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El Rodeo

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

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  • 10
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Too much time

We stopped by El Rodeo for dinner. It was next door to the hotel we stayed at. We were seated immediately, it was very quiet in there, not crowded. We ordered drinks. One was wrong, but we took it anyways. Food was good, portions were huge. I have never had rice with peas in it at a mexican... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
Jennifer052275
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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We came to eat here with my family and it was great !! I had a taco salad and a jumbo margarita ! Loved that i could watch the game !

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We stopped by El Rodeo for dinner. It was next door to the hotel we stayed at. We were seated immediately, it was very quiet in there, not crowded. We ordered drinks. One was wrong, but we took it anyways. Food was good, portions were huge. I have never had rice with peas in it at a mexican restaurant. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Loved this place !! The food is delicious !! I had the Mole Poblano and now it's my favorite dish !! Staff is friendly , great margaritas :)

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salem, va
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We ate here after a long time. The atmosphere is great, the food very good and hot with plenty of it. The staff is friendly for the most part. our waiter was efficient but not overly friendly. He appeared to be new and a little uneasy but was good none the less. Other wait staff chatted with their patrons. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The food was just average. Not really any outstanding flavors. Had the chilli reano which was not that good. It did not hav e the typical stuffed chili pepper. Also had tacos which the meat did not have much flavor as well. It lacked spices. Service was ok and the atmosphere. Prices are moderate.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The food was just like on the menu, huge portions so come hungry or be ready to carry food back to the hotel and microwave later.

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Virginia
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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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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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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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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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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?