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“Great food, great atmosphere”
Review of El Rodeo

El Rodeo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$17
Cuisines: Mexican, Spanish
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Ethnic restaurant with latin soul mixed with territory, all Mexican food, Spanish plate and Argentinian beef. Very easy to reach. Open all year. Nice restaurant, opened in 2009.
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Really enjoyable night out with a great atmosphere....excellent burgers, Mexican fare, Pizzas and Paellas. Some amazing red wines ( ask the waiters their choice ) and served by friendly and attentive staff. Weekends can get busy so book and don't forget to finish with a Tequilla !!

Date of visit: June 2017
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Giuseppe C, Proprietario at El Rodeo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Many thanks for your review. We are very pleased to have customers like you. Many Thank you soon.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Good Food, nice staff an different choices of meals. They have variety of mexican not traditional food and pizza.

Date of visit: September 2016
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Giuseppe C, Proprietario at El Rodeo, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Many thanks for your review, it is a pleasure to have customers like you. Many thanks to you soon.

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Reviewed 28 July 2015 via mobile

We were glad to find an alternative to the pizza/pasta combos everywhere and hope for something different. However, El Rodeo disappoints in every way. All "Mexican/Spanish" food looked and tasted like the cooks bought a badly written cooking book and tried the recipes with what they could find around the kitchen. Let me explain and you'll understand that two stars rating is well deserved:
- The stuffed jalapeños had only traces of cheese and were too ripped and too hot to eat.
- Nachos: we imagine they read the recipe and asked themselves "how many to put for €4.5?" And the answer was six triangles individually presented on the plate, with a sliver of cheese in the middle of each and a slice of red chilli peppers. No guacamole was available, we asked.
- Paella of pesce and carne (30' wait, as expected) had a lot of sea food and only two barbecue wings for meat. There was no saffron but there were green beans and peas. There were even mushrooms in it, even with the filaments with dirt (the cook must have cut it and thrown everything in). There was no toasted rice at the bottom, everything was drowning in water/juices.
- chilli con carne was a thin, sour tomato sauce with white big beans and faint morsels of meat topping a runny rice mound.

Staff was dreamy, took away a plate with food without asking, could not manage to serve a macchiato and not an espresso.
Cocktails were horrible: orange juice in the tequila sunrise was the worse kind, same as the industrial grade alcohol they were using.
We ordered also a virgin piña colada, but that was impossible to get, as the cocktail was made with pre-mixed ingredients, basically pouring from a bottle and calling it a "cocktail".

You would say after everything they are doing wrong in this plastic-chairs, paper-table-cloths fast-food "restaurant", the prices would be nice. You would be wrong. They were selling tab beer at €10 a litre. More than three times what everyone around charges. The €5 cocktails I described above... Same as the six nachos for €4.5...
Paella was 20, chilli under 10.

The only good thing that earns them the second star was the huge paella. Despite the failures with the rest of the dishes, there was enough soggy rice to feed the three of us, and enough mussels to keep us busy.

We ended up regretting not ordering the pizzas, as the other reviewers, that might have saved the evening.

Date of visit: July 2015
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Reviewed 7 July 2015

It's a Mexican style restaurant nice menu but being in Sicily we still went for pizza which was very good and enjoyed nice good beer too :)

Date of visit: June 2015
Thank Daphne D
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Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

Great selection of pizzas, good size portions and very tasty. Highly recommended. Will definitely come again

Thank Zarphus
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