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El Vaquero West

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215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
540-672-3880
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Dining options: Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 27
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  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Mexican Food, Large Mexican Beer Selection

Excellent Mexican food with a nice selection Mexican and U.S. beers. The staff is very friendly, the food is great and inexpensive. Nicely decorated, but not fancy. Family friendly and budget wise. It also has a nice selection of margaritas.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
William D
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Not much really stood out at this place, the food was pretty much the standard Mexican fare. If there was anything to say, it would be one positive and one negative. First, the service was very good, friendly and cheerful. The 2nd thing wasn't so nice. When my husband checked our credit card totals, he saw that a tip of... More 

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Locust Grove, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Excellent Mexican food with a nice selection Mexican and U.S. beers. The staff is very friendly, the food is great and inexpensive. Nicely decorated, but not fancy. Family friendly and budget wise. It also has a nice selection of margaritas.

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Thank William D
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Just your average Mexican restaurant. Nothing amazing, but nothing terrible. If you order the large beer be prepared! It is a liter size . Which I was okay with

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Lower Michigan
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458 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

It sure doesn't look like much but the food is delicious and he service is fast. It was so good we are here twice in one week while on vacation.

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Thank MissMyDog
Orange, Virginia
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is genuine. This is not a Mc'Donalds spin off of mediocre tex mex food. This is the real deal. The food is always great and the service is too.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

More authentic Mexican that I grew up with. Delicious vegetarian burrito and chiles rellenos are a must. Also the strawberry margarita was very good.

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Thank Erin H
Leominster, Massachusetts
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172 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

My wife and I had dinner here while staying in Orange. The place was very busy, considering it was late on a Tuesday night. The service was very attentive. The food was well prepared and flavorful.

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Thank sdavi
Sapphire, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

Good Mexican food - nothing special, tho. My husband had two burritos which were good. I had a chicken with chorizo sausage, which was pretty spicy, but tasty.

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Thank mjharvey1
Madison, Virginia
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Ok food. ordered chimichangas and they tasted ok. Salsa had a sweet taste to it and not much cilantro or onion flavor. Went with family. Not a lot of seating but this place gets busy. We prefer El Agave Mexican Restaurant in Ruckersville.

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Thank jamiedavila
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Here's your only choice. It's the same Mexican cuisine you'll get anywhere else. Well priced, delicious Mexican. The service has always been stellar.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: 540-672-3880

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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