The Roanoker - November/December 2015 - 55
El Rodeo/El Toreo
Burger in the Square
Lucky No. 7 for El Rodeo
Friendliest Burger in Town
El Rodeo was awarded Silver for Best Outdoor Seating.
Burger in the Square serves many unique burgers, like The Dreamer.
The newest restaurant in the El Rodeo/El
Toreo family is coming to Valley View.
IN 1986, THE ARELLANOS FAMILY OPENED their first restaurant
location, El Rodeo, on Williamson
Road with a modest 55-person occupancy. Thirty years later, there
are many locations throughout the
valley including El Rodeo on Electric Road and Orange Avenue in
Roanoke, and on Wildwood Road
in Salem; and three El Toreo locations in Roanoke.
And in the spring of 2016, Elijio
Arellano will open a brand-new
restaurant near Valley View Mall.
They broke ground on the
newest, two-story, 7,000-squarefoot restaurant in February 2015.
"We always like to reinvest back
Roanokers know where to find the highestquality, best-tasting burger in the valley.
IT'S NO WONDER BURGER IN THE
SQUARE has repeatedly been voted Platinum for Best Hamburger
by The Roanoker readers. When
you have a chef that spends three
hours each day cutting, grinding
and hand-forming burger patties,
you know the final product is going to be top notch.
"My husband is very particular
about how he cuts the beef," says
co-owner Anita Wilson. "We make
around 250 patties a day. We
have first-time customers who
tell me it's the best burger they've
ever had. They can really tell the
Wilson and her husband, Louis,