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El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante

Map & Directions 2709 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
  • Mexican
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • Lot Available


City Pages' Description

El Nuevo Rodeo on Lake Street is a scrappy little survivor. Over their years in operation, the restaurant has faced liquor license disputes and re-zoning battles with the City, but they’ve always managed to stay open and keep serving the neighborhood. They’re known for hot salsa dance nights and hosting lots of Latin musical acts, but the food is a major draw as well. At lunch, El Nuevo has a handful of hearty pick-and-mix combos with mini tortas, cactus salads, pozole, and mini burritos. But dinner offers an impressive array of seafood dishes (ceviche, whole fried tilapia with chile de arbol, fish tacos, grilled octopus with chorizo) and Yucatan specialties like slow-roasted pork in a banana leaf, served with plantains. For the traditionalists, there are tamales, chiles rellenos, and sopes -- but be sure to order anything that they smother in their mole sauce. It’s rich, spicy, has amazing depth, and goes well with the many, many tequilas El Nuevo stocks.

Merchant's Description

Voted the most authentic Mexican restaurant in Minnesota, El Nuevo Rodeo is also a Banquet and Event Center, offering three floors of beautiful spaces for your events and parties catered by professional staff with international menus that span the glob and the foodie repertoire!

Member Reviews

  • BBrockman76
    on 07/13/10

    This place has great authentic Mexican food & drinks. I loved the outdoor seating. Prices are reasonable. Service was exceptional thanks to the wonderful Brianna. You would be so lucky to be waited on by her. She was super friendly, tentative, and knowledgeable of the menu. Not only does she have an opinion of what is delicious, but her recommendations were right on the money.... More >>

  • on 07/20/09

    - Enchiladas El Nuevo Rodeo is fantastically delicious - Mexican Coke

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  • Jake S. on 09/24/10

    The Guacamole here is excellent. They make right at your table!

  • Lesa H. on 10/29/10

    Spicier salsa...not for the weak tongued!

  • METRO magazine on 05/23/12

    El Nuevo Rodeo, where the traditional garnish of habanero and onion slaw plays foil to the depth of the pork pibil.

  • Benson M. on 01/28/12

    Best freakin guacamole appetizer I've ever had. And I love & eat at plenty authentic mexican restaurants

  • Benson M. on 01/28/12

    Check out what it says for the wine on the happy hr sign. Hilarious

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