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El Rodeo

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1441 Manheim Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601-3125
717-509-7955
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Worst place to eat!!!!!

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" !

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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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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3 restaurant reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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296 reviews 296 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Linwood, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stopped here hoping a small local place might serve decent mexican food. Disappointed. Service was poor, never brought chips or salsa until meal was served after I asked for them Salsa was tasteless seemed right out of a can. Food was not even warm but prices were pretty good. They were not busy so I'm surprised the service was so... More 

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45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

Though we always enjoy meals at El Rodeo, lunch is our favorite: Not as busy and the portions are full sized but only a fraction of the regular price. The salsa is too chunky for my liking, but the flavor is delicious. The chicken chimichangas are delightful as is the fajita dish with fresh pineapple!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

First time here from out of town. Place looked nice from the outside, & inside for that matter. Salsa was good, chips were good, but the guacamole we ordered was a little bland. Got the huevoes con chorizo. Was just ok. Could've used more flavor. Didn't taste like a homemade chorizo to me. Rice & beans were decent but probably... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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90 reviews 90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First of all the place was dark and kind of dingy looking. And there was sticky stuff on my menu. Ordered the 'special' Margarita, however it tasted pretty ordinary to me...and a bit watery (on the rocks). Ordered the Chile Verde with rice and beans. They forgot to bring out the tortillas, but they were delivered immediately upon reminding them.... More 

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Lititz, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews 85 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We ordered the shrimp over dirty rice (with squash and avocado). Proabaly the best shrimp meal that my husband has ever ordered. I ordered the chicken chimichanga (deep fried). It was excellent, as always.

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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
  • 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?