The El Dorado is a traditionally upscale restaurant in the Market Place of Heerlen. It is located on the Pancratiuspleen court next to a nice Korean restaurant. The fare was an authentic Argentinean steak house type. You must walk up the stairs in the court house, facing the Dom and to your left is the door. They have a nice outdoors sitting area, as well as a good seating area inside. The menu featured many different steak delicacies. I ordered a “Mexican” style steak that had a medley of vegetables atop a delicious steak of unknown type. The only negative thing I thought of this place was that they did not specify their steaks by type. Growing up on a beef farm, I know my steaks. We as American’s know our steaks. A filet minion is much more expensive than a sirloin; you know a porterhouse from a rib eye. But here, a steak is just a steak. The most distinction you get is a “piece” from a full steak. My husband ordered the mushroom sauce with steak. Ordered medium, it bloodied his rice to full perfection. He called it perfection! My steak was medium as well but plump and pink. As good as any steak I have ordered anywhere. No lie! It came with a salsa on top that was without coriander but still quite delectable. My children easily split an order of grilled chicken with fries. It was a huge order and in my opinion, fit for an adult. It was very good. Our order, along with a few adult beverages and two kids’ drinks, came above 50 euro but this is to be expected of a nicer restaurant in the market district of any city. I believe I will be returning when I feel that need to experience a bit of steak house very much like the ones at home.
Pancratiuspleen 42 — 6411 Heerlen NL