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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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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
Dinner for my spouse who was recovering from surgery.

We ordered the meal via phone and it was ready for pickup as promised 15 minutes later. We found the food to be prepared and seasoned well and the value outstanding.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Ronald C
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Durham, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The service it was very bad took the waiter 9 minutes to come introduce himself to white people came after us that God our Father and the drinks for we get anything and we are a couple me and my wife this is our third visit to your restaurant and I think that I like the way will look because... More 

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Thank Hanaa E
Durham, North Carolina
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We ordered the meal via phone and it was ready for pickup as promised 15 minutes later. We found the food to be prepared and seasoned well and the value outstanding.

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Thank Ronald C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I certainly would not go back. Very bland, very mediocre, very boring. I have been searching for good mexican food in Durham for nine years and this definitely is not it.

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Thank DenverJerry
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

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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1 Thank Derrick D
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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Thank Ed M
New York City, New York
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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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Thank Limoncelloh
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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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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Thank Elle S
Toledo, Ohio
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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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Thank Kaat88
Toone, TN
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15 reviews
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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