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El Vaquero

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200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
+1 217-234-7290
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome

Best place for authentic Mexican food and fun atmosphere. The owners are wonderful and make sure you are taken care of very well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Robert S
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Mattoon, Illinois
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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

El Vaquero is small but the service is quick. The menu has standard Mexican fare for the U.S. Sometimes there is a wait to be seated or to pay out. But it is a good choice.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Best place for authentic Mexican food and fun atmosphere. The owners are wonderful and make sure you are taken care of very well.

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Decatur, Illinois
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Good food. Larger Mexican place was packed around the corner so we went here. Best thing we did. Food was awesome. Wait staff was on it. Good prices. Was not disappointed.

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MattoonMikki81, Owner at El Vaquero, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We are a locally owned business and appreciate your business. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We get food from there all the time! Its so good, not expensive and the staff is always nice! We dont go anywhere else. For sure the best in Mattoon and around this area!

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MattoonMikki81, Owner at El Vaquero, responded to this review

Thank you for you great review. We always appreciate our customers feedback. Our customers keep us on our toes! If we didn't have loyal customers like you we would be here. Thanks again! More 

Cool Ridge, West Virginia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had not ordered here before when weve stayed in Mattoon...So we decided to eat there, small clean restaurant & A friendly staff...every 5 minutes one would stop back & asked if we were doing ok....lol...It was ok though... The food was delicious & we had so much we took the rest to the motel... But to me it seemed... More 

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MattoonMikki81, Owner at El Vaquero, responded to this review

Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor! We alway enjoy reading the reviews. I hope you return soon. Thanks again! More 

Mattoon, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Caritas are a hit and the potatoes that come with it are the bomb. El mocajete is they way to go for a group.

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Columbus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Always excellent food & service - eat there a lot and have never been disappointed - they are very friendly and always check with you to make sure you don't need anything else

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

They have the best food ever!!! If you ever are in mattoon you need to go here. They have nice staff, great food, great prices and they have great service.

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Mattoon, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great atmosphere & service! We eat at El Vaquero a couple of times a month if not more. We've never had a meal there that wasn't delicious. Very reasonable as well.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I like the Mexican Food here better than any National Chain restaurant. Menu is well suited for just about any taste and beer is served along with the usual soft drinks etc. Plenty of parking and conveniently located just west of I-57 exit 190 on IL-16 on the west side of the Mall parking lot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
  • Phone Number: +1 217-234-7290

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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