El Rodeo Mexican Restaurant

30771 Hwy 97
Chiloquin, 97624
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Truly delicious! Not only is this by far the best food in the area, it may just be one of the best Mexican restaurants I've been to. And we eat A LOT of Mexican food. The style is unironic authentic Mexican American food with LARGE servings (a burrito can easy feed two hungry adults). The service is super - family owned and operated. If you like spicy do yourself a favor and order the camarones a la Diabla. Legit spicy and over the top tasty. The fajitas were also a hit with my family. Flan was the perfect end to our dinner. Muy sabrosa! (Oh, and they were full on a Tuesday evening so make reservations if possible, but don't pass it up if you don't!
We love this place. Id say it's the most popular restaurant in Chiloquin. It's ran by a kind and friendly family. They always treat us well, and take the time to visit with my daughter. One time I went in very sick and they made me up some special soup Togo; that made my day. Pros: EXCELLENT and friendly service, great prices, great chips and salsa, HUGE burritos, Texas Fajitas, delicious prime rib on Fridays, bomb breakfast, perfect Michaladas for hangovers, my go-to is cold shrimp cocktail. Cons: it gets busy during dinner rush, especially weekends. Might want to call ahead if you're with more than 1 or 2 people.
I know when I sit down at a Mexican restaurant and the chips and salsa are good, then things are going to be ok. Some of the best I have had, awesome. Chips were warm and crispy and salsa had a great flavor. I had the taco salad and would have given 5 stars but the flour shell wasn't crispy or warm. My husband had the California burrito and it was great. A little different with mushrooms and grilled onion. Different flavors for Mexican but worth the stop. Will definitely eat here if traveling this way again. Worth a few miles out of the way also!

(541) 783-0944

Mexican

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Kla-Mo-Ya Casino

34333 Highway 97 N
Chiloquin, 97624
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This has got to be one of the saddest casinos ever. I've never been at a casino where the sense of desperation among the gamblers was more palpable. Does anyone really ever think twice when they see a warning on the wall about problem gambling and a number for addicts to call for resources? Apparently not at Kla-Mo-Ya! Truth be told, I'm not a gambler myself, but I'm not here to judge anyone for their gambling problem. I have some beloved family members who have loved to gamble too much. And I have my own problems...such as too keen an affinity for buffets! (Is 2012 gonna be the year I make any progress toward getting back to my old "playing weight"?) So, yeah...My buffet addiction is what brought me to Kla-Mo-Ya. The first time was in April 2002. The buffet was the worst I'd seen since the Wendy's "Superbar" of the late 80s/early 90s. The choices were paltry, and the quality, freshness, and appearance of the food was an immediate turn-off. Several leaves of lettuce in the strictly-iceberg salad bowl were wilty, white, yellow, or even brown. Nearly everything looked like it had been sitting for far too long. As hungry as we were, my friend and I turned back. Thankfully, the hostess let us have a look before we agreed to pay, so we didn't hafta fuss over a refund. That really was the only positive we could take from the experience. Incredibly, the worst turn-off was the aggressiveness of the obviously drunk panhandler we passed. (Have you ever happened upon someone so drunk, they emitted a fog that made your eyes sting? It was like sticking your face near a nebulizer that had percolated rubbing alcohol!) She strategically blocked my path as I attempted to enter to ask me for--or was it more like down right demanding?--money to take back to the slots. "THAT MACHINE TOOK ALL MY MONEY!" she yelled in a barrage of booze breath. "GIMME SOMETHING, MAN!" An employee came close to calm her down. On the way back, she blocked me again and tried to tug at my heartstrings, plaintively beseeching me--"I don't have any other hope"--as tears welled up in her eyes. There's no way to win in that situation. It's just depressing. Years later, I'd noticed new developments including the truck stop at the entrance to the casino and a new facade, so I wondered if maybe Kla-Mo-Ya had straightened itself out. Things certainly did look better from the road, but upon entering the casino, I found the same kinda bleakness I'd experienced during my first visit. The buffet was entirely outta commission, apparently due to health violations. And this time, there was more than one down-&-out soul begging for money in the parking lot and near the slots. I google'd Kla-Mo-Ya casino to see if I could find the health report (I sometimes derive a sick sense of pleasure in reading these kindsa reports! (does that make me a terrible person?)) and unwittingly found two different community message board threads where the casino was getting blasted unanimously for mismanagement and accused of nepotism. It does seem like this place needs a shake-up because I've only randomly visited twice nearly a decade apart and left utterly disgusted. It certainly does seem like the place is plagued with pretty severe mismanagement. The place is a scattery mess inside. Everyone seems sad. The least of all its problems is me leaving hungry. For any community advocate who espouses the wrongs of casino proliferation (I can drive to eight different ones within an hour of me), Kla-Mo-Ya seems the obvious poster-child.

(541) 783-7529

Casinos, Buffets

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The Table

320 Chocktoot St
Chiloquin, 97624
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(541) 783-7766

American (Traditional)

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Sportman’s Motel

27627 Highway 97 N
Chiloquin, 97624
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(541) 783-3573

Hotels

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