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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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4204 N Prospect Dr, Decatur, IL 62526-6100
+1 217-877-7547
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sycamore, Illinois
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197 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I guess this is where folks from Decatur go for Mexican cuisine. They were full and bustling. The staff was extremely fast. We had our cervezas quickly and the salsa and tortilla chips were all on our table within 2-3 minutes. Our food was equally fast and sizzling hot. What they slightly slipped up on is bringing the complete meal... More 

Thank Belikinbeer
Decatur, Illinois
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170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Love this place. Food is always good, good seating availability with their expansion and the margaritas are tasty too. Staff has always been friendly and helpful with the menu items.

Thank Cinthom
Hyderabad, India
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74 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, very quick service. The taste of food was simply great. The menu options were also providing great choices. Enjoyed my lunch.

Thank uvsagar
Decatur, Illinois
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115 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Best thing about El Ro is the the service. They do not mess around. Hot food delivered quickly and very flavorful. Huge portion sizes too. We eat there once a week, and the fajitas are awesome. Kids get Arroz con Pollo, which is grilled chicken, rice covered w cheese sauce and tortillas. We have never had a problem with any... More 

Thank Beachman2142
Argenta, Illinois
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This is one of our normal lunch places because the food is always good, salsa is tasty (not too spicy), the service is great, and the prices can't be beat for the amount of food you get!

Thank Kona J
Medina, Ohio
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89 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I chose this place based on the recommendations and I was not disappointed. The food and service were really quite good. It is a fairly typical Mexican menu, but portions were large and well prepared. Not gourmet but very well done. Service was right there and checked in numerous times. My only complaint was that the guacamole was bland. That... More 

Thank rickgreenberg100
Algonquin, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

We're seated promptly and food was excellent! My wife and I ordered their fajitas for two and they were flavorful. Obviously a good restaurant as the line continued to build outside the front door. Would highly recommend if you enjoy Mexican food.

Thank VenThere
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food and service were the best. The staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back. Loved the shrimp & rice. Everything was very fresh.

Thank Pam C
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat--if my wallet and waistline would allow, I'd eat here 7 days a week. It's busy every time I come, but they really have the best food and service in Decatur, so I can see why! I'm always quickly acknowledged when I come I the door and seated very quickly as well. Within 60 seconds of... More 

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148 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

From the outside this looks like just another Mexican restaurant in a strip mall. Every dish is seasoned perfectly and their chips are always freshly made. Most recently I had the steak burrito which was wonderful. Prior visits I had pork caritas which were tender and tasty. Prompt courteous service.

Thank nagiffag

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4204 N Prospect Dr, Decatur, IL 62526-6100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-877-7547

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