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El Vaquero Authentic Mexican

) #12 of 15 Restaurants in Arnold €€ - €€€ Mexican
925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (9 reviews)
“rice” (6 reviews)
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10:00 - 21:00All hours
€€ - €€€
925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
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11 - 20 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2016

The word authentic fits this restaurant well. Nothing frozen or out of a can. It's the real deal...family run too. It's a family affair, so to speak. Every dish I've had here has been excellent. I really love the Chili Rellenos.You can't beat there homemade...More

Thank Jon V
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Customer service was excellent. Food is great.. I definitely will recommend this restaurant specially for family.

Thank Neotrix2
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Passed by Arnold and wanted some Mexican food, so we tried this place. It left a lot to be desired. I will start off by talking about the service, it took ages to get the food to the table and when it got there it...More

2  Thank User A
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Okay, full disclosure. It's a good (better than average) place, I give it extra credit because it's the only Mexican place around that offers a milanesa, which I almost always order. The chips and salsa are really good, the service is friendly, it's just a...More

1  Thank groguet
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The good: nice eating patio when weather is pleasant, fair prices, food and drinks were served in timely fashion. The less than gold: Entrees were okay. Rice and beans pretty standard as were the burritos, tacos, tostada. A little on the smallish side.

1  Thank getvitality
Reviewed 28 June 2016

They don't seem to understand that kids don't want to sit still for half an hour waiting for something edible to be brought to the table. Yah, they were busy, but they need to find a way to make things happen in a more timely...More

2  Thank Don B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Decided to try a meal here again after a prior disappointing experience. The weather was pleasant and we ate on the shaded outside deck. Service had definitely improved and we were immediately served a basket of chips and salsa, followed shortly by the beer that...More

4  Thank Mikeview
Reviewed 22 June 2016

Went with some friends and it was better than I expected. I live in Mexico part of the year and the food was good.

Thank MrPV
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Arnold does not offer great food, at least as far as I could tell. We ate at this place and at the Brewery, and neither one came close to wowing us. This place has large portions of gringo Mex. You've got to eat somewhere. I'm...More

Thank MiksterCT
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Chile verde is my standard order be it tacos , tostadas or plated with rice and beans. This has just enough kick with the chilis and the pork is lean and tender. We arrived just as they were opening for lunch and by the time...More

Thank pamelamR4732JY
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Highway 4, Arnold, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Arnold
  • Phone Number: 7953303209
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