Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

Award-winning, student-run, weekly campus newspaper of the University of Illinois, Springfield

The Observer

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Best Locally Owned Business / Best Place To Get A Taco:

El Dorado
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Contributors: Gianna Wolanin

UIS has spoken, and the winner of the best locally owned restaurant is El Dorado! El Dorado is a spectacular local business to visit for a few reasons. In the bustling streets of Springfield, Illinois, amidst the array of businesses that line the city, there stands a restaurant that is right by UIS campus. This gem garnered a reputation for being the epitome of excellence according to campus students who are seeking a tasty dinner.

Opening its doors a decade ago with a vision to offer Springfield residents a taste of authentic Latin American cuisine and culture has blossomed into an establishment that we all enjoy and continue to return to. From mouthwatering fajitas to savory taco plates, each restaurant has a meal to offer to all audiences. Adorned with colorful murals orn the walls, transporting diners to the heart of Latin America, a vision not always shown in restaurants around Springfield.

Beyond its culinary delights, El Dorado is a pillar of the Springfield community. The team actively participates in local events, sponsors charitable initiatives and embodies the spirit of Latin roots. Their commitment to sourcing ingredients from local farmers and suppliers further underscores their dedication to supporting the local economy and fostering sustainability.

As word of mouth continues to spread, El Dorado will remain to be a go-to pick for visitors inside and outside of the capitol – or anyone who just wants a delicious meal.

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