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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
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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.

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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
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while visiting Roanoke over the weekend. We sat outside, which is a nice experience. There are awesome views of the Blue Ridge mountains, and the outdoor seating is very pretty and well decorated. Our food was really good! The salsa...More

Thank Jordanne311
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Nice Mexican restaurant in Roanoke VA. Good food and service. Excellent view of the mountains Southwest of Roanoke. reasonable lunch menu with plenty of choices.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We were in Roanoke visiting our son and daughter in law and decided to get take out from El rodeo. It's funny, because my daughter in law said, "they always get our order wrong."....so, we go to the bar and ordered 2 margaritas, and of...More

Thank bjanavice
Reviewed 29 May 2017

I used to eat at least once a week with family of 5 when I lived in Roanoke. Extremely affordable for us because portion was huge enough for us to share. Definitely loved the free flow of chips and salsa. You can request ranch for...More

Thank eileenhonewyork
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Many years ago before the resturant expanded into its present hilltop location we fondly remember excellent service and great food. This time the service was extremely slow and the food almost inedible. Its a great drinking place but do not bother to order the food....More

Thank frankw561
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner at El Rodeo. Sometime it can be pretty crowded but we were fortunate to choose a slow night. All of our food was well prepared and tasty. Servings are large and prices are very reasonable. The service can...More

Thank hbhakh
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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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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