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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
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Ranked #293 of 1,972 Restaurants in Columbus
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Fort Myers, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Athens, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is your average Mexican restaurant. The drinks are good but not too strong. The food is good but nothing special. Average prices. The location is great and the restaurant is very clean and lively.

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florida or ohio
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

this is an amazing mex restaurant. they just did a great remodeling job last year. they have decided that they will set the standard for fast service. when you enter, they ask how many in the party, and then the hostess mentions in the p.a. system how many people and where they are. you almost can't beat a server to... More

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Bangalore, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a place we frequent in Columbus. The chips are always warm, the sauce is good and spicy option available on request. The vegetarian options are just amazing and quite elaborate on the preparation so that you know/can customize what you are getting. I'd recommend this any day. PS: the one on Hillard is good too!

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Lots of choices, and all good. From the 'traditonal' that you can find anywhere, to unique items like their San Diego burrito (filled with Mexican sausage and smashed potatoes) - delish!!! Plus, if you like your beers big and cold, you'll love the 32oz frosted mug! We're also big fans of the mushroom quesadilla. Oh, and their barbacoa in the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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209 reviews 209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Nice place, large menu and easy access. Close to the cluster of hotels and Wal-Mart. I didn't want to try one of the near by chains, so I opted for this. The open patio was full and lively. Happy hour was popular. They had Dos Equis Amber on draft - bonus! Chips and salsa were okay, not outstanding. My server... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

We had a huge party of 15 people, half of them children. The hostess seated us promptly. It did take them quite a while to get our drink order, but once that was taken, everything went great. The food was wonderful. The server was nice and joked around with us. Our children made quite a mess, and the server was... More

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Hilliard, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Although the atmosphere is comfortable, and the service is cheerful (but rushed), the mostly Tex-Mex offerings are barely passable as "good". Before we were even fully seated into our booth, our friendly server was making queries for our beverage/drink orders; we hadn't even a chance to look a their "Happy Hour" specialties, and it was obvious our server wasn't going... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

They have a large menu that may seem a bit confusing at first, but once you get used to it, and my first time there I just kind of picked something at random and guess what? I liked it! I had the taco and enchillada combination.

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