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El Rodeo

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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
(540) 774-3735
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  • 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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Saint Augustine, Florida
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Covington, Virginia
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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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Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-3404
Phone Number: (540) 774-3735
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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