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El Rodeo

3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
(540) 774-3735
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Ranked #101 of 408 Restaurants in Roanoke
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- May 15, 2014
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27 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Morristown, New York
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Thia was a family outing for Mothers Day, my Mother in Law loves Mexican and so does my wife. The service was excellent, the potions are very large, we shared dinner entrees between 2 of us and still could not eat it all, we had leftovers to take home with us. I love good ice tea and theirs is excellent.... More

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Greensboro, NC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We first went here a couple weeks ago while our daughter attended the Hunter Hayes concert at the Roanoke Civic Center. We loved our meal and the service. The portions are huge. My husband raved about his burrito and taco and said they were probably some of the best he has ever had. We both also loved the rice. We... More

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Mount Laurel, New Jersey
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We recently had a great lunch at El Rodeo on Electric Road in Roanoke. The service was prompt & friendly and the beer was nice and cold. Each of our entree's was delicious with ample proportions that we had leftovers to take home with us. Our waiter was particularly attentive to getting our 3 year granddaughter's order just right. He... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This place is sitting on top of a hill, and it has fabulous outdoor dining the décor is relevant to the Hispanic culture, and the food has a great taste, its authentic but also for those who are into a Tex-Mex which is an Americanized Mexican food this place has it all, they sometimes on special occasions have Mariachi bands,... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

This local chain is popular, but I don't know why. The food is just not very good. Once I ordered chiles relleno. I got a green bell pepper stuffed with ground beef with a slice of processed cheese on top. Ugh. We just avoid El Rodeo now.

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Roanoke, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

The service is prompt, the food is great, and the place is clean! We eat there almost once a week! We love the chips and salsa, and I always get the delicious cheese dip. Be sure to try the Arroz a la Mexicana, it is delicious!

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Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

I highly recommend AGAINST this restaurant. I recently attended this restaurant, with a large party. We are locals, who go there often, i.e. once a week. And we have always tipped well, and have been loyal customers. Not any more. They have just lost our long-time business. They recently raised all their prices, on mediocre faux mexican food. You will... More

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Tampa, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The staff is always friendly, and the food awesome. You must try their 48 oz jumbo margarita. We always share a Texas Jumbo Margarita on the rocks.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We decided to eat here because it was next door to our hotel and we were delighted with our choice. The service is excellent - prompt and attentive without hassling you all the time. The food is tasty and plentiful but not piled so high it puts you off. A really good value meal in a great atmosphere.

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

While staying at Hampton Inn, Plantation Rd we decided to try a rather unassuming restaurant next door. What a fabulous surprise!! Having spent a few years in and out of Northern Mexico we came to enjoy Mexican food. El Rodeo ranks with the best we've eaten in Mexico. The Fajitas were great, served promptly and sizzling by professional waiters. We... More

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