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Rolando's Restaurante

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Latin, South American, Central American, Ecuadorean, Spanish
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223 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1927
+1 479-573-0404
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gourmet, authentic, artistic, delicious. Rolando's has been a local favorite for many years. My favorites are the quest flamado, quesadillas de chivo with chicken, and the mojitos. Try it - you won't regret it!

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Thank Bridget H
Shawnee, Oklahoma
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for dinner on our drive home from Christmas break. I normally check TripAdvisor reviews for good suggestions to stop when we travel. The food was just okay. (None of us really loved what we got, the taquitos were pretty bad, no one liked them.) Service was fine. But, the questions were meant to elicit positive response only, "You... More 

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Thank caro1j
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fifteen individuals from my department joined me for guacamole appetizers and a wide range of dishes in the basement. Personally, my favorite is the Plato Adventura which includes a little bit of everything. The black beans and rice cubano was another favorite. If you like a mild fish, the tilapia is one of the best in town. We concluded our... More 

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Thank Dpskl
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rolando's is right downtown and so close to all the awesome art and murals downtown from the Fort Smith Unexpected project. The food is consistently good. I don't think anyone has gotten something they don't like! I love their guacamole. It has a nice atmosphere and would be a nice restaurant for a date. I take my family and that... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting family in the area and they recommended Rolando's for dinner. I'm glad they did! Everything was amazing. Our server told us about the half guacamole and half queso appetizer so we could try both. All the dishes were beautiful as well as delicious. I ordered the Quesadilla De Chivo with chicken but also tried the Popeye Buritto and Tamales.... More 

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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rolando's is a great place for a change in Latina menus here. A very South American style of food. I really enjoyed the dishes with goat cheese. Great service. Lunch portions are much smaller than dinner. All in all...try it!

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Thank BR M
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meal in a warm environment and our waiter Pablito was wonderful. We are driving through and just decided to stop for dinner- so happy we did. Had the appetizer "platter" and the taquitos were the best ever.

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Thank Maria Teresa M
Broomfield, Colorado
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a great dinner with close friends at Rolando's. The food was so fresh and tasty. I HATE black pepper on my food and our waitress, Doreen, went out of her way to ensure my meal was free of black pepper! On top of that, Doreen, treated us like family! She joked and kidded with us. She was... More 

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Thank Diana H
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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273 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We're from Florida where there are plenty of Latin restaurants. This one is great! The foot was tasty, the spice level was just right, and the presentation was excellent. Cheerful, informative waitress also. This turned out to be the best meal of our trip!

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Thank TheGoBird
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I would rate the food as gourmet. It is well prepared and nicely presented. It is not spicy food. I like HOT TEX-MEX, but I like this place for the quality of food and the effort the chefs put in to make it appetizing in both taste and appearance.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Latin, South American, Central American, Ecuadorean, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Garrison Ave, Fort Smith, AR 72901-1927
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Fort Smith
  • Phone Number: +1 479-573-0404

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?