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“Good food and nice people”

Vaqueros Grill and Cantina
Ranked #6 of 18 Restaurants in Jerome
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Take a break from your average Mexican restaurant and come find out what is new and exciting at Vaqueros Grill & Cantina! Under new ownership, Vaqueros Grill & Cantina has taken a different direction by serving quality Mexican 'soul' food with a breathtaking view of the Verde Valley in Jerome, Arizona - a historic copper mining town, once known as "The Wickedest Town in the West." Located on Main St. in the first Safeway building in Arizona, Vaqueros Grill & Cantina invites you to savor the flavor of our house specialty - Navajo Tacos, a creation of Fry Bread smothered with refried beans or black beans, lettuce, pico de gallo and choice of chicken, shredded beef, pork or veggie style served with cilantro rice, guacamole and chipotle sour cream. Suspended above the dining room is a hand forged agave chandelier, lined by a row of hand-blown glass lanterns hung along a set of old fashioned pull out windows. Mexican folk art, Milagro crosses and decorative silver tin ceiling panels surround this festive, locally owned, family friendly, and rustic style restaurant.
Rancho Mirage, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good food and nice people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We stumbled onto this neat little Mexican restaurant while cruising thru Jerome and were very pleasantly surprised! Food is good, prices are reasonable and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

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1 Thank Rick G
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Bassett, Virginia
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44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Satisfied!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2014

Stopped at Vaqueros Grill and Cantina for lunchduring our visit to Jerome, AZ and was completely satisfied. My wife had the shrimp tacos and I a burrito stuffed with black beans, shredded beef and much more. The meal came with rice and salad. We tried the Mexican Tiramisu and have both agreed that its was the best we ever had. We lived in Italy and always thought that was the best, until we tried Vaqueros version. Definitely and enjoyable experience and service was fantastic. I would highly recommend Vaqueros Grill and Cantina for those looking for, "Southwest inspired Mexican food for the Soul"

  • Visited April 2014
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1 Thank SafetyWoodDude
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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Dinner and a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Small restaurant in Jerome is great! Not a huge menu but several unique items along with more common Mexican fare. The prickly pear & jalapeño margarita was AMAZING! This is not the place for a white linen romantic style meal but the view over Verde Valley was very nice and we enjoyed our meal.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Debi W
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Traverse City, MI
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Shredded Beef Ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014 via mobile

These guys have the best shredded beef I have had. My favorite are the American style tacos, Look for their specials, taquitos are AWSOME.

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1 Thank TheLawDog
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lunch in Jerome”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

Found this eatery on trip advisor whilst looking for somewhere to have lunch whilst visiting Jerome. Lovely decor, very Mexican! Excellent food, and plenty of it! Take my advice and don't eat too many of the tortilla chips brought as an appitiser!!! Very filing!! I would recommend this restaurant :-)

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Jujieb
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