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“A great place to eat in Arnold”

El Vaquero Authentic Mexican
Ranked #9 of 21 Restaurants in Arnold
Cuisines: Mexican
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

We ended up eating here more than anywhere else the week we stayed there. The menu was diverse and the food was good. The staff was awesome and friendly.

Thank GSDodgen
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We had dinner there after a long absence and some lingering questions about the service and food. However, once we arrived, greeted and seated, we were immediately served with chips and salsa and an order for drinks taken. Both of our meals were well prepared, delicious and plentiful. The only comment was that they were a little light on zest which was easily overcome by adding some salsa to the food. We ate outside and before doing so I would suggest that you see if there is a table with some shade coverage. The sun can be both hot and in your face although most of the tables have umbrellas to provide some relief. There is also a slight distraction with the Hwy 4 noise that is within a short distance from the deck, but this is only a minor issue since the outside view is very appealing.

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2  Thank Mikeview
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

We enjoyed dinner at El Vaquero last night with a Mexican friend, and no doubt it is Authentic! The tortilla soup was perfectly picante and delicious. Our friend had the shrimp….rice, beans and salad, oh yum! and Don Memo….his regular chile rellenos and enchiladas. Really good and fast service, but nice chips and salsas while we waited… They also serve good lunches, and I recommend it for a group outing. The breakfast menu includes machaca. By the way, we know Mexican food because we live in La Paz Baja Ca Sur for half the year, and this one is the best Mexican restaurant in Calaveras County!

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Thank Kathybezy
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Reviewed 17 August 2013 via mobile

My wife and I along with another dined here for the first time. The place was clean as were the restrooms. The menu contained all of the normal Mexican dishes and typical cuisine. The fish tacos were great. The rice and beans were light and fresh. Our friends had a chicken burrito and a wet carne asada burrito. Both were very large and were beautifully presented. The service was quick and efficient. The food was reasonably priced. I will come back and bring the family.

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Thank Don K
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Reviewed 25 June 2013

Super service and the best Mexican food ever! loved it here. They were so nice and accommodated us very well and respectful. The food was the best I've had anywhere.

Thank Surfinghulagirl
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