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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

4.2

3404 Westgate Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 402-9190
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Photo of Mayra Huerta Mayra Huerta
Mar 14, 2021 5

Service was good, food came fast and was delicious. The meat was tender and had lots of flavor. I will certainly recommend it to anyone.

Photo of Hunter Humburg Hunter Humburg
Mar 6, 2021 5

Really good food and great atmosphere. Also, one of the few Mexican places I've seen with vegetarian choices as well as large salads. Definitely coming back!

Photo of John Carr John Carr
Mar 15, 2021 5

We ordered takeout for a party of 25 on March 13. We can’t be more pleased with the food and the professional manner in which we were treated. The food was ready at the specified time and loaded into the car for us. The chicken and beef fajitas were excellent and got rave reviews from our guests. Plenty of tortilla chips and delicious salsa. Definitely a five star experience.

Photo of Cindy Talisman Cindy Talisman
Feb 28, 2021 5

Great service,very clean and felt perfectly safe with social distancing. BTW-the lunch nachos were generous,to go box provided.

Photo of Jd Slatta Jd Slatta
Feb 26, 2021 5

A Durham institution. Even during the middle of a pandemic with takeout the food is hot, fresh, and authentic. Great quality meats as well. The are both quick and high quality, which is rare for any restaurant. Unsure of what to eat? The ACP is always a good choice along with any of the street tacos! Don't forget the also have vegiterian options as well.

Photo of Doreen Daly Doreen Daly
Feb 20, 2021 5

Great food. Go there all the time and have never been disappointed with the food.. Love this place

Photo of Ameera Fidgets Ameera Fidgets
Jan 6, 2021 5

Good place for family gathering. Food was good drinks ok.

Photo of Monica Meza Monica Meza
Dec 10, 2020 5

Open during COVID. Great service. Food was great. I like the Chimichangas. Frozen margarita was okay. Dessert was Delish. We got the Deep Fried Ice Cream and the Churros. The Christmas decorations are adorable.

Photo of Kelsey Gray Kelsey Gray
Dec 11, 2020 5

Delicious food and quick, attentive service! I placed my order online incorrectly and they were gracious enough to fix it for me. Very much appreciated!

Photo of GJ The Gman GJ The Gman
Nov 21, 2020 4

Very good food. Fajitas were ok though. Probably missed some sauce I guess because it was basically steamed vegetables. And not as spicy as we expected. But everything else was good. :)

Photo of Timothy Aull Timothy Aull
Nov 17, 2020 4

Hard to go wrong with good beer, chips, and salsa. Everything else I have had there has been good as well. Out of all the Mexican places in the area I prefer to stop here because I have always gotten the best service here.

Photo of Jenyawhine Love Jenyawhine Love
Oct 4, 2020 5

Very good food and service. Yummy.

Photo of Alice Wisler Alice Wisler
Sep 23, 2020 5

Great food and service! The street tacos are the best.

Photo of kimberly portillo kimberly portillo
Oct 2, 2019 5

Great food!

Photo of Shonda Magee Shonda Magee
Sep 8, 2020 5

The food and service are both first class!!!

Photo of Jacob Garrett Jacob Garrett
Aug 27, 2020 3

While the food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice, I felt rushed to finish my meal and my conversation to leave. I was brought the check without ordering refills on drinks or even finishing our meal.

Photo of vee foster vee foster
Aug 2, 2020 5

The Margaritas were Top Shelf. Go easy😂

Photo of Char Cassar Char Cassar
Jul 7, 2020 5

LOVE this place! Great food, nice staff, good value!

Photo of Evelyn Robertson Evelyn Robertson
Jan 14, 2020 5

Great service, great prices & delicious drinks !

Photo of Joanne Gildart Joanne Gildart
Feb 18, 2020 5

This place is always awesome - good food, good service that's also quite fast, in a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Photo of jennifer young jennifer young
Feb 11, 2020 4

Good food. Not very busy. The waitress was nice and attentive.

Photo of Lin jun Huang Lin jun Huang
Jan 8, 2020 5

Good services and a nice place to eat alone if you just decide to try some new nearby.

Photo of Naisargi Sheth Naisargi Sheth
Dec 20, 2019 4

The food was delicious and I was amazed to see that they had many vegetarian options. By vegetarian I do not mean only salads, they had many more. The prices are very reasonable and we ordered one combination which was enough for two of us. The fries were the only dish I did not like. They tasted very odd but we had a nice server who immediately took it back. The rest was delicious. Surely going back there again.

Photo of Joanne Gildart Joanne Gildart
Nov 2, 2019 5

This place is always awesome - good food, good service thst's also quite fast, in a comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommended!

Photo of Victoria Drew Victoria Drew
Nov 10, 2019 4

The food was great. The prices are reasonable. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The only problem was the shift change. We had great service from our server but then they changed shifts and the girl that took over completely ignored us.

Photo of B K B K
Oct 1, 2019 4

Really good! Enjoyed my meal...The interior is very nice also, must have been recently updated.

Photo of Katelyn Banty Katelyn Banty
Aug 3, 2019 5

Super good food, my belly is full... no complaints for me. Excellent service

Photo of Eric Chernoff Eric Chernoff
Aug 3, 2019 5

We love this place! Great for bringing kids. Awesome food and very reasonable prices.

Photo of Mike Marchetto Mike Marchetto
Jul 11, 2019 5

Food was fantastic. Service and atmosphere was just as good. I don't know why it's taken us so long to go. Shrimp tacos were perfect.

Photo of April H April H
Jul 20, 2019 4

Food is fresh and hot. Service is pretty good. I always get the fajita nachos with shrimp instead of steak. Margaritas are a bit pricier than other places when they are on special. Overall, a good place to go.

Photo of Susan Susan
Jul 8, 2019 4

Nice lunch option. Good was good with very reasonable prices. Pleasant staff.

Photo of Jimmy Goodwin Jimmy Goodwin
Mar 7, 2019 5

Consistantly one of the best restaurants I frequent. From the moment you enter, the staff are always friendly and professional. The food is always superb and the service is excellent. And I love how clean they keep the place. Always a pleasure.

Photo of rasheema crawford rasheema crawford
Apr 8, 2019 5

I definitely enjoyed my visit. The food was excellent and so was the service. The prices were extremely low and I will be returning in the near future. I am a tough critic with Mexican food because it's my favorite. I loved it.

Photo of Chase Driggers Chase Driggers
May 23, 2019 4

One of the best (maybe the best) Tex-Mex style Mexican restaurants in the Triangle area. Fabulous margaritas and the best Dos Equis on draft around. This place also has Happy Dan the Magic Man on Friday nights which makes for a great environment to take your kids out to dinner too!

Photo of Greg Juliano Greg Juliano
Mar 31, 2019 5

This place has been a family favourite since it was located in a former Chinese restaurant in Chapel Hill. As former residents of Texas, we are very discerning about our Mexican food, and this is still our favourite. We just had a large group of 12 for dinner, and the service was fast and attentive. The margaritas actually taste like tequila (not watered down), and all the food has an authentic Tex-Mex taste. I can't stop eating the chips and guacamole!

Photo of Tonya Del Soldato Tonya Del Soldato
May 13, 2019 4

This place was so great!! The service was impeccable. I sat down for less than 30 seconds and chips and fresh salsa was in front of me. The food is yummy and reasonable prices. Definitely recommend El Rodeo.

Photo of Trenton Menius Trenton Menius
Feb 18, 2022 4

With El Rodeo what you see is what you get, and that's all I could ask for. They fit the bill of typical commercial Mexican-American eatery, and they have all the staples you'd expect. They get 4 stars simply for not doing anything wrong, and for having consistent product quality and friendly staff.

Photo of Erin Erginer Erin Erginer
Feb 15, 2022 5

This is my favorite Mexican restaurant. I have been coming here regularly with family and friends for 9 years. Good food. Killer potent margaritas. Family friendly. Terrific staff with low turnover

Photo of Derek Cummings Derek Cummings
Feb 10, 2022 4

Food tastes great but not sure if there was alcohol in our margaritas 😂

Photo of Doug Blackley Doug Blackley
Feb 2, 2022 3

My wife chose this place based on past experience. Afterward she interrogated me about my experience. I told her the beef in my taco didn't have much flavor, the salsa was overpowered by cilantro, and my chimichanga was not crisp and more like an enchilada. There was a lot of food so I didn't leave hungry. But I didn't think my meal was that good. She told me that her chili rellano was not as good as usual either. So overall, I give it 3 stars.

Photo of Marissa Monteforte Marissa Monteforte
Oct 30, 2021 5

My bestie and I went for impromptu lunch (margaritas) . They give you a ton of food that was reasonably priced we both went home with a gold plates and had it for dinner that night. The chicken pineapple are the best. The waitress was amazing. She was very friendly and sociable. And she totally gave us extra liquor and our margaritas, which were super yummy.

Photo of KTinNC KTinNC
Oct 15, 2021 5

Very good service! I ordered lunch fajitas (it came with 2 sides), and the portion was more than sufficient. Tasty!

Photo of nianle 79 nianle 79
Oct 20, 2021 5

Pleasantly surprised with take out order. fajitas hit the spot and was so much food. Even had complimentary chips and salsa which was fresh from their kitchen. Fast, fresh, delicious food with great staff. Will be going back to try more on the menu

Photo of Eli Eli
Sep 29, 2021 5

Stopped here today for lunch with the mrs. I got lots of tacos and a very yummy margarita. The staff was very pleasant. The business is Covid-19 compliant, everyone was wearing a mask. Smooth, calm atmosphere. Highly recommended location for good food and excellent service. We will be back for sure.

Photo of R FL R FL
Oct 5, 2021 5

Feed the kids here about once a week on average. They love the food and prices are very reasonable. Staff is always nice

Photo of Monica Hodge Monica Hodge
Sep 12, 2021 4

This place is typically high quality, but we had an interesting experience where a waiter placed some plates on our table, then came back a minute later and took them away.... Thought that was strange. Overall pretty good Mexican food!

Photo of Beck Addison Beck Addison
Aug 14, 2021 3

Used to be very good, but in the last six or so months they've been putting some sort of smoky flavor on their meats that dominates the flavor and makes it somewhat off-putting to eat.

Photo of Douglas Stalters Douglas Stalters
Jul 20, 2021 5

Friendly service. Excellent food and reasonable prices. What more could anyone want?

Photo of Ivelisse Romero Ivelisse Romero
Jul 27, 2021 5

My experience was great! I enjoyed the frozen mango Margarita. It was great! I will be back 100%

Photo of DeBorah Smith DeBorah Smith
Jul 14, 2021 5

Friendly and patient staff. Didn't know what to order because my daughter always does. I did it on my own and it worked out fine! MY choice turned out to be as Delicious as what my daughter orders!

Photo of Austen Winkler Austen Winkler
May 31, 2021 5

Cheese dip was good and did not taste reheated. I had the chimichanga plate and was extremely satisfied. Beef was hands down the best beef I've ever had at any hispanic restaurant. Portion sizes were great. And lastly, order the funnel fries, they are addicting beyond belief

Photo of Brandon Haynes Brandon Haynes
May 27, 2021 4

Consistent. Favorite Mexican restaurant in town. Tacos have good size portions & the meat is tasty. Probably should have 5 stars but nothings perfect. This place is close to it though!

Photo of Llew Salaun Llew Salaun
May 30, 2021 4

Nice place. Staff super friendly. I thought food was decent just not what I'm used too in Arizona market. That might be adjustments made for this market were people don't particularly like hot / spicy Mexican food.

Photo of Pat McInerney Pat McInerney
May 23, 2022 5

Always clean and fast service ,I've been going for years. The food is always fresh ,and no complaints about service, can handle large parties as well.

Photo of rjhnyc rjhnyc
Feb 23, 2022 5

Quaint and romantic spot with great prices and excellent food- full portions allowed a doggy bag to take home unfinished meal.

Photo of Jonze Williams Jonze Williams
Jun 4, 2022 3

So I came here for cinco de Mayo. Now I understand it was busy and short staffed, HOWEVER the waiter we had stopped by the tables NEAR US but never to us. We were there maybe an hour or so and this was because he seated us well he had someone else seat us, came to the table maybe 15 minutes after sitting down to introduce him as our waiter then asked if we wanted to start off with water , (we were about to order alcohol too.) immediately after us saying yes to the water he rushed off very quickly. We then had another 10 minute wait for the water. Then when he comes back he tries to rush off again, I had to yell out like hey we want to order drinks. He must’ve not heard me because a lady Came over about five minutes later to take our drink order. We ordered margaritas and she didn’t even write the order down. Came back about twenty minutes later and 3 out of the 4 that were ordered, were wrong. Waited another 10 minutes for that. Finally got to order the food, waiting about 35 minutes for the food and it came out cold. It was ridiculous at that point. Margaritas were good but food was okay. Service was horrible. Didn’t get checked on not ONCE for remaining time after getting food or actually at all for that matter. Was a little disappointed.

Photo of Gregory Montalvo Gregory Montalvo
Jun 22, 2022 5

We have been going to El Rodeo regularly for over a year. Great food, reasonable prices, and excellent service. If you've not given El Rodeo a try, I would highly recommend them.

Photo of David Kistler David Kistler
Jun 22, 2022 5

Some of the better Mexican food I've had in the Durham-Chapel Hill area. The beef in the burrito was nicely seasoned. Thre sauce on the burrito was delicious. As you can see from the photo, it is a huge burrito. The cheese enchilada was likewise delicious. The cheese was some of best I've ever jad in an enchilada. The moldè sauce had a hint of cocoa and was very good. My only disappointment was the salsa. It was very think and tasted like tomato juice. It lacked any flavor other than that of tomatoes. However, since everything else was so good, it's not a deal killer. Service was great and plenty of atmosphere. Go there, you will get your money's worth