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“Makes Atkin's Diet Fun”

Rolando's Restaurante
Ranked #6 of 273 Restaurants in Hot Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Latin
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Makes Atkin's Diet Fun”
Reviewed October 9, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have dined here numerous times and never had a bad meal. Gives me serious consideration for moving to Ecuador. The Atkin's Plate includes serious portions of protein in the form of shrimp, chicken and pork cooked to perfection with a sausage cheese dip and hearty helping of guacamole. Our server, Michele (with one "l") is always gracious and diligent in making sure portions are hearty and properly prepared. Can't go wrong here.

Visited September 2013
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English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Best food in Hot Springs, hands down”
Reviewed October 8, 2013

Rolando's specializes in Ecuadorian food, and it is GOOD! Very filling and delicious, not greasy or heavy like Tex-Mex. The drinks are excellent, too. You might want to check out their patio for live music in a cozy, forest-cave type atmosphere. It's probably the best place to eat in Hot Springs.

  • Visited October 2013
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Ecuadorian and Cuban cuisine”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

This restaurant came highly recommended by a local resident. Brightly decorated inside - we had wanted to eat outside, but there were no seats available on the deck. It is indeed a popular spot for deck dining! The food is well-prepared with generous portions. I had Jose's Quesadillas with the EcuaRico roast pork, vegetables and cheese and drizzled with a mango and tomatillo sour cream sauce. Very tasty!

Visited September 2013
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Washington, DC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ecuadoran? You betcha!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Had dinner here on the advice of my host. The waiter explained that while this used many of the same ingredients as Mexican food, it wasn't. It was Ecuadoran with adaptations. More flavorful, not hot. He made some recommendations. I took one and added another.

He graciously pointed out that I might be ordering more food than I realized. Decided to do it anyways (he was right, I took the remainder back to the house).

Chips and salsa. I usually find this boring or annoying at Mexican restaurants. LOVED IT. Black beans, corn, tomatoes and such good melded flavors.

Shrimp quesadilla: delicious, creamy, shrimp full
The other quesadilla with pork: so good

It was a superb recommendation and I'd like to pass that along.

  • Visited September 2013
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Vacation at home.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Great flavors here that remind me of the delicious food I've eaten while traveling. Love the bubbling hot cheese dish. Enjoy the patio.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank hotspringsash
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