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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3404 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2535
+1 919-402-9190
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Durham, North Carolina
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was part of a large group. We were seated quickly. Service was a bit slow. When the food arrived, the waiter had no idea who ordered what, even though he took our orders. Food was rather ordinary. Ordered the fajitas Tijuana. The meat was to include Mexican sausage, but I had to dig thru the other meat and vegetables to... More 

Thank DenS2803
Raleigh, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The portion sizes here are smaller than other mexican restaurants. The prices should be cheaper for the amount of food you get. It's over $11 for the fajita burrito and if you order steamed veggies, you may get 1/2 cup. maybe... If you order to go, you will get about 5 chips with a container of salsa.

Thank mkathyd
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We really enjoy the tex-mex here, great food. Salsa and chips warm up is generous. Service was friendly and the prices for the large portions was more than fair. Reall just Excellent, a nice traditional Mexican restaurant which serves a good range of dishes. and I really like the traditional decor.

Thank kurt v
North Carolina
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194 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We enjoy El Rodeo's Tex-Mex style of food, and we always find a slightly different combination to try. Recently I had the #1 Vegetarian: One bean burrito, one cheese enchilada and one tostada with beans and cheese. My partner had the #4 One chalupa, one cheese enchilada and rice. El Rodeo serves salsa in individual bowls to each diner --... More 

Thank ThreeRosettes70
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Not Mexican.have tried several dishes there, all bad. The "quesadilla" is bad. Picture two flour tortillas, a little graded mozzarella cheese thrown in, and chicken pieces that were boiled thrown in then heated up. Beans taste like they came from a can. Guacamole ok but receive maybe a tablespoon of it on top of a bit of shredded lettuce, a... More 

Thank Kathy P
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

We each enjoyed the salsa and chips as we were waiting for our entrees. The meals were good service was okay. Fair price for entrees.

Thank Ronald C
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

The service it was very bad took the waiter 9 minutes to come introduce himself to white people came after us that God our Father and the drinks for we get anything and we are a couple me and my wife this is our third visit to your restaurant and I think that I like the way will look because... More 

Thank Hanaa E
Durham, North Carolina
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

We ordered the meal via phone and it was ready for pickup as promised 15 minutes later. We found the food to be prepared and seasoned well and the value outstanding.

Thank Ronald C
Hillsborough, North Carolina
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I certainly would not go back. Very bland, very mediocre, very boring. I have been searching for good mexican food in Durham for nine years and this definitely is not it.

Thank DenverJerry
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

This is a very typical Mexican restaurant. They have the standard selection of combinations and entrees that you would expect. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there were only a couple of other tables. The food was good but did not standout among the many Mexican restaurants in the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3404 Westgate Dr, Durham, NC 27707-2535
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +1 919-402-9190

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