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El Rodeo

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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3280 Electric Rd, Roanoke, VA 24018-6426
+1 540-774-3735
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Roanoke, Virginia
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805 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My wife and I recently had dinner at El Rodeo. Sometime it can be pretty crowded but we were fortunate to choose a slow night. All of our food was well prepared and tasty. Servings are large and prices are very reasonable. The service can be a little spotty. This is a good place for a convenient, local meal.

Thank hbhakh
Boca Raton
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Good selection and good food. Not expensive. Great views from outside. Chicken chimichanga was very good. Nice size pieces of breast meat. Will certainly be back.

Thank JPadmanabhan
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96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Bring your appetite. The food is hot and served quickly. Have tried several dishes and all were tasty. Go early or be prepared to wait. This place is busy

Thank picky4me
Roanoke, Virginia
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475 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We eat there often with family and always have a great time. It can be loud and busy but that is part of the show and the fun. Service is always prompt and courteous. The fajitas texanas with chicken, beef and shrimp is delicious and there is enough to feed two. Especially after eating the fresh chips and salsa beforehand.... More 

Thank RERD09
Long Beach, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I took a business associate here for lunch, the food was much better than I expected. Service was excellent, friendly and fast. The lunch portions are very generous. I enjoyed my chicken fajitas!

Thank Ken L
Roanoke, Virginia
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

This El Rodeo is in line with all of the others in town. The El Toreo restaurants are almost identical, as well. The Mexican food is very Americanized and mediocre. It is predictable and very affordable. They have drink specials which include Mexican beers. Their margaritas are pre-mixed and can be topped with more tequila by request. The outdoor dining... More 

Thank BeverleyClarkson
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 May 2016

I enjoyed the burrito and enchilada combo. The rice was amazing. I have had rice on many occasions but this was dare I say creamy. Delightful texture to my mouth. The service was prompt and salsa and chips very flavorful.

Thank Steven H
Roanoke, Virginia
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We love Mexican food ... and this is NOT the place for it. We have tried to eat here a number of times and been disappointed each time. The last time, we were there on Sunday after church with friends and the dining room was nearly empty. We were asked to leave almost immediately after we finished our meal and... More 

1 Thank rongaskins
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Always deliciousness, always fast; fresh chips and salsa. Love the fajita burrito! Wait staff is always friendly.

Thank andymay27
Roanoke, Virginia
Level Contributor
805 reviews
473 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We eat at El Rodeo somewhat frequently. The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. Tonight, the restaurant was somewhat crowded but not out of hand. There were quite a few loud children....some were even singing. We were seated quickly but the service was slow. It was quite awhile before our server arrived and he seemed to disappear... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?