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329 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
+1 919-829-0777
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Stopped here for lunch with my brother in law. Had the taco salad. Reasonable price for lunch, Will be coming back real soon

Thank schortey
Raleigh, North Carolina
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here almost 20 years. This is the best Mexican in the city. Not even a question, best Mexican lunch joint. It's on the outside corner of City Market on Blount St. (Best parking is on Person St. behind Vic's and walk the block.) The decor is a little cheesy but that's kind of the point. The... More 

Thank LMParker
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Downtown Raleigh. Excellent authentic Mexican food. Staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. Will visit again...

Thank ToughcatCompany
Hopewell, Virginia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We had a very enjoyable meal (shrimp fajitas for 2) at a reasonable price. Plenty of food. Very Good service!

Thank Joey K
Garner, North Carolina
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124 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

I have walked past El Rodeo dozens of times but I never ate there until yesterday. I have to say it was on the whole fabulous. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great, the service was outstanding, and for what I got it was cheap. Atmosphere: 5 In the interest of full disclosure I love places that has a... More 

Thank parrib1
Raleigh, North Carolina
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Enjoy eating here anytime. Always fast, friendly, fresh and tastes great. Ordered Dos Taquitos this time, but everything I have ever had here has been delicious. Excellent tea! Extensive menu to choose from.

Thank stroupp
Cleveland, Ohio
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161 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The regular mexican fare. Nothing to special. Usual chips and salsa, along with all the regular menu items, decent dinner

Thank tomh099
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101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

If you enjoy the Americanized version of Mexican food, this is your place.... mexican rice, refried beans..... HEAVEN... Combo #1 is my JAM!! and the made in house flan is super yummy!!! Hope you make it soon!!

Thank Leland W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015

El Rodeo is basic Mexican food. They have the standard items that you would expect. Free chips & salsa are brought to the table right away, and the service is usually pretty quick. The location in City Market is nice.

Thank uncwgirl77
Apex, North Carolina, United States
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78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

We went on a Wednesday night. Food was old. They served me 1 teaspoon of avocado, 1 teaspoon of sour cream. They reduced sizes big time. This was DINNER. Children's plate waaaay to little too. Also, I remained stomach upset for 2 days afterwards. We won't come back again.

Thank Misifusmiau M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-829-0777

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