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All 14 Arnold Restaurants

El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Arnold
Cuisines: Mexican
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English first
Arnold, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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

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
25 helpful votes 25 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
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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
15 reviews 15 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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