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El Rodeo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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260 Wildwood Rd, 260 Wildwood Rd, 24153-2322, Salem, Virginia, Salem, VA 24153-2322
+1 540-387-4045
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Groton, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really liked this restaurant, service was very good, food arrived quickly and was very flavorful. Had margaritas with our dinner and they were very good as well. The hostess was a bit sour when she seated us and her perfume was a bit overwhelming but the waiter was quick and efficient. He did not check back with us after our... More 

Thank doctorkb4482
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I eat here often. Good selection, good prices, consistent quality and service. The lunch buffet is great! Yum!

1 Thank A F
Ocala, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was next our hotel, so we walked over and had dinner. The food was good and hot. It took awhile for someone to take our order. But once we ordered the food arrived quickly. The manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was okay.

1 Thank Bluespruce62
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181 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was staying at the motel next door and went to this little place for a drink. It was a Sunday afternoon and they had a brisk dining business. I just had a couple of Margaritas and they were excellent. The Texas Margarita is 24 ounces and all top shelf. And they served it with a basket of warm chips... More 

1 Thank RUtraveller
Bristol, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant with a lunch buffet that features tons of food for a very reasonable price. Located right off of the interstate it is easy to get to and the service is outstanding. I always try to time my travels so that I'm near here for lunch.

1 Thank Matt P
Kernersville, NC
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189 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Three of us dined on a Monday night, and the restaurant wasn't busy. One of my friends asked what brand of gin they carried, thinking of a gin and tonic, and we found that they only carried the cheapest junk on the market. So, no mixed drink. One of us had taco salad, one had quesadillas which looked really good,... More 

1 Thank rgc1600
Port St Lucie, United States
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

El Rodeo was conveniently located next to our motel and we were able to walk over to it. The menu had authentic Mexican meals and the price range was very good. My meal was very good, but my wife did not enjoy hers. They do not have a full bar, but do serve beer, wine and Margaritas.

1 Thank Edward C
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Mexican food n beer margaritas. Whatever your poison ...busy on Saturday nite. Just wanted a drink. But looked so good ordered anyway..convenient to super8 hotel. No crossing highway...a definate yes. Would eat here again. Nice waiters. Good reasonably priced meals

1 Thank Sherri B
Fort Worth, TX
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106 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Living in Texas, we sometimes fail to expect good Mexican food when we travel. We were especially pleased with our visit in Virginia. The Rancho Pollo was unique and quite excellent as was the Nachos Grande. It is especially handy for those staying nearby. Good food and good service always pleases. It is quite easy to see why their parking... More 

1 Thank John&Mickey
Roanoke, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Food is great, service is friendly and fast, prices are great! They now have a lunch buffet which is always stocked well and is priced ridiculously cheap. Ask for Mario or Luigi (the local nicknames) for your waiter, you won't be disappointed.... PROMISE! 😁

2 Thank mattnheaz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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 - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Wildwood Rd, 260 Wildwood Rd, 24153-2322, Salem, Virginia, Salem, VA 24153-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-387-4045

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?