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Tacos - Eldorado Taco, Ottawa, ON

Eldorado Taco

4.2
4.2
162 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Mexican

Eldorado Taco restaurant is excited to serve you traditional Mexican cuisine, re-imagined with a distinct modern flair, in a stylish setting on Preston street. Striving to bring you some of Ottawa’s best Tacos, margaritas and Tequila. Reserve your table now!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 680-8226

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Kaitlyne Taggart

  • Catering

    Give us a call ! 613-680-8226

  • Private party facilities

    Give us a call ! 613-680-8226

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Laurel st

  • Parking Details

    Free street parking after 5:30 pm

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 162 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always:)
  2. KB

    KimberlyB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on patio and had a long meal with friends. Staff were attentive but didn't hover. Chicken tacos in particular were INCREDIBLY good. Will return.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience5
    Ceviche’s shrimp had a weird taste, I couldn’t finish the dish. Pulled chicken taco: lack of salt and flavour. Carne assada taco: tender meat, well seasoned, but a weird bitter taste from some of the ingredients, couldn’t finish the dish. Pork belly taco: OK, but not the most flavourful. Fish taco: not too bad. Tuna taco: OK. Margaritas: excellent. Caesar salad: OK.
  4. C

    Chelsea

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Amazing drinks, service was good, not impressed with the food at all.
  5. TP

    TomP

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great patio, particular if you are around the corner, slightly off Preston. Highly recommended. We'll be back.
  6. CM

    ChristopherM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    A really great place that knows what it does and does it well. Amazing tacos and cocktails, with good service. The churro cheesecake was also a welcome surprise even to this cheesecake snob that normally prefers baked cheesecakes.
  7. VG

    ValerieG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Staff are super friendly and the food and drinks are on point. I recommend trying the crispy avocado tacos 10/10.
  8. EE

    ErinE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Overall very disappointed in the food and drinks. The tacos were incredibly greasy and lacked flavour. The dip platter at our table was left almost untouched other than the chips themselves. The guacamole and pico were incredibly bland, the black bean drip along with the mango salsa were inedible. I would personally save your money and eat elsewhere.
  9. a

    anng

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was uneven. The server would listen for one order from one person and then dash off to place the order to the kitchen. And dishes for different people arrived somewhat far apart.
  10. DG

    DeniseG

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our third time and we have loved every visit. It was a quieter evening but the service and food was excellent as always.
  11. a

    anng

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience1
    Kichen forgot to prepare guamamole - we needed to remind server; noise level became too great for us (we had to speak very loud to hear each other); food was excellent, server was great; seating was great (we got a booth because we arrived early)
  12. KM

    KarineM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A bit pricey but good food quality and great service.
  13. MD

    MaureenD

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the tacos on the patio! Our friends compared the tacos to those they had while living in Mexico and said they were the best they’ve had since then!
  14. TR

    TReviewer

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tacos were just ok. I was expecting more artisanal style with toppings and sauces however I found them bland (I had the fish and cauliflower) The service was slow! It was the Italian festival when we went so the place was full but they were understaffed. They were very nice and friendly but took a long time to order and receive drinks. Overall it’s decent but in my opinion, overpriced for the value and service.
  15. AM

    AndrewM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tacos are very good, but portions are not big. Nice place for a night out with friends.
  16. IT

    IoanaT

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Food was OK, too expensive for the quantity, we left rather hungry after spending $100. The mango salsa was an unpleasant surprise as it didn't have any dip-quality. Cleanliness not OK - the table was sticky and remained so after asking a server to wipe it (is it the wood lacquer?) The servers were nice and smiling, but that didn't compensate for the poor service: nobody cleared our table after main course, even when bringing the dessert, the waitress still left the used dishes on the table until WE asked her to take them away: that's completely unacceptable. The music was way too loud and bland, it gave night club vibes, which is not what one expects. I suspect the interior design doesn't help either. The restaurant seems to be a mix of youth club space (at the front) and family/older clientele (booths). Incompatible. Overall, big disappointment.
  17. DH

    DrewHope

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Knowledgeable, friendly staff, great music and the tacos and cocktails were incredible
  18. RS

    ReneeS

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Filthy! The table and menus were sticky and dirty. The booth was filthy and we had to return two water glasses that were stained. Food was bland. Pulled pork tacos were extremely fatty. Service was ok… had to flag our waitress over twice as she was having a seat at the bar with the rest of the staff
  19. MR

    MonicaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, drinks, atmosphere, and service. Highly recommend.
  20. J

    Jacky

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Was not sure about the restaurant after reading some negative reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. The margaritas are delicious and so was the food. Sat on the patio and they provided a table with a fun light in the evening for ambiance. I would recommend and go back again.
  21. GM

    GianmarcoM

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, super friendly service and great environment. Look out for the super cute cat on the patio, he loves pets
  22. CM

    CoreyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s great. Food is very unique and well made, staff is friendly and fast.
  23. Y

    Yummmy

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Service excellent, food fair.
  24. DR

    DanielleR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible server, made our experience 100x better
  25. DW

    DarrenW

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing and it's a fun happening vibe if you like an energetic crowd! Great place with friends.
  26. BL

    BrigitteL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very good tacos, great ambiance and atmosphere. Waiter was very energetic, singing and dancing while serving!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks here are always fantastic! Will continue to come back here!
  28. K

    Kayla

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an incredible experience. The food, atmosphere, and service were so much fun! The food is so delicious. Thank you to Terry and Anthony for an awesome evening!!!!
  29. SC

    SteveC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and lively atmosphere. Wait staff was fantastic with great service and food recommendations. The food was delicious. So flavourful and great portion sizes. Cannot wait to go back!
  30. RM

    RomaineM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Went to El-Dorado for Cinco de Mayo. It was a great time. The food and drinks were good and the music was buzzing. Would recommend and will go again!
  31. DG

    DanielleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our visit! The fish taco is easily one of the best I’ve had in Ottawa! The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable, and made the entire outing lovely. Will definitely be back!
  32. LD

    LocalDiner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Server was outstanding. Despite being alone she was attentive and kept everything flowing. Great tacos. While it was delicious- $10 for one taco was a bit pricey.
  33. NC

    NicoleC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good and atmosphere great but was not a lot of room or privacy at the table.
  34. TF

    TracyF

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great place and the food was amazing!!! Enjoyed one of the best margaritas I've ever had!
  35. C

    Callie

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Good service even though the place was packed.
  36. JW

    JoanneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter told us about this restaurant that is on her bucket list to try . Everything was delicious. We tried Baja fish taco, Carne Asada taco, and Crispy avocado taco. We also took Mango bean salad with tortillas chips. For dessert a Churro cheesecake. It was our first time and we shall return again. I sent a message to my daughter and told her the food was excellent. So she said : good to know. We will definitely will try Eldorado Tacos. Service was great.
  37. C

    Cher

    West Palm Beach

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food. Very fresh.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re looking for something to Taco-bout, look no further. A classy yet vibrant aesthetic, the food is flavourful, expansive mixed drink selection and authentic staff. The venue is a solid date spot if you’re looking for Mexican cuisine. Crowd is dressed nicely and there is great ambience for late dinners. Truthful drink recommendations from our server and you see the bartender masterfully craft them behind the bar. Started with the queso dip, had great cheese and beefy flavour with just the right amount of spice. Would recommend splitting tacos with your date - can try a wide variety as you order by taco. Favourites were the Baja fish and pineapple pulled pork (great textures and fresh flavours/aromatics). The least favourite was the carne asade (sauce was too sweet and steak wasn’t tender enough for a clean bite). Had the churros for dessert and they were perfectly crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside with a flavourful dolce de leche for dipping. Would highly recommend to go with someone you’re already seeing, but not for a first date since tacos are inherently a little messy. If I had to rate this place, I’d give it a 9.1.
  39. NR

    NatalieR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The waitress was amazing and the ambiance great. Food was very good. Love the nacho appetizer and most of the tacos were good except for the steak taco. The beef was very tough. The churro cheesecake was very good.
  40. D

    Deeps

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was outstanding. Drinks were great. Food was fantastic. Table of 4 ordered the Nachos , and several different tacos. All were great. Very nice place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

Eldorado Taco offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 680-8226.

Eldorado Taco is rated 4.2 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Eldorado Taco

170 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1R 7P7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Laurel st

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Traditional Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free street parking after 5:30 pm

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Kaitlyne Taggart

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 680-8226

  • Catering

    Give us a call ! 613-680-8226

  • Private party facilities

    Give us a call ! 613-680-8226

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