A tortilla makes a handy mouse pad, an acceptable patch for stiff denim jeans, and, if you draw a face on it, an ideal companion on fishing trips. But there are many other uses for it, as today's Groupon proves: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurante.
Offering a menu full of authentic Mexican cuisine, El Nuevo Rodeo has provided exceptional service in a family-friendly atmosphere since 2003. After absorbing appetizers such as sour-cream-topped fried-chicken tacos ($6.50) or cream-cheese-stuffed jalapeño poppers ($6.99), transition to mid-meal munchies such as taco salad ($8.50), served in a tasty fried-tortilla bowl, or Aztec soup with chicken, tortilla strips, cheese, and avocado ($6.50), served in a tasty glass bowl. House specialties, served with beans and Mexican rice, include a 7-ounce carne asada skirt steak ($12.99) and a duo of enchiladas ($9.99), available with your choice of filling and topped with ranchera sauce. For dessert, diners can silence the starved screams of their sweet tooths with butter-sautéed fried bananas ($3) or the creamy, sugar-glazed custard that is traditional Mexican homemade flan ($2.99).
Pull up to the bar and order a libation from El Nuevo Rodeo's drink menu of beers, fruity cocktails, and handsomely garnished martinis, ignoring the steer skull hanging overhead that may or may not have just coquettishly winked at you. Guests can embrace El Nuevo Rodeo's South-of-the-border spectacles from its outdoor café or while seated in its interiors, which are decorated with plush accent seating and vibrant red tablecloths.
- If you're looking for real authentic Mexican food and Music, this is the place to go in Minneapolis. It's clean, the food is great, their service is excellent. – Marce4, Citysearch
- The Seafood Parillada was sooo good and perfect for the three of us to share family-style, and the service was very attentive and charming. – Cuties, Citysearch
- The corn tortillas taste deliciously fresh - a stark distinction from the styrofoam taste of store bought. The pork in the Pozole and Sopas falls apart in your mouth in flavorful droplets of spicy pork goodness. – Michelle R., Yelp
El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant
Not long after El Nuevo Rodeo Restaurant opened in 2003, its made-from-scratch Mexican dishes and vibrant late-night atmosphere began to make the lively eatery a hotspot with locals. The restaurant rapidly began expanding its authentic Mexican menu with regional culinary offerings such as pineapple-chipotle margaritas and guacamole appetizers handmade at your table in a lava-rock molcajete. Using handmade tortillas, tamales, and sauces, chefs whip up seasonal specials designed to complement selections from the curated wine and tequila menus.
2709 E. Lake St.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55406Get Directions