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El Vaquero West

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-672-3880
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“fajitas” (7 reviews)
“chicken” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good family restaurant. Very popular with locals. This night was no exception and the wait for seating was lengthy. As a single diner, I was often overlooked for ordering and refills unless I raised my hand. Food was great, staff was very friendly.

Thank joannacollinsrn
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Loved the southwest decor. Large selection of Mexican Food. Spiced just right. Fantastic fast service from smiling staff.

Thank Rebecca S
Reviewed 21 December 2017

The food is certainly nothing incredibly outstanding, but it is good and the chips and salsa are a little above average from what I usually find in a local Mexican restaurant. The service is good and the people friendly. It's a decent value and I...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 7 November 2017

On an impulse my wife and I stopped in for a birthday lunch. We enjoyed typical Mexican fare (fajitas, burritos, beans and rice) and two tremendous drafts of Dos Equis. The waiter asked if we wanted large beers but we had no idea they'd be...More

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Occasionally when we go up to the mountains, we detour slightly to visit this restaurant. It is always a treat and I appreciate the large vegetarian selections. Today we ordered numbers 91 and 98 (i don't know name of dishes) and they were delicious. Finally...More

Thank Oline G
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

This place looks kind of shabby on the outside but I was well impressed going through the doors for the first time and thought what a charming little place this is so please give this place a try you will probably like it... we went...More

Thank devemitchell
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly, family style atmosphere and pretty good food. From outside the murky glass patio enclosure looks rather gloomy, but it's actually a nice bright place. Big portions and reasonable prices.

Thank Spadina2
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I had a fajita and it was basic. Lots of onions and peppers, but the chicken was ok. My husband got a carnisada and it was not appetizing looking at all. It also took us FOREVER to order, get the food, and then to get...More

Thank Lakegrlva
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Living in Dallas with a long history of traveling throughout Texas and Mexico, we think it meaningful that we chose another visit to El Vaquero West. The friendliness and the food were just what we remembered from our first time about five years ago. Excellent...More

Thank Lalo_de_Mexico
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

As usual the food was very good. We enjoy this restaurant about once a month. Reasonable prices and large portions!!

Thank gotmyredshoeson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-672-3880
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