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El Rodeo

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1441 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-3125
717-509-7955
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 30
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 10
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Mex in town

This is part of a small local group of Mexican restaurants in Central PA. Good selection of Mexican beers. Excellent authentic food

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
LARRYOTTER
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is part of a small local group of Mexican restaurants in Central PA. Good selection of Mexican beers. Excellent authentic food

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

El Rodeo has slid downhill in the past year. The portion sizes are definitely smaller. The wait staff lacks enthusiam for the menu and does the bare minimum. During this visit, we waited 20 minutes for drink refills (after asking) in an almost empty restaurant! If you want to make a special request (i.e. alleries) forget it. Don't we all... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Second time here, first time rating it. A non busy Sunday night. Waited a few minutes at the entrance to be noticed and seated. No greeting...Hostess just grabbed two menus and said follow me. Chip boy just came to the table and abruptly put down the chips/salsa and just walked away. Waitress had to have order pointed to on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Weekday lunch specials are great deals. Complimentary chips and salsa are superb and don't forget to ask for the homemade hot sauce as it is superb! The service was slower than expected but good value food.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Went here on a Saturday night. as expected there was a wait time which we didnt mind to be seated. Ours was 30 min, no problem. The hostess was trying her best and was very kind and polite. we get seated and it took 7 min for our server to come to the table. Not too horrific but none the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place has a very poor customer service! Their employees look miserable and they take too long to bring the food out. The silverwear and cups were dirty. I wont be eating here ever again. "Thumbs Down" !

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went at a slow time and were stuck in a corner. Took awhile for our order to be taken, and when it was finally delivered it was warm. We are from California and know REAL Mexican food and this ain't it. Server never came back and we had to go to the register to ask for our check. No tip... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Do you like dirty and grimy? Small portions vs price? Servers who vanish for 20 minutes at a time? Well friend you'll love El Rodeo.

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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Since moving to the East Coast from AZ we have been seriously disappointed in the available Mexican food, which seems to run the gamut from Taco Hell to restaurants which tout their Margaritas and serve food that seems to have come from ... Taco Hell. It was a pleasure to eat at El Rodeo. I had the carne asada with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

I eat here a lot... And I love it. It's my favorite Mexican restaurant in town! That said, the quality will usually pretty good can be hot or miss. Sometime my quesadilla has extra stuff in it, sometimes not (I prefer not!) sometimes the chicken is shredded, sometimes it's not (I prefer shredded!) the rice, is sometimes very flavorful, sometimes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1441 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-3125
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Lancaster County  >  Lancaster
  • Phone Number: 717-509-7955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 16
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 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?