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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

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3404 Westgate Dr., Durham, NC 27707
919-402-9190
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We wandered into this restaurant, looking for a place open on Monday. It was very good. The mixed nacho appetizer was tasty, with chicken and ground beef. The shrimp burrito was large and tasted very good. The Texas quesadilla was good. Service was attentive and very friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is a very typical Mexican restaurant. They have the standard selection of combinations and entrees that you would expect. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a couple of other tables. The food was good but did not standout among the many Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sub-par mexican food. I had enchiladas and a beef taco. The cheese was almost non-existant inside the enchilada and wasn't even melted. The beef in the taco was very dry. It was more like old machaca, but without the taste. I had to exchange out my eating utensils twice due to dried on food and the waiter rarely stopped by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We wandered into this restaurant, looking for a place open on Monday. It was very good. The mixed nacho appetizer was tasty, with chicken and ground beef. The shrimp burrito was large and tasted very good. The Texas quesadilla was good. Service was attentive and very friendly.

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I enjoyed the shrimp dish I ate, but my companion ordered chicken fajitas and felt the chicken was tasteless. The wait staff is very nice. The atmosphere is like a mexican sports bar.

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Toledo, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Decided to try a late lunch on a Monday with 4 generations of our family. Never an easy thing to do. 2 parts of family from Ohio were visiting the transplanted family now living in NC. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by the very friendly staff. They had the best seating set up for us. The... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant. We didn't know if the restaurant was good because we never saw people inside. But there were a lot of Mexicans inside, which is a good thing. That means the food is good, which it was. They have a lot of choices. Also vegetarian options. They served us free chips with (as it seemed)... More 

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Toone, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I am from Texas and I really look to find a good Tex-Mex restaurant when I travel. this is the best I've found so far. I still have a few places to check out, but I highly recommend this one when you are in the area. I often order a #14, which is a Chilli Relleno, a Burrito, and and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had lunch here with a friend. Nice selection of food. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Good service. Food was very tasty. No rush to get out. We enjoyed our meal and would certainly return. Portions were very generous.

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Typical Mex... was out after a fashion but good service. Nothing too fancy. Convenient. Most traditional menu offerings.

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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love Mexican food. And this was by far the worst mexican restaurant that I've ever been to. The salsa was terrrrrrible for the chips and salsa. I had a burrito for my meal and it tasted like it was heated up in the microwave. The tortilla was dried out and hard. Never going back, and I'm within walking distance.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3404 Westgate Dr., Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 919-402-9190

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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