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El Rodeo

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4956 Carlisle Pike, 17050, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3028
+1 717-730-4401
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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Enola, Pennsylvania
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61 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We have been here for both lunch & dinner over the years. The food has always been good. Not authentic Mexican...more towards the tex-mex, which is what most people in this area demand. We do return at least once every couple of months.

Thank my2kidsmom9702
Rhoadesville, VA
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Our food was good however our waitress was terrible. She was not attentive at all. She never returned to our table to ask us if needed anything, etc. My husband stood up two different times to get someone's attention. The manager came to us both times. The only time the waitress returned was to give us the bill.

Thank impalacon
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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145 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

The food here was really good and hot! They have excellent salsa. I had burritos and my husband had enchilada supreme which is his favorite. The prices are very affordable

Thank Christine H
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Basically, don't go here Central Pennsylvania. This is horrible Mexican food. I ordered chilaquiles and either they had sat around for a long time or they have no clue what they are doing. There were no tortilla chips in the dish, despite chilaquiles being a sauce poured over tortilla chips. Go to Harrisburg and go to Tres Hermanos do anything... More 

Thank Stephen W
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Great affordable Mexican food. They have great service, a huge selection all at a very affordable price.

Thank asuperss
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

I tried this place because I had a coupon from the local Bonus Book. I was gad I did. Service was attentive and beverage was attractive and refreshing. I ordered one of the meals that had 3 different type of enchaladas on the plate. Everything was delicious but there was too much food for me. I want to return to... More 

Thank ShipDiner
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We visit this restaurant quiet often. It is clean with friendly service; a great place for a quick Mexican meal at a good price.

Thank Mark E
Coal Township, Pennsylvania
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181 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

Six colleagues and I tried El Rodeo for the first time for our Friday group luncheon. The restaurant is very colorful so you have a lot to look at while you're waiting for your meals. The service was okay but nothing outstanding. The timing was a little off when our food was prepared. Six out of seven of us received... More 

Thank garbakup
San Jose, California
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I ordered the supreme Burrito and it was average size. The chips are store bought and they ran out of Dos Equis beer on the class I ordered. May give it a second chance......Maybe?

Thank ceskydup
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This Mexican restaurant has it all. Friendly service, good prices, hot and fast food with authentic atmosphere. Everything was really tasty but their cheese sauce is a little runny. I get the same thing every time I go (villas sampler) as they offer it as an appetizer but I get it as a meal. The wait staff are always so... More 

Thank Maria K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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: 4956 Carlisle Pike, 17050, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050-3028
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Mechanicsburg
  • Phone Number: +1 717-730-4401
authentic Mexican food

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