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El Rodeo

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1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
515-440-2210
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
NOT a Chain Restaurant--You'll love it.

You have to be kidding! You should see how the servers carry the plates on one arm. We eat here when we are in DM. This is an economical place to bring the family.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Howard G
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West Bend, Iowa
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West Bend, Iowa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You have to be kidding! You should see how the servers carry the plates on one arm. We eat here when we are in DM. This is an economical place to bring the family.

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Corpus Christi, TX
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

So much delicious food we had to take some home! Prompt service, great food and gigantic portions make this an instant favorite!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

First time visitor, service and food were wonderful, the price was VERY affordable. The salsa is very good and the cheese queso dip was great. We had enchiladas and chicken tacos, loved 'em. Will go back if near.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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79 reviews 79 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This restaurant has seldom disappointed us. The food it tasty and arrives with amazing speed. I like the fajitas and my hubby like the burritos while our daughter likes the chimichangas. All are generous in proportion and you can have the items catered to your spice level. The restaurant is noisy, but it just seems to make the meal even... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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168 reviews 168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

We chose this locations because it was within walking distance of our hotel and all the great reviews. It did not disappoint! The outside and inside of the restaurant was decorated very nicely. Love all the colorful lights outdoors. We were greeted by a very friendly host who assigned us a number. We didn't have to wait too long. While... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Really liked the food. We had a taco, cheese enchilada and a plain quesadilla. Loved the cheese they use! We had to order take out but wish we could have eaten in. Hotter would have been even better!

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Austin, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The food here is amazing, the homemade salsa is some of the best I have ever had and the food is so reasonable at a time when many places are raising prices.

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La Salle, Illinois
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stayed at a hotel within walking distance. Needed the exercise after driving all day. Pleasantly surprised. Ordered the carne asada and got a flavorful piece of meat. The sides were tasty and the meal was not overpowered with cilantro and heat , although I had a large portion of jalapenos that I was able to avoid. Beer was good ,... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went on a Sunday night for my friends 39th birthday - there was a table of mixed ages. We all really enjoyed ourselves - the food was excellent. Will definitely be going again. I had a margarita - it was beautiful but pricy - apparently you can get a pitcher which is better value for money. Will do that... More 

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St Paul
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

had a meal there while on a trip and ordered a combo plate to sample things. It came on two plates! Massive amount of food that tasted goooood! The people were friendly and I believe, Mexican. Seemed authentic to me, but I've never been across the border.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: 515-440-2210

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?