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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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4112 Pleasant Valley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6256
+1 919-571-1188
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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147 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time coming to this location of El Rodeo. I will come back for sure! Food was very good. Staff very friendly - hats off to Marcelo for taking such good care of us! Atmosphere felt like I was in Mexico. Clean.

Thank Tammy A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, good service. Great beer special on Friday night ($4.99 for 32 ounce draft beer). Pretty good Tex-Mex food. Better than average but not the best ever. There are many worse Tex- Mex places. Of you're in the mood for Tex- Mex and you're in the area this is a good place.

Thank NCBuff
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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144 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The food at El Rodeo is very good and the service is excellent. The fajita dinner I had was very good and plentiful.

Thank Alan G
Raleigh, NC
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271 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had a good dinner at El Rodeo: my hisband had their chori-pollo and I a pork dish. The food was god. Iwished my dish had more veggies in it. The margarita (frozen) was just ok.

Thank claude_monnier
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

So, there are many of this type of restaurants in this town - but of the many that we've tried, this one beats the rest of them for a good, mid range South Western restaurant. The food's well presented, and the drink selection plentiful. The portions are good, we never have room for deserts. The servers are friendly and efficient,... More 

Thank CSItraveller
Raleigh, North Carolina
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457 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food is consistently good and the service is attentive and very quick. This is very important if you're working and are trying to fit lunch in during your lunch hour!

Thank Linda B
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I wanted Mexican and looked up so many reviews on different places but tried El Rodeo due to great past experiences. It did not disappoint even though we had to wait for 15 mins for a party of 7. Our server Jesse was amazing. She made sure we were satisfied. The food was very good and came out in great... More 

Thank Nazeidre G
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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145 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Great staff and even better food. Diverse menu at a good value. Quick service for lunch or dinner and always consistently good food.

Thank Shelby B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

I wanted to like El Rodeo much more than I did. It's a neat restaurant, cool interior that you would expect from a good Mexican restaurant. The staff was very friendly. A good margarita menu. Unfortunately the food just wasn't very good. The high point was the "live" guacamole that is made at your table. Nice touch and was delicious,... More 

Thank MrClarasDad
Raleigh, North Carolina
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137 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

My family came here on a recommendation of a friend. We love the "Live" Guacamole, its made right in front of you. Our Server, Marcelo was awesome...he made recommendations and we enjoyed the Tacos very much. Can't wait to go back and try the Carne Asada. Good food and friendly staff!

Thank Gloria R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4112 Pleasant Valley Rd, Raleigh, NC 27612-6256
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Raleigh
  • Phone Number: +1 919-571-1188

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