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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

Mexican, Southwestern
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7420 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322-3014
+1 515-251-7647
09:00 - 15:00
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Des Moines, Iowa
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624 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

I don't eat here much, but came for a birthday lunch with friends. Good food, served fast. Really good salsa. Friendly staff. Decent prices. Still not as good as Tequila's on East side, but very good. Marcydiner tantrum scale of 5/5-no screaming kids.

Thank init4keeps
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Fast friendly service, not the best Mexican food, but better than 90% and priced right. Even when packed they are fast with the food.

Thank Jon C
Des Moines, Iowa
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115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Great food. Swift and attentive service, even when it was packed. Reasonable prices. Love the vegetarian combinations.

Thank Thomas M
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The prices where OK and it has a good overall feeling. The food was good and they can handle large groups.

Thank Odus Elex R
Panora, Iowa
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208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Once, this place was the standard by which all other Mexican restaurants would be judged: it was terrific. Well, the fast service is still there and so is the cleanliness of the place. The food quality, though, has declined to the unremarkable. Its edible, but nothing above average.

2 reviews
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Want to be full and happy.. one phrase.. fajita jalesco. Yum.. ask for couple extra tortillas. Get the queso With chips. Put queso on your fajitas. Yum..

Thank Nathan S
Des Moines, Iowa
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

We were shocked. The food was lukewarm, and obviously had been sitting somewhere long before we ordered. I ordered a burrito, and my wife ordered steak fajitas. The pico de gallo was lousy, and given that tomatoes, onions, and cilantro are in season, there's no excuse for that. Simultaneously, the service was terrible, as the waiter seemed annoyed that he... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

For our family, El Rodeo is one of the top 2 or 3 best Mexican restaurants in the Des Moines area. When you consider price, it is clearly the best value.

Thank youngster875
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

With a craving for a great burrito I headed to El Rodeo in Clive for my first time at this location. I chose the Burrito Del Rodeo a very large burrito filled with beef, rice, cheese, beans, lettuce and sour cream and topped with generous portions of 1/2 red sauce and 1/2 verde sauce. It was paired with a lettuce... More 

Thank William H
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The next time you need a Tex-Mex food fix, and you have little time, give El Rodeo a try. Very friendly staff, they will seat you quickly and have chips and salsa at your table in no time. If you're there for lunch, their lunch margarita cannot be passed on. The food is good and a really good value, and... More 

Thank Stan R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7420 Douglas Ave, Urbandale, IA 50322-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Urbandale
  • Phone Number: +1 515-251-7647

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