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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, Dinner

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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
Great Mexican Food, Quick and Friendly Service

Loved El Vaquero. Staff was super friendly right when we walked in the door. We were in a rush but didn't even have to tell them. Homemade chips, that were still warm, and a salsa with just enough punch were at the table right away. I also love any Mexican place that offer Jarritos soda (Mandarina... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
chrisooo
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West Hartford CT
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Virginia Beach, VA
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89 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Seriously, we eat A LOT of Mexican food at independent restaurants like this one, and we know quality food. El Vaquero is really poor quality. We were stunned at how bad it was, after reading such positive reviews. Portions were large for the money, if that's what someone is looking for. Otherwise, it's not worth a visit.

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West Hartford CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Loved El Vaquero. Staff was super friendly right when we walked in the door. We were in a rush but didn't even have to tell them. Homemade chips, that were still warm, and a salsa with just enough punch were at the table right away. I also love any Mexican place that offer Jarritos soda (Mandarina is my fav)! I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This place is just great for the whole family and the prices won't scare ya I've been here many times and never got a bad meal ,the staff are courteous and greet you as you walk in I highly recommend this restaurant. It has. a large menu lots of. Meals to chose from .lunch menu is great with marked down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Food was good. Good for families. Great margaritas. Salsa and chips very good. Servers were friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 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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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
Phone Number: 540-672-3880
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
Cuisine: Mexican

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  • 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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