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“Chips, salsa and a beer” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
210 W Pennsylvania Ave, Southern Pines, NC 28387-5431
910-695-4312
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Cuisines: Mexican
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Chips, salsa and a beer”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We went there for dinner and will not be back. It's good for chips and salsa and a beer on tap....that's it. Nothing fresh about their food at all.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Lillington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“It is what it is.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I eat here for lunch a lot. The salsa is the best. The buffet is great for a quick bite. The prices are right on for everything. You get what you pay for and more. The service is hit or miss, but never bad and not great. If you think Taco Bell is good don't go. It is authentic and might surprise some people with flavors they don't recognize. The buffet is a great deal that is hard to beat. The people that don't like this place should just stay home.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“El Vaquero”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We used to go to the Aberdeen location which is now closed. Has a good lunch following. Food is fair. Margarita's aren't too bad.

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NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Fine For What It Is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

We've eaten at the dinner buffet on several occasions and have always enjoyed it. At $7.99 per person it is hard to beat. There is a good selection of food, all well prepared, and tasty. Yes, we have had better Mexican food, but we usually pay a lot more. Plus, price does not guarantee quality. The service is OK-wait staff is friendly but they don't tend to come around that often. With a buffet, service is a little less important, so it is not a major issue for us. The atmosphere is also OK, appropriate to the style of food, but not overdone. Overall, a positive experience. If you want to get your "fix" of Mexican food, not spend a lot, and stay a few notches above one of the fast food chains, give this place a try. I can't address the quality of the other items on the menu, but the buffet meets our needs just fine.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Don't go”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012 via mobile

Not sure which was worse; the service or the food.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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