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El Vaquero

3302 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606-1517
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Ranked #91 of 622 Restaurants in Toledo
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Aug 30, 2014
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English first
Toledo, Ohio
1 review
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Toledo, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The food and Margaritas are superb. The service is attentive without being intrusive. The riverside restaurant has a beautiful view of downtown Toledo and the sunset. I have never left there hungry.

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115 reviews 115 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

The food is just average. the service was really slow this time. My only reason for coming here is the mini pitchers of margaritas.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

The table side guacamole was AMAZING! I ordered a side of refried beans and a side order of 1 cheese enchilada. The prices were so reasonable. The service was fantastic. The atmosphere clean and warmly decorated. A definite must do if you love Mexican food. :)

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

My friend and I wanted a pleasant meal in a nice location in Toledo. We found El Vaquero on the river, and it looked beautiful. The entrance was lovely with flowers in bloom and tomato plants. The inside was large and beautifully decorated as well. There were only a few patrons probably because it was quite early on a Friday... More

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We visited El Vaquero shortly before we attended a concert at the Huntington Center and was very impressed with the restaurant. It is located across the bridge from Toledo in an area called The Docks where there's a few other restaurants. We decided to sit outside, as it was an absolutely gorgeous day, and it was definitely the right decision.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff, affordable food & drinks. BEST mexican food we've ever had &we've been to mexico several times! Going again this weekend! Yay!!

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