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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
+1 614-876-5157
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“fajitas” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
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Reviewed yesterday

I had the Molcajete Ranchero, and there is only one word to describe it: Magnificent! It was the best Mexican dish I have ever eaten, bar none! The drinks were fabulous, the service extremely courteous and fast, the atmosphere festive-everything was great! In fact, I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dunningkreuger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our son and grandson here. It is Christmas Eve. Most places not open Would have settled for anything We really had some wonderful fresh Mexican food of the non traditional sort. This place is worth a visit Service was spot on, the food wonderful...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank projectboy
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The best place in Hilliard to get great tasting Mexican dishes. The staff is courteous and take care of you. Its clean and well maintained.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Jim W
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Always a great experience, at any location. Seated, chips and drinks on table inside of three minutes on a busy Saturday night.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank bigacsdad
Reviewed December 26, 2017 via mobile

The food was mediocre but my four year old loved the taco kids meal. When the kid is happy, the mom and Dad are happy. The salsa was bland and the chips needed salt. I did like the authentic taste of my meal and I...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Sarahnw12
Reviewed October 21, 2017

Very good selection of entrees to order from. One of the better atmospheres in HillIard location. Our food was good but very hot. No complaints about any of our entrees at all. The price was higher than expected.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Anthony L
Reviewed October 11, 2017

We were driving through and our hotel recommended this restaurant. They had a nice outdoor dining area and we asked to be seated outside. Our waiter immediately came to take drink orders before we even opened the menu. We ordered a small pitcher of the...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank KS66215
Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

We are enjoying an evening dinner on patio. The food is constantly good with full bar. Resent remodel on patio makes a nicer experience.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Kim G
Reviewed September 13, 2017

This is a solid traditional Mexican restaurant with good food and a fast/efficient/polite staff. I had the Tacos al Pastor ("Marinated pork in special sauce") which was very good. On the other hand, my wife's fish tacos were not particularly good. Of course ... that's...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Tim G
Reviewed August 17, 2017

We came at dinner and was seated in a booth. The inside was very noisy. I had Shrimp Enchiladas with bean filling and grilled shrimp on top. Very good.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Roger S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
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: 1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Hilliard
  • Phone Number: +1 614-876-5157
  • E-mail
Mexican food from the range to you in Hilliard, OH, at El Vaquero! The freshest meats paired with unique spices and a bouquet of colorful vegetables make each dish a truly authentic Mexican dining experience. Our recipes celebrate the proud traditions of making real food for real people, and each meal at El Vaquero is made the way it was centuries ago on the range! Our menu includes all of your tantalizing favorites like fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, rellenos, quesadillas, tacos, steak, and more! Our regulars also say we have the best margaritas in town. But don't take their word for it, why not come by and try them for yourself? We didn't forget about those of you with more discerning palates: we have a wide variety of vegetarian meals available too. Join us at El Vaquero today, the best Mexican restaurant in town!
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