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Taqueria El Rodeo

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

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  • 18
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 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
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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
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Mission Hills, Kansas
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El Dorado
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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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Additional Information about Taqueria El Rodeo

Address: 805 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone Number: (573) 875-8048
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Mexican

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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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