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El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant

) #143 of 1,880 Restaurants in Columbus ££ - £££ Mexican
3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519
+1 614-261-0900
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fajitas” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
££ - £££
3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

I do not live in Columbus but everytime I visit the city (which is often), I go to this restaurant. The food is simply amazing (not sure of their secret but sure wish I knew!) and the service is to match. If you are looking...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly with good service. Fresh food with everything made on site. Very nice margaritas!

Thank KW F
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We make sure to have dinner at El Vaquero every year on our visit to Columbus. Its consistently a good mexican meal. This year we had enchiladas, a borrito, some super yummy guacamole and even though we had no room left, managed to all order...More

Thank EdithTaylor560
Reviewed 2 October 2016

El Vaquero is good, but not great. The menu has a lot of options but the food is a Midwestern approximation of Mexican cuisine. I had the Cochinita Pibil (basically a Yucatan version of spicy pulled pork), which was satisfying but others in my group...More

Thank Joe A
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I spent a good day at the zoo and being from out of state had no idea where to eat once we were finished. A short drive later and El Vaquero seemed inviting so we gave it a try. It was a...More

Thank Derek T
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Another trip here with 9 of us to enjoy our favorites. New menu with additional items but we all had our personal favorites. Only complaint is how loud it is in here, but that's been my experience at pretty much every Mexican restaurant I've been...More

Thank LaytonBill
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Great margaritas, good recommendations for Mexican in Columbus. Fast service and helpful staff. Had both indoor and outdoor seating.

Thank BusinesGalTravel
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Service was very quick and efficient. The menu is large with many options. The food was very good. I loved the fact that I could get a combo for only around 9 dollars since I do not have a big appetite. I would go back

Thank rebe35
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Walked over from hotel. I got burrito grande, it was excellent! Others got tacos and regular burrito. All was very good.

Thank Pam I
Reviewed 22 July 2016

fabulous food! excellent service, very clean, very reasonable- great locationi! definitely recommend - a must go to eat place!

Thank lcampbell2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, 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: 3230 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43202-1519
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: +1 614-261-0900
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