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El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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Ranked #8 of 15 restaurants in Arnold
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Feb 6, 2014
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73% Recommend
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LaPaz, BCS
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Incline Village, Nevada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

The chiles rellenos were not anything like what we've had in 1/2 dozen cities in Mexico. El Vaquero flooded the chiles with a catsup-based "sauce", which we've never encountered in Mexico. The Margaritas were watery.

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Nor Cal
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Typical Mexican dishes. Rice, beans, burritos, enchiladas, etc. Just lower the price for a glass of milk.

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Bear Valley, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012 via mobile

Always fast, authentic meals. Generous food and low prices. You can sit indoors or out on the deck (complete with umbrellas). Friendly staff who is very attentive.

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Arnold, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Had a jones for some enchilada's! unfortunately everything we ordered was flat and plain. I even ordered up some habanero's or something spicy and it wasn't that great either. At least they've got cerveza's!

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