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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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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Felt like having Mexican food one night, so headed for this restaurant. When we walked in, we were surprised by how many other diners were in there. We took the only booth left, but the remaining tables were soon filled up, also. The food was pretty good, although we didn't order anything out of the ordinary....mostly tacos, and burritos. Each... More 

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Thank 323maureens
Buffalo, New York
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

We were steered here by our B&B, and tried their Chicken Molé and steak Fajitas. Service was good, portions sufficient and the food was even better.

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Thank Michael W
Avery Island, Louisiana
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

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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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Neotrix2
Leicester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

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 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank getvitality
Angels Camp
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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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2 Thank Don B
Clayton, California
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372 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 496 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?