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“Fine For What It Is”
Review of El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

We've eaten at the dinner buffet on several occasions and have always enjoyed it. At $7.99 per person it is hard to beat. There is a good selection of food, all well prepared, and tasty. Yes, we have had better Mexican food, but we usually pay a lot more. Plus, price does not guarantee quality. The service is OK-wait staff is friendly but they don't tend to come around that often. With a buffet, service is a little less important, so it is not a major issue for us. The atmosphere is also OK, appropriate to the style of food, but not overdone. Overall, a positive experience. If you want to get your "fix" of Mexican food, not spend a lot, and stay a few notches above one of the fast food chains, give this place a try. I can't address the quality of the other items on the menu, but the buffet meets our needs just fine.

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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Not sure which was worse; the service or the food.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

Kind of an oversized burrito stand. Not a very appealing interior, food is fine, but nothing to write home about.

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Reviewed January 15, 2012

While this place lacks in atmosphere, the food is really quite authentic and good. Fine in a pinch.

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Reviewed June 22, 2011

I've been to this place several times and am never disappointed when I dine here. The staff is great and always friendly. The food is amazing... a big surprise in Southern Pines. The margaritas are the best, the tacos are fabulous & the salsa is outstanding. I definitely recommind this place. The prices won't break the bank and you'll be full when you leave with leftovers to take home.

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