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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

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1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
+1 614-876-5157
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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280 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent quick lunch, great service, complimentary salsa & chips. Chicken tacos were excellent and reasonably priced. Nice Mexican atmosphere.

Thank Ole D
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have been going to El Vaquero for years. They have remolded their outdoor space. The food is Mexican with the American taste and offer a full bar.

Thank KIM G
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Had late lunch with granddaughter. Service was prompt, kids menu was good & food was ok. For a quick lunch not featuring a burger,this is good. Staff was very helpful when I asked them to watch my granddaughter when I went to the rr.

Thank moomoos2013
Commerce, Georgia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

The reviews rated this place as one on the best restaurants in Columbus. I shudder to think what that means for the rest of the city. I ordered a burrito with a cheese enchilada and a beef enchilada. Very bland and boring. The ground beef inside the tortillas tastes like boiled ground beef chunks. Service is ok but the wait... More 

Thank russellking
Lima, Ohio
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The food here was good also the service could have been better. The staff was very friendly and helpful as this was a first visit.

Thank Mark M
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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98 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Who is the same as always, took a while to come out there super busy. Could've offered a little better customer service TLC, but overall not bad.

Thank Phillip H
Fort Myers, Florida
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205 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

On Mondays their "pick2" special is $7.99 and is a good value with many choices. My chile rellano was actually very spicy I didn't finish but soft taco very good Hubby had enchilada and tostado and he liked. We asked if it was happy hour and server said yes and he asked hubby if he wanted a margarita so he... More 

Thank Becky V
Lagrange, Ohio
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Everything about El Vaquero is great- the food, drinks and service is awesome. I am upset about one thing- They discontinued my favorite dish- #37. I will still go back-i will just have to find something else.

Thank Coozach
Salt Lake City, Utah
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162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I visited El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant with a business associate on a recent trip to Columbus. We were promptly seated upon arrival, but it took some time for the server to get to our table. Once she did, she took our drink orders and delivered them a short time later. The meal order also took some time to place, but... More 

Thank Jonathan L
Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, service was ok. Ordered a drink and it took them three try's to get it right (Grey Goose and seltzer). Would go back portions were the right size.

Thank Debbie8286

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Hilliard Rome Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026-9067
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Hilliard
  • Phone Number: +1 614-876-5157

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?