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“An unexpected surprise!”
Review of Rolando's Nuevo Latino - CLOSED

Rolando's Nuevo Latino
Cuisines: Mexican, American, Latin, Spanish, Ecuadorean
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
1 review
“An unexpected surprise!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

We went to Rolando's after the Arkansas game simply because of the reviews and there was no wait!! We were worried about the lack of wait when other restaurants were booked, but we were hungry, tired, and defeated so we tried it! Now that was a winning decision! The food was fabulous and the staff was exceptional! IT IS NOT A MEXICAN RESTAURANT! The Latin American food was a hit with all ages--12-75! I would highly recommend this place!! Not sure why there isn't a wait list only! Go try it- you won't be disappointed!

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Thank Susiesoccermom
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English first
Rogers, Arkansas
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17 reviews
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“Exceptional Experience”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

Rolando’s cuisine is will delight you with their unique offerings. Starting with the chips and incredible salsa to the wonderful sangria leading to the main course.
The total experience is one that you truly enjoy. This is a must. Not to mention the staff insures that your visit is memorable.

  • Visited October 2012
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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
“Gem in Quaint Downtown Rogers”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Was there this past Friday night with my sister-in-law. Rolando's is located in the basement of a old bank building. We were greeted by the hostess and seated right away. They were about 1/2 to 3/4 full; a mix of couples, families and groups. They had live music that was a nice surprise and actually quiet good. The entertainer actually walked around and said hi to everyone too. The atmosphere is very relaxing, not stuffy and was decorated in well taste stye. The service was excellent, attentive but no obtrusive. They make everything in house (no pre-packaged items) so they are able to alter any of their dishes to your liking. This is not TEX-MEX, but Latin American food which focuses more on fresh ingredients (vegetables/fish), black beans and rice. Not a lot of heavy sauces or food disguised with cheese. Both items we had were excellent and we admired every one's dish that was being served around us. I'm vegan and had several options to choose from versus the standard ONE vegetarian dish that most restaurants offer. I live in a major city that is food mecca central so I can tell you that this place is a diamond in the rough amoung a lot of meh food in NWA. I can't wait to go back, try some other dishes and listen to the music.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank CountryVegan
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“empty at lunch”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Came for lunch, first time. Not impressed sorry to say. Was there at noon, only three tables occupied. Place literally empty. Waitress did not smile once. If you don't like 'black beans' you are in trouble, not impressed with menu. Will not return. Restaurant across street was packed-that told me everything I needed to know.

  • Visited September 2012
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“AWESOME for lunch!”
Reviewed July 22, 2012

At 11AM, Rolando's was nearly empty. It was quiet, quaint, and delicious. The service was just okay, as there was only one woman tending to about 3 tables, on the phone most of the time. The FOOD was GREAT though! A great take on great items.
It's a little more pricy on the dinner menu, but it's a great treat for lunch.
The atmosphere is neat, as the restaurant is nearly underground.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank stellakay
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