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Rolando's Restaurante

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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210 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
+1 501-318-6054
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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United States
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The waiter was excellent. The presentation was excellent. The food tasted like cardboard. It was very bland. I got the Popeye Burrito off of the waiters suggestion and couldn't have been more disappointed. My wife's quesadilla was weird too. It was the whole chicken breast in a shell. If you go here bring hot sauce and salt because your gonna... More 

Thank Scott T
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188 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived about 1PM on a Sunday and were seated on the patio (so nice). There was guitar music with songs I well remember, i.e. Supertramp, Beatles.... It was all mighty fine. We were happy with our food. I read a few reviews mentioning slow service. Ours was plenty fast(!) Our server was capable/friendly. We were celebrating DH's birthday and... More 

Thank Marcia E
North Little Ro
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we had three couples and we spent the evening having cocktails and enjoying dinner.it turned out to be a very wonderful evening .

Thank Albert H
Bentonville, Arkansas
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122 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went due to the high trip advisor rating. Food was ok. Started with the cheese dip and chips. Dip was very good, but chips seemed like a low cost grocery brand. Everyone's food was ok, but nothing special. Server was friendly, but slow. Not a bad meal, just didn't live up to the hype.

Thank Suke63
East Texas
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160 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is definitely not "Mexican " if you are looking for more of a Latin inspired menu it might fit what you want. The problems came with a slow kitchen, slow waitress, especially trying to pay out. The ladies bathroom was awful. There was a strange smell in the area that almost made me sick, and the bathroom... More 

Thank Two_Wilsons
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a unique and fun place to eat. The patio is amazing. Don't forget to try the flaming cheese dip! It's yummy!

Thank Stewie71913
Memphis, Tennessee
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a charming atmosphere. I chose El Plato Cubano with chicken which was delicious and plentiful for under $15. We were with a large party and service was incredibly slow, so don't go if you are in a hurry. I know our server was working very hard, so maybe they are just understaffed.

Thank AnAppleFan
bismarck, ar
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lot of people are disappointed if they expect tex-mex food. This place serves latin american food. Great downtown location. You get salsa and chips free with dinner but not lunch. Dont expect traditional "mexican restaurant" salsa though.

Thank rose g
Dallas, TX
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Local Hot Springs restaurant with an ample menu selection. Dine in the patio area which is surrounded by rock. Have eaten here several times and will return for both the food and the atmosphere.

Thank Skip-Honey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and our daughter and boyfriend thought we'd try Rolando's. We been thinking about trying the restaurant for years. To me it's a restaurant trying to find a niche. The food was ok but not mind blowing. I had the tamales which had too much masa and not enough filling. My wife had the Popeye Burrito. It was mostly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American, Ecuadorean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 Central Ave, Hot Springs, AR 71901-3526
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Hot Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 501-318-6054

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