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El Vaquero

200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
+1 217-234-7290
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“tacos” (2 reviews)
Closes in 22 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
200 Holiday Dr, Mattoon, IL 61938
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1 - 10 of 72 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank DCbikerman
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

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 24 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 17 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

2  Thank Twinmom7272
Reviewed 7 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
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

They are always busy but great service and good food! Never been let down here! Only issue is that there is nowhere to wait when they are busy. Everyone piles up in the doorway.

1  Thank Jaime B
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Questions & Answers
NanetteF2814
8 June 2016|
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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.
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angelanna23
10 March 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
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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