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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant


3404 Westgate Dr
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 402-9190
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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 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 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 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 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 Douglas Stalters Douglas Stalters
Jul 20, 2021 5

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Susan Susan
Jul 8, 2019 4

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

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 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 Eric Chernoff Eric Chernoff
Aug 3, 2019 5

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

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 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 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 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 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 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 jennifer young jennifer young
Feb 11, 2020 4

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

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 Evelyn Robertson Evelyn Robertson
Jan 14, 2020 5

Great service, great prices & delicious drinks !

Photo of Char Cassar Char Cassar
Jul 7, 2020 5

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

Photo of vee foster vee foster
Aug 2, 2020 5

The Margaritas were Top Shelf. Go easy😂

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 Shonda Magee Shonda Magee
Sep 8, 2020 5

The food and service are both first class!!!

Photo of kimberly portillo kimberly portillo
Oct 2, 2019 5

Great food!

Photo of Alice Wisler Alice Wisler
Sep 23, 2020 5

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

Photo of Jenyawhine Love Jenyawhine Love
Oct 4, 2020 5

Very good food and service. Yummy.

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 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 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 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 Ameera Fidgets Ameera Fidgets
Jan 6, 2021 5

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

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 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 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 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 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 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.