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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
+1 515-440-2210
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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ocean city, nj
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our food, service and price. The location is perfect right next to our hotel.

Thank nini200642
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

Somewhat authentic mexican food. Very good service staff. The salsa and chips are excellant. Would definately visit again.

Thank 800retire11
Baraboo, Wisconsin, Usa
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

Service was very good. The salsa they originally brought to the table had very good taste, but was not as spicy as my husband likes. He asked for hot sauce, and they brought a whole bowl of spicier salsa. The food was very tasty. We would go there again if we were in the area.

Thank Wendee F
Livonia, Michigan
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

OK, this is not a Tavern on the Green, but for a good meal at the end of a long travel day for a reasonable price, this place was really nice. It was maybe 50 yards from our hotel door, the service people were friendly and the food was very good. As "road food" goes this was a pleasant surprise... More 

Thank Mike K
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

I love everything ever ordered here it's my favorite Mexican craving restaurant. Their margarita mixes are smooth too. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Marvin J
Pittsburgh, PA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The portions were large and the prices were average for this type of restaurant. I had the seafood enchiladas and they were very tasty.

Thank Schwinnfin
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

We decided to try El Rodeo and were glad we did! The margaritas were amazing and the food was very good. Chips and house made salsa were excellent as well. Service was great and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back!

Thank FormerHoosier
Rapid City, MI, United States
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We spent the night in Clive, IA, just outside of Des Moines on our way west. We ordered carryout and the food was very good and hot. We found the prices very reasonable, and the portions substantial. We can't comment on the service, other than the carryout order was ready when we went to pick it up. We will eat... More 

Thank Mark S
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236 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

There are several of these El Rodeo in Des Moines area. This one is close to the La Quinta, Country Inn and Suites, etc. Food was ok. We mainly went here as my guest wanted beer and they could not get it at Cracker Barrel which is also next door. Might be better to get a lunch special next time..

Thank jksKansas
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

Husband and I were there on a Friday evening. It wasn't busy. Several minutes before server came and took drink order. Had to ask for chips and salsa. Didn't care for the margarita. Seemed there was sugar around glass instead of salt. Maybe this is something new places do, but wasn't expecting it and didn't like. I ordered 2 chile... More 

Thank rckc2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-440-2210

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?