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BEST SALSA NIGHT Minneapolis 2006 - El Nuevo Rodeo

El Nuevo Rodeo

El Nuevo Rodeo

2709 E. Lake St.

Minneapolis, MN 55406


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Expanding and renovating the legendary Vannandy's dance hall four years ago, El Nuevo Rodeo improved just about everything—security, food, decor, and music. Now the restaurant serves rare dishes from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. (brunch to after-bar), while the competitively booked live music calendar is dotted with stars from every genre across Latin America—Puerto Rican reggaetón to Mexico City metal. This is a club for the entire Spanish-speaking scene, open to outsiders, and brought to you by the very entrepreneurs who began booking salsa nights around town in the first place more than a decade ago. Now everyone from First Avenue to Famous Dave's has a Latin dance night. But Mondays at El Rodeo retain the excitement of a truly international mix, with hundreds of cowboys and señoritas of every accent swinging each other to the DJ pulse, making the hardwood floors shake.

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