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El Vaquero

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3302 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606-1517
419-536-0471
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Try the guac!

If your in the Toledo area and want good mexican food then definately eat here! Great location by the docks, nice atmosphere and great food. Order the guacamole! They will make it fresh at the table and it's wonderful! Great service, nice restrooms and the food is reasonably priced!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
LZtrvlGrl
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Cleveland, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a busy Sunday night. Saw the restaurant across the river from our hotel room, caught directions on line. Beautiful setting on the river front. Not a long wait. Prompt service at the bar while we waited. We were seated out side where the music from another establishment drowned any attempts at conversation. Service again was very prompt. Now... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it has been 2 years since we last ate here. prices have gone up. the value for the food has gone down.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If your in the Toledo area and want good mexican food then definately eat here! Great location by the docks, nice atmosphere and great food. Order the guacamole! They will make it fresh at the table and it's wonderful! Great service, nice restrooms and the food is reasonably priced!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not only was this the place of our first date, we celebrated our new engagement here too! We often eat here, a favorite for speed and a good meal. The prices are great, very affordable.

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to eat. Quick service, good foor and the frozen margarittas are the best. You won't want to miss this resturant!

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Zucchini Tacos (two tacos soft flour shells, stuffed with grilled zucchini, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, lettuce, broccoli coleslaw, black beans or refried beans.) were very bland. The bean burrito had refried beans in a flour tortilla with red sauce over the top of it. Both dishes felt slopped together without any care in the preparation. The rice was prepared... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

You couldn't pay me to go back to this dump. I just left the place 20 min ago. Horrible customer service. Found hair in my food. Asked to speak to the manager and the guy I asked claimed to be the manager. I believe he was lying, but told him I found blondish brown hair in my nachos. He looked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Food and service average. Location very good! On the river with a great view. Menu large and prices moderate. Recommended for lunch. Large bar inside. Service ok.

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Toledo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We used to visit this place quite a bit because the staff was friendly and attentive. The last two times I have been there, two different servers ended their shift without telling us, so there was no one to wait on us. I think that once you become a regular, the servers think they can slack and provide sub par... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have always had great food & fast service here. Once or twice something was not to our liking and the manager took care of and made it right! I see some negative reviews here and think if people would let the manager know, they would make it right. No place is perfect, but this is my favorite Mexican restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3302 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: 419-536-0471

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?