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El Vaquero West

215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
540-672-3880
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Ranked #7 of 28 restaurants in Orange
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Jul 13, 2014
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Durham, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Good small-town Mexican fare served by friendly folks in a nice atmosphere. It won't make it to a foodie magazine, but great for a family passing through or stopping by.

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Stafford VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This must be a favorite for the locals, because everyone seemed to know each other!! Very extensive menu, great food, very hot and spicy and great service.

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West Virginia, USA
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Nothing to rave about but not bad either. Typical small town, safe Tex-Mex food. Very friendly staff. Chille rellenos are good.

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Suffolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The location is great and the decor is a bit differant from most Mexican Resturaunts. The foor and service was very good and quick. Ate dinner and thought the prices were a bit high but not outragous. Next time we will try lunch.

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Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We just called in an order of 2 carnatas. Once we were home the meat was very limited on both portions as well as the beans and rice. It did not even cover the bottom of the little take out container. Lettuce,tomato, were not included with for tortilla toppings, and to top it all off they gave us one tiny... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
Senior Contributor
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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104 reviews 104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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