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“start here and go down”

Rolando's Restaurante
Ranked #2 of 258 Restaurants in Fort Smith
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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284 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“start here and go down”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

best of Fort Smith, don't miss this opportunity to dine in the best in Fort Smith. The fish, chickent and all are prepared in the tastiest way, reservations are suggested, but most of the time they will assist you if not.

Visited February 2013
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English first
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Great Option in Ft Smith”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

In Ft. Smirh for one nt. and pleased to have eaten at Rolando's. A great experience overall. The prices are very reasonable-especially drinks. Fun, intimate atmosphere. Service was unsophisticated but very gracious. I would definitely come back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank MaxA00
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Vian, Oklahoma
1 review
“Good food with Unbelievably Rude Attitude”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

If you don't mind being treated very poorly by being talked to rudely by an older gentleman waiter who provides very poor service, take a chance and go. The food is good. He might get your order right. If not, he will definitely argue with you. We were a party of 10; he got 9 orders rights but was very nasty about the order he got wrong. We didn't get any refills on our drinks even after asking and had to wait over 30 minutes to get our ticket. When one of our party politely inquired about it about it, they were treated very rudely. The restaurant was not busy when we arrived but business had picked up. The waiter was giving attention to the smaller tables, apparently because our 18% gratuity was added to the ticket given our large table. We were there for three hours. We will not be going back. We have been there three times and the service is always bad. The first two times we just thought it was a fluke. We've eaten all across the USA, Europe, and Australia and never encountered rudeness such as this last time.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank NellieB1976
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Naples, Florida
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111 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The Fish”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great atmosphere here! Easy to find parking too. The fish is unbelievably good. However avoid the cheese drip before the meal because it is so thick it'll break your chips. Great place for a date or business meal.

  • Visited March 2013
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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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155 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Great restaurant for a special occasion.”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

My husband and I went to Rolando's this weekend for a nice dinner. I was a little apprehensive when we got there because, as we walked in the door, they asked if we had a reservation and said they were very busy. WE didn't have a reservation, but it only took a few minutes to get us seated. We ordered the Queso Flamado for an appetizer, and it was ok. It has cheese and chorizo, and the flavor was good, but it was very heavy and greasy and had to be broken off with the fingers (nothing like the cheese dip that I expected). It was almost nine dollars, so I was a little disappointed with that.
I ordered the Pollo Chuchaqui, and it was AMAZING! It consists of "Chicken tenderloins marinated in a Cuban mojo, sautéed in a lime and wine sauce with roma tomatoes, onions, and celery." It was actually one of the best chicken meals I have ever had, and the beans and rice topped it off! I wanted to try the Key Lime pie as a dessert, but I was too full!!! They offer great portion sizes. The food is pretty expensive, but it is great for a special night out!

  • Visited May 2013
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