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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: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good local Mexican Foor

A comfortable atmosphere and good Mexican food with trainable prices make this the Go-To restaurant for teens and families alike. The staff want to accommodate and the free chips and salsa are very good. Favorite dish is shrimp scampi in salsa. Not very Mexican but delish!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A comfortable atmosphere and good Mexican food with trainable prices make this the Go-To restaurant for teens and families alike. The staff want to accommodate and the free chips and salsa are very good. Favorite dish is shrimp scampi in salsa. Not very Mexican but delish!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Living in this area can be tough at times when the majority of restaurants close down before 10 PM. Not this place, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the meal. I tried the El Vaquero West, a bit of a sampler. There was not one bad item on it. We will definitely be back!!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Feelin like Mexican?? I have two words for you if you are near Orange, VA. or... Traveling through, and famished...... Giant Burrito! Feeds two. Tastes Good and you'll be satisfied for a week.

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Orange, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you're looking for some good Americanized Mexican comfort food then here's the spot! It's the best Mex in Orange!

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Orange, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you live in Orange, you know this is the best place to get Mexican food. The guys there are super nice, and very attentive. Great prices on drinks and food! We eat here at least once a week for lunch...and sometimes more. You can't go wrong with El Vaquero!

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

A little hard to tell, as we got take-out, it being late in the day and not long from closing hour. Above-average Tex-Mex fare. Had a beer and visited with some locals while waiting for the order. Staff was polite (despite the hour) and attentive.

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Orange, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

EL Vacquero is one of the best in Orange. Excellent food and drinks, all ways fresh and on point. Friendly greetings, fast service and great atmosphere. Owner is personable and wait staff friendly. I for one will be back for more.

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Orange, VA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Mex food, love the chicken taco salad. A place I frequent for lunch on special occasions. Inside is a little small, but they do have outside and covered seating.

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

El Vacquero West is Orange's leading Mexican Restaurant. When you arrive, you are addressed as an "amigo". The food is great. I always order a modification to one of the menu items. Service is quick and good. I'll return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

El Vauqero is your typical Mexican restaurant with Tex-Mex style food. It is the best and freshest in the area and the wait staff are excellent and super nice.

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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

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