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El Rodeo

#63 of 344 Restaurants in Bend
Certificate of Excellence
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785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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236 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant has an extensive menu that includes American/Mexican foods but does have some authentic South of the border dishes. Unfortunately I had number 19 which was typical of American/Mexican. Runny cheese and all the food glopped together. My wife had campechana and loved it. Stick with the real Mexican dishes.

Thank John D
Lake Oswego, Oregon
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a group of 10 motorcycle enthusiasts traveling through and staying nearby. After asking some locals, we decided to try this restaurant. They were pretty busy, we had no reservations, but they accommodated us pretty quickly. The staff was great, extremely friendly and happy smiling people. Food and drinks were great and we were served quickly. Prices were good... More 

Thank Roger G
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here a few times by myself while on business. This time brought my family, 6yr, 8yr and wife. Everyone really enjoyed their food and the margaritas were yummy. We will be back soon, thank you for the great dinner and service

Thank Brian A
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very good meal at El Rodeo. Ate in the bar area. Service was quick. Spinach enchiladas super tasty. Beer ice cold. Chips and salsa and a dish of pickled cabbage are complimentary. The place is obviously frequented by locals. Bend has a great food scene and this was like a welcome throwback to something warm and familiar. It's... More 

Thank sanda38
Bend, Oregon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of their food is great. My friends and I love having girls nights here, but we also go with the entire family. Perfect place for excellent ritas (go with the perfecta it's perfecta! - one and done!)

Thank CathiCole
Reno, Nevada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Really great Authentic Mexican food. Really varied menu with usual items. Service was excellent in spite of being very busy. The waiter hustled his rearend off but never made us feel rushed. The food was plentiful and very tasty, I had the Pollo Macho which was pretty spicy but had excellent flavor. I would have given this a five (excellent)... More 

Thank David D
Azalea, Oregon
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Their food was excellent, and there was a lot of it! The service was superlative; attentive, considerate, and genuinely interested in knowing that we were enjoying the meal. The salsa with chips was outstanding. The "Burro Acapulco" had real chunks of scallop and whole shrimp in it.

Thank Carl D
Redmond, Oregon
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I may not be the best person to review their food. We go there for one dish -- the "Parriada". It's like fajitas on steroids. $40 for 2 people may seem expensive, but it has shrimp, pork, beef, and chicken, plus mushrooms, peppers, onions, etc. Sides of rice, beans with cheese, and a platter with guacamole, piccalilli, sour cream, and... More 

Thank BugsGWP
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Born in bend 50 years ago and have been eating at El rodeo for most of that as well as my family and we tried to get a take out order and was rudely told that they don't do that. Last time we ordered the portions were small and had to purchase chips food quality has gone down terribly but... More 

Thank Tee B
Sunriver, Oregon
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

As some have stated El Rodeo has great authentic food, not americanized. Venture past the normal burrito or taco or enchilada, to a Carne asada, or other true Mexican meal. Dinner can be loud and busy but the service is excellent. Lunch is lightning fast. Best Mexican food north of the border.

Thank Bill W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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 - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 785 SE 3rd St, Bend, OR 97702-1752
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Bend
  • Phone Number: 541-617-5952

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