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Taqueria El Rodeo

805 E Nifong Blvd, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 875-8048
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Ranked #62 of 327 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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