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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great prices, tons of food

We had a large group and they were very accommodating. The Margarona (Margarita mix with Corona) was fabulous and well priced. Many people enjoyed the steak that was in the tacos and the salsa was very good as well. The portions were very large and not one dish out of 16 dinners was uneaten and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a large group and they were very accommodating. The Margarona (Margarita mix with Corona) was fabulous and well priced. Many people enjoyed the steak that was in the tacos and the salsa was very good as well. The portions were very large and not one dish out of 16 dinners was uneaten and enjoyed. Very reasonably priced and... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Don't get the fish tacos. Not great. The salsa was fairly mild but tasty. The burrito del rodeo had the right amount of heat. The chicken tacos were fair. The carne asade had spicy sauce which was tasty but I tempered with the regular salsa. Service was not attentive although we went quite late but were seated quickly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend his mom and I all went to el rodeo around 10 p.m. last night everything was great! The chips N cheese and beef enchiladas and the sopapilla. We will definitely coming back.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

A short walk from our hotel. The food is all homemade and tastes wonderful. The best carnitas I have had in years. The staff is friendly and everyone is your server. Many types of Mexican beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Coming form South Texas I was surprised to find pretty good Tex-Mex food in Iowa. The service was prompt. I would go again

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Des Moines, IA
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the Des Moines area. Service is top notch. Frozen margaritas are delicious and have plenty of kick. We come here frequently and the servers remember us. We like lots of items on the menu, but our favorites are the Tacos de Carne Asada and the fajitas. With the Tacos de Carner Asada, they... More 

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West Bend, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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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Additional Information about El Rodeo

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

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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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