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El Rodeo

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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“fresh chips” (3 reviews)
“burrito” (3 reviews)
“rice” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many years ago before the resturant expanded into its present hilltop location we fondly remember excellent service and great food. This time the service was extremely slow and the food almost inedible. Its a great drinking place but do not bother to order the food....More

Thank frankw561
Reviewed January 1, 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner at El Rodeo. Sometime it can be pretty crowded but we were fortunate to choose a slow night. All of our food was well prepared and tasty. Servings are large and prices are very reasonable. The service can...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Good selection and good food. Not expensive. Great views from outside. Chicken chimichanga was very good. Nice size pieces of breast meat. Will certainly be back.

Thank JPadmanabhan
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Bring your appetite. The food is hot and served quickly. Have tried several dishes and all were tasty. Go early or be prepared to wait. This place is busy

Thank picky4me
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We eat there often with family and always have a great time. It can be loud and busy but that is part of the show and the fun. Service is always prompt and courteous. The fajitas texanas with chicken, beef and shrimp is delicious and...More

Thank RERD09
Reviewed October 12, 2016

I took a business associate here for lunch, the food was much better than I expected. Service was excellent, friendly and fast. The lunch portions are very generous. I enjoyed my chicken fajitas!

Thank Ken L
Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This El Rodeo is in line with all of the others in town. The El Toreo restaurants are almost identical, as well. The Mexican food is very Americanized and mediocre. It is predictable and very affordable. They have drink specials which include Mexican beers. Their...More

Thank BeverleyClarkson
Reviewed May 20, 2016

I enjoyed the burrito and enchilada combo. The rice was amazing. I have had rice on many occasions but this was dare I say creamy. Delightful texture to my mouth. The service was prompt and salsa and chips very flavorful.

Thank Steven H
Reviewed April 20, 2016

We love Mexican food ... and this is NOT the place for it. We have tried to eat here a number of times and been disappointed each time. The last time, we were there on Sunday after church with friends and the dining room was...More

1  Thank rongaskins
Reviewed April 10, 2016

Always deliciousness, always fast; fresh chips and salsa. Love the fajita burrito! Wait staff is always friendly.

Thank andymay27
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Lisa W
Can u please bring back mild red sause. Not hot sause thats like soup either. The kind I can use on chips and everything else. I stopped eating there bc of the hot sause.
March 11, 2017|
Response from picky4me | Reviewed this property |
Their hot varies by place and day.
Darlene W
Do they have happy hour drink specials?
October 3, 2016|
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Response from BeverleyClarkson | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and they have some pretty good all day drink specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 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 - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-774-3735
  • E-mail