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El Rodeo

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4659 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
717-652-5340
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Not my favorite for Mexican in the area

My sister and I had lunch here and we felt is was just okay. The service was REALLY fast (almost scarily so) and the food was decent, but our server was not very friendly and seemed to be very frustrated. We have several other Mexican restaurants in Harrisburg and Hershey that we prefer to this... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2012
Jessica423
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We've been going to El Rodeo since before they constructed the new building. We love the colorful decor of the place and the authentic feel of the place. The food is consistently good and the prices are excellent. They have the BEST frozen Marguerita's I've ever tasted (and I've tasted quite a few ;) ). AND the salsa (served almost... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My sister and I had lunch here and we felt is was just okay. The service was REALLY fast (almost scarily so) and the food was decent, but our server was not very friendly and seemed to be very frustrated. We have several other Mexican restaurants in Harrisburg and Hershey that we prefer to this one.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We have been eating at this restaurant since before it was rebuilt. We eat here a few times a year, mostly for lunch.It is a very good place to eat. We have happened to be there one night that the Mariachi Band was there and it was a nice touch.

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Harrisburg
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Food, decor, service at a moderate price. This is a fave place for our out of town guests and we occasionally treat ourselves, too. The menu is extensive and descriptive so you have many choices and always know what to expect.

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DC
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82 reviews 82 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had dinner here one night during a recent road trip. Good menu, lots of vegetarian options (always a plus in my book!). Food was quite inexpensive, but quality was pretty good. I wish the servers could be a bit more enthusiastic/ cheerful - the lady who served us was rather curt, and seemed surprised that we couldn't make up... More 

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Middletown
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Wife and I had a Taco salad for lunch. The meat used in it looked like a mixture of lettuce, and Alpo. My stomach was in a term- oil. I did not eat anything for a day and a half after. I will make my own, nor will I ever return!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

El Rodeo's restaurants are all throughout the region and they all serve tasty food. The service is typically solid, and the food comes out piping hot, and quick. I recommend splurging for the add-ons to give all the food a bit more flavor.

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Lewisberry
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Nice atmosphere. The food is very good if you like Americanized Mexican food. Portions are large and the price is right. I eat there often.

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Harrisburg
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

El Rodeo is the real deal. Best Mexican around and prices are low enough to stop over and over with no guilt.

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Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Food is served fairly quickly. Large menu and good beverages from the bar. (Bar may be a bit overpriced.). You should not leave here hungry. I eat here about 1 x month.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4659 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: 717-652-5340

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 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?