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El Rodeo

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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
(540) 774-3735
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
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    Very good
  • 3
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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 mexican restaurant in Roanoke

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
judyCS
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Va
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Va
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
335 reviews 335 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Morristown, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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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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