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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (10 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Rodeo is great. Great food and service. Very large portions of authentic Tex Mex food. We love this restaurant. Have tried several items and all were great. If you are hungry, get the fajitas; simply the best.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you live or happen to be in the Roanoke/Salem area, you will see that there are several El Rodeo restaurants. Trust me when I say, they may all have the same name, maybe even owned by the same people...but the food is NOT all...More

Thank LisaVA
Reviewed 7 January 2018

this food is the same that I get at any other Mexican restaurant. If course I will go back the atmosphere is good and the chips keep coming. Can't say a lot for the margaritas except they are cold and from a machine.

Thank Nola B
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We recently had dinner at El Rodeo. It was crowded, even on a week night, but we were seated quickly. The menu is extensive with plenty of choices, including combos. Some may not consider the cuisine authentic Mexican but our meals were hot and well...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 27 December 2017

This is our go to Mexican restaurant. They have the best outdoor seating of any restaurant in Roanoke. They have excellent Mexican food and wonderful service. You simply can't beat it.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We decided to go to El Rodeo for lunch one afternoon. The gentleman at the front reception desk was on the phone when we walked in the front door and continued to stay on the phone and turned his back to us so he did...More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My expectations were exceeded. I was expecting average food at this chain Mexican restaurant. What I got was a very good order of the Lunch Carnitas. The portion size was huge, and the chunks of pork were very tender and tasty. The accompanying rice, beans,...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. The end. Grilled Chicken rubbery. Rice gooey. Everything bland. Salsa very hot. Service bad. Bathroom dark and loud and not so clean. Everything could use a good cleaning. Just yuk. Could be very nice. Not! Tummy is still turning.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Beautiful place to stop take a break, watch the clouds roll over the mountains and enjoy a nice meal at a decent price.The service met my expectations, the chips were hot the salsa was cold, great combination. I've eaten here many times I've never been...More

Thank axfiles
Reviewed 27 July 2017

This is really two visits averaged into one review. I will say flat out on both visits the service was excellent. On both visits I had the Fajita Texanas. The first visit was a good portion of steak, chicken, and shrimp with fried onions and...More

Thank TRVLallover
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Questions & Answers
Lisa W
12 March 2017|
Response from picky4me | Reviewed this property |
Their hot varies by place and day.
Darlene W
3 October 2016|
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Response from BeverleyClarkson | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and they have some pretty good all day drink specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-774-3735
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