Mexican >El Dorado Cantina LLC
11777 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004934.053484 -118.468366
Neighborhoods: West LA, West Los Angeles
Worst bar and restaurant scene! – This place has the worst service and very shady clientele. We made reservations for a party of 25 and there was only room for 13 when we arrived, so most of the guest were still standing while the other half was eating. They hurried us through dinner to make room for a dance floor. This was after 1 month of planning with the restaurant. This place used to be classy and now it is basically a dump.
The road to El Dorado leads to a dishy clientele--the decent food is almost an afterthought. – The Scene
Legend has it that El Dorado is a place of fabulous wealth. And so it goes at this bar-cum-restaurant, where the fabulously handsome and seemingly wealthy rub elbows amid mahogany furnishings and the bellow of conversation. The dusky, moneyed cantina packs in the slick crowd nightly, breaking out the velvet rope as early as 8pm some nights.
Expect trendy bar food and you'll be pleasantly surprised. Warm, habit-forming chips are continually whisked out, served with just-ripened salsa and guacamole. For starters, freshly grilled quesadillas with smoky chicken breast chunks and roasted pasilla chilies won't disappoint. Less compelling are the mains--pescado perfecto oversauces with a chili-lime dressing and carne asada is nearly parched. Best bets are the combinaciones, particularly with jack cheese enchiladas. Indulge your sweet tooth with the simply heavenly tres leches, a milk-drenched cake surrounded by a nutty sugar shell and ribboned with caramel sauce.
DON'T GO HERE – El Dorado is a loner club on Wilshire and has the audacity to treat patrons like it was a proper club on Sunset. The bouncers kept people waiting outside for over an hour when it was past midnight and not even close to capacity inside! To add insult to injury, there was a line inside to wait to dance...can you believe that? Don't waste your time or money at this place when you can drive a little further and have a much better time hitting up the Room in SM for free!
Great Place! – I thought this place was a lot of fun! I didn't eat dinner her so I'm not sure about the food, but the drinks and dancing were great! They had a DJ in the fornt room playing '80's and other fun dance songs and then the DJ in the back playing R&B and techno. So, it was a good mix of stuff for everyone. Great patio and lot of energy too!
This place is terrible! – El Dorado has definitely seen it's day. Used to be kind of fun, but now it's almost painful to go there. Bad food, bad drinks, bad service, and the clientel is seedy. Don't waste your time.
are you kidding me – ok so over the weekend a bunch of my girlfriends and I go to El Dorado...haven't been there in a while and I don't think I will ever go back! There were absolutely no good looking people there AT ALL. so of course my friends and were being preyed upon by every guy around us. The music SUCKED! It was ultra cheesy. Overall the place just had a bad vibe and stunk like LA trash. Even the service sucked. The bartenders weren't cute and the girls were braty. I will never step foot in that place again!
GREAT MARGARITAS! – I went to el dorado on a friday night with a group of girlfriends and had a blast! i thought the fajitas and the tuna tartar were very good! great place to go with a group of friends...
Don't go if you're blonde! – Unless you like hanging out with a bunch of short dudes who all wear leather jackets and speak every language except English, I'd skip El Dorado and walk down to Q's. The girls are hotter and drinks are cheaper there anyway. The only good things about this place are the Mojitos, Evan the DJ (but only when he plays house music!) and the lounge area in the back room. Once it gets packed, you actually have to wait in line to get in the dance room - not my idea of fun.
Eye candy galore – I had dinner with friends one Friday night, not realizing that it was the place to be in Brentwood. The food was good but nothing to rave about. At least it was reasonably priced, though the cocktails weren't cheap for the little alcohol that you get. However, as I ate my dinner, one hottie sauntered in after another, like a Parisian fashion show. So guys, if you are looking for a superficially good time, this is place to be. For the ladies, there's dancing and rich men connected to the industry.
they serve food here?!?! – Hahahah...ok I admit that I only come to this place for dancing and cocktails. I haven't had the chow here yet, but it looks apetizing. I do like the little dance joynt they have goin on in the back. It's a fun place, but don't show up with a bunch on ding-a-lings (you know that thing that makes men men...or should I have just said men) trying to get in. Unless you know how to work the door. Some have a problem with this. The kids at the front door tey to keep the girl/boy ratio nice. As with any joynt you go to in the city, regulars get priority and newbies have to be patient. Like the commercial says... "membership has it's privileges." If you have a problem with it, stay in the 'burbs. IF you get in you'll be rewarded with some tasty girlflesh and lovely cocktails.
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