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“Good food but had to wait for the check” 3 of 5 stars
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El Rodeo
905 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-2054
(919) 683-2417
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Ranked #273 of 614 Restaurants in Durham
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Raleigh, North Carolina
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161 restaurant reviews
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86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“Good food but had to wait for the check”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This Mexican restaurant is in the upscale Brightleaf Square shopping center. The prices like all other El Rodeo's is a good value. Had Spinach Quesadilla and is was chock full of veggies and better than average. However had to wait 10-15 minutes for the check which lowered the overall restaurant rating from very good to average. To give them a break it was a Sunday afternoon but still don't like waiting for the check. Fairly nice atmosphere but could use some updating. Worth a stop if you aren't in an hurry and want a good value while at Brightleaf Square.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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
Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Value priced combos at lunch.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

My wife had a Speedy Gonazeles, taco, enchilada and beans. I had a chicken quesadilla with spinach and black beans. Everything was very tasty. We were in town for just the day, but would definitely return.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tampa, FL
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Tex Mex at It's Best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

When craving a salsa, chips and margarita, El Rodeo is the place to go! The never ending salsa and chips are perfect. A bit of hotness and a lot of flavor! The top shelf margarita was generous in ingredients and delicious! I had an enchilada and a chili relleno. Both were delicious and accompanied by very good rice and beans. This is not a fancy place, no real ambiance per se, but it quenched my tex mex craving and did not pain my wallet!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, NC
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“go for the authentic stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

good local Mexican. Avoid the cheese covered American stuff and get steak, shrimp al mojo de ajo, coctel de camaron, or some meat in a mexican sauce (colorado, adobado, etc.)

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Durham, North Carolina
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63 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Average Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Just another average Mexican restaurant in Durham. The food is OK and the price is right.

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