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El Rodeo

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5834 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502-2424
+1 757-466-9077
11:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ordered the taco de asado pollo. The food came out hot just the way it should. The taste was great too. They have this really hot salsa that is to die for(if you like it hot). Definitely a place I would come back. Great service, great food, great atmosphere.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Norfolk, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I really like El Rodeo for the atmosphere and usually the service is pretty good. The prices are on par with just about every other Mexican restaurant in Hampton Roads. I love their cheese dip and it's probably one of the better ones in the area. However the fajitas are probably just average in comparison to other restaurants and the... More 

Thank wmcutie04
Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Service and food is your average for a local Mexican restaurant. Chips were fresh. Refried beans were more like bean dip. Prices were moderate.

Thank Bob H
Norfolk, Virginia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I'm not one to sugar coat reviews on restaurants and I do expect to get a fair meal for a fair price. I did not get that at El Rodeo. When the waiter got.to me I pointed to the menue, touching the description of the selection having 1 burito and 1 enchilada and.beans or rice. I told him I want... More 

Thank Mike M
Norfolk, Virginia
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156 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We come here alot for both meals. Haven't disliked anything. I try to change it up every time but i have my favorites. My brother and i have come for lunch and he gets tacos(3) and i had chicken tortillas with cheese sauce and vegggies. Awesome. Plenty too eat. Most of the time its way too much food and i... More 

Thank dancer62va
San Francisco
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1,068 reviews
500 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Carne Asada tacos are meat-filled and good. Not amazing, but good. Chips and salsa are fresh tasting. Service was fast and friendly. Parking is convenient.

Thank 7268
Norfolk, Virginia
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542 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

I've always liked this place but haven't been in over a year. The staff were great; the food came out quickly and it was average Mexican. Portions were generous. Parking was a little pressed. Menu was traditional. Decor was pleasant. Colorful and predictable.

Thank Robert B
Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015

El rodeo is a very nice Mexican restaurant. The employees there are awesome, very friendly and assist you with your needs. Food is awesome especially the white sauce!!!

Thank Concerncus2mer
Norfolk, Virginia
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2015

Why is it so hard to find a great Mexican restaurant? And why do people put up with poor quality Mexican food? I consider this the best Mexican option in the area. The staff is excellent and the consistent quality of the food is very good. It's not as great as some fresh options I've had in Mexico but if... More 

Thank Rick H
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015

I've only ever had lunch here, and the food is always good and the service is fast, fast, fast. The staff know you have limited time and they make sure you get what you want quickly. The food is always good - the fajitas are especially good.

Thank Chris Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
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: 5834 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502-2424
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-466-9077

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