Beef first came to Earth in the form of giant meateorites, slamming into the planet billions of years ago and sizzling atop the hot, grill-like surface of the seething and scorched landscape. Taste this ancient treat with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of food and drink at Rodeo Grill.
The star of Rodeo Grill’s menu of cowboy cuisine is the Burgríto ($8.95), a burger lovingly wrapped in a warm tortilla. Boot the bun out of the equation with the Campfire Burgríto, available with beef, chicken breast, or a veggie patty and topped with onion rings, pepper jack cheese, fried egg, bacon, and barbecue sauce, or opt for Golden State gastronomy with the Cali, topped with bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, guacamole, lettuce, and tomato. Items such as the green chile stew ($3.95 cup, $5.95 bowl), a taco salad ($8.95) with Yucatan-style pulled pork and chile limon vinagrette, chicken-fried chicken and waffles ($10.95), and huevos rancheros ($7.50, served all day) round out the menu. Quagmire-like shakes in flavors such as biscochito and salted caramel end it all with a sweet-attack, while boozier options for tippling include plenty of beers.
With its classic campfire cuisine that has been given a current update, The Rodeo Grill is an ideal eatery for the modern cowboy—a mythical man with one time-traveling, climate-controlled boot in tomorrow’s space-faring America and the other in the dust of the Old West, his hand upon a laser lasso and the trigger finger of his hunger itchy for some action. Set your jangling spurs to vibrate and take a seat on the restaurant's outdoor patio, enjoying eats in the open air, like the cattle drivers and encyclopedia salesman of yesteryear.
- Like changing the holiday gathering from your grandma's to your aunt's house, the scenery might be new, but you can count on all the usual nostalgic touches from people to food, and it will just feel right. – Andrea Lin, Albuquerque Journal
- It was great. I love that I can change the main ingredient to chicken, beef, fish or vegi depending on my mood. The staff was great and the service was fast. – binkien, Urbanspoon