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El Dorado

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$$ - $$$
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
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In beach area of Salinas | G4 Calle Marlin, Salinas, Puerto Rico
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time visiting this restaurant. I went with my wife and 3 of our grandchildren. The place was packed but they have parking attendants if you can't find a parking space they will find a place. It's all air conditioned. They sat us at a table with a magnificent view of the Marina. Lot of waiters, there was no long... More 

Thank nickPonce
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place. The food was good. We ate a whole fried fish. From a plate we ate two. The best shrimp patties. And my favorite "tostones de pana" . Everything was spectacular

Thank Briedmi
Salinas, Puerto Rico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super!!!!! Excellent live music, friendly environment, the host is incredible!!! You can choose the fish you want!!!!! Service is continuous and very courteous!!! This is THE place in Salinas and the whole south area

Thank OsvaldoCaro
Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a Friday evening looking for a new place for seafood. The dining area had a great view to the bay. When we asked, the only fish that was fresh (caught in the last 24 hrs) was cartucho which they were offering as "catch of the day". I am so glad I ordered it. As a fish lover,... More 

Thank marivix
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been wanting to visit this restaurant for a while. Food is great and service excellent. Lobster was prepared perfectly.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Affordable place with excellent ambient good meal. Service, clean and awesome puertorrican food. I recommend Dorado fish and lobster with rice and beans and of course fried plantains.

Thank suite370
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great food, great view, air conditioning, cleanliness, great service, no complaint at all... Found this delightful restaurant on Trip Advisor and stopped by for dinner. We had mahi-mahi, shrimp, sweet plantains and vanilla flan. Everything was prepared and presented well, everything tasted great, too! Jonathan, our server, was very polite and explained the offerings. We were very happy that we... More 

Thank Lavonne J
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Friendly family atmosphere. Clean, Well kept with strict owner supervision. Freshest fish you can buy. Most, if not all, of the fish served is recent catch. Live music on Fridays and Saturdays. Ask for the "muslitos de pescado" or "fish drumsticks". A little crowded on weekends but there is a secret: If your party doesn't include children take the first... More 

Thank Efrain C
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2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Very good food, Great view from the restaurant. The waitress Elba Iris was very nice. I had the 7 Potencias (seafood) soup. Delicious.

Thank OrquestaEpoca
San Juan
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This area in Puerto Rico has multiple small places and shacks that serve acceptable/good food. This place is a solid restaurant. Beginning with the location; a beautiful view of the marina; clean, well maintained and great service. The food is not cheap, but not expensive either for this type of restaurant. The food is fresh and well prepared. In the... More 

Thank esmayao

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Caribbean, Latin, Seafood, Puerto Rican
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: In beach area of Salinas | G4 Calle Marlin, Salinas, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Salinas
  • Phone Number: 78782444558245688
The Seafood is outstanding and so is the service. Clean, friendly, and delicious food. The best I have had on the Big Island without question! A nice water view overlooking a small marina. The best counch I have ever had. So very tender. The best lobster salad ever!! One of the best whole cooked fish. The other best is at Mucho Gusto on Vieques, PR.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?