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El Rodeo

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7850 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-1610
+1 540-366-0032
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

location is good off interstate, looks clean Food is just average at best service was terrible waiter came got our order and never came back to check on us , refill drinks or bring us our check , when i went to counter to pay he stated we could have a drink to take with us. It would still been... More 

Thank steve82257
West Milford, New Jersey
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We needed to eat something before going to bed. Nice environment with music at an adequate volume (not always the same in other restaurants). Quick and good flavor of the food. The margarita cocktail was more a lemonade than a margaritam but with an additional shot of tequila it improved.

Thank hannes1941
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33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Walked here from the Hampton Inn. Service was good and everyone was pleasant. The burrito came on a plate of bechamel, not really "cheese sauce" and certainly not "store bought" whatever that someone else mentioned in a review. The fajitas were brought on a fajita iron skillet and green pepper/onion mixture was crunchy-tender. They serve refried beans - likely you... More 

Thank aerogirl59
Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here in June with my parents and there are very few choices for dinner. Ate here with my mom and it was terrible. Service was bad, food was reheated, drinks were sent back for a beer. Nothing good to say. Fast forward 5 months and end up at the same exit for a hotel. Try it again and nothing... More 

Thank Cynthia C
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102 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Had lunch here, the buffet ($8), as I was in a hurry. It was ok, about what you'd expect from a place like this. Not outstanding, but not bad.

Thank Eric M
Ottawa, Canada
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On our way by ... and a short walk from the Fairfield. Friendly reception, food was served very quickly and the fajitas were very good, there was too much for the 2 of us 2 eat. Offered cold beer and a limited wine selection.

Thank b c
Saint John, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We arrived tired, hungry and thirsty and were welcomed by a friendly receptionist and immediately taken to a comfortable booth. We learned that the restaurant is family owned and operated and it showed. Staff were very attentive and never slowed down. The restaurant opened 16 years ago. It is located less than 100 yards from a Hampton Inn, an easy... More 

Thank codfish2016
Northwest Vermont
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We were seated without any wait. All of the staff was friendly and courteous. The atmosphere was lively but we were able to enjoy ourselves. The food was good and flavorful. The portion size was very good for the price. We found this to be a very reasonably priced restaurant and would go back.

Thank Pete_VT
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Typical Mexican restaurant. Service was quick and friendly and the food was good but not outstanding.

Thank Fuzziegirl
Herndon, Virginia
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The convenience of the location drew me (like several other reviewers) at the end of a long drive. I was seated quickly with zero pleasantries. The outdoor patio looked inviting on this unusually warm fall evening. I decided I would prefer to eat indoors, but the patio option was not even offered (despite evidently being open, with a few diners... More 

Thank MJGfromVa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, 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 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7850 Plantation Rd, Roanoke, VA 24019-1610
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Roanoke
  • Phone Number: +1 540-366-0032

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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?