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70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3625
+1 540-434-1769
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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High Bridge, New Jersey
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did a JMU campus visit and went here for dinner. The service was fantastic, and the food was even better. The appetizers were great, and the El Vaquero burger was the best I can ever remember having. The chef made it to perfection. I highly recommend this place!

Thank BillEMG
Gainesville, Virginia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Decided to try it again since it was summer and JMU was not in session. Still appears we got the last table - same table add before. However, this time we were promptly waited on and served. I must say that the "el cubano" (added photo) sandwich was on par to what I've had in southern Florida. And the sandwich... More 

Thank Mahyai
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40 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Family enjoyed a good meal. El Vaquero is always a favorite plus the chicken sandwich. Small but very good selection of local draft beers with great southern sweet tea. Good service and portion are pretty large!

Thank Shawn P
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very dark, the service was not particularly friendly but quick and the burgers are excellent. Harrisonburg is filled with places you can get a pretty good burger (even some very good ones) the El Vaquero is the best. The fries were plentiful but rather ordinary.

Thank PurplePadre
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for an office lunch recently. Very impressed with the menu. Portion sizes are decent to a little large. Great value for the money. Will be returning.

Thank jbharp
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Stopped in for business lunch. Also happened to run into several other local business men eating there. El original is my favorite, but every sandwich I've had here is good. Make sure to order a side of French fries (they are separate). If you are stopping by in the evening after work, I'd recommend having a Margarita with your burger!... More 

Thank Jeremy S
Level Contributor
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2017

A definite favorite. The wait staff is super, and really know their stuff. Our gluten free family member can order almost anything on the menu. It is such a difficult choice every time I go to Cuban Burger -- the vaca frita, lechon asado, or one of the burgers!?!? Must have maduros every time we eat here. And the imported... More 

Thank Tara E
2 reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Popped in on a Tuesday night. Ryan at the bar gave us great advice on the menu and drinks. We will definitely come back. Food was very flavorful.

Thank scfbrew
Douglasville, GA
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

We were in town for a conference and this restaurant was recommended. I am very glad we ate there. Service was great and the food excellent. Granted it was a Thursday evening around 8:45, and it was spring break, but our food was served within 15 min! I got the jalapeno burger and my wife got the Cuban Chop Chop.... More 

Thank James D
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place has the best burgers and fries in town. They also have other great menu items and great bar!

Thank tgardner917

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Cuban, American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 W Water St, Harrisonburg, VA 22801-3625
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Harrisonburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-434-1769

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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?