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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
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 food

We've visited this restaurant several times when traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Good vegetarian choices. I had the vegetable quesadilla and it was huge! Loaded with veggies and very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Natnken
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We've visited this restaurant several times when traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Good vegetarian choices. I had the vegetable quesadilla and it was huge! Loaded with veggies and very good.

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Thank Natnken
Cave Spring, Virginia
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our family has been to El Rodeo many times over the years, and we had a great dinner tonight. It was fairly busy but we still got our food pretty fast. It was rather cool and misty rain so we ate inside the restaurant but it is nice to eat on the patio when the weather is nice.

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Thank RoanokerFan
Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The times we have been I feel the food is nothing out of the ordinary. Eating outside was nice. My husband likes the restaurant better than I do.

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Thank chelle4tsc
Roanoke, Virginia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is our favorite mexican restaurant. The food is very good and reliable. The staff are friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice and the prices are very reasonable.

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Thank slynnep
Roanoke, Virginia
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378 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this location. Nice outside sitting area but was too hot so went in. Food came quickly and it was just ok. There's was something off about it. The waiter was nice but probably won't go back to this location.

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Thank klay36
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Thank fgreen2014
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Steve H
Saint Augustine, Florida
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117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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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Thank dwbtd
Virginia
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank G.l. M
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Thank judyCS

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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