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“Great local business”
Review of El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Cuisines: Mexican
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southern pines
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great local business”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Authentic food, owned by locals and has a big fan base (if you can call it that) I eat there at least once a week. Very inexpensive, great service and food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank prtighe
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Mexican buffet at lunch”
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
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Thank ScottBWeaver
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Lillington, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“It is what it is.”
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
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1 Thank Jeremiah D
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“El Vaquero”
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
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Fine For What It Is”
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
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1 Thank Travelalot18
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