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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

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2404 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-1710
+1 919-833-1460
11:00 - 14:30
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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Came to dinner solo, had an hr to kill, place was slow many open tables. Was rushed through meal, wasn't done eating and asked if I needed Togo box. After food was ordered was at table in 3 minutes, food was cool in temperature and very salty. I am sure they are programmed for a fast turnover lunch crowd, but... More 

Thank CowboyNC
Martinsville, Virginia
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111 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

There were 7 of us and most ordered fajitas. Everyone loved them. I got the Texans fajitas ($14), with beef, chicken and shrimp....but not many shrimp. One person got them without bell peppers, and they substituted shrimp for bell pepper! The tortillas very small, I prefer larger ones, but they were very good. The meal started with chips and homemade... More 

Thank dewilson2
Raleigh, North Carolina
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Such a pleasant experience. Great food, served fast! I enjoyed the Cali burrito, which arrives with no fanfare, but packed with flavor! There's always something good to find here. Today they had a seafood soup, to die for. Prompt, efficient, attentive service. I only wish we hadn't done away with 2 margarita lunches! :-) Go check em out, they have... More 

Thank DVBerwyn
Raleigh, North Carolina
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71 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

We love the El Rodeo on Blount Street ... but, do AVOID this one on Wake Forest Road. The name is the only thing that is the same! The salsa that came with the chips was basically tomato sauce. My friend's taco salad was a bunch of ground beef covered with lettuce and a slice of tomato - no sour... More 

Thank MandR65
Suitland, Maryland
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

i stopped in quickly and the service was quick and good. The food was good and the server made special request for me. i love mexican food and was happy to enjoy some on my vacation.

Thank monica j
Knightdale, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Fair price for great food. Portions are very big!!! Awesome drink specials. We drive down when ever we get a chance.

Thank Thorlo
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2012

Salsa not very hot, but then again I do live in NM

Thank Kellybb
Birmingham, Alabama
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

The restaurant was stuffy and muggy. The salsa was bland, the rice was too mushy, the mole was meh. I would have spiced my food up with something but there was no sauces available. I'm used to seeing Valentina or Tapatio sitting on the tables but I guess I am used to eating where the "locals" eat at home. This... More 

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Reviewed 4 January 2008

Bonus points for the informative Mexican art history displays on the walls throughout the restaurant, but pretty average Mexican food.

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Reviewed 19 December 2007

It was good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2404 Wake Forest Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608-1710
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-833-1460

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?