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El Rodeo

Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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329 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1803
+1 919-829-0777
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Never had a bad experience here. They know us when we walk in, our favorites are Christopher and Antonio but every one is great. It's truly a must try place to eat if your in the downtown area. In fact even if your not you should take the trip just to eat here.

Thank Janie M
Key West, FL
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80 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017

If you like Mexican food on a budget, this place might be for you. Service was good, food came out promptly, but was a bit surprised by the quality (or lack thereof) and presentation. I ordered a make your own combo plate with burrito, chili relleno and tamal. The chips and salsa were good, tho the chips a bit greasy.... More 

Thank brake4bears
Raleigh, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Of all the El Rodeo locations this is my favorite! Generous portions and good food - good service as well. A little tacky but that adds to the fun. The margaritas on the rocks are excellent - make sure you have a driver!

Thank Donna M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I came on a Saturday for lunch. The food was cold the service was horrific. It's took 5 minutes for a server to come over and when he did he didn't speak much English. The food came I got the wrong food and what i did get was super salty and cold. He never came back to I could tell... More 

Thank Lisa A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Very good food here. In a remote location. Prices are very reasonable. Family friendly. Portions are good size. Staff very friendly

Thank jlhardy197755
Greensboro, North Carolina
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch with my brother in law. Had the taco salad. Reasonable price for lunch, Will be coming back real soon

Thank schortey
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here almost 20 years. This is the best Mexican in the city. Not even a question, best Mexican lunch joint. It's on the outside corner of City Market on Blount St. (Best parking is on Person St. behind Vic's and walk the block.) The decor is a little cheesy but that's kind of the point. The... More 

Thank LMParker
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Downtown Raleigh. Excellent authentic Mexican food. Staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. Will visit again...

Thank ToughcatCompany
Hopewell, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal (shrimp fajitas for 2) at a reasonable price. Plenty of food. Very Good service!

Thank Joey K
Garner, North Carolina
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135 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have walked past El Rodeo dozens of times but I never ate there until yesterday. I have to say it was on the whole fabulous. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great, the service was outstanding, and for what I got it was cheap. Atmosphere: 5 In the interest of full disclosure I love places that has a... More 

Thank parrib1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 S Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601-1803
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-829-0777

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