Dine on authentic Mexican food at El Taqueria el Rodeo

Thursday, August 19, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT

Columbia is approximately 1,000 miles from the Mexican border, but that does not prevent our middle American city from serving authentic Mexican fare. At El Taqueria Rodeo, you may enjoy not only authentic Mexican cuisine, but also an atmosphere that feels south of the border.



More Authentic Mexican Restaurants in Columbia

Agave Mexican Restaurant:

Suite 101, 901 Safari Drive


12 Business Loop 70 E 

El Jimador Mexican Restaurant:

3200 Penn Terrace

El Maguey, four locations:

504 Business Loop 70 W

21 Conley Road

      3101 W. Broadway

      901 E. Nifong (closed temporarily)


El Rancho:

_ 1014 E. Broadway


La Siesta Mexican Restaurant 

  33 N. Ninth St.


La Terraza Grill:

 128 E. Nifong Blvd


Los Cabos Lakeside: 

10 E. Southhampton Drive


Tequila Mexican Restaurant & Bar:

  805 E. Nifong Blvd




Does El Taqueria Rodeo have any specials?

Yes, it has daily lunch specials for less than $5. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It also has dinner specials that vary daily, served after 3 p.m. 

Does the restaurant have a liquor license?

Yes, El Taqueria Rodeo serves a variety of domestic and imported beers along with margaritas in lime, peach or strawberry flavors. 

Is El Taqueria Rodeo affordable?

Meals come with complimentary, fresh chips and salsa and the lunch menu has dishes for an average of $5.50 (not including specials). Dinner specials are also typically around $8. The drinks are a little pricier, with margaritas ranging from $3.50 for a small “on the rocks” to $8.99 for a large frozen.  

What would you recommend?

The chicken tacos are fairly popular and served with small corn tortillas, cilantro and a lime on the side. 

What are the business hours?

The restaurant is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Customers may dine in or use the drive through window for takeout.  

Where is El Taqueria Rodeo located?

805 E. Nifong Blvd, about four miles or a 10-minute drive from the MU campus, according to Google Maps.   

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