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El Rodeo

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260 Wildwood Rd, Salem, VA 24153-2322
540-387-4045
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Going Downhill

We have been going there since they opened this location. Over the years the food and service has been above average Mexican food for this area. However, the food has become very salty and greasy. We've mentioned to this to some of the staff but it hasn't improved...will probably stay away for a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Susan A
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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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Virginia
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

How hard is it to mess up Mexican? The fajita burrito was as bland and tasteless as it could be. The rice was dry and over cooked. Not sure where else to eat but the best I can say is the beer is cold! Will not return.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We have been going there since they opened this location. Over the years the food and service has been above average Mexican food for this area. However, the food has become very salty and greasy. We've mentioned to this to some of the staff but it hasn't improved...will probably stay away for a while in hopes that it does.

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Roanoke VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been eating at the restaurant for many years...While prices change over the years, their food remains the same. It tastes good and is always brought out fresh and hot. Portions remain good, and so does the service. The take out is even great!!

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Salem, Virginia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You can't go wrong with Mexican food from El Rodeo. Hot and very tasty PLUS right off interstate. Get your tummy full, then head back down the road.

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Salem, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Friendly staff! But if you didn't know it was open you would think it was vacant. No curb appeal, Sign is broken, booth seats are fixed with duct tape, paint on roof is peeling. Yuck...Who would want to eat there? When we were there the heat was broken. It was colder inside then it was outside. We ended up leaving... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stopped by on a Friday night for a quick bite to eat as we were heading north on rt. 81... didn't want to eat at a fast food place and El Rodeo was one of the 1st places we came to... now the place looks like a dump from the outside, so curb appeal is NOT one of its... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ate at this restaurant while passing through Virginia on our way south, service was pretty good, food was very bland, not much flavor at all for a Mexican restaurant. Would not eat here again, would go into town and find something else. Price was not bad the food was just bland.

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Salem, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I really enjoy eating here. It's right off the interstate.The food is excellent and the service is fast. I enjoy the chips and salsa that they bring to the table. My favorite item is the Nachos Texanos. It is really good. My small grandchildren love the cheese quesidillas. We often take guests here as the menu is varied and good.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We went to El Rodeo with our family and had a good table. We initially had great service, but then our waiter never stopped by after bringing our food. We have been here multiple times, and usually the waiters are on top of it and keep our drinks filled. I would say they get a 9/10 stars! Favorite dish is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Everyone has complained about the food being bland. It is far from bland. We were seated quickly. I ordered an ice cold beer and it came in a frozen mug!! The food came promptly and was almost hot. We were able to eat right away. My four year old daughter ate all of her meal. The food was rich and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 260 Wildwood Rd, Salem, VA 24153-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 540-387-4045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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