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“Mexican buffet at lunch” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mexican buffet at lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ever had a mexican buffet? Well this place has one at lunch. They will let you order off of the menu if you want to but the buffet is the way to go. You better go hungry.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ScottBWeaver
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18 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Lillington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It is what it is.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

I eat here for lunch a lot. The salsa is the best. The buffet is great for a quick bite. The prices are right on for everything. You get what you pay for and more. The service is hit or miss, but never bad and not great. If you think Taco Bell is good don't go. It is authentic and might surprise some people with flavors they don't recognize. The buffet is a great deal that is hard to beat. The people that don't like this place should just stay home.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Jeremiah D
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“El Vaquero”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

We used to go to the Aberdeen location which is now closed. Has a good lunch following. Food is fair. Margarita's aren't too bad.

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Thank Phyllis C
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NC
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fine For What It Is”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Travelalot18
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1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't go”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

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

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank rsepu001
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