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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant


3600 N Duke St
Durham, NC 27704
Phone: (919) 479-9995
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Photo of Tyler Cooper Tyler Cooper
Apr 6, 2022 5

Best local Mexican food for me and my friends and family. The menu is extensive the food is pretty authentic, yet they will accommodate your dietary concerns or food preferences too. We come back here almost every time we are looking for some high quality Mexican with a good dining area.

Photo of Mr. Burns Mr. Burns
Feb 14, 2022 4

The food here is amazing along with the service you get as well. You won't be disappointed here at all.. I wish Gabby still worked at this location but all and all always a great experience

Photo of bradley d bradley d
Jan 15, 2022 5

Sitting here now and service and food is outstanding. Guacamole is awesome. Highly recommend.

Photo of Joyce Beavers Joyce Beavers
Nov 16, 2021 4

Steak toquitoes(hope I spelled it right) black beans and rice. Flour tortillas warmed up just right for the rice n beans. 4 🌟bc the salsa was watery. The ladies were really helpful. Never had to ask for my drink to be refilled. That's paying attention to the customers.

Photo of Brooke Jones Brooke Jones
Nov 24, 2021 5

Very nice authentic Mexican restaurant. Love eating here food is amazing and the drink are reasonable. Family orientated have monitors with cartoon for small children to watch

Photo of Tommy Thompson Tommy Thompson
Nov 12, 2021 5

This place is awesome. The customer service is outstanding.

Photo of Glenn Tyra Glenn Tyra
Aug 14, 2021 5

Fast and friendly service plus very good food.

Photo of Owen Jackola Owen Jackola
Sep 5, 2021 4

It was very good food, but it was very expensive for the little amount of food. I ordered like a 10 dollar plate and it was like not a ton of food. I got the ACP plate. It was good but I felt like it had way to many peppers and onions instead of chicken and rice and cheese. It is a clean restaurant though so I have them four stars.

Photo of John Thomas Kong John Thomas Kong
May 7, 2021 5

El Rodeo is one of the absolute best Mexican restaurants in the Triangle. The food is amazing. The margaritas are plentiful. The service is beyond reproach. We went on Cinco de Mayo for dinner. Even though it was busy, service was not slow at all. Our food and pitcher of margarita came quickly. Our server checked on us often providing updates on our food and refilling drinks and chips. I can’t say enough nice things about El Rodeo Durham. Go try it for yourself. And get the pitcher of margarita.

Photo of James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597 James Kempski Your Triangle REALTOR 919-308-7597
Aug 26, 2021 5

What a great Mexican restaurant. Getting new tires across the street and went for lunch. They have a great lunch menu, placed my order and it came out within 6 minutes. Super fast and perfect for a quick lunch break. Food was hot and fresh.

Photo of Wendy Butler Wendy Butler
Jul 24, 2021 5

I always frequent this restaurant and I'm never disappointed. The food is delicious and the service is great. The party room was great thank you to the staff for meeting our needs and making our bridal shower great.

Photo of Keith Samuels Keith Samuels
Feb 8, 2022 5

Good food, great service. Getting the check took a while but it was close to closing time so I'm sure they were doing other things.

Photo of Mel Mel
May 2, 2021 4

The food was good the only issue is they don't give you enough cheese dip. I paid $9 for some cheese sauce two small bowls of cheese dip

Photo of Christopher Jones Christopher Jones
May 13, 2021 5

Each El Rodeo my family, friends, & I have gone to is always a welcoming restaurant. Great cooks, hospitality, and flawless food. A must to come on any authentic food-lover! God bless!

Photo of Matthew Clark Matthew Clark
Apr 21, 2021 5

Great Mexican food. Never had a bad experience here! It's my go-to!

Photo of Marc Geneus Marc Geneus
Mar 23, 2021 5

No cap this horchata tasty tasty !! But this here is their ACS 😩!

Photo of Amy Williams Amy Williams
Mar 30, 2021 4

The food was very good. Service a little slow. But friendly

Photo of Justin Tilley Justin Tilley
Mar 9, 2021 5

Always a great place to eat. We are happy we got our Mexican fix.

Photo of Kelly Brabec Kelly Brabec
Jan 27, 2021 4

They have a large menu and vegetarian friendly options. Service is friendly and prompt. Ask for the salsa verde, it has more flavor.

Photo of Khadijah Sgt Khadijah Sgt
Jan 14, 2021 5

Delicious Drinks and food! Super fast & friendly service. Will be back!

Photo of Bill Powell Bill Powell
Dec 13, 2020 5

Always good Mexican food try the pork burrito it is so good

Photo of Heather Heffner Heather Heffner
Dec 16, 2020 3

Great food, but had to search for the waitress to get our ticket to pay.

Photo of Larry Woolman Larry Woolman
Sep 15, 2020 4

Food is good and plentiful.

Photo of Pamela Mcquaid Pamela Mcquaid
Jul 6, 2020 5

Good food. Nice people

Photo of Jamie Hodnett Jamie Hodnett
Jul 13, 2020 5

Always a pleasant experience for my family! Definitely a hidden gem.

Photo of may lu may lu
Mar 3, 2020 5

Portions are big, fair priced food. The waiter was a bit stressed, and took a long time to get our drinks, but over all the food was good. The waiting time was about 25 minutes after we ordered and the chips were almost stale but again I did enjoy the food.

Photo of Samantha Furstenau Samantha Furstenau
Feb 13, 2020 4

The food here is always amazing but served rather slow most days. I get seated almost immediately but do have to wait on some of the waitresses to come take my order or refill at times. The Huevos Mexicanos and Shrimp Fajita's are always my go to!

Photo of Ankur Kataria Ankur Kataria
Jan 16, 2020 4

Decent options, decent place. Somewhere mid range between Chipotle and Chuy's

Photo of Stacy Miller Stacy Miller
Nov 5, 2019 5

Reasonably priced. My 1/2 Fajita was sizzling and nicely spiced. The wait staff could have been friendlier but it was early Sunday afternoon so a pass on that. I will definitely be adding this place to the rotation.

Photo of Steve Johnson Steve Johnson
Sep 28, 2019 5

Authentic meal prepared hot and fresh. Fast service. Great place!!

Photo of Shaun J Shaun J
Aug 9, 2019 5

This place is fantastic. I can say that I have never once had a single complaint in any regards here. Great food, Great service, and unbelievable prices. Love this restaurant

Photo of Luke Hall Luke Hall
Jun 27, 2019 5

Great, authentic, Mexican food.. always courteous and happy.. today was my 55 year old aunts birthday..(she has downs) . She said ONCE, it was her birthday, our waitress, Julie, came with the whole staff, at the end of our meal, and sang happy birthday to her. I should have mentioned they only had THREE waitresses for the whole restaurant, and it was pretty busy... great job to all the staff.. and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone..

Photo of Lauren Casteen Lauren Casteen
May 20, 2019 3

Fairly standard low-to-middle Mexican place. The wait staff are friendly and efficient, and it's always clean.

Photo of Mark Hoadley HillBilly Hobo Mark Hoadley HillBilly Hobo
May 26, 2019 5

I eat here on a regular basis because I love Mexican food. Trust me unless your drive down to Tijuana you won't find anything better, only driving South of the border will you find food if this caliber. It's authentic right down to the server LOL

Photo of Uzi Does It Uzi Does It
Mar 4, 2019 5

Excellent service! Huge portions and a friendly staff! I have been coming here for years and they never disappoint. Definitely recommend coming here with three family for a great meal. They also always have great drink specials as well.

Photo of sunshine love sunshine love
Apr 10, 2019 5

The food is always good. The waitress was nice and attentive. Nice atmosphere. It's always clean when I go inside. They have cute things for picture taking when you walk inside. Very decent pricing. It wasn't a long wait for food. I enjoyed dining here.

Photo of Scott Kipp Scott Kipp
Apr 29, 2019 4

The food was very good and they had many items not typically found at your average Mexican eatery. However, prices are not amicable. My friend ordered fajitas and i the 2 taco lunch special wich arrived with 2 four inch soft corn shells. His plate was easily 2x the food for the same price. Do go but realize what you are paying for. I will return.

Photo of Paul Riley Paul Riley
May 14, 2022 5

So, if you leave here hungry that's your own fault. Food is consistently good and plentiful. Staff is good also.

Photo of Brett Williford Brett Williford
May 17, 2022 5

To drive around the side of a shopping center and consistently walk into a busy restaurant you KNOW the food is great! #Pineapple

Photo of Tammy Golden Tammy Golden
May 10, 2022 4

Fast friendly service. Tried their fajita shrimp dip. It was okay. Really enjoyed their chicken fajitas and awesome sweet potato fries.