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El Rodeo

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785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
541-617-5952
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Best Mexican restaurant in Bend.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
Kathe P
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Oakdale, California
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Oakdale, California
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Santa Fe
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 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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Lakeside, California
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took the advice of the hotel clerk and ate here. The food was delicious and the service was fast. Plenty of chips and salsa and lots of food. We enjoyed eating here.

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Bend, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Coming from a lifetime of having various selections of great Mexican food in Southern CA I can say without hesitancy that this restaurant serves up the best Mexican food in Bend. From our first experience here it was clear that the restaurant is family owned and operated and that they take pride in their food. The owner is always welcoming... More 

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McKenna, Washington
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Stopped in when in town recently for a bike rally. Great place, very busy of a Friday night. Best to eat in the lounge if you don't have kids in tow. Very friendly staff. Fresh chips and salsa. Had the carne asada, which is my usual. Didn't disappoint. Great portions and flavor. Will certainly be back if in the area... More 

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Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

we both had the ribeye steak dinner special..... fabulous cooked to perfection families with kids have a separate area,,, thank heaven adult area nice and quiet

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Loved the food, but was hoping for SPICY not spicy. Excellent taste and helpful wait staff. I did order

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We go here all the time. Friendly staff, fast delivery, yummy food. Best Burro Relleno I've ever had!!!

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Sandpoint, Idaho, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Recommended by the desk clerk at the hotel, we were disappointed. The food was warm, not hot (the plates were hot)... The cheese in the enchilada was not completely melted. The beef tacos were ground, not shredded, beef. We had to ask twice for extra napkins. Disappointed.

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Additional Information about El Rodeo

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

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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?