Columbus >El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant
3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH | Directions 4320240.025517 -83.026533
M-Th 11am-10pm, F-Sa 11am-10:30pm, Su 11am-9:30pm
El Vaquero is the best – Absolutely the BEST Mexican Food I have ever tried. I have visited dozens of mexican restaurants; and some of them are ok and other are just aweful. Too spicy or to dry. On the other hand, El Vaquero is always delicious!
We tried the location at Olentangy, near Riverside Hospital and it became our faborite of them all!
I come from a hispanic heritage so I know what mexican food tastes like; El Vaquero is able to mix traditional Mexican taste with the american taste we are comfortable with .
I also noticed that they remodel every year or so; this way whenever you go u\you feel like it a diffrent place!
very attentive service and quick too
I vote El Vaquero for the best mexican restaurant in ohio!
Columbu's Best mexican Food – Ive been El Vaquero's frequent customer since the 90's when they started they were probably one of the first mexican restaurants in ohio, and that naturally grabed a lot of attention.
As the years passed amny other restaurants that offered "mexican"food were opened, but not one of them offered the true taste of mexican-american food as El Vaquero does.
El vaquero busines opened many locations thru out the ears, and they have being growing ever since.
El vaquero offers you a great selection of mexican dishes, lets face it taco bell and chipotle are NOT mexican food at all!
El vaquero counts with a great team of waiters that are always attentive and welcoming to all clients.
for a taste of true mexican food and in order to have a great dining experience you must not miss out on El vaquero
big fan right here – I should start out by saying I am a very picky person,
I am absolutly inlove with mexican burritos but they never get my order perfect.... unless of course I go to el Vaquero!
my burrito is always outstanding! comes with your choice of side rice beans or salad; the welcome you with chips and salsa, and great service!
dont miss out on this gem of mexican food!
El Vaquero Woot Woot!!! – I attend Ohio State University, and El Vaquero is our faborite place to go out for mexican food!
if I have a date?... El Vaquero is perfect fit: cozy booth and yummy food!
lunch plans with the gang?... El Vaquero strikes again! we get big groups of 10+ and the party is on! you can actually cal and make reservations,they are very professional its unbelivable!
the food is fantastic, always on task : tasty, perfect temperature, and delicious!
the service is very friendly and fun, but at the same time very professional and helpful.
I dont care if others had "bad" expiriences , accidents happen! but I am very happy with El Vaquero!
keep up the good job guys!
Best Mexican Food Ever – I am a big fan of mexican food; my faborite restaurant is most def. El Vaquero!
the service is wonderful, the restaurant is beatiful!
there are many locations to choose from, but the one closest to my job is the one on Olentangy; and I go there twi a week and never get tired of the fantastic food and friendly service.
the food is always on time and tasty!
ou inmediatl receive chips and salsa, and you are never unattended
I strongly suggest you visit this location and try for yourself , theres a reason that El Vaquero has so many locations allaround Ohio!
Absolutely the worst "mexican" food I have ever tried. – Living in southern Calif I am used to eating Mexican food and have visited dozens and dozens of Mexican restaurants. Even Taco Bell is better than this place (and I consider TB to only minimally be considered Mexican food). I was with a party of 10 people that tried this restaurant while visiting a relative in Riverside Hosp. About half of those that ate with me are of Hispanic heritage. The salsa delivered with the chips was terrible, looked and tasted like watered down ketchup - disgusting! The beans and rice were flavorless, the taco had ground beef with absolutely no seasoning, and very little else. Everyone in the party complained about their food. The service was horrendous, difficult to get anyone to the table, it was nearly impossible to get refills on drinks, and we finally had to get up and walk around the restaurant to find someone to give us our check so we could leave. I would not recommend this place to my worst enemey.
I have tried Vaquero 4 times and always disappointed! – I am originally from New Mexico so I know good Mexican food and this place is absolutely horrible. Many of my local Columbus friends insist on going there (bless thier hearts they don't know better) and every time I unwilling tag along I REGRET it. The sad thing is they have Mexican's working in the kitchen and they should know better than to serve this stuff. The food has a funny taste and is not prepared in true Mexican style (it is more like Tex-Mex). Sorry El Vaquero I have to give you a big thumbs down.
Generally not good unless desperate – The food here is pretty lame. Everything seems like it came out of the freezer and it has this weird aftertaste. One time I got a salad in a tortilla bowl and it tasted just like the weird cleaner smell that the restaurant always reeks of. They must have been sitting out forever because it was also not crispy at all.
Not very good senor! – All of our food had a poor taste to it. We requested a side of queso and the server told us it was still frozen - un minuto. When he served it to us he said it was still cold, but okay to eat, which tasted like butter not cheese.
Horrible – This is a hole in the wall, although to be fair its easy to get seated and served quickly. I've only had the enchalidas but its the worst I've ever had twice!!! Maybe Columbus has much lower standards for mexican fare than a New Mexican but this stuff is horrible... go to Taco Bell for better food and save your money.
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