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El Rodeo

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4659 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
+1 717-652-5340
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic Mexican cuisine. 20 years and counting and never had a bad meal. Beef tip burrito,. Enchiladas. Margaritas. Tres tacos among favorites. Awesome hot sauce but have to ask for it. Salsa perfect most nights. Varies in flavor and intensity but usually the best.

Thank Jan N
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Liked the vegetarian selections. Many to choose from. Margaritas were good even if a bit uninspiring. We ordered guacamole for the group and even though it was fresh it was crazy hot and inedible to even the hot food fans at our table. The waitress had them remake it for us and it was quite delicious the second time around.

Thank Patti G
Ocean, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Coconut Margarita special - pass on it! Artificial flavoring & bright blue in color - unappealing in looks and color. Staff apparently understand Spanish - too bad I don't speak it! "Salsa" that comes to the table with chips when you are seated is in a very shallow monkey bowl, and while it isn't my "cup of tea" (I like... More 

Thank DIanJoy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite restaurant to take my family. Each time the food and service is great. Authentic food at good prices. Very clean establishment as well.

Thank Geri C
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Nothing special. Food was good. Margaritas were weak and tasted like they were poured from a can. Waitress forgot an item and didn't check back for drink refills.

Thank Marc R
Auburn, PA
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I ordered the tacos del Mar which were excellent! There were three tacos, one had grilled shrimp, one had battered fish and one grilled shrimp. The only problem was they had a little cup of sauce on the side which I tasted with my finger. It didnt taste very spicy so I poured half on my meal. I don't like... More 

Thank bupper66
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I had read a lot of bad reviews. There were more good than bad though. I was very happy with our experience. We went @ 5:30pm on a Tuesday. Our son ate for free. Our food came out within an excellent frame of time. Everything tasted great. I'm from Georgia and there are TWO Mexican restaurants that I miss terribly... More 

Thank joemedvec
Elizabethtown Pa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Food is still decent. But the fat slob of a "man" was more interested in the television than his job. My wife orders an item but wanted chicken instead of beef. Maybe the waitress should write things down. And speak up!! Jeez. Bring back the family to the waitstaff. And fire the fat male host. He is worthless

1 Thank EtownEater
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Service very slowwww. Took a long time to be greeted at table. Food came out quick but was nothing to write home about. I make better tacos at home and I have had better refried beans from a can. Won't be in a hurry to return.

Thank Michelle O
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went for lunch during the week excited to try this place for lunch. I ordered the Enchiladas (chicken and beef) from the lunch menu, and when the meal came out, it looked okay, but was very bland. It sadly lacked flavor and I did not eat all of the meal. The service was lacking as well, and that also... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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: 4659 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg, PA 17109
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Harrisburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-652-5340

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