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Taqueria El Rodeo

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805 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-8048
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pleasant Surprise

It may seem like a hole in the wall located in a strip shopping center, but this might be one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. The food is flavorful without being too spicy. The Burrito Tapatio is my favorite. My biggest complaint is that it is usually quite warm in the restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2013
DM335
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Mission Hills, Kansas
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El Dorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I used to eat here regularly in the past. I passed by earlier this this week. I noticed the place was empty.

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Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Good food, good service. Tables too close together. Felt like we were with the next two tables. Had to squeeze to get around, Very small for the amount of tables and booths in there. Next to another Mexican restaurant which we found strange, but they hold their own.

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Columbia, Missouri
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72 reviews 72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

You know it is the real deal when the Mexican cooks from the Tex-mex restaurant next door come here to eat. Some people can be put off by the hole in the wall atmosphere but if you can look past that this is a hidden gem in Columbia. Real Mexican food with good prices and cheap beer; what more could... More 

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Suwannee, Florida
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75 reviews 75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It is a small, non-fancy hole-in-the-wall in a strip center, so don't go expecting great décor. The service was a little slow, but not overly so. The food was varied, but not as super as we had been led to believe from other TA raters, but maybe that is just our taste vs theirs. It was cheap, as is most... More 

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Mission Hills, Kansas
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87 reviews 87 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

It may seem like a hole in the wall located in a strip shopping center, but this might be one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. The food is flavorful without being too spicy. The Burrito Tapatio is my favorite. My biggest complaint is that it is usually quite warm in the restaurant. I would not go there... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

First of all this is not TexMex. This is authentic mexican fare in a hole in the wall atmosphere. Limited seating, yes. Multiple typos on the menu, yes. Best Mexican cuisine in central Missouri, yes. This is one of our must go to places every time we return to Columbia. Try the Burrito Michioican it is to die for.

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Sikeston, Missouri
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152 reviews 152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy this place everytime. It is authentic mexican food, prepared nicely. Service isnt great but we are never in a hurry. Another mexican food place is right next door so dont confuse them. This is a little dive in end of strip mall. Very good.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Quick with a unusual menu that also includes typical dishes. They even serve cactus in mid-Missouri!

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Quincy, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Had heard about this restaurant from a couple of people and finally had a chance to try it out. I had the Tacos de Lengua and my wife had Tortas de Lengua. They didn't have the lengua listed as an option for the Tortas on the menu, but made it with no complaints. We were both surprised at the lack... More 

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Hallsville, Mo
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

If you want a treat.....try the shrimp cocktail! It's my favorite thing to eat in Columbia Mo! Be sure they bring you the saltines to eat with it........and if you are really hungry order a couple of thier mexican tacos too. YUMMO!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 805 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (573) 875-8048

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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