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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Boca Raton
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Good selection and good food. Not expensive. Great views from outside. Chicken chimichanga was very good. Nice size pieces of breast meat. Will certainly be back.

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Thank JPadmanabhan
Michigan
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81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Bring your appetite. The food is hot and served quickly. Have tried several dishes and all were tasty. Go early or be prepared to wait. This place is busy

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Thank picky4me
Roanoke, Virginia
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448 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We eat there often with family and always have a great time. It can be loud and busy but that is part of the show and the fun. Service is always prompt and courteous. The fajitas texanas with chicken, beef and shrimp is delicious and there is enough to feed two. Especially after eating the fresh chips and salsa beforehand.... More 

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Thank RERD09
Long Beach, California
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I took a business associate here for lunch, the food was much better than I expected. Service was excellent, friendly and fast. The lunch portions are very generous. I enjoyed my chicken fajitas!

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Thank Ken L
Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This El Rodeo is in line with all of the others in town. The El Toreo restaurants are almost identical, as well. The Mexican food is very Americanized and mediocre. It is predictable and very affordable. They have drink specials which include Mexican beers. Their margaritas are pre-mixed and can be topped with more tequila by request. The outdoor dining... More 

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Thank BeverleyClarkson
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I enjoyed the burrito and enchilada combo. The rice was amazing. I have had rice on many occasions but this was dare I say creamy. Delightful texture to my mouth. The service was prompt and salsa and chips very flavorful.

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Thank Steven H
Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

We love Mexican food ... and this is NOT the place for it. We have tried to eat here a number of times and been disappointed each time. The last time, we were there on Sunday after church with friends and the dining room was nearly empty. We were asked to leave almost immediately after we finished our meal and... More 

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1 Thank rongaskins
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Always deliciousness, always fast; fresh chips and salsa. Love the fajita burrito! Wait staff is always friendly.

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Thank andymay27
Roanoke, Virginia
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721 reviews
433 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We eat at El Rodeo somewhat frequently. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Tonight, the restaurant was somewhat crowded but not out of hand. There were quite a few loud children....some were even singing. We were seated quickly but the service was slow. It was quite awhile before our server arrived and he seemed to disappear... More 

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Thank hbhakh
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

We've visited this restaurant several times when traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Good vegetarian choices. I had the vegetable quesadilla and it was huge! Loaded with veggies and very good.

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Thank Natnken

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-774-3735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?