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El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

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925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
7953303209
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Avery Island, Louisiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The word authentic fits this restaurant well. Nothing frozen or out of a can. It's the real deal...family run too. It's a family affair, so to speak. Every dish I've had here has been excellent. I really love the Chili Rellenos.You can't beat there homemade salsa with chips. You will be satisfied here.

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Thank Jon V
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Customer service was excellent. Food is great.. I definitely will recommend this restaurant specially for family.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed by Arnold and wanted some Mexican food, so we tried this place. It left a lot to be desired. I will start off by talking about the service, it took ages to get the food to the table and when it got there it was very poor. Despite the waiter raving about how good it was and how it... More 

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Murphys, California
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Okay, full disclosure. It's a good (better than average) place, I give it extra credit because it's the only Mexican place around that offers a milanesa, which I almost always order. The chips and salsa are really good, the service is friendly, it's just a nice place. We eat here every month or so and are never disappointed.

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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

The good: nice eating patio when weather is pleasant, fair prices, food and drinks were served in timely fashion. The less than gold: Entrees were okay. Rice and beans pretty standard as were the burritos, tacos, tostada. A little on the smallish side.

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Angels Camp
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

They don't seem to understand that kids don't want to sit still for half an hour waiting for something edible to be brought to the table. Yah, they were busy, but they need to find a way to make things happen in a more timely manner. Their table turns must be abhorrent. Once delivered, food wasn't anywhere near good enough... More 

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Clayton, California
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361 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 464 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

Decided to try a meal here again after a prior disappointing experience. The weather was pleasant and we ate on the shaded outside deck. Service had definitely improved and we were immediately served a basket of chips and salsa, followed shortly by the beer that we ordered. The meals that followed were also better prepared, filling and delicious. One was... More 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Went with some friends and it was better than I expected. I live in Mexico part of the year and the food was good.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Arnold does not offer great food, at least as far as I could tell. We ate at this place and at the Brewery, and neither one came close to wowing us. This place has large portions of gringo Mex. You've got to eat somewhere. I'm sure there are worse choices in town, not sure if there are better ones.

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Santa Cruz, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Chile verde is my standard order be it tacos , tostadas or plated with rice and beans. This has just enough kick with the chilis and the pork is lean and tender. We arrived just as they were opening for lunch and by the time we were finished it was a hoping place with locals. It is a good place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: 7953303209

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?