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“Great service and good food”

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #248 of 2,314 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch
Reviewed July 17, 2014

Staff was very fast and attentive. Food was served fast. Chips were delivered when we sat down. Too much food but it was good enjoyed the drinks not too strong. Fun place easy access and large menu choices

Thank Betsy B
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is your average Mexican restaurant. The drinks are good but not too strong. The food is good but nothing special. Average prices. The location is great and the restaurant is very clean and lively.

Thank David J
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

this is an amazing mex restaurant. they just did a great remodeling job last year. they have decided that they will set the standard for fast service. when you enter, they ask how many in the party, and then the hostess mentions in the p.a. system how many people and where they are. you almost can't beat a server to your table bringing corn chips and salsa. a waitperson brings a menu at the same time and they give you maybe a minute to look it over before they come to take your order. if you need more time no problem. the waitstaff is straightforward, no schmoozing.

once you order, it's record time and you have your order. last time it was so hot (temperature hot), l almost burned my tongue. and it's the same with take outs. l will call in a take out, get in my car, reach the restaurant maybe 1/2 mile away, and half the time, it's ready. it's amazing to me.

now, here is my best tip. order a dessert. the best is choco taco, but they also have fried ice cream. they are both huge and only $2.99. they must have them already made up and in the freezer, because when you get it, the ice cream is solid cold.

how about the food. big selection, pretty good food. my wife and l are not big Mexican fans, but this place is close and someone who is an aficionado of mex stuff could probably make a better revue on that, but we find things to eat that aren't too spicy. l do camarones (shrimp), she like veggie burrito. prices are reasonable. personally, I would like more creamy sauces, but like l say, we're not that big on mex or tex-mex.

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Thank flbuck1
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a place we frequent in Columbus. The chips are always warm, the sauce is good and spicy option available on request. The vegetarian options are just amazing and quite elaborate on the preparation so that you know/can customize what you are getting. I'd recommend this any day.

PS: the one on Hillard is good too!

Thank KiranKashikar
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Lots of choices, and all good. From the 'traditonal' that you can find anywhere, to unique items like their San Diego burrito (filled with Mexican sausage and smashed potatoes) - delish!!! Plus, if you like your beers big and cold, you'll love the 32oz frosted mug! We're also big fans of the mushroom quesadilla. Oh, and their barbacoa in the California burrito is the best anywhere!

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Thank Jackin614
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