El Rodeo has delicious Mexican food, and it is always served very quickly. The servers hardly ever let your glass go empty or your chips and salsa run out. My friends and I used to always stop by after school to grab some chips and queso, and every time we're all in town again we make sure to make an El Rodeo run. My favorite is Nachos El Rodeo, and my friends all love the enchiladas and burritos. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!
Food is always good and they have a massive menu with plenty of options.
The best thing about this place is the service. I have never been to a restaraunt that has consistantly fast service like these guys.
After seeing good reviews and hearing good things from friends, my wife and I were a bit disappointed in the taste of our food. The chips, while warm, were like cardboard and our meals were a mixed bag. I've had better Des Moines Mexican food at Pancheros, but the service at El Rodeo was good and the prices were very reasonable. Wednesday margaritas are only $3!
Overall the food is about what you would expect for the price. Descent flavor and portions for portion sizes for two. The best deal with El Rodeo is the often offered coupon, letting you get one meal combo half off with the purchase of another. This deal lets you fill yourself with the always tasty chips & salsa combo, and one of 30 combos for around $10. Overall experience: For some semi-authentic mexican at a great price (with coupon), don't look past El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant.