9215 Dublin Rd, Powell, OH | Directions 4306540.156378 -83.133685
Don't Eat at EL Vaquero – We went to the Sun Center location but that wasn't listed. Aside from the Christmas music playing in August the decor was not too bad but the contempt that the staff had for the customers was obvious. The waiter was barely attentive. The food was so greasy that I actually was sick that night from the grease. There was no where near enough beans on the plate (why be stingy with beans? They are cheap!) I will not go back and I do not like rude staff. I will not go to any of the locations and they should be shut down.
Check your order! – I am very disappointed in how I was treated tonight. I got a take out order and when I got home part of the order was missing. When I called them to complainI got the standard "come back." Well I wasn't about to drive another 20 minutes so I asked for a credit on my bill. They refussed! I was told they would make an adjustment the next time I ate there. I told them that was unacceptable.
I will not eat there or take out again. There are too many other better choices.
A little gem – I continue to go back again and again. The margaritas are superb and the food presentation is much better than their Vaquera and El Vaguera counterpars [with the same menu]. Staff is very friendly and just a fun time.
If you're craving Mexican food or looking for a casual and fun place to eat, El Vaquero (and La Vaquero) is a good choice for lunch or dinner. –
Someone comes to your table right away with chips, salsa, and water. Your server soon follows. Your entrees can arrive in as little as 5 minutes, which is great as long as you don't ponder the cooking methods which allow this to happen. Usual arrival time is closer to 10 minutes, and appetizers arrive almost immediately.
But Is It Good?
Yes, very. You're not going to find any nouveau/fusion cuisine, but that's not why you're here. This is a refried beans kind of place. But the refried beans are tasty, and so are the tacos, enchiladas, burritios, chalupas, tamales and fajitas. And it's hard not to fill up on chips and salsa before the food arrives.
You Know It's Authentic
Because English is a second language for almost everyone who works here.
The Chiles Poblanos are roasted and stuffed with mashed potatoes and cheese, and then covered in tasty red sauce. A big improvement over the usual deep-fried variety.Lori Timmins
Other Locations: El Vaquero on Olentangy River Road I El Vaquero on Riverside Drive I All Restaurants
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