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El Vaquero West

215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
540-672-3880
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Ranked #7 of 27 restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Atmosphere is simple, a bit run down, could be cleaner for sure; food is consistently okay not great but not bad. Alcohol is reasonable and is a good place to share some apps while catching up with friends

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Strongsville, Ohio
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73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stopped here because there were several cars in the parking lot so we thought that was an indicator or how good the food would be. We were not at all disappointed. The staff was friendly and hard working. The food was good and came out quickly, as we have come to expect from Mexican restaurants. The price was very... More

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Spring, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

As Texans, my wife and I have seen top notch Mexican food. This location would probably be able to have a decent clientele in Houston and financially survive. My wife thought their chips were a little too thick and a little over-baked. The sauza is tasty with a good deal of spice. The fajitas for two was probably enough for... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Try the chille relenos and the fried ice cream. Excellent. This place is always filled, service is good, wait staff very friendly. Very reasonable prices.

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Maryland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The best thing about this restaurant is the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff. It means a lot if you feel you are truly welcome. This is a typical family-style Mexican restaurant, and it is obvious that it is a local favorite. There was a very large table filled with young people enjoying their night out, as well as several... More

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Annandale, Virginia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I have eaten here 3 times in 2 years when I stay in Orange, I also ate at another one further down the road and this one is the best.

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Consistently excellent food and service. We go here often, and if we haven't been in a while, they greet us with we missed you! I highly recommend this wonderful restaurant to as many of my friends as I can!!!

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Stockton, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We had a delicious meal. The service was great. And it was inexpensive. I can see why they're busy. We liked the many choices on the menu and even with a beer, the bill was still very reasonable.

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Orange, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Everything! The owner, Manuel, is a hoot. The staff is great, the food is great, the prices are low...how can you beat it?

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U.S.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I am surprised so many gave rave reviews. This place is just average tex-mex (maybe a couple dishes that are more "mex" than "tex"). I ordered an "al carbon" dish and the skirt steak was way overcooked and tough. the other 3 at my table had simply average experiences with their dishes as well. Nothing was terrible and worth sending... More

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