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El Nuevo Rodeo

2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927
+1 612-728-0101
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  • Excellent18%
  • Very good36%
  • Average28%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
29 Mar 2017
18 Sep 2016
“Good Mexican on Lake”
Closed Now
Mexican, Spanish
$$ - $$$
2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile

Service was subpar, chips and salsa were great! Margaritas were interesting and a little sweet for my taste, had the chipotle-pineapple version. For lunch had a huge bowl of boiling meat topped with cheese, avocados and peppers! Side of very good black beans & rice...More

Thank SSwanstrom8
Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is not a Tex-Mex restaurant. They offer dishes from all over Mexico. The flavored Mexican soda is wonderful - do try it. Our service was quick and friendly. Our entrees were good and offered a different flavor than typical Mex food - a nice...More

Thank lugojrdn
Reviewed August 27, 2016

Best mole sauce in town. When I'm not in the mood for mole, I usually get my enchiladas "Christmas" style with one red sauce and one green sauce. I also love their pineapple chipotle margarita. I usually get a pacifico to go with it as...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This place is a "Dining for Miles" place so I come to get Delta airlines miles. Food is usually quite good, although on today's visit got no chips and salsa to accompany meal, even after bartender asked if I wanted some... he was rushed so...More

Thank augopher
Reviewed October 4, 2015

Having driven by this place hundreds of times we finally checked it out only to discover that while it has an extensive menu, it is all rather standard fare. Started with rather flat tortilla chips and a very mediocre salsa. The menu has a few...More

Thank t-bonetraveller
Reviewed April 4, 2015

Checked out this place out for lunch. Was disappointed from the beginning. The atmosphere is dreary and frankly, not a very clean looking restaurant. Food and drink not so good. My cheese Enchilada was cold and a notch above fast food. The margarita was too...More

Thank Sugarcookiecube
Reviewed March 1, 2015

Drinks are fantastic, food is authentic, prices are what they should be. See photos. One of the top Mexican restaurants in the twin cities and we have been just about everywhere. (We also love El Tejaban, Boca Chica.) Street parking on a Sunday was plentiful...More

Thank TJfromMN
Reviewed February 27, 2015

Yes, Tex Mex is available here but friends tell me that the 3-4 page menu contains much more authentic Mexican food (I'm not Mexican). The room is attractive and there is a nice bar. But what brings you here - and I think should bring...More

1  Thank Joe N
Reviewed September 20, 2014

El Nuevo Rodeo has authentic Mexican food. Try the pickled spicy carrots to start. They have full service bar with bar seating. The neighborhood hasn't always been the best, but it's turning over and slowly getting better. Great prices, not expensive. You get a decent...More

2  Thank GandYMac
Reviewed September 2, 2014

El Nuevo is my favorite Mexican resturant in town. The El Nuevo enchiladas are the best. Their salsas are very good and they make a mean margarita.

2  Thank Tomactii
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 4:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2709 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1927
    (27th Avenue S.)
  • Public Transportation: We are two blocks East of the Hiawatha Light Rail Station! Don't drink and drive! Hop on the train, instead!
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-728-0101
  • E-mail
El Nuevo Rodeo's Chef-driven menus quickly made it the place to be for the Latino community in Minnesota. Today, El Nuevo Rodeo is now getting attention from the mainstream community as the best Mexican food in town.Its cuisine has redefined expectations for the foodie community with our authentic from-scratch cooking, gourmet Mexican cuisine, and festive atmosphere. Our award-winning dishes remain faithful to their traditional roots while incorporating regional accents and inspired innovation. You will know just what we are talking about when you try our Pineapple-Chipotle Margarita or our Guacamole en Molcajete, made in a traditional lava-rock mortar and prepared table-side. Our culinary creations offers homage to original Mexican dishes made from scratch each day. Hand made tortillas, tamales and sauces create the foundation for our seasonal specials. We invite you to embark upon a journey into Mexico's gastronomical world and experience our passion for the flavors of Mexico.
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