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El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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Ranked #4 of 15 Restaurants in Arnold
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Arnold, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This place is a hard to find location unless you are looking for it. Good food and good service. Prices are a little higher than some places.

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Arnold, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We live in Arnold and enjoy eating at Los Vaqueros. Food is plentiful and I especially like their Chicken Mole!

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Hayward, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Around the holidays it isn't easy to find a place open, but El Vaquero is open. We had the fajitas recommended but stuck with enchiladas. The green sauce on my enchilada was very good. They have a nice variety of meats for all items and the chili verde went well on a tostada.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The restaurant is small but cozy. My husband really liked the fish of the day tacos. I had the shrimp fajitas for one but I probably would have been happy with tacos because it had too much of the onions and not much of the shrimp. The rice was good but it looked a little dry. Service was excellent!

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Arnold, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Great food and good people! This is our go to stop for Mexican in the Arnold area. I have lived up here all my life and this is by far the best Mexican restaurant we have ever had here.

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Ceres
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

These people have the best chips and salsa, traditional salsa and cabbage salsa. You can dine inside or on the patio outside. The food and the staff are very good. Prices are very reasonable

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Glendale, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Better than expected. We are Mexican food lovers - my husband is hispanic and grew up on it - so very particular. We were surprised to find the food so good. Highly recommend.

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Walnut Creek, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stopped at El Vaquero after visiting the nearby Calaveras Big Trees State Park. It was a Saturday night (summertime) and this restaurant was extremely busy from when we arrived about 7pm until we left at 8:30pm. Everyone on the staff was very nice, from the person who seated us, to our server Monica, to the bus-people who helped in... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We ended up eating here more than anywhere else the week we stayed there. The menu was diverse and the food was good. The staff was awesome and friendly.

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Clayton, California
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178 reviews 178 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had dinner there after a long absence and some lingering questions about the service and food. However, once we arrived, greeted and seated, we were immediately served with chips and salsa and an order for drinks taken. Both of our meals were well prepared, delicious and plentiful. The only comment was that they were a little light on zest... More 

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Address: 925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
Cuisine: Mexican

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