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The Eldo

4.7
219 Reviews
$30 and under
American
welcome to the Eldo
Located proudly in the heart of Long Beach City, the Eldo - formerly known as the Eldorado - has been a staple in the LBC restaurant community since 1957.
Owned by South African native Trevor Nettmann since 2012 - the Eldo has been restored to its fullest potential & now boasts an eclectic menu of both American // South African fare.
With a sole focus on serving the highest quality food + craft cocktails & locally brewed craft beer - is passionate about cultivating both a local // international menu with an equally captivating atmosphere for each guest.
We would love for you to join us.
Cheers - the Eldo

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 219 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMichelleA
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a good place to have my steak fix thats close to where I live

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RKogen
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Unfortunately there was an over an hour wait after we ordered to get our dinner. The food came out cold and the restaurant indoors was so noisy we could not even hear ourselves talk. It was a disappointing dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday great food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and nice service

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CassieB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Easy reservations made- had a table when we arrived. Good food and service. Nice neighborhood restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Appetizers were solid and they have a lot of good beers on tap. The entrees were very bland though, which kind of dampened the experience. Cool place to sit outside and have drinks and apps, but I wouldn’t go back for a meal.

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JohnB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is awesome And ambiance is good, love this place.

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WayneF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a casual setting. They have a good selection of drinks also.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was yummy & we had awesome service

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TeresaS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always delicious and fun!

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PerlaB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, friendly staff and wonderful service.
I liked dinning in the patio, very relaxing and looks great now.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Great service! love the patio please keep it and every single time the meal is perfect

JP
vipJackP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at the Eldo for inside dining!! Excellent service as always from Ashlee P.

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ArtR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoy the tasty food here and the consistency is excellent! Outdoor seating has a good ambience and the service is always awesome, love the friendly pleasant people that work here!

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SuzanneS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I have been going to the El Dorado for 40 years, yup 3 owners. This is our neighborhood spot. I like the variety of food they offer. We had the lamb shank and this time it was way too salty. Our server was great and the busboy, I think his name was Patrick was very kind. We will return.

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LindaH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent it's near our neighborhood and it was easy to do open table we enjoyed our food very much and like I said the atmosphere was nice since they redid it

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Occnurse
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ribeye steak in Long Beach? Absolutely! It might be one of the best steaks I have ever had. At 20 ounces it is perfect to share for dinner, all we did was add an extra side of vegetables and we had plenty for both of us. I’ll do has an amazing wine list and especially a beer list. All of the servers are fabulous, Kelly was our server at theBar at a hug at a high top,And it was perfect

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viplov2dine
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice Thursday night dinner We made our reservation with Open Table which makes it so much nicer than having to wait for a table!

Highly recommend the Eldo!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ribeye was exactly how I ordered and the Pretzel was very good and the dipping sauces where good as well

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KristieM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

80th birthday the food was saltier than I remember on this past visit -
My mom had fish in chips which had great portion size and looked lovely , but very salty.
We had the stuffed pork chop and the veggies had great flavor again very salty. This has not been the case in our previous experience so I didn’t say anything to the server because we celebrating. The butter cake is worth a visit alone.

I will go back and continue to recommend. The women’s bathroom needs attention. The toilets don’t flush right so when the next person come in to either stall, there is a present for them to flush.

Otherwise, it is wonderful to have a neighborhood gem like Eldo.

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vipWolfgan
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I would have rated the ambience with 5 stars if the restaurant was as it was prior to COVID-19. Having the restaurant to 1/2 or 1/4 capacity isn't quite the same as with a lively crowd.

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Dixie
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited 15 minutes for a server to acknowledge us to place our beverage order. 10 minutes later after the server took our food order she told us the kitchen was backed up and would be a 45 minute wait. It would have been more acceptable if they had additional bartenders so we didn't have to wait 20 minutes between drinks.

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vipRegular
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always enjoy eating at the Eldo. I wish they had vegan items other than the fried zucchini. The pot pies used to be good but now they taste frozen. The fish and chips and the ribeye are the best things on the menu. Excellent selection of beers.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my time here.. The dishes where large. The party. Of seven had a great time. I had a great time. An excellent place for a get together.

JP
JPMagleo
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their filet is amazing! Ambiance is lively, but still appropriate for families. Also recommend a large pretzel to share and their wine selection isn't too shabby either!

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ericb
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to be out & about! Nice dinner on the covered patio - server was great & FOOD was wonderful! Mac & cheese great & Lamb burgers are fab! Cocktails & beer plentiful and strong! Lovely and welcoming - good COVID protocol - felt safe! Happy with choice

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NicoleL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Good was good, the aged ribeye was great. Went for a date night, so the noise level was a bit much, as we were seated next to a family with small children. Definitely not a place I would consider a date night spot, as it has more of a upgraded sports bar feel.

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vipRayB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is great, food is great, service is great.

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AndreaD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great, food just came out a little slower than expected.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Appetizer came out frozen.
Something hard found in entree
Drinks took forever
Service was slow
Taste of food was mediocre

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KathyW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Table was meant for 4 people. There was 5 in our party. Very cramped. It was a Friday night and only one bartender. We had to wait quite a while for our drinks. However the food was fantastic. Our server very apologetic. We will try it again.

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KatiP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great time here. Food is delicious. Service is amazing. The Eldo never disappoints!

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KellyK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy going to the Eldo. They are most accommodating. I had a reservation for outside and it was cold and windy. My friends arrived before I did and asked if we can relocate in the bar. They were happy to help us out and allowed us to relocate inside to enjoy our dinner. It was our friend’s first visit there and they were very happy with the food and service. Me too!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we love the Eldo! They treat us like family...love our neighborhood restaurant and all the yummy food and drink they provide. Everyone who works there is happy, wonderful to our 4 kids and the food is consistently good! Pretzel, French dip, eldo burger, wings, shrimp, fries....ice cream Sammy!!!! All delicious!

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vipRobertT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really love this place....such a locals vibe, really interesting menu and excellent execution. Incredibly friendly staff...relaxed, but professional, engaging, caring and know their job. This place is one of those places you can always count on.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They were accommodating for last min changes, staff was very nice.

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vipDSchuck
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The Eldo is open for dining again! But it's going to take a while yet before their service is back up to ... acceptable. Plan your visit accordingly...long waits for the attention of the severs, and even longer waits for food from the kitchen.

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viplov2dine
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Being that they are now open inside it was very crowded. Even with a reservation, it took about 20 minutes to get seated on the patio.

We thought the food was way later than it usually arrives. It took over an hour after we ordered our sandwiches (nothing too complicated) for them to arrive. We kept explaining to our granddaughter that this was unusual and thought they must not had enough wait staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food!! It was the first weekend with indoor dining and based on the time it took to get our food, I think they were busier then anticipated. Also, social distancing is not 6ft ... or 3ft. Literally had the person’s chair behind me hit mine. That’s how close we were.

FAQs

The Eldo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (562) 421-4590.

The Eldo is rated 4.7 stars by 219 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.