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“Great tasting food - sloppy service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Rodeo

El Rodeo
13572 80th Circle N., Maple Grove, MN 55369-8961
(763) 493-4443
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Ranked #31 of 100 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Plymouth, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great tasting food - sloppy service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Meeting a couple for dinner at El Rodeo and place was busy which is a good sign in my book. Service was sloppy at best as waiter messed up the drink order and blame the couple for the error. Ran of chips & salsas (never saw the variety of salsas noted in the previous review) and needed to flag down a busboy to get a refill. Only serve 3 of the 4 meals with the final meal coming 4 to 5 minutes later. Ordered the Burrito, Enchilada combo plate. Loads of chicken and no fillers, but a little dry for me. Wife had the 3 Enchilada - beef & chicken were excellent, but cheese was whimpy. Will come back and trust the service will be better next time

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Really great authentic Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic food and service! They gave us several bowls of chips and several varieties of salsas ranging in spice flavors. They were all so good! Very nice people who run the place. All the food we got was amazing and couldn't eat it all. My kids also loved their meals.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have found the food to be good and the service great. The staff is friendly and attentive. And the menu is reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Minneapolis
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Poor Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We have eaten here many times. We have always enjoyed the food and looked forward to our visit. The service was less then desirable as there was a soccer game on. We were given chips and salsa and no refills. The waiter served us one beverage took our order and did not see him until he brought the bill. We looked several times for assistance but could not get any attention. It would have been nice to have another beverage or water and, we had considered desert but were too aggravated to stay. When the bill was delivered it was tossed on the table and a simple thanks. There was a suggested gratuity on the bill. We did not fill that suggestion as the service did not warrant such an amount. Suggestion: If the soccer game is on..........

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Authentic Mexican”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

My family has been eating here about once a month since it opened. We keep returning because the food is delicious-authentic. There is outdoor seating in nice weather. There is a bar area, but I haven't tried a cocktail there. If you want authentic Mexican in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis, this is my suggestion.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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