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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3404 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2535
+1 919-402-9190
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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
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
Toledo, Ohio
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2015

Decided to try a late lunch on a Monday with 4 generations of our family. Never an easy thing to do. 2 parts of family from Ohio were visiting the transplanted family now living in NC. As soon as we walked in, we were greeted by the very friendly staff. They had the best seating set up for us. The... More 

1 Thank TTinToledo
Durham, North Carolina
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403 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had dinner at the restaurant. We didn't know if the restaurant was good because we never saw people inside. But there were a lot of Mexicans inside, which is a good thing. That means the food is good, which it was. They have a lot of choices. Also vegetarian options. They served us free chips with (as it seemed)... More 

Thank Kaat88
Toone, TN
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2015

I am from Texas and I really look to find a good Tex-Mex restaurant when I travel. this is the best I've found so far. I still have a few places to check out, but I highly recommend this one when you are in the area. I often order a #14, which is a Chilli Relleno, a Burrito, and and... More 

Thank MensaMan
Haifa, Israel
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300 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2015

Had lunch here with a friend. Nice selection of food. Nice atmosphere. Reasonable prices. Good service. Food was very tasty. No rush to get out. We enjoyed our meal and would certainly return. Portions were very generous.

Thank Edith G
Charleston, South Carolina
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1,004 reviews
766 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2015

Typical Mex... was out after a fashion but good service. Nothing too fancy. Convenient. Most traditional menu offerings.

Thank JPSaleebyMD
Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love Mexican food. And this was by far the worst mexican restaurant that I've ever been to. The salsa was terrrrrrible for the chips and salsa. I had a burrito for my meal and it tasted like it was heated up in the microwave. The tortilla was dried out and hard. Never going back, and I'm within walking distance.

1 Thank jsbritto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, 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 27707-2535
  • 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?