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El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

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925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Mexican on The Hill

Darling family run place with good food and friendly service. It's not fancy, but is consistent and the guys always enjoy going. Good beer too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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arnold, ca
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Arnold, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Awesome. Great Mexican food. Enjoy breakfasts, lunch, and dinner. They are always busy, but always accommodating.

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Danville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is the BEST Mexican Food in Calaveras County! Fajitas are the best I have ever had. Service excellent and prices very reasonsble! A little gem of a restaurant!

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arnold, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Darling family run place with good food and friendly service. It's not fancy, but is consistent and the guys always enjoy going. Good beer too.

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Clayton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We have had a number of meals here recently that have been quite good both from a service and food standpoint, but this was not one of them. Upon arrival there seemed to be some confusion at first as to who was to wait on our table. When we did receive service, we found the chips provided to be stale... More 

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Castro Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

El Vaquero has terrific, authentic Mexican food. I have eaten here about 5 times now and the food has always been extremely tasty and served hot! A great place to eat.

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Arnold, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

WE love the prawns... on appetizer list.. I ordered the large.. dozen.. great for a full dinner.. my husband loves the chicken enchiladas.. we go at least once a month! great variety.. great for family with kids.. inside and outdoor seating..

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Arnold, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, menu includes standards like chile verde and plenty of it, good friendly service. A place where friends meet.

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Arnold, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fine place for Mexican dining, great food and service. Warm weather us the best, as their deck is a great place to relax.

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Arnold, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is the only Mexican restaurant in Arnold, and I would say it's as good as many other decent Mexican restaurants. The food tastes Mexican and it's well prepared and fresh. It has about the same menu as your typical suburban Mexican restaurant. We tend to go there for lunch, which is a good deal, and the choices are fine.... More 

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California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a typical local Mexican food restaurant, it is good and friendly. Price is okay and food is of good quality. Only place open on Monday nights.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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