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El Rodeo

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785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
541-617-5952
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Many Happy Returns

El Rodeo is consistently good. Food good, fair portions, and they check up on you often to make sure you have everything you need. Chips, Salsa, and Cabbage dip are great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed258536
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Kennewick, Washington
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Kennewick, Washington
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125 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Rodeo is consistently good. Food good, fair portions, and they check up on you often to make sure you have everything you need. Chips, Salsa, and Cabbage dip are great.

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Bend, Oregon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is my husband's favorite Mexican restaurant in Bend! We've always had good food and good service! Dinner time can be pretty busy. Lunch time is less crowded. However, even on busy nights, they still try to accommodate, even if it's in the lounge.

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Thank SharonCl
Bend, Oregon
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Always good food. We've never had a poor or bad meal. They have a Chipotle Chicken dish that is out of this world. My Wife likes the Carne Asada, which has always been tender and flavorful. Drinks are tasty as well. We almost always default to margaritas, and they are excellent! Not tart like the margaritas commonly found in Cabo... More 

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Thank Mikey D
Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

As part of a recent business trip I stop by on number of Mexican restaurants looking for just basic Mexican/southwestern dining . On number three locations were more or less fast food and I was looking for sit down. Once I found El Rodeo it was the family type environment I was looking for. If you're seeking very good Mexican... More 

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Thank Ed S
Portland, Oregon
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Overall good dining experience. From entering the restaurant on a very busy night, being seated right away, friendly greeting, great chips and salsa, to a satisfying meal this was a good Mexican dining experience. This appears to be a very popular restaurant. It has two large dining areas (at least) including a large cocktail/dining area and separate dining room around... More 

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Thank Peeteega
Terrebonne, Oregon
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The food here is authentic Mexican - and tastes terrific! From the chips and salsa to dessert! Great service and prices, too. You won't be disappointed!

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Thank Shelley M
Bend, Oregon
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Good traditional Mexican food, prices reasonable and huge portions. You know it's not fancy but it's good. Service is good. We ate in the lounge. The bartender was on top of it, he did drinks and served food. I wanted to tell him to slow down. I had the the fajita burrito and the wife had a combo platter, we... More 

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Thank Benjamin P
Oakdale, California
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went back a second time on this trip...the food is that good and the staff is fun and friendly. First time we split the El Rodeo Special-carne asada, bacon wrapped prawns, and the best pollo asada we've ever had. The second time, I had the chicken enchilada with mole sauce and a tamale. The tamale had the perfect balance... More 

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Thank Kathe P
Santa Fe
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a happy, well run restaurant with a huge devoted following. Coming from Santa Fe, NM, we enjoyed the food but it wasn't the same as we were used to with the great chiles available in New Mexico. The service was great, the waiters were in sync and having a good time. The food came hot and was served... More 

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Thank Robert T
Lakeside, California
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95 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family of four is winding up 2 weeks of vacation in Oregon and we've been missing our good So. Cal. Mexican food. After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor we decided to try El Rodeo. All I can say is WOW. The reviews are true, it is really good, authentic Mexican food. Every bit as good as anything you can... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?