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“Very Good, But Could Be Great”
Review of El Rodeo

El Rodeo
Ranked #10 of 121 Restaurants in Maple Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Excellent homemade chips and salsa. The prices of the lunch special are strange. Two tacos or two enchiladas with rice AND beans costs $5.89 -- but one taco, one enchilada, and rice OR beans is also $5.89. The cheese enchiladas are made with hard cheeses (which is good) and the enchilada sauce had both heat and flavor. The corn tortilla in the enchilada was nice and thick, but not very flavorful, and onions would’ve been a nice addition. The homemade taco shells were very good, but shredded beef wasn’t an option; still, the ground beef with onions was fairly good. Dressing the tacos up with some diced tomatoes would’ve been an improvement. Being from Arizona, I don’t expect much from Minnesotan Mexican restaurants, but this was pretty good. With some tweaks -- tastier corn tortillas and shredded beef for the tacos -- I really think it could be great.

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Thank AncientMarineer
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Reviewed November 15, 2011

I have been here several times with family, collegues and friends. Good clean atmosphere with lots of choices. This is by far the best mexican I have found in the area.

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Reviewed November 14, 2011

We used to live in Des Moines, IA and loved El Rodeo there. We moved to MN and were happy to see an El Rodeo in Maple Grove, MN. We went on our anniversary and the food was wonderful. I had steak fajitas and my wife had a chicken casadea both were great and reasonably priced. The server we had could have been more attentive but we will go there again.

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Thank Todd H
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Reviewed July 9, 2011

We arrived at 7:00 on a Friday evening. They were very busy. The staff looked haggard and were literally running to keep up with the customers' service. We were sort of greeted and directed to a booth in which we would both have to sit on the same side. We requested another booth and were moved. The chips and salsa were prompt. We waited 10 minutes for the next waiter to appear. The draft beer machine was broken so only bottles were available. I enjoy a shot of tequila with mexican food and ordered Don Julios Añejo. It was served cold, which ruined the character of this wonderful tequila. The food was OK...better then taco bell and not as good as the typical locally owned mexican restaurant . As the dinner crowd left and things slowed down, the staff became friendlier.

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Thank curioustravelor2010
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Reviewed June 29, 2011

We love this place! Whenever we go in, we have the best service. Their margaritas and carne asada tacos are amazing!!

Thank telnmom
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