Its really sad when bad things happen to really good places. That's the reality of el rodeo restaurant. it was once a tremendously popular place in TJ, but like with many businesses that end up being mismanaged things change.
we recently went to celebrate a birthday and had not been there for a few years but recall how great a place it was. the service was good - but it may have been because the place was empty - on a Friday of all days. we were the only ones there which was strange. we started with appetizers of queso fundido, then the quesadillas, and finally some side salads. our main course was 3 parriadas of meat (each for 2 people) which was really a joke. it was brought to us and included what looked like some really small ribs two pieces of burnt paper thin carne asada, and about 6 inches of chorizo which was as thick as a pencil. i could easily have ate the whole parriada for 2 myself. Each parriada went for about $40. I won't waste anymore time writing about this experience ...just use your imagination.
Although the place has an awesome old west theme, its spotlessly clean (from customers too) it has good service, and it has incredible potential, I would not recommend it to anyone for the food. its laughable how bad it is. and with all the newer steakhouses in town this place is just a lost cause.
hopefully this place changes course because its one of the few unique places you really want to like, and its been here forever. :(
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