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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$Mexican,
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good40%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
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“fajitas” (9 reviews)
“rice” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were seated immediately outside (our preferred location) but the hostess was in training so she forgot our silverware with the menus. There was a slight delay in getting waited on but once things got rolling, everything was okay. They made a mistake on one...More

Thank fun2cruzjanet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We eat at this one occasionally. Tonight, the service was extremely slow. In addition, our groups food all came out to us at different times. Some were finished before others got their food. No complaints about the food though.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here twice since went under new management terrible experience both times new menu common items such as taco salad no loner available alot more expe than otger local Mexican restaurants and very unfriendly staff

Thank Kelsey C
Reviewed 4 March 2018

El Rodeo is great. Great food and service. Very large portions of authentic Tex Mex food. We love this restaurant. Have tried several items and all were great. If you are hungry, get the fajitas; simply the best.

Thank Joseph W
Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you live or happen to be in the Roanoke/Salem area, you will see that there are several El Rodeo restaurants. Trust me when I say, they may all have the same name, maybe even owned by the same people...but the food is NOT all...More

Thank LisaVA
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We recently had dinner at El Rodeo. It was crowded, even on a week night, but we were seated quickly. The menu is extensive with plenty of choices, including combos. Some may not consider the cuisine authentic Mexican but our meals were hot and well...More

Thank hbhakh
Reviewed 28 December 2017

This is our go to Mexican restaurant. They have the best outdoor seating of any restaurant in Roanoke. They have excellent Mexican food and wonderful service. You simply can't beat it.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We decided to go to El Rodeo for lunch one afternoon. The gentleman at the front reception desk was on the phone when we walked in the front door and continued to stay on the phone and turned his back to us so he did...More

Thank KiKiBug
Reviewed 18 August 2017

My expectations were exceeded. I was expecting average food at this chain Mexican restaurant. What I got was a very good order of the Lunch Carnitas. The portion size was huge, and the chunks of pork were very tender and tasty. The accompanying rice, beans,...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. The end. Grilled Chicken rubbery. Rice gooey. Everything bland. Salsa very hot. Service bad. Bathroom dark and loud and not so clean. Everything could use a good cleaning. Just yuk. Could be very nice. Not! Tummy is still turning.

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Lisa W
12 March 2017|
Response from picky4me | Reviewed this property |
Their hot varies by place and day.
Darlene W
4 October 2016|
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Response from BeverleyClarkson | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do and they have some pretty good all day drink specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-774-3735
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