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El Rodeo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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260 Wildwood Rd, 260 Wildwood Rd, 24153-2322, Salem, Virginia, Salem, VA 24153-2322
+1 540-387-4045
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Manassas, Virginia
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here only because we stayed right next door and all the reviews on Trip Advisor were so good. Let me tell you- they lied! Service was awful, food was mediocre- the kids wouldn't even eat the French fries! We definitely will not be returning here!!!

Thank mamasym
Salem, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

hot and fresh...service is excellent...Buffet is also very good and inexpensive...7.99. I usually get the chimichangas or fajitas and both are tasty

1 Thank Heather S
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped at the hotel next door for the night, to tired to go far, we decided to eat diner at this restaurant. When we got inside, it was inviting and colourful, very warm feeling! We ate all different plates, fajitas were huge!!!! Every plate was plenty full, we could have shared easily! Service was top ! Very very nice... More 

2 Thank Manon24
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Had the buffet for lunch. Very flavorful food. Great selection. Even had some kid friendly selections. Very friendly staff. Very clean eating area as well as bathrooms. Definitely will stop there again next time by.

2 Thank theRockytopman
Groton, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Really liked this restaurant, service was very good, food arrived quickly and was very flavorful. Had margaritas with our dinner and they were very good as well. The hostess was a bit sour when she seated us and her perfume was a bit overwhelming but the waiter was quick and efficient. He did not check back with us after our... More 

2 Thank doctorkb4482
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My family and I eat here often. Good selection, good prices, consistent quality and service. The lunch buffet is great! Yum!

2 Thank Annette F
Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was next our hotel, so we walked over and had dinner. The food was good and hot. It took awhile for someone to take our order. But once we ordered the food arrived quickly. The manager stopped by several times to make sure everything was okay.

3 Thank Bluespruce62
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183 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

I was staying at the motel next door and went to this little place for a drink. It was a Sunday afternoon and they had a brisk dining business. I just had a couple of Margaritas and they were excellent. The Texas Margarita is 24 ounces and all top shelf. And they served it with a basket of warm chips... More 

2 Thank RUtraveller
Bristol, Virginia, United States
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Great Mexican restaurant with a lunch buffet that features tons of food for a very reasonable price. Located right off of the interstate it is easy to get to and the service is outstanding. I always try to time my travels so that I'm near here for lunch.

2 Thank Matt P
Kernersville, NC
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204 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Three of us dined on a Monday night, and the restaurant wasn't busy. One of my friends asked what brand of gin they carried, thinking of a gin and tonic, and we found that they only carried the cheapest junk on the market. So, no mixed drink. One of us had taco salad, one had quesadillas which looked really good,... More 

2 Thank rgc1600

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 260 Wildwood Rd, 260 Wildwood Rd, 24153-2322, Salem, Virginia, Salem, VA 24153-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-387-4045

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