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Happy Hour

We're known for our margaritas and select premium tequilas but we're just as passionate for our wines, specialty cocktails, domestic, craft, draft, and imported beers. 

Early Happy Hour 2-4pm

Mon- Fri

Including some of our mouthwatering appetizers like Queso Fundido Con Chorizo and popular menu items like our Tacos de Barbacoa.

Regular Happy Hour 4-8pm

Every day 

Featuring some our best Margaritas!

Let us do all 
the work!

Planning a holiday party, birthday or just a gathering with friends and family? No event is too big or too small. We have you covered!

With our authentic Mexican dishes and warm hospitality, we're sure to make your event memorable and satisfying! 

about us

El Vaquero was founded more than 30 years ago by Efrain Quezada and Fernando Morales who set out to establish and open a Mexican restaurant dedicated to the style of “on the range” cooking.


They opened their first restaurant on Riverside Drive in Upper Arlington, Ohio, and have grown the company to more than 20 total locations today, including three in Greater Cincinnati, three in Greater Toledo, and two in Michigan.

El Vaquero combines the freshest meats and seafood, colorful vegetables, and unique sauces and spices to create a tasty experience with each dish served. From tempting appetizers and a la carte items to hearty combination meals and delicious desserts, guests are sure to find something to enjoy. We hope to see you soon!


community involvement

With a strong commitment to our employees, customers, and neighbors, we make it a point to stay active in giving back to our community. Local programs we continually support include Cancer Support Community Central Ohio, Ohio Asian American Health Coalition, The Ohio Commission on Minority Health for their Lupus Optimal Health Group, Local Public Libraries, The Switch: National Anti-Human Trafficking Network, Pelotonia, the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, and the UNITY Fridge program, among others.

Butterfly Dash For Lupus 5K with Ohio As

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