We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

El Vaquero West

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
215 N Madison Rd, Orange, VA 22960-1205
+1 540-672-3880
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 81: English reviews
Glenside, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank SydneyRom
Stafford, Virginia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
71 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 julie b
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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
Herndon, VA
Level Contributor
27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I always go on Friday nights with a large group of friends and family (10 to 15 adults) and it is always busy and the food is excellent. The prices are very reasonable. The owner is very friendly and the wait staff is very good. .

Thank TravelAngst
fairfield, ct
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of choices for dinner! Almost too many since I am indecisive. Finally decided to get the chimichanga and my husband ordered the Mexican steak. Both were very good! Good drink specials the night we were there. Festive atmosphere!

Thank k g
Orange, Virginia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Small town but it has El Vaquero West The place has been highly rated ever since they opened Service , food , and cost . You won't regret the stop

Thank ten227
Culpeper, Virginia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Chips were stale, guacamole was watery, & the sangria was not worth drinking. To make matters worse, the to-go food that I brought home for my husband had him running to the bathroom. I won't be back.

Thank Isabayta
Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. The service was even better. Must friendliest service I have had in a long time.

Thank Josh H

Travellers who viewed El Vaquero West also viewed


Been to El Vaquero West? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 N Madison Rd, Orange, VA 22960-1205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Orange
  • Phone Number: +1 540-672-3880

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from El Vaquero West staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?