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El Rodeo

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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
(540) 774-3735
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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 margaritas are pre-mixed and can be topped with more tequila by request. The outdoor dining... More 

Thank BeverleyClarkson
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars 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
Roanoke, Virginia
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 nearly empty. We were asked to leave almost immediately after we finished our meal and... More 

1 Thank rongaskins
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

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

Thank andymay27
Roanoke, Virginia
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687 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 261 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

We eat at El Rodeo somewhat frequently. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Tonight, the restaurant was somewhat crowded but not out of hand. There were quite a few loud children....some were even singing. We were seated quickly but the service was slow. It was quite awhile before our server arrived and he seemed to disappear... More 

Thank hbhakh
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We've visited this restaurant several times when traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. Good vegetarian choices. I had the vegetable quesadilla and it was huge! Loaded with veggies and very good.

Thank Natnken
Cave Spring, Virginia
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Our family has been to El Rodeo many times over the years, and we had a great dinner tonight. It was fairly busy but we still got our food pretty fast. It was rather cool and misty rain so we ate inside the restaurant but it is nice to eat on the patio when the weather is nice.

Thank RoanokerFan
Roanoke, Virginia
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The times we have been I feel the food is nothing out of the ordinary. Eating outside was nice. My husband likes the restaurant better than I do.

Thank chelle4tsc
Roanoke, Virginia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

This is our favorite mexican restaurant. The food is very good and reliable. The staff are friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is nice and the prices are very reasonable.

Thank slynnep
Roanoke, Virginia
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421 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

First visit to this location. Nice outside sitting area but was too hot so went in. Food came quickly and it was just ok. There's was something off about it. The waiter was nice but probably won't go back to this location.

Thank klay36

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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: (540) 774-3735

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