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El Rodeo

Mexican, Southwestern
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1540 S Main St Ste 100, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5575
+1 540-951-1005
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Caetite, BA
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

I love Mexican food and I really enjoyed having lunch there! Food was delicious and portions were huge. The place is really cute, service was very nice and the price is good too.

Thank rcvcarneiro
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing special, nothing terrible. Enjoyed my Texas margarita and couple of simple burritos. Good joint for students and parents on a budget.

Thank Stuart D
Blacksburg, Virginia
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136 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Known locally as "El-Rod's," my kids like to come here for the food, my friend for the food & jumbo margaritas. Always a good football match on the TVs.

Thank ahmni
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The servers really hustle in this restaurant. We visited on a busy Friday night. We were seated quickly and the food was quite good. This seemed like the place for students to hang out, lively, but not rowdy.

Thank Dave A
Clarksville, VA, United States
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311 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Went with family. Reasonable spot, absolutely nothing special. Tacos best, cheese enchiladas second. Service good, overall middle of road nothing special. Daily specials looked like best reason to try this spot.

Thank Joey H
Long Valley, New Jersey
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The food here is very good for a Mexican restaurant in Virginia. Is it the best I ever had? No, but it was very tasty and flavorful. The prices were very low for the quality and quantity of food they serve. I don't recall seeing an entree over $10-$12. They have a bar area which serves very large drinks such... More 

Thank devils4ever
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141 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My VA Tech daughter took me here when I visited, knowing that I liked Mexican food. Well, the food was indeed good but what I didn't expect was the delicious Margarita. It was HUGE - one fueled me for the rest of the PM. Beware, however, you will need a DD if you drink one!

Thank Hank H
Manassas, Virginia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

My son graduated from Radford University, and later that evening, 11 of us went to El Rodeo for dinner. The food was excellent. The wait staff was outstanding, and everyone's order was correct and brought to the table fairly quickly. I paid for the entire group, and the total bill was very reasonable, considering most in the group did have... More 

Thank John N
Stephens City, Virginia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Food was good - service was quick - typical lunch menu for a mexican restaurant - had the lunch mixed fajitas - great flavor - good portion

Thank Barnettfamily4
Christiansburg, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

I can order the same or very similar item each time and be pleased! And this is what I usually do because I rely on this consistency.

Thank ppqberry

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1540 S Main St Ste 100, Blacksburg, VA 24060-5575
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-951-1005

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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?