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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
+1 515-440-2210
11:00 - 22:00
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137 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I came in business and enjoyed tres enchiladas. The red sauce was delicious and the cheese was tasty. The servers were very bland and weren't personable. That's my only complaint

Thank adam h
Winona, Minnesota
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99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is our first time to this restaurant. The service was good, the waiter did forget our guacamole but he quickly got it when we reminded him. The chips and salsa were good. The food was brought out quickly and was very tasty (we asked for the homemade hot sauce which was good). The guacamole was very good and garlicy.... More 

Thank Sid_and_Roxy
ocean city, nj
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My family and I really enjoyed our food, service and price. The location is perfect right next to our hotel.

Thank nini200642
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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127 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Somewhat authentic mexican food. Very good service staff. The salsa and chips are excellant. Would definately visit again.

Thank 800retire11
Baraboo, Wisconsin, Usa
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Service was very good. The salsa they originally brought to the table had very good taste, but was not as spicy as my husband likes. He asked for hot sauce, and they brought a whole bowl of spicier salsa. The food was very tasty. We would go there again if we were in the area.

Thank Wendee F
Livonia, Michigan
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

OK, this is not a Tavern on the Green, but for a good meal at the end of a long travel day for a reasonable price, this place was really nice. It was maybe 50 yards from our hotel door, the service people were friendly and the food was very good. As "road food" goes this was a pleasant surprise... More 

Thank Mike K
Des Moines, Iowa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I love everything ever ordered here it's my favorite Mexican craving restaurant. Their margarita mixes are smooth too. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Marvin J
Pittsburgh, PA
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The portions were large and the prices were average for this type of restaurant. I had the seafood enchiladas and they were very tasty.

Thank Schwinnfin
Council Bluffs, Iowa
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129 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We decided to try El Rodeo and were glad we did! The margaritas were amazing and the food was very good. Chips and house made salsa were excellent as well. Service was great and the prices were very reasonable. We will definitely be back!

Thank FormerHoosier
Rapid City, MI, United States
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We spent the night in Clive, IA, just outside of Des Moines on our way west. We ordered carryout and the food was very good and hot. We found the prices very reasonable, and the portions substantial. We can't comment on the service, other than the carryout order was ready when we went to pick it up. We will eat... More 

Thank Mark S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 1310 NW 118th St, Clive, IA 50325-8202
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Clive
  • Phone Number: +1 515-440-2210

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