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El Rodeo

260 Wildwood Rd, Salem, VA 24153-2322
540-387-4045
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Ranked #21 of 83 restaurants in Salem
Price range: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good Food, Service and Great Margaritas ! Make sure you get some Enchiladas they were fantastic and the Guacamole was really good also but make sure you get a Texas Margarita ( you can only order one )

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Salisbury, Maryland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Overcook Fajitas. Frozen spinach quesadilla. Almost a whole onion on Caesar Salad. It'll do in a pinch. Don't expect deliciousness.

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Bellville, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We were surprised at the good Mexican food at the El Rodeo restaurant in Salem VA. We are from Texas and love out Tex-Mex food and this place was very good. Good service and decent prices too.

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Merida, Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Hands down, the best frozen Margaritas in town. The food is about as Mexican as Vladimir Putin, but the staff is personable and really funny once you get to know them.

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Lake Tranquility
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87 reviews 87 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The décor is bright and exciting, just as a Mexican Restaurant should be. We were seated quickly and before our drink order was taken the chips and salsa was put on the table. If you like wine, try the sangria, wow, it was great! The menu is quite extensive with poultry, beef and seafood choices as well as combination platters.... More

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Bristow, Virginia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Upon entering the front door, you are met by the bright and colorful decor. Reminds me of the Carribean. It was clean and colorful. The chips were warm and the salsa had fresh cilantro in it. I recommend the 22oz beer, a fair value. I ate on the light side, a ground beef cassadilla. It was loaded with meat, but... More

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Salem, VA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We ordered 2 enchilada dinners to go. Cost was almost $25.00. Definitely a waste of hard earned money. We usually have no problems when dining in, the food is good and hot. Will never order to go again. We could have had a great steak dinner or seafood for that price. NO, NO, NO for anything to go from there.

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Venice, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Great experience. Worth a stop just for the décor. The food was a delight. Prepared and presented with some imagination.

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Savannah GA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Set your expectations low and you won't be disappointed. I eat here about once per year on account of my in-laws like it. Meh, bland, overpriced....way, way overpriced (30%) for what you get. This last time around I got the "Acapulco" which was some sort of chicken dish. Basically, it tasted like chicken that had been boiled, shredded, stuffed inside... More

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Reading, Pennsylvania, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

After long day on road, stopped at Salem Comfort Suites. (See review on this property). El Rodeo is immediately next door to Comfort Suites. Fellow traveler recommended this restaurant and I should have got his name to buy him a drink! Warm welcome. Lively atmosphere with lots of colors. Margarita was real good. Shrimp quesadilla was stuffed with good-sized shrimp.... More

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