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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

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2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
614-486-4547
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food and Great Service

This place has an exhaustive Mexican menu. They have a great selection of vegetarian options. Service is great also. We went back after years and were happy to see the food was as good as it has always been.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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columbus
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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columbus
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This place has an exhaustive Mexican menu. They have a great selection of vegetarian options. Service is great also. We went back after years and were happy to see the food was as good as it has always been.

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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our first visit. The staff were some of the best. The service was very quick. Great food ( I had the flautas ) Guacamole was very good. Highly recommend this place.

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

I went with 4 friends for Cinco de Mayo lunch and drinks. They were busy when we got there (12:15/12:30) but only waited 5 minutes for a table. They kept the chips, salsa, and water coming at a good pace. I did not like how our table was positioned next to a serving area that was not sectioned off somehow... More 

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Waldo, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Like a typical stateside Mexican restaurant, the menu has lots of bean dishes. But it also has nice meats and deserts and beer. A nice place to visit for those that think Taco Bell is Mexican.

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Newark, Delaware
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

A colleague and I stopped in before proceeding to the airport. The place was packed which surprised me and was pretty loud from all the chatter. Our water was on the table before I could blink an eye and the waitress was very prompt as well. We placed our order and then I had to make a quick phone call.... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Traditional Mexican dining and they handled a party of 40 pretty well. The servings were reasonable the salsa and guacamole were really good and the chips never stopped flowing. A great bet!

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Waltham, MA
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71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We enjoyed most of the food here--not the best we've ever had, but quite tasty. However, the presentation was odd--ordered appetizers and entrees and very quickly one of the two entrees arrived. A while later one appetizer and the other entrée arrived simultaneously. Later the second appetizer showed up. The queso fundido was quite disappointing (basically a white cheese sauce,... More 

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Marysville, Ohio
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176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stopped because it was close to campus on the way to an Ohio State basketball game. It is overpriced compared to their other locations or they have raised their prices. My well traveled daughter stated the rice and beans did not have any flavor. They all offer about the same menu but I was surprised about the lack of... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I can't say enough about #171/the El Morro special. Chorizo, chicken, pineapple, and cheese. Oh. My. Goodness. It's my favorite dish in any Mexican restaurant by far and I've never had anything that compares elsewhere! Try it. You'll like it! The chips and salsa are always delicious and the food always comes SUPER quickly. Definitely my favorite Mexican place in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

Staff was very fast and attentive. Food was served fast. Chips were delivered when we sat down. Too much food but it was good enjoyed the drinks not too strong. Fun place easy access and large menu choices

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Additional Information about El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

Address: 2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
Phone Number: 614-486-4547
Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-486-4547

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?