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El Vaquero

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3302 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606-1517
419-536-0471
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Toledo, Ohio
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

A go to place in the area. Wonderful menu selection and the service is fast even when the place is filled. The margaritas were disappointing and I won't order again (then again, I am very picky about my margaritas). We recommend regularly as a place to meet up with friends. A separate bar area if you just want to zip... More 

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Holland
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82 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

I would eat here only if my friends insist. But, I will not get the chicken again. I am very picky about meat and can taste the difference between fresh chicken and frozen chicken or chicken that has been sitting in the fridge for a few days. I had to spit it out. I had chicken on a salad and... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in Toledo for gas and dinner while on our way from Pittsburgh to Michigan and wandered in to this place on Secor near Central. WHAT A GREAT FIND! Authentic (as advertised) Mexican food served by a real staff of Mexicanos. The chips were fresh and light and the salsa was just right. The chile rellenos were mui bien... More 

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Whitehouse, Ohio
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100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

Holy Moley -- $50 for 2 dinners and 4 drinks! And that doesn't count tax and tip. The waiter got my drink order way wrong, then was nowhere to be found to get a new drink. Margaritas seemed very weak compared to Loma Linda's. Overall, poor value and poor service.

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Thank Mwietro
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Visited on a busy Sunday night. Saw the restaurant across the river from our hotel room, caught directions on line. Beautiful setting on the river front. Not a long wait. Prompt service at the bar while we waited. We were seated out side where the music from another establishment drowned any attempts at conversation. Service again was very prompt. Now... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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105 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

it has been 2 years since we last ate here. prices have gone up. the value for the food has gone down.

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Thank iamwizer
Cleveland, Ohio
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

If your in the Toledo area and want good mexican food then definately eat here! Great location by the docks, nice atmosphere and great food. Order the guacamole! They will make it fresh at the table and it's wonderful! Great service, nice restrooms and the food is reasonably priced!

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Thank LZtrvlGrl
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Not only was this the place of our first date, we celebrated our new engagement here too! We often eat here, a favorite for speed and a good meal. The prices are great, very affordable.

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Thank Sandyv3030
Toledo, Ohio
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great place to eat. Quick service, good foor and the frozen margarittas are the best. You won't want to miss this resturant!

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Thank Dave M
Toledo, Ohio
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495 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The Zucchini Tacos (two tacos soft flour shells, stuffed with grilled zucchini, onions, tomatoes, feta cheese, lettuce, broccoli coleslaw, black beans or refried beans.) were very bland. The bean burrito had refried beans in a flour tortilla with red sauce over the top of it. Both dishes felt slopped together without any care in the preparation. The rice was prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3302 Secor Rd, Toledo, OH 43606-1517
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Toledo
  • Phone Number: 419-536-0471

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