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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4112 Pleasant Valley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6256
+1 919-571-1188
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

The food at El Rodeo is very good and the service is excellent. The fajita dinner I had was very good and plentiful.

Thank Alan G
Raleigh, NC
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243 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a good dinner at El Rodeo: my hisband had their chori-pollo and I a pork dish. The food was god. Iwished my dish had more veggies in it. The margarita (frozen) was just ok.

Thank claude_monnier
Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

So, there are many of this type of restaurants in this town - but of the many that we've tried, this one beats the rest of them for a good, mid range South Western restaurant. The food's well presented, and the drink selection plentiful. The portions are good, we never have room for deserts. The servers are friendly and efficient,... More 

Thank CSItraveller
Raleigh, North Carolina
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440 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

The food is consistently good and the service is attentive and very quick. This is very important if you're working and are trying to fit lunch in during your lunch hour!

Thank Linda B
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

I wanted Mexican and looked up so many reviews on different places but tried El Rodeo due to great past experiences. It did not disappoint even though we had to wait for 15 mins for a party of 7. Our server Jesse was amazing. She made sure we were satisfied. The food was very good and came out in great... More 

Thank Nazeidre G
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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143 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Great staff and even better food. Diverse menu at a good value. Quick service for lunch or dinner and always consistently good food.

Thank Shelby B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

I wanted to like El Rodeo much more than I did. It's a neat restaurant, cool interior that you would expect from a good Mexican restaurant. The staff was very friendly. A good margarita menu. Unfortunately the food just wasn't very good. The high point was the "live" guacamole that is made at your table. Nice touch and was delicious,... More 

Thank MrClarasDad
Raleigh, North Carolina
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134 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

My family came here on a recommendation of a friend. We love the "Live" Guacamole, its made right in front of you. Our Server, Marcelo was awesome...he made recommendations and we enjoyed the Tacos very much. Can't wait to go back and try the Carne Asada. Good food and friendly staff!

Thank Gloria R
United States
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Awesome margaritas! Friendly, helpful staff. Carne asada is my go to here,, but there are many, delicious options to choose.

Thank capelili
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the food, atmosphere was good, bathrooms very clean. The food was great and loved the spicy guacamole that I ordered. Would definitely go back again.

Thank Toria W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4112 Pleasant Valley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6256
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-571-1188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?