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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

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3404 Westgate Dr., Durham, NC 27707
+1 919-402-9190
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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North Carolina
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195 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

We enjoy El Rodeo's Tex-Mex style of food, and we always find a slightly different combination to try. Recently I had the #1 Vegetarian: One bean burrito, one cheese enchilada and one tostada with beans and cheese. My partner had the #4 One chalupa, one cheese enchilada and rice. El Rodeo serves salsa in individual bowls to each diner --... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Not Mexican.have tried several dishes there, all bad. The "quesadilla" is bad. Picture two flour tortillas, a little graded mozzarella cheese thrown in, and chicken pieces that were boiled thrown in then heated up. Beans taste like they came from a can. Guacamole ok but receive maybe a tablespoon of it on top of a bit of shredded lettuce, a... More 

Thank Kathy P
Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We each enjoyed the salsa and chips as we were waiting for our entrees. The meals were good service was okay. Fair price for entrees.

Thank Ronald C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

The service it was very bad took the waiter 9 minutes to come introduce himself to white people came after us that God our Father and the drinks for we get anything and we are a couple me and my wife this is our third visit to your restaurant and I think that I like the way will look because... More 

Thank Hanaa E
Durham, North Carolina
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

We ordered the meal via phone and it was ready for pickup as promised 15 minutes later. We found the food to be prepared and seasoned well and the value outstanding.

Thank Ronald C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

I certainly would not go back. Very bland, very mediocre, very boring. I have been searching for good mexican food in Durham for nine years and this definitely is not it.

Thank DenverJerry
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2015

This is a very typical Mexican restaurant. They have the standard selection of combinations and entrees that you would expect. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a couple of other tables. The food was good but did not standout among the many Mexican restaurants in the area.

1 Thank Derrick D
Durham, North Carolina
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sub-par mexican food. I had enchiladas and a beef taco. The cheese was almost non-existant inside the enchilada and wasn't even melted. The beef in the taco was very dry. It was more like old machaca, but without the taste. I had to exchange out my eating utensils twice due to dried on food and the waiter rarely stopped by... More 

Thank Ed M
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

We wandered into this restaurant, looking for a place open on Monday. It was very good. The mixed nacho appetizer was tasty, with chicken and ground beef. The shrimp burrito was large and tasted very good. The Texas quesadilla was good. Service was attentive and very friendly.

Thank Limoncelloh
Durham, North Carolina
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2015

I enjoyed the shrimp dish I ate, but my companion ordered chicken fajitas and felt the chicken was tasteless. The wait staff is very nice. The atmosphere is like a mexican sports bar.

Thank Elle S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3404 Westgate Dr., Durham, NC 27707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-9190

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