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El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Southwestern
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4204 N Prospect Dr, Decatur, IL 62526-6100
+1 217-877-7547
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Medina, Ohio
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70 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I chose this place based on the recommendations and I was not disappointed. The food and service were really quite good. It is a fairly typical Mexican menu, but portions were large and well prepared. Not gourmet but very well done. Service was right there and checked in numerous times. My only complaint was that the guacamole was bland. That... More 

Thank rickgreenberg100
Algonquin, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We're seated promptly and food was excellent! My wife and I ordered their fajitas for two and they were flavorful. Obviously a good restaurant as the line continued to build outside the front door. Would highly recommend if you enjoy Mexican food.

Thank VenThere
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

The food and service were the best. The staff was very friendly. Would definitely go back. Loved the shrimp & rice. Everything was very fresh.

Thank Pam C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite place to eat--if my wallet and waistline would allow, I'd eat here 7 days a week. It's busy every time I come, but they really have the best food and service in Decatur, so I can see why! I'm always quickly acknowledged when I come I the door and seated very quickly as well. Within 60 seconds of... More 

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

From the outside this looks like just another Mexican restaurant in a strip mall. Every dish is seasoned perfectly and their chips are always freshly made. Most recently I had the steak burrito which was wonderful. Prior visits I had pork caritas which were tender and tasty. Prompt courteous service.

Thank nagiffag
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437 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

I stopped in by chance and am glad I did. The chips were fresh and warm. The salad was more than I expected and full of flavor. I really liked the salsa.

Thank OnTheGo64082
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

As a life long Decatur resident I'm genuinely shocked to see this establishment near the top for not only the Mexican dining scene but at the time of writing this review the #7 place to eat in Decatur. I've visited this particular restaurant on at least 3 occasions, and every time I've encountered the same problems. Smug is a good... More 

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Warrensburg, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

Had dinner here and had food for my next days lunch. The food was very tasty and the staff were friendly.

Thank Janie W
Decatur, IL, United States
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

They have good food and reasonable prices. They have most of the main dishes that Mexican restaurants in this area have, but a few of their own specialities. They have specials on Margaritas and we enjoy going there with a group on Friday nights. Or for lunch. Their service is sometimes on and off.

Thank Elizabeth C
Lake City, Colorado
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

It's late in Decatur and everything seems closed. This place shows as open for another half hour. A bit out of the CBD, in a strip mall. We race over and are greeted warmly. Served hot chips with homemade salsa and large cheap beers, $3.50 margaritas, and a vast quantity of authentic food. Never rushed. Great casual place.

Thank Alreviewer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4204 N Prospect Dr, Decatur, IL 62526-6100
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-877-7547

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?