El Dorado Cantina - Tivoli Village

4.5
534 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Founded in 2014, El Dorado Cantina is best known for being one of the only authentic Mexican restaurants to offer cuisine featuring organic and non-GMO ingredients. In addition, El Dorado Cantina prides itself on highlighting dishes inspired by regions across Mexico. El Dorado Cantina quickly became a popular destination for celebrities, dignitaries, business professionals, and locals and tourists alike. It has been recognized as the “Best Mexican Restaurant in Las Vegas” multiple years running by the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s annual “Best of Las Vegas” poll; one of the top five Mexican restaurants in the U.S. by Yelp two years in a row, and was named as the #28 Top Restaurant in the U.S. by Yelp in 2016.
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VeronicaT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was outstanding.

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TomL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went during happy hour and we had a great experience, great service.

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vipMelie
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always going to this particular restaurant in Tivoli Gardens. The chips are excellent, along with the salsa!

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vipMichaelF
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Overall a great experience. We wanted the patio seating but didn’t want to wait the extra time, but the hostess gave us options, so we found a table that was comfortable and enjoyed our date night. Awesome service. Amazing flavors in the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

En el restaurante se veían a todos los empleados por todas partes y la comida no estuvo en su estándar de antes. Le doy un 6/10 mi experiencia de ayer.

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vipPatrickM
Salt Lake City
68 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fajitas.

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Hemm
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

It was a special occasion for us , but the service was very slow !!!

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vipStephanie
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

I've been to all three El Dorado Cantina locations. This one has the best ambiance and vibe; but, for some reason, the service was really subpar. Our server was disconnected, left without taking everyone's drink orders, forgot about our table side guacamole that was not prepared table side when brought out, and took forever to come back and take our food order which then also took a super long time to come out once ordered. We were there for 3 hours and not by choice. The food was also average. My al pastor tacos were dry. Overall, the service might have been a fluke; but I'm never super impressed with the food. There are many better options for good Mexican in town.

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vipStanB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Justin was our server. Very attentive and professional. Definitely recommend and will be back. Brunch portions are large.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing !!!

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vipTOMMYVEGAS
Las Vegas
33 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great looking restaurant, the style and décor and ambiance are all outstanding and true upscale Mexican cantina feel. The food is super delicious - albeit a bit pricey for what you get. I am not sure why 2 steak tacos are $26 and you still have to pay for some rice and beans? Strange. But well crafted high quality food and cocktails. Very good service - Jonathan was excellent. Will be back! Love Tivoli Village too, just a great spot to have this restaurant.

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Mire
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the atmosphere here and my favorite was the side table guacamole.

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MarkJ
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Tex-Mex cantina, with very good margaritas. Good, prompt service and delicious food. This, and their original restaurant just off the Strip, are the best Mexican restaurants in Las Vegas, bar none!

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EdgardO
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect date night spot and amazing vegan fajita bowl👍🏼

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losermi
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

first time. setting sort of “bar-ish”. Giant tvs in dining area? Service top notch! chips deliciously warm.. Table side guacamole superb. After thorough discussions with waitress re wife not want spicy, got green sauce which was total citrus drowning out her main entree. My frajitas was average..our friends loved their huge shrimp entree. Flan for dessert amazing!

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HaleyC
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed all of the food and drinks! Ambience is great for a group meal. We will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food at a great price. The service was friendly, and I could hear the other people at my table. AND they use a great tequila, in their house margarita (not the cheap stuff). That’s everything you want, in a night out

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience1

Not impressed this time.

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ElizabethT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic. Loved the chicken taquitos and the guacamole
Service was good.
We could hear ourselves talk which is not the case at many restaurants.
We think the the overall menu offered a lot of choices-also the beverage menu had many. We plan to visit again.

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SheenaP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience5

The food is the best Mexican we have found in Vegas. The decor is really colorful and unique. Great margaritas and friendly staff. Our waiter was very nice, but not very attentive.

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vipDeborahE
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience2

We were a party of 5 and we were seated at a small table. My husband sat at the head of the table which was very uncomfortable for him because patrons and servers kept hitting into his chair when they passed by not enough room for us to eat comfortably with all our plates on the table. Three of our meals were served cold. We were not sending it back for fear that it would take another hour before it would be served again. So unfortunate because the food actually had a nice taste. It took a half hour for our cocktails to arrive, we were actually served our appetizers prior to receiving our cocktails. We ordered an additional cocktail when our dinner was served, it was never brought to our table.
We cancelled the cocktail when we finished our meal and asked for our check, we were not taking a chance on dessert. So sad because we were looking so forward to trying this restaurant and it was a great disappointment. We will not be returning.

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DanielK
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My wife and I have been here on multiple occasions, and generally we like the place. This is the first time we have been there since most places have re-opened from COVID. Unfortunately, we were there at the end of a business day, and the crowd and atmosphere was too much like going to an El Torito or something of that caliber.

The kitchen must have been slammed as well, as the meal was not prepared to normal standards.

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LanceB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was quite flavorful and was
prepared well.
The presentation was great.
The food was very spicy for us and that is our only complaint about the food.
The restrooms were dirty and unkept.
Aside from the restrooms I would have given them 5 stars.

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TinaN
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love their crispy fish tacos. Been 2 times in 10 days :-)

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

El peor servicio al cliente, muy mala la experiencia. El mesonero ni siquiera nos prestaba atención. Se tardaban muchísimo después de algún llamado, teníamos que recordarle las cosas.

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SweetKissesMM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our go to restaurant to take visiting friends and family- reliably delicious food and drinks with exceptional service and a fun vibe!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Made a reservation and still had to wait 30 minutes before sitting down. Very crowded. Food was great though.

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vipMarilynS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

The salsas were much too hot. Also were the filet enchiladas, rice and beans. Couldn't really eat any of it

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vipJanetB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall2Food3Service5Ambience3

Had reservation for 730pm, was seated until 815. Husband and self, were seated at the smallest table. Barely enough space for our drinks and the chips/salsa.

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vipSteveT
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

food is very good, service was very slow but manager took of that.
Over-all very good

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vipBerda
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chicken mole enchiladas were delicious and the best in Las Vegas, the flan was also delicious!! The chips were a little salty!!

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JessR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Drinks and environment were great, but the service and food was below average!

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VilmaO
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience and food was great! Server and Host was really good. We definitely coming back.

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vipBrendaB
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Mexican food! I highly recommend the "Tableside Guacamole". It is made right at your table, so you can let them know how "hot" you want it. It doesn't get any fresher than this. It was Magarita Monday also, so we all ordered margaritas for a discounted price! The Mango is super yummy! It is sweet tho, so my husband preferred the Cucumber Margarita.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favorite place for date night. We love the decor, the music, the location in Tivoli and the food is outstanding. The only reason we don’t eat here even more is because we want to keep it special. Can’t wait till next time.

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DanO
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

We had passed by a couple of times and thought it looked interesting. It was as far as the decor but that was it.

My Husband and I went Monday night around 6:30. It wasn't terribly busy so we got in quick.

As far as the food goes everything was too spicy. Everything. Both of the salsa's that came out with the chips (chips were good). The red sauce that I got with my dinner and the green sauce that came with my Husband's dinner (both on the side). I got the carne asada burrito and that itself was spicy. It was also $20! And it came with the smallest side of pickled carrots, onions etc. It did not come with beans and rice. Had to pay an additional $4 for that. My husband got the carnitas burrito which was less spicy and a few dollars less. Same situation on the sides. Both burritos were what looked to be grilled on the outside. We asked if they had a more mild salsa/sauce and the only thing they had was a mango salsa.

I'm not a huge fan of spicy food but I couldn't even catch a break eating the burrito with no sauce on it. My husband on the other hand loves spicy food but he was not impressed with any of the food.

Although the service was very good the food was not. It was nothing to write home about and unfortunately I would not recommend this place to anyone and neither of us will be back. Maybe for drinks since we didn't have any this time but wouldn't eat here again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Me and my mom went for a late lunch , her first time. She loved it I always come for the chicken taquitos and fall in love even more each time . Thank you

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vipJoeL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience5

Since opening I’ve frequented the restaurant once sometime twice a week. It’s been about a month since I’ve been, because I had horrible service so we took a break from going. Decided to go last night with some friends and boy was the service worse than last time. For starters, a 6:30 reservation didn’t get us sat till 7:10. Took roughly 20 minutes to have drink orders taken. 35+ min before food came after ordering. Waiter spilled a sangria all over table, which wasn’t a problem because accidents happen. He apologized and left (we assumed to get a rag to clean) and he just…. Never came back. So the spilled sangria sat on the table and we used what napkins we had to prevent it from spilling off the table. Drink was replaced but was returned in the same glass that he spilled, so the glass was covered in sangria and very sticky. Over the last few months this place has gone down hill. Like I said, we would come at least once a week and always brought friends and family, but the service is just not anywhere near what I was. It’s disappointing, but we will just have to go elsewhere. Hopefully they can turn it around !

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Alohajeff49
Las Vegas
36 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive wait staff. Delicious meals

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vipSperky
Calgary
35 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, service from Makena & the rest of the team was … quick, friendly, professional!
Prices a little high but everyplace seems to be after the last year & a half+.
Great experience, we will go back.

FAQs

El Dorado Cantina - Tivoli Village does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. El Dorado Cantina - Tivoli Village also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (702) 333-1112.

El Dorado Cantina - Tivoli Village is rated 4.5 stars by 534 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.