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El Rodeo

#68 of 348 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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San Jose, California
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248 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nicely decorated restaurant. Food and drinks were all very good. Portion size was generous. Service was excellent.

Thank Cynthia P
Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality of food is great and the atmosphere is fun! Rudy is terrific with the kids and really makes the guests feel like their business means a lot to them! We enjoy going to places where we always feel welcomed. Their chicken fajitas and chimichangas are A +.

Thank Doug F
Bay Area, CA
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68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Stayed at the motel across the street for one night on way to Kalispell in early September and dropped in here for dinner. The restaurant was very busy and popular with locals. Staff were friendly but a bit overworked, it seemed. Food was very ordinary Mexican: the sort of food that lots of cheap restaurants all over America have been... More 

Thank nigel777
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65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

El Rodeo has a very authentic feel outside as well as in. This is the best Mexican food I've had outside of Southern California. The food was well prepared with great flavor and arrive hot.

Thank tazman757
Sarasota, Florida
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302 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016

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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 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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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016 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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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

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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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
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 - 10:30 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?