By Jennifer K. Dansicker
10:03 AM EDT, October 3, 2011
Chef Neel Kamal is a well-known artisan in the kitchens of some well-known Harford County restaurants and has recently opened Elrodeo Mexican Bar & Grill, the first Harford County establishment committed to serving only the finest Mexican food prepared in a traditional southwestern style. For over 15 years, Kamal has been tempting the taste buds of many residents and hopes this new style of cuisine will inspire them to new heights.
“Harford County has been very generous to me since I arrived in the United States in 2004,” Chef Neel Kamal says. “I started my career as a chef in an Indian restaurant, The Bombay Grill in Harford Mall. The people have supported me tremendously in this county.”
In July 2010, Kamal, owner of Bombay Nights in White Marsh, opened Elrodeo offering authentic Mexican dishes as well as margaritas, sangrias and homemade mojitos. Some of the martini favorites include the Bombay Bikini with Beefeater Gin, Peach Schnapps & Blue Curacao, fresh lime juice and a sugared rim and the Chocolate Cake martini made with vanilla vodka, Godiva dark chocolate, Frangelico liqueur and cream. Kamal also offers a signature Elrodeo Classic margarita made with Sauza, triple sec, sour mix and a splash of life.
The menu is filled with classic Mexican foods that include fajitas, enchiladas, tacos, burritos and quesadillas of all kinds and appetizers that range from Fiery stuffed jalapenos to Elrodeo sampler. Kamal also has “Healthy Heart Choices from the Grill” like the Chicken salsa fresca, Carne asada or the Barbeque salmon. They have burgers and sandwiches as well as a kid’s menu and some tantalizing desserts.
This uniquely authentic Mexican cuisine is offered up in a very festive setting right in the Best Western in Edgewood. “Our bar area has live entertainment, flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi and a pool table,” says Kamal.
Finally, Elrodeo has a late night menu and a Sunday brunch with a live mariachi band. And as a special touch, for every special occasion like a birthday or anniversary, visitors get a hand written sombrero…on the house.
El Rodeo Mexican Bar & Grill: Mexican Cuisine
1709 Edgewood Rd, Suite A
Edgewood, MD 21040
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