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“Great Mexican”

El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #345 of 2,253 Restaurants in Columbus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Cape Coral, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
145 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Mexican”
Reviewed August 26, 2014

I can't say enough about #171/the El Morro special. Chorizo, chicken, pineapple, and cheese. Oh. My. Goodness. It's my favorite dish in any Mexican restaurant by far and I've never had anything that compares elsewhere! Try it. You'll like it! The chips and salsa are always delicious and the food always comes SUPER quickly. Definitely my favorite Mexican place in Columbus.

  • Visited August 2014
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great service and good food”
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

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

Visited July 2014
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Athens, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Your average Mexican restaurant”
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.

Visited January 2014
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florida or ohio
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“too funny!”
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.

  • Visited September 2013
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Bengaluru, India
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very good food & large menu”
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!

Visited September 2013
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