendly.

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vipHLR1170
Des Moines
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were in town for a show at the Majestic. We had a nice meal with some interesting twists and the service was impeccable!

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CynthiaJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were so happy to see the Boozy Brunch! As always the food was exceptional and the services was outstanding, and a great value for brunch. We will definitely be returning soon!

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JeanneB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. Restuarant just reopened so don't plan for a quick in/out but fantastic meal overall.

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MadHearts
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Eldorado Grill used to be an incredibly good place to eat. Now that they have reopened after COVID something horrible has happened. While the service still is very, very good (Our latest server, John, is a humble servant and committed to helping ensure his customers' needs are addressed before the customer knows that they have a service need!) The food (Sunday brunch) was at best - and that is a stretch - average. Eldorado Grill claims to have brought back some of their menu items, but they most certainly are NOT the same menu items, and candidly, not worth the price paid. Even my Bloody Mary, spicy, was not worth their charged price.

Eldorado Grill has a strong customer base but I believe that before too long Eldorado Grill may wish that they had stayed closed to better refine their menu and take on a better chef team. Eldorado Grill may soon find themselves with far fewer customers who wish to eat, defaulting to a simply common Madison-area bar. Very sad experience. I do not plan to ever come back.

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RachelH
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were delicious and the staff was so nice.

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vipTommy
Milwaukee
27 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience! The food was great and would say trended towards imaginative upscale.

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Goldilocks
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Friend enjoyed the chicken main dish very much. Other friend and I were quite disappointed with the Cauliflower El Pastor (?) main dish. Needs more flavor and added veggies and much less rice.

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EthanA
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service was a bit slow, drinks took longer than expected given only bei mg moderately busy, however this was to be expected by reading the sign explaining new & short staff plus a new menu at the front. Drinks were good, food was amazing and the service we received was very friendly and apologetic for the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot to connect with a friend and enjoy brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

The food was not good!

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JuliaK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Madison !! The cheesecake is amazing. We’ll be back. Thanks so much

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vipmadison
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Teeny tiny no taste food--even Margaritas come in little glasses. Taco Shop guac was a watery, bland guacamole and too spicy salsa (described on the menu as tart) both served in tiny condiment bowls on a plate with a sad layer of tortilla chips. Since no spoons were to be found, we grabbed a knife and fork from a nearby empty table so that we could spoon out the tiny amounts of salsa and guacamole. When we told the server we did not like the guacamole and salsa, he did offer to bring another salsa after condescendingly commenting that for not liking it we seemingly had eaten most of it, which wasn't difficult since for 5 people there was a dollop each. The small plates were equally bad--bland, and just downright weird in presentation. Crab tostados--cold hunk of bland crab. Fish tacos consisted of two teeny tiny tortillas covered with a soggy layer of cabbage slaw and topped with a tasteless grilled piece of cod. The jalapeno escabeche is tasteless slices of carrots and hunks of cauliflower. The turtle beans are served on a plate and looked and tasted like they were just poured out of a can. Never did get the side of rice we ordered but server offered complimentary beer as well as a dessert. Music is so loud you cannot have a conversation.

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bebop
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience1

Pork was way too fatty. Presentation was excellent Noise level way too loud. Hard to talk and hear. Waiter was terrific. Prior menu was much more interesting and enjoyable.

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Magsbh
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really good! The service, food and vibe was all great. My only reason for 4 vs 5 stars is the menu was limited and the only chicken dish wasn’t available that night. Fish tacos were the best I have had.

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Kendra
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New boozy brunch is a great value for what is included! Poached eggs were kind of solid compared to what I've normally had in a restaurant, but rest of food and drinks were great. Glad to see brunch return to Eldorado.

FAQs

Eldorado Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 280-9378.

Eldorado Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 392 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.