We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

El Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4956 Carlisle Pike, 17050, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3028
+1 717-730-4401
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 53: English reviews
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I LOVE the Carlisle Pike El Rodeo near TJ Maxx! The owners of this restaurant are soooo dear, we just love them and always look forward to their warm greeting as they come to our table to check on us or check us out! The staff here are fast and sweet and the dishes are always tasty!... More 

Thank Donna S
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
223 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly good Mexican food. Chicken taco salad was very good. Tacos fairly good. Chips and salsa were average. Prices cheap but what really sets them apart is the quick service. Took less than 5 minutes to get dinner for four and the place was half full.

Thank panster
Level Contributor
64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered lunch from special menu with cheese chilli Rellano and beans and rice. Lime Margarita was very reasonably price. It all for below ten bucks.. not bad

Thank runner1726
Level Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

It is a very unassuming atmosphere, the servers are very pleasant and accomodating, and the food is wonderful. It reminds me of the food in Cancun, very vibrant, somewhat spicy, and reasonably priced.

Thank Thomas S
Enola, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been here for both lunch & dinner over the years. The food has always been good. Not authentic Mexican...more towards the tex-mex, which is what most people in this area demand. We do return at least once every couple of months.

Thank my2kidsmom9702
Rhoadesville, VA
Level Contributor
23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Our food was good however our waitress was terrible. She was not attentive at all. She never returned to our table to ask us if needed anything, etc. My husband stood up two different times to get someone's attention. The manager came to us both times. The only time the waitress returned was to give us the bill.

Thank impalacon
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
144 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

The food here was really good and hot! They have excellent salsa. I had burritos and my husband had enchilada supreme which is his favorite. The prices are very affordable

Thank Christine H
Level Contributor
33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Basically, don't go here Central Pennsylvania. This is horrible Mexican food. I ordered chilaquiles and either they had sat around for a long time or they have no clue what they are doing. There were no tortilla chips in the dish, despite chilaquiles being a sauce poured over tortilla chips. Go to Harrisburg and go to Tres Hermanos do anything... More 

Thank Stephen W
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great affordable Mexican food. They have great service, a huge selection all at a very affordable price.

Thank asuperss
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

I tried this place because I had a coupon from the local Bonus Book. I was gad I did. Service was attentive and beverage was attractive and refreshing. I ordered one of the meals that had 3 different type of enchaladas on the plate. Everything was delicious but there was too much food for me. I want to return to... More 

Thank ShipDiner

Travellers who viewed El Rodeo also viewed


Been to El Rodeo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4956 Carlisle Pike, 17050, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3028
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-730-4401
authentic Mexican food

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Rodeo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?