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El Rodeo

#99 of 370 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican
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785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
541-617-5952
Today
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great salsa

I particularly liked their chips and salsa. It had a nice rich flavor and was decently spicy. The food was good with large portions and the waiter was literally running from table to table to keep up with the demand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
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Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I particularly liked their chips and salsa. It had a nice rich flavor and was decently spicy. The food was good with large portions and the waiter was literally running from table to table to keep up with the demand.

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Bend, Oregon
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We went for a friend's going away party. They were able to handle a large crowd of us. People came and went. The server was great! Even joking while maintaining good service. I was surprised that the prices were so reasonable. The chili Verde was excellent. The Margarita Perfecta was excellent also. Of course, when we started drinking shots of... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is terrible! Food is extremely overpriced, the hamburger tastes like manwich. I couldn't even eat my taco. The enchilada sauce taste like it came out of a can. And the environment wasn't clean. I would not recommend this place, nor would I eat there again.

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Medford, Oregon
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85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We keep going back to this Mexican restaurant. The staff is always friendly and attentive and the food is good. With ethnic restaurants, I occasionally order a hamburger to see how they do with food that is not their specialty. This was a pleasant surprise-very tasty. We will be back.

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washington
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We like this place because it's family owned and they are consistent in their service and food. We visit it every time we are in Bend because it's a family atmosphere and we don't have to worry if we have a large group or noisy kids. The food is in large portions. It's your typical "Americanized" Mexican food with some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

Huge portions, plenty of choices on the menu, and very tasty! Bean tostada could have easily been shared!! Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and beans served on a crispy tostada. Highly recommend and will be back again.

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The whole family loves El Rodeo. Warm greeting, super spiffy, and just yummy! You will feel welcome and the salsa is always fresh and good. If you have company that are "challenges" to find something they like, the Mexican food here is sure to please. The menu has both simple "American-style-Mexican fare" and also more authentic flavors to choose from.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Went there for the first time tonight and if we get the chance, will definitely return. Couldn't ask for better service or nicer staff and as a bonus, the food is great and you get it exactly the way you ask. Value was excellent.

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Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The food at El Rodeo is average. You can get as good or better going to basically any Mexican restaurant in the Bend area. We have eaten here at least half a dozen times because it is a short drive. We have eaten there when it was crowded and service took long, but that's understandable when it's busy. We have... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Others have said this isn't autherntic enough, but I'm not sure what they expect from a family restaurant in Oregon?? We are not huge Mexican fans, but liked the food here so much we visited for 2 out of 3 meals in the town, wish we had made it 3 really. If you don't like children eat in the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: 541-617-5952

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?