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El Vaquero

200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
+1 217-234-7290
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
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200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I are in town for our son’s state track meet and decided to try this place. We were more than happy with our dinner. Our service was fabulous and our meals were amazing!!! If I am ever in town here again, We...More

Thank Kandyceelise
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Our party of four ordered a variety of dishes. My wife and son shared a double order of chicken fajitas, and the plate of chicken, onions, peppers and tomatoes was huge, they only finished about half of this meal. Our son ordered enchiladas suprema, and...More

1  Thank David C
MattoonMikki81, Owner at El Vaquero, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is about 500 feet from the hotel (Suite Dreams, an excellent hotel). If you go there be very specific about what you want on your burrito, etc. My wife ordered carnitas and I ordered steak. Our burritos contained nothing save meat. Hers was...More

1  Thank stratwielder
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Food was very good, I had the paella was a filling portion. Maybe could have had one more tortilla. Chips and salsa came with the meal. They were fairly standard but good. If in town and you need to try somewhere this would make a...More

1  Thank Eddiemn22
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I have been taking my family there for almost 15 years now and we won't go to any other Mexican restaurant! we like the chips and salsa the best! They make my margaritas FUERTE (strong in spanish) I once did the heimlich maneuver on a...More

1  Thank Jorge V
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

My all time favorite! This is by far the best Mexican restaurant I've ever eaten at. Don Sol does not compare.

Thank Sophie61815
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The best place to eat, period. Amazing staff and amazing food!!! I have been enjoying El Vaquero for over 15 years!

Thank Beth F
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I consider El Vaquero our go-to for date nights. The food is always amazing, the servers are friendly, and the selection of margarita flavors are so yummy! Great atmosphere and extremely reasonable prices add to the reasons this is our favorite Mexican...More

3  Thank Twinmom7272
Reviewed 8 February 2017

El Vaquero always has great food and great service. All of the waiters will help you. You don't have just one. The service was fast and friendly. El Vaquero is our favorite mexican resaurant.

2  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Service was just ok, I would not say it is in my top ten places to recommend to eat here. One our meals was cold. I am guessing it was waiting on the other one to get done? Our chips also tasted a little stale.

2  Thank junkmailfromyou1
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Questions & Answers
9 June 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from MattoonMikki81 | Property representative |
Yes we serve wine. Here is our wine list. Chablis, Chardonnay, White Zinfandel, Merlot, Rose and Burgundy. Thank you for your question.
10 March 2015|
Response from MattoonMikki81 | Property representative |
I am sorry to say we don't serve Menudo. We offer many other great Mexican dishes. I hope you will come in and try one our amazing lunch or dinner options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Mattoon
  • Phone Number: +1 217-234-7290
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