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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Rodeo

El Rodeo
5834 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502-2424
757-466-9077
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Ranked #71 of 613 Restaurants in Norfolk
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Norfolk, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The staff here treat you like family. We try to go here at least once a month and we are always treated well. The food is great. Never had anything that lacked flavor. If unsure of what to order ask the server, you won't go wrong.

Visited July 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
New Jersey
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food, excellent service and family oriented!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

We've been several times with our family, always an enjoyable experience! Chips and salsa are awesome and we always over indulge. The selections are many, each one of tries different dishes and not once have we been disappointed with the taste or portion size. I really enjoyed their margaritas after a long day. We have immensely enjoyed joining our family at this family oriented restaurant when we come to visit on Friday nights.
My grandson is a handful (special needs) and the staff is very good with him. They have been teaching spanish to him when his parents take him once a week.He enjoys learning and looks forward to new words. I was especially pleased to see the waiter greet him like he was one of their own.
The value of the meal was very reasonable.

  • Visited March 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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Princeton, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Very good Mexican food and attentive service -- good for kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

Background: This is our third time here. We go with Navy family based in Norfolk and a wonderful "grandmonster" who is autistic and can be a little bit of a challenge at times.

Positives:
(1) Food is very good
(2) Margaritas are excellent (don't get the huge one unless someone else is driving!)
(3) Service is wonderful; servers very attentive and caring for the grandmonster!
(4) Meal for 5 including drinks for $85 -- in my humble opinion, this is very reasonable, especially for the quality and quantity of what you get.
(5) Very clean facilities.
(6) Place is family-owned, not a chain store. They obviously care about what they do.

Negative:
Place is usually crowded, can be noisy, structure looks like it was originally built for a fast food chain. Not for a romantic dinner out.

Bottom line: Highly recommended. We plan to go here again . . . and again!

  • Visited March 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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Norfolk, Virginia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
“Great Authentic Food andvFriendly Staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011 via mobile

One of my favorites and more authentic than most. Plenty of parking. OK decor. Friendly staff and plenty of tables. Close to shopping.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Norfolk, VA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Quick service and reasonable prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Went for the first time along with co-workers who recommended it. It was in an old Fast Food restaurant so the space was limited but the decor and service was good. They have daily lunch specials but the prices are reasonable anyway. Like most Mexican restaurants in teh area they have a separate vegetarian section, which is nice and helpful! Server had a little language barrier with a co-worker but got her order correct afterall. Would definitely go back for a quick lunch out of the office.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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