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El Bronco

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6 Radford Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
5403810674
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very nice service - good food, not much atmosphere

Had lunch there along today. Was greeted immediately on entering and seated. Already knew I wanted a taco salad. The menu lists 3 versions: chicken, beef and shrimp. Even though I was dining alone they brought the usual large basket of tortilla chips along with salsa and the white Mexican dip (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ernie B
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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Christiansburg, Virginia
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463 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch there along today. Was greeted immediately on entering and seated. Already knew I wanted a taco salad. The menu lists 3 versions: chicken, beef and shrimp. Even though I was dining alone they brought the usual large basket of tortilla chips along with salsa and the white Mexican dip (I have never learned the name). My meal was... More 

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Thank Ernie B
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very flavorful. A bit spicy, just a bit, and delicious. I really enjoyed my California burrito and my husband loved his fajitas. The prices are very reasonable. We will definitely be back! I hope they are here for good.

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Thank Karissa_2011
Indian Land, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

El Bronco is the best Mexican restaurant along the entire I-81 corridor. Make that along any corridor. All corridors. If you drive past Christiansburg, VA without stopping, you will be doing yourself a disservice that will forever rank high on your list of sins of omission. The menu reads like every other Mexican restaurant menu. That is where the similarities... More 

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Thank Jim D
Salem, Virginia
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We loved this restaurant when it was El Rodeo and went their often. However, we are really disappointed with the new conversion to El Bronco. I ordered the fajitas texanas, and the portion was so small that I was still hungry after. It did not even fill the plate, but what was there was stuck to the plate and I... More 

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Thank obxbride
Christiansburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Don't be fooled thinking this is just the old El Rodeo with a new name. El Bronco Mexican Bar and Grill is the long time dream of owner/chef Juan Carlos and he is cooking up some wonderful creative dishes here. On our first visit I ordered my standard chicken fajitas just to be on the safe side and they were... More 

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1 Thank Maunalisa
Virginia
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193 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Is it another typical Mexican place? It's better. The selection is pretty expansive, so we asked the server. He suggested the carnitas, which were phenomenal! The fajitas were pretty good as well. There is a lot to try, so we will definitely be back. The service was really great as well! Fast & friendly, and it seems everyone was willing... More 

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1 Thank professorroyhinkley
Christiansburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Several restaurants have come and gone from this location. The last one was called El Rodeo and the food was okay. Now it is called El Bronco and I did not have high hopes but boy was I wrong. They have the best Mexican food in the area. The staff is friendly, the food is delicious and the restaurant is... More 

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1 Thank Boinie56
Christiansburg, VA
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110 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This restaurant closed in July, 2015 and re-opened the end of August renamed El Bronco. We went the 2nd day that they were open, the food was prepared quickly, service was great, even though they were very busy for a Friday evening. No alcohol was available yet, but should probably be by now Highly recommend this restaurant Better than the... More 

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Thank matsgrls
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice atmosphere; very clean. Good food. A good place to relax and eat. The food is very good but not spectacular.

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Thank Jasperling
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant around. The portions are large and the prices reasonable. The food is very good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Radford Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Christiansburg
  • Phone Number: 5403810674

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?