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El Rodeo

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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
(540) 774-3735
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good food - not the best Mexican I've had but tasty none the less

outside seating was nice touch - service was excellent with a waiter that was helpful without being annoying - food was more on the average of this type of place - good but pretty standard fare

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The beautiful location of this restaurant tempted us to go in. We were disappointed: the waiter hesitated to bring us ice water; the food (taco salad, and fajitas) looked and tasted as if they had gone through a food processor. Not a place to return to, unfortunately.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visit El Rodeo at least once a month and I always get the same thing, Fajita Texans. For the price and the amount of food, I think this is a great place to go. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and it has a great atmosphere. Also the free chips, salsa & white sauce is a plus.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

outside seating was nice touch - service was excellent with a waiter that was helpful without being annoying - food was more on the average of this type of place - good but pretty standard fare

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Virginia
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Melvin is the most animated server I have ever had. He and his team of cooks, cashiers and bus ladies will leave you in tears. You must be able to speak Spanish to learn about Honduras. Take some pages with you from Google. I learned more from Melvin about Honduras and the Reagan backed anhilation of the left wing in... More 

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Va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Reasonable, fast service with tasty food. We like the fact you can eat outside also. Food is consistently good. Many of the staff cannot speak good English but they are very helpful and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

I tried the fajitas combo, steak, chicken, and shrimp, amazing flavor. Great menu, friendly servers, nice inside and out. Definitely coming back

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Whether you want Tex-Mex (Americanized) or authentic Mexican you can get it here! The food was incredible and the service was excellent. The atmosphere was very good as well. The only thing missing was a strolling Mariachi band.

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Davidsonville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We were travelling through to Asheville, stopped for the night and had dinner at El Rodeo. Prices were amazingly reasonable and the food was delicious. Margaritas aren't too bad either. Exit 246 at Roanoke on I-81.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My wife and I recently had dinner at El Rodeo. We've been there several times and have always enjoyed our meals. I've tried a number of their entrees in the past. This time I had shrimp caliente. Ordering seafood in Roanoke can be a risky venture but this one paid off. I received a very large serving of perfectly cooked... More 

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Bassett, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This restaurant is awesome! The food was great. That was the best carne asada I have ever ate. The restaurant is beautiful. The atmosphere was great. The service was great. WORTH THE MONEY!! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: (540) 774-3735

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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