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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

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) #287 of 1,880 Restaurants in Columbus $$ - $$$ Mexican,
2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
+1 614-486-4547
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

I was visiting my daughter in Columbus, Ohio and she took us to this Mexican Restaurant. The food and the drinks were excellent. I'm not a big mexican food fan but this restaurant could change my mind. The margaritas were decadent!

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed March 27, 2017

The location was the one near Sawmill Rd., Columbus, Ohio, but I did not see that option to choose the correct location. My friend and I went to have margaritas Friday night during happy hour. I didn't mind the skinny margaritas were not very strong,...More

Thank MCohan2015
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We have visited 3 El Vaquero Mexican restaurants in columbus, and have not been disappointed. Good chips and salsa, but be sure to ask for the hot salsa. Service is very fast. Try the lunch specials, and ALWAYS get an order of the grilled jalapeños!

Thank Britt S
Reviewed March 1, 2017

I've eaten there 4 or 5 times in the last 2 months as I am on business in the area. The food is actually quite good (margaritas aside - hopefully someone that manages the business is reading this - please fix) and the service is...More

Thank R Michael W
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

The food here is awesome. The staff is very friendly as well. Salsa is just so-so....a little on the plain side. Great place to eat, I'll be back next time I am in town.

Thank dsherley
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Nice lunch menu with prompt service for a business luncheon break. This is the better one of the local chain. Food quality is authentic.

Thank P H
Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

Me and a coworker went in for lunch. Ordered a big bowl of something. Came with tortilla shells. Shrimp, pork, chicken, beef. Barely could finish it. Excellent.

Thank search p
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Extensive menu, attentive & fast service although server's English not always understood, good food, decent prices. One of my friends who I was dining with said this was the first time she had been to any of the El Vaquero locations and not had to...More

Thank AdlaiJN
Reviewed July 26, 2016

We come here all the time because we live close. Have a Happy Hour until 7pm. I usually get the fajita quesadilla with steak or shrimp but the chimichangas are great too. Everything I've ever tried here is good. Fast service & chips and salsa...More

Thank Gigglebox
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Came in late in the evening after a long trip. I had a very enjoyable meal. Good Margarita. The salsa was flavorful. Cheese enchilada needed more sauce, but was decent. Server was attentive yet laid back. No complaints.

Thank Kevin D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2195 Riverside Dr, Columbus, OH 43221-4020
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-486-4547
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