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Reviewed 17 November 2022 via mobile

The food is great! Skip Tres Amigos! You've gotta try El Rodeo! Pleasant knowledge servers, great food! The salsa could be a bit better, and chunkier but I went let that stop me from returning!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 26 March 2022

Just blah…food wasn’t spicy & staff seemed bored at best. Very decorative place but the food was bland compared to the decor.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 January 2021

Beautifully decorated and large space with adequate seating for all sizes of groups. The services was accurate and attentive as well as friendly. The food was hot and fresh, many options on the menu for all.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2019 via mobile

For a guy from Texas, this was great Mexican food. Quesadilla and Fajitas was our food of choice. Amazing Fried Ice Cream

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2019 via mobile

Great place to take your family. friendly hospitality and a warm atmosphere.The food is good and the prices are reasonable for a family night out.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 25 October 2019

The traditional, almost out of style Mexican decor first caught my eye. The food was very good as was the service. My friend got a huge Texas size burrito that looked really good , and he said it was delicious.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019 via mobile

Spend the extra money for the special guacamole or the cheese dip. Chips and salsa are plenty. The taco salad, I ordered the child size, was filling. Crispy shell, lettuce, cheese, guacamole, pico de gallo and black beans. (I opted for no meat) my family...enjoyed the sizzling fajitas, chili relleno, burritos and shrimp fajitas. Service was very good and she kept our drinks and chips full. Great for large or small groups. Street parking.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

I’m a Texan and that by nature makes me a picky eater when it comes to Mexican food! So to say I was suspect when our host suggested Mexican was an understatement! But I was pleasantly surprised when we were served delicious chips and salsa....So far so good! Our waiter was so friendly and fun, and once we ordered our fresh hot food was ready in no time at all! We had a variety of really good food and the prices were extremely reasonable. Put this one on your list, folks!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019 via mobile

The service was okay. The food was okay; my husband makes a better Burritto. The salsa was runny. The chips were warm 👍 the interior is unique and clean. If it’s Convenient, I’d go again, but if not...it’s okay.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We visited El Rodeo Saturday night with my son, fiancé and granddaughter. It was a fantastic time and the food matched the time and atmosphere. The decor and food is very authentic. I had the full order of El Rodeo fajitas. They were very good....I received a very large portion; some of which I took home and ate this morning for breakfast. The steak/beef was very tender and a nice portion along with chicken. The chicken was all white meat and never had a bad or grisly piece. The grilled veggies were crust and tasty. My son knows one of the young men who own the place so he had the scoop on the homemade salsa he makes (not on the menu). There is a reason it’s not on the menu; it’s the bomb of explosion. We all love hot spicy 🌶 foods so we ordered a small bowl. It was the hottest, but tastiest salsa I have ever had. Very, very, very little goes a long way. Have drink (w ice) on hand! It was so good and I will ask for it again when we go. The table salsa is very good too and I ended up mixing a bit of the hot stuff with the table salsa and it was perfect. Dale had chimichanga and Edgar’s Nachos. Dale said both were very good but of the two his favorite was the chimichanga. It was nicely fried and lots of cheese! Zack had Edgar’s Nachos as well, but that is his normal routine order. We also ordered a large bowl of white cheese dip and it was so good! Service was superb! All the fellas there all spoke and was incredibly friendly. Gorgeous wooden, detailed, carved table and chairs make such an authentic setting and makes one feel as if they are in 🇲🇽 Mexico. With all four of us ordering an entree, plus one Edgar Nacho for take home, one child’s plate, white queso and five drinks we spent a bit over $50. I would highly recommend El Rodeo for singles, family, group or party as their accommodations are fitting for any.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

We joined a group of about 40 people for this party. Mexican food was very good. Service was excellent. Family owned restaurant and it shows. This business does not serve any alcoholic drinks.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018

A lot of people love El Rode as evidenced by tge dact that it is almost always busy. From that it Is fair to conclude tgat my opinion is probably a minority one. I personally think it’s too bland. When I eat Mexican I want...a little spice, and at least the opportunity for a bit of heat. For those who want no spice and no heat, this is your place. On the positive side, services is good, the food served quickly and the cost is modest.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Gotta day, I ordered the fish tacos and it literally looked like a fish stick with shredded lettuce. We had 8 people in our party and the overall feeling was ehhhh not bad. Ordered a margarita (it is a Mexican Restaurant) they advised that they...don’t sell alcohol. Probably won’t come back to this particular restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

Nice place, Love there décor. I had a enchilada, and added a taco. it was a Tuesday, so Taco's were there daily special. Service was good. Food was very good. If I had so say anything bad about the place it would be. #1 No...Cheese Sauce with the chips, offered and charged $1.00 for tortilla's. Other than that it was a nice experience. Would I eat here again. YESMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We have been having family dinners at El Rodeo for the past 13 years!! While the food is what I consider mediocre Mexican food, it is about tied with the other Mexican food restaurant in town. And since there are no NewMex style Mexican restaurants...in town that makes El Rodeo the best Mexican food in town (or some would consider tied for first). El Rodeo though has something other restaurants in town cannot give you and that is a colorful, calming, relaxing atmosphere!!! They have beautiful hand-carved chairs that are hand-painted I. The traditional Mexican villa styles and colors!! They make the place so inviting!!! Also they have a variety of booths and tables making a business luncheon an enjoyable experience, but also give the booth intimate experience!! The restaurant is also divided into very separated sections so that even in their busiest moments, the atmosphere still is not loud and crazy. They also have to private dining rooms available for large parties. Actually, after 13 years I finally saw what was “behind the double doors!!!” It was set up like a lovely hacienda patio type feel!! They even have a waterfall/fountain!! It was completely closed off and we enjoyed the great food and wonderful company!! The staff at El Rodeo has always been of the highest quality and the management is superb!!!! I would recommend El Rodeo to anyone for any occasion!!!More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Response from Gerry B | Reviewed this property |
Can't really say. I only saw street parking. When we went was the first time I had been in the town. The food was really good.
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El Rodeo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5