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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

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1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Lagrange, Ohio
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Everything about El Vaquero is great- the food, drinks and service is awesome. I am upset about one thing- They discontinued my favorite dish- #37. I will still go back-i will just have to find something else.

Thank Coozach
Salt Lake City, Utah
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant with a business associate on a recent trip to Columbus. We were promptly seated upon arrival, but it took some time for the server to get to our table. Once she did, she took our drink orders and delivered them a short time later. The meal order also took some time to place, but... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, service was ok. Ordered a drink and it took them three try's to get it right (Grey Goose and seltzer). Would go back portions were the right size.

Thank Debbie8286
Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

The food is very tasty and the Margaritas are good too! I've had several dishes here they have all been good. Not a place for a cheap date, kinda expensive.

Thank Deb C
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This is great food and the atmosphere is excellent. I go there for dinner or lunch and even for drinks with friends. Prices are reasonable and service is great.

Thank chrisdailey36
Columbus, Ohio
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a rainy Thursday night with another couple with kids (will get to rain later). Was sat in covered patio where heat was cranked to 100 - they maybe wanted us to feel like we were in Mexico in August? Anyway, server had hard time with our simple order and had to come back twice with corrections. Not sure... More 

Thank mjs05s
Columbus, Ohio
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

Husband and I go every other Saturday and sit at the bar. Efrain the bartender takes wonderful care of us. Fajitas Varallta (sp) and dos equis amber in a wonderful frosted mug. Food is super tasty, staff is wonderful, and restaurant is very clean.

Thank misspatrick1977
Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

In Columbus everyone raves about El Vaquero, but honestly I don't think it's that great of Mexican food. The menu has hundreds of options, and they are listed by number which cheapens the experience. The service is eh, and the last time I was there my plate had a huge chip in it.

Thank KristieB45
Hilliard, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

Busy Saturday nite, but our service was fast and efficient. Server was helpful and kept refills coming in spite of a full section and lots of tables competing for her attention. The food was good, but not great. We will go back to try some other menu items.

Thank arnoldjoe
Troy, Michigan
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217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was my second visit here while on business. Food is quite good, excellently prepared and service is exceptionally friendly and fast. I had the Vallarta Fajita (steak, chicken, & shrimp). All perfectly prepared and generous portion of shrimp. This was a second visit and equally impressed with food & value & service This is my go to Mexican when... More 

Thank Jim M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: 614-876-5157

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