what a nasty-butt place . the people stand in the cooking area and eat off of your order. while you watch them snifle there noses and dig at there junk ...with no sanitary gloves on ! I went in there and ordered onion rings ok simple . while I was waiting the loose flying dred-lock Dr. (fry-cook) no hair-net cause He'S Super Fly ....went out the back door ....2 minutes later came back in .WITHOUT washing his hands and started touching around the cooking prep area surfaces ! then the Braided Monkey started to cook my Rings ! ....AWe haya Naw i'm tell'in my Irish *ss .. and that I don't smoke crack and I that I have a good dental plan and that I did not enjoy watching the aspiring anorexic asst. mgr. touch cooking surfaces and eat her fill from posted orders when who's knows what she had been fingering ! I guess Raquel Chavez is the Slum-Lord that owns this Bacterial breeding ground ! if you plan to eat there you should first taste all the door knobs then the *ss of all the employees !
This place has a cafe vibe with about 10 to 15 tables. It's not your typical colorful restaurant; granite tables, stone walls and tasteful decor. The carne asada is amazing! I had a taco with rice and beans and by boyfriend ordered the buritto with everything on it, which comes with a side of peppers & carrots in vinegar (my boyfriend said it was a staple of true mexican places and very good). The taco was simple, but very good: meat, onion, and cilantro wrapped in a homemade tortilla & served with fresh lemon wedges. The burritto was a bigger version and included rice and beans. Both were good, but I like the taco better. There wasn't anything special about the rice and beans. Next time, I'll order two tacos instead. The homemade chips and salsa were also very good. Bottom line: great food for great prices in a nice setting. We'll absolutely be going back.
My husband and I have been eating at El Rodeo since they first opened on East Kellogg close to the old Kmart. We have spent many special occasions there and have had the best time! We know many of the original servers and consider them our extended family. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants to enjoy good Mexican food as a very reasonable price. I have never had a bad experience there! Sincerely, Shell & John Porter (Still there loyal customers even though we're now living in California)