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El Rodeo

) #168 of 360 Restaurants in Roanoke $$ - $$$ Mexican,
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“fresh chips” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
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1 - 10 of 56 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice Mexican restaurant in Roanoke VA. Good food and service. Excellent view of the mountains Southwest of Roanoke. reasonable lunch menu with plenty of choices.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Roanoke visiting our son and daughter in law and decided to get take out from El rodeo. It's funny, because my daughter in law said, "they always get our order wrong."....so, we go to the bar and ordered 2 margaritas, and of...More

Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to eat at least once a week with family of 5 when I lived in Roanoke. Extremely affordable for us because portion was huge enough for us to share. Definitely loved the free flow of chips and salsa. You can request ranch for...More

Thank eileenhonewyork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many years ago before the resturant expanded into its present hilltop location we fondly remember excellent service and great food. This time the service was extremely slow and the food almost inedible. Its a great drinking place but do not bother to order the food....More

Thank frankw561
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner at El Rodeo. Sometime it can be pretty crowded but we were fortunate to choose a slow night. All of our food was well prepared and tasty. Servings are large and prices are very reasonable. The service can...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 29 November 2016 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.

Thank JPadmanabhan
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

Thank picky4me
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...More

Thank RERD09
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!

Thank Ken L
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...More

Thank BeverleyClarkson
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Lisa W
Can u please bring back mild red sause. Not hot sause thats like soup either. The kind I can use on chips and everything else. I stopped eating there bc of the hot sause.
11 March 2017|
Response from picky4me | Reviewed this property |
Their hot varies by place and day.
Darlene W
Do they have happy hour drink specials?
3 October 2016|
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Response from BeverleyClarkson | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and they have some pretty good all day drink specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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