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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 - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 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
Enjoyable Experience

This is a pretty good choice for Mexican food in Lancaster PA. They have a lunch menu with a wide variety of reasonably priced options. I chose the Speedy Gonzalez which included a beef taco and beef enchilada with rice on the side. Not bad at all. Initial service from the hostess was a little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
trav717
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Lancaster, PA
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Lancaster, PA
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95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a pretty good choice for Mexican food in Lancaster PA. They have a lunch menu with a wide variety of reasonably priced options. I chose the Speedy Gonzalez which included a beef taco and beef enchilada with rice on the side. Not bad at all. Initial service from the hostess was a little slow given that the place... More 

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Thank trav717
Downingtown, PA
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174 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food is always good at El Rodeo. However, our waitress wasn't very good. To begin she had a funny accent and we didn't know if she didn't understand our order but she delivered several items that were not ordered. Then when we got our bill she had the wrong items still on the bill which we had to ask... More 

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Thank Alan4949
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

I visited this restaurant as part of a group on an evening when they had a live mariachi band. Our food was terrific, service was excellent.....but the roving mariachi band was a bit too much. This was a large contingent of very good musicians.....traveling from table to table. At each table they would play at least three songs and then... More 

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Thank Marge K
Troy, Michigan
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269 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

I was in the area on a business trip and decided on Mexican dinner fare. Had the Hawaiian fajita combo of steak, chicken and shrimp. Served in a 1/2 boat of carved out pineapple- very nice presentation. Lots of good size shrimps!

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1 Thank Jim M
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
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273 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
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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1 Thank LARRYOTTER
Columbia, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 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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Thank mzbook
Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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1 Thank mahiman03
Landisville
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Joseph D
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63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Thank sandolz88
1 review
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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