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El Vaquero West

€€ - €€€
Mexican, Southwestern
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215 North Madison Road, Orange, VA 22960
+1 540-672-3880
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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149 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our hotel recommended this place. We have a great Mexican joint in our home town so we are used to good Mexican food. This place was just as good! Service was great. Food was even better. Other than fast food one of the only places in Orange open after 9 pm we will go back and highly recommend this place!

Thank scottJ181
Manassas, Virginia
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Good food, great prices, awesome service, will go back again. There was a good family atmosphere and the service was SUPER quick.

Thank Caitlin S
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We drive thru Orange on a weekly basis, but last weekend were going to visit someone in Stafford, VA and stopped in for lunch. It was just getting ready to let out with what turned out to be a hail storm when we got in and seated in a booth. We got chips and salsa (tasted good) quickly and drink... More 

Thank vision2travel
Silver Spring, Maryland
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Our group went here for dinner and I had the beef tacos. The salsa and chips were good as a started. The service was fast and courteous. Everybody enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. I'll be back.

Thank ArchaeoBabe
Barboursville, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The dining experience is what you expect for this type of restaurant. Not *too* Mexican, e.g. Menudo. Chips and salsa for starters, food is fast, good, and portions are generous.

Thank newtbob
Glenside, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I stopped by based on reviews we found from fellow travelers on Tripadvisor. We agreed that this was our favorite meal on our whole trip. Portions are generous, so you may not need an appetizer. We couldn't finish it all. Very friendly staff and fun atmosphere. Seemed to be a lot of repeat local customers.

1 Thank SydneyRom
Stafford, Virginia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We stopped here after visiting Montpelier...the place does not look like much the food was wonderful! The salsa was spicy and the chips were hot and fresh. My chimichanga meal was delicious. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Carol M
melfa, va
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Family dinner here following the race. Quite a few of the patrons were young folks who had had too much fun that day. The staff handled them with respect and patience while still making our dinner enjoyable. The food is good, the service courteous and efficient. Will return. Thanks!

Thank julieb312
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

One of our family's favorite places to eat in Orange. They are always friendly and have speedy service. Not expensive at all.

Thank Tracy M
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

While visiting James Madison's Montpelier, we stayed in Orange VA. We had dinner at El Vaquero West and weren't disappointed. We were warmly greeted and promptly seated around 6PM on a Saturday night. Our waitress was especially helpful, attentive and courteous. We started out ordering margaritas. We went for the 27 oz Texas margarita for $7.50 - a great value... More 

Thank SEAN L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?