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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
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
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19 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Glendale, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

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
13 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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LaPaz, BCS
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at El Vaquero last night with a Mexican friend, and no doubt it is Authentic! The tortilla soup was perfectly picante and delicious. Our friend had the shrimp….rice, beans and salad, oh yum! and Don Memo….his regular chile rellenos and enchiladas. Really good and fast service, but nice chips and salsas while we waited… They also serve... More

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Gilroy, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I along with another dined here for the first time. The place was clean as were the restrooms. The menu contained all of the normal Mexican dishes and typical cuisine. The fish tacos were great. The rice and beans were light and fresh. Our friends had a chicken burrito and a wet carne asada burrito. Both were... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Super service and the best Mexican food ever! loved it here. They were so nice and accommodated us very well and respectful. The food was the best I've had anywhere.

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Oakland, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We've eaten here three times and won't do it again. Not very good food or atmosphere. In a shopping center at the end of town. The food was very bland with nothing "adorning" it.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

I have been here several times and every meal was great! good salsa, great tamales with the tomatillo sauce!! will go back for sure!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great food and excellent service. I would definitely go back again and again. Traditional Mexican homestyle cooking.

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