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“Best Mexican in town.”
Review of El Vaquero

El Vaquero
Ranked #2 of 65 Restaurants in Mattoon
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mattoon, Illinois
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in town.”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We are regular visitors to this restaurant we live in town but I can tell you that this is hands-down the best Mexican restaurant in the town of Mattoon you won't be disappointed eating here.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank smokeyjsbbq
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English first
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157 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Worth A Stop Off I-57”
Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

As a recent vegan I am constantly in search of a really tasty veggie fajita. Tonight....I found it! The server was prompt and the kitchen delivered the perfect "spicy" veggie fajita's. Not just loaded with jalapeño but a great mix if veggies and just the tight amount of heat. I now have a permanent stop off on my travels down I-57.

The margarita was not just a lot of mix and their "spicy" salsa is worth the ask.

Enjoy!!

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1 Thank PHKOD
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Mattoon, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Favorite restaurant”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

I love the food! Absolutely my favorite place to eat! The service is great too, very fast and the food comes to the table sizzling. I have eaten here many times and never had a bad experience. The prices are very reasonable and the portions are huge. I always take home a container of leftovers.

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Amanda R
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Mattoon, Illinois
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Get the MEAT POT or El Mocajete”
Reviewed 13 February 2014

I have lived in Mattoon for almost 10 years now & I can say with confidence that this is the absolute best place to get Mexican food around. My favorite dish is the title of my review & I get it everytime. The service, food, drinks, portions, prices, seating, & atmosphere are all fantastic. A+++

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Jessica N
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Sherwood, Wisconsin
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528 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
“Great service, good to very good food.”
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Dinner with friends and the service from when we walked in to when we checked out was outstanding. The Saturday special, a pork dish, was excellent. The fajitas were a bit dry but good flavor and generous. Recommend their margaritas. The atmosphere is typical Mexican restaurant style.

Visited February 2014
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Thank z0607
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