Eldorado Grill

4.6
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$30 and under
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Tex-Mex
We at Eldorado Grill work hard to embody the flavor, culture, and attitude of the Southwest while providing you the ultimate dining experience. Conveniently located in downtown Madison, Eldorado Grill is the ideal choice for those looking for upscale dining without all the fuss. Believe us; there is nothing more enjoyable than sipping a World-Famous Eldorado Margarita at a table by the fireplace as our talented chef prepares dinner. When you dine with us, expect nothing but the finest service, food, and drinks to accompany an unforgettable dining experience.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great food, great experience. Will definitely go again. Excellent choice to finish our Valentine date.

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day!

OT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Great service, awesome venue. Tough parking, sour margarita-maybe limes weren’t fresh? Food was meh. Chips were solid!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were celebrating Valentines Day.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took some friends from out of town for brunch and it was fantastic

C
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Reservation was honored promptly with a nice table by the window. Restaurant was full on Friday night at 730. Had only beer so I cannot comment on their magaritas. The beef brisket was the best we have found. It was tender and flavorful. I had a seafood enchilada that I wouldn't recommend. It tasted like warmed seafood salad, mostly salad dressing and little lobster or crab identifiable. And the tortilla was rolled like a flauta not folded. The mole tamale appetizer was excellent and could have been a meal for one. Over all a good choice for SW food. Parking was available in their lot next door.

FD
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Eldorado Grill a few times and it did not disappoint! Love the food and the healthy portions of delicious food!

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. The fried chicken looked really good - I’ll have to get that next time. Looking forward to coming back. Had been here years ago and wasn’t impressed but something must have changed. Had a great meal tonight.

g
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here frequently for good reason. The margaritas are the best in town, the food is always fresh and delicious, and service attentive. I love the sides served with the entrees...so many taste sensations on one plate. It's Tex Mex and there's no menu in Madison like it. I LOVE the collard greens. And, I love the chicken fried chicken which comes extra crispy and the grilled enchiladas. The salsa and chips are so tempting, but be careful, because the portions are generous and it's easy to keep munching. I truly miss the crab cakes that used to come on the appetizer menu. It is particularly busy on Saturdays, and even with all the people chatting, we could hear each other at the table.

AA
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant! Food is incredible and service was awesome! Food is always amazing and prices are reasonable! Love open table! We use it frequently ... across the US! Love this option!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Thanks so much for helping us celebrate!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I love Eldorado Grill and dine here often. We made an extra trip for Restaurant Week this past Friday. As usual, the food and margaritas were delicious! I We both had the BBQ pork for an entree, which was very good. They used the same peach BBQ sauce that they use on their ribs, which is a regular menu item. Their chili is extremely tasty as well! If you enjoy tequila, at least stop by for a margarita or tequila flight. You won’t be disappointed!

MR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

We went for restaurant week and the food was great. However, it took a long time to get our main entree and we were told they were out of our dessert selection by the time we got to that part of the meal. We saw many people getting the tres leches who arrived after us even. Our waitress was great and offered up substitutions, but they were out of one of those as well. I would have given more stars had it not been for us having to pick 2 different desserts. The food was great and so were the margaritas!

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came here for restaurant week, and was not disappointed. The food was very tasty, the service was very good. The only thing of note was that it got busy (as it does for dinners), and there wasn’t a lot of room to get around or out of the building. “Packed like sardines” is how I’d describe it, thought when we began there wasn’t a lot of people. Def recommend going as early as possible for dinner unless you like to be cramped. Otherwise everything was great!

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week and family get together before college spring semester. The food was outstanding, margaritas were delicious and service excellent.

LS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh and the atmosphere is relaxing.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was meh. Nothing to write home about.

JS
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

On a cold, freezing drizzle-y Friday night, we were both pleased with our meals and the service at Eldorado. I asked what the featured tacos were, and got one of each (brussels sprouts/sweet potato and salsa verde pork) with rice & beans. While the pork was fine and tender, the brussels sprout taco was the true star, with corn and a nice crema in there, too. My husband liked his catfish entree, and we split some of the thin, crispy chips with a salsa that seems very tomato-y and a little bland at first, but then has a subtle kick. Cocktails were fine, too, and we lucked out with a quieter, out-of-the-way table and an efficient, friendly server. Will return.

MV
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family brunch option! Food was delicious and they even take reservations 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food but hate the noise!

OT
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have come here on several occasions for a quarterly celebration of my team. The staff always does an amazing job and treats us very very well! My intention was that these brunches would be moved around to various restaurants, however, my team loves Eldorado Grill so much that we have just decided to have it there every time!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner

S
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been coming here for years and the food is good and consistent.

EM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dine there often and love it. Never been disappointed.

ZR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE this place. We tried the guacamole and margaritas all over town, and Eldorado has the best. Hands down. Try their Mezcal Margarita, it's awesome! Great staff, drinks, food and service, even on a busy New Year's Eve. Thank you Eldorado Grill.

JN
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will be back!! Loved the new twists on old favorites - like the tequila Old Fashioned!

GR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant overall experience. Food was perfectly prepared, as were the cocktails, and our waitperson Kyra was attentive but not too.

OT
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We hosted Christmas dinner get together with our kids and their families. Fun atmosphere and our server was great. With all the little kids, we were a challenging table.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reunion of sorts and this was the perfect spot.

TT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My wife got wrong entree served but it was still to her liking. Thry didn't charge her for it.

C
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smaller restaurant; excellent food; cozy Southwest feel; nice, local place.

JD
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and friendly service, really good margaritas, and good Tex mex food. Casual atmosphere, lots of people, but not overly packed on a Friday night.

a
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

another awesome evenings with margaritas and texas torpitas....

BW
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday brunch! Such a nice change of pace! Fantastic!

Great way to spend Sunday morning!

JC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Okay experience, it’s been much better for previous dining evenings.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was Great except for a noise kid that the parents wouldn’t take care of but not your fault . The Food was Excellent and the waitress was perfect definitely would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great place to go. Was the best mexican Food we ever Had 👍 Thank you for the Great experience !

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere!

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was fine, but took sooooo long to come out.

SB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We had a reservation for 3 people on a Thursday night. We had to still wait 20 minutes for our table, while parties of 2 and 4 were seated immediately when they arrived. The server was very slow with refills of water. The food was good, but overall did not enjoy the experience.

GB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had the steak but didn't care for the vegetable