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Taqueria El Rodeo

805 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-8048
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Ranked #35 of 321 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Dec 31, 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Columbia, Missouri
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Jefferson City, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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Columbia, Missouri
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Very simply I like the food, the service and the prices. Reminds me of a few of my favorite little Mexican food place back home.

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Maryville, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

The place isn't pretty but the food was amazing and the price couldn't be beat. Got lunch fajitas which were bigger than most dinner fajitas at other places. We usually pass through Columbia on the interstate and although this place isn't right off the interstate it's worth the 10 minute drive

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