Best Mexican

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

El Vaquero

Multiple locations


Chips and salsa. Giant frozen margaritas. Burritos and enchiladas and tamales smothered in cheese. Mariachi music. These are the familiar, Tex-Mex-style offerings the El Vaquero chain specializes in, and the very reasons we love it so. The Cowboy is guilty-pleasure dining at its cheesiest (in other words, yes, we fully endorse ordering the Queso Fundido melted-white-cheese-and-sausage dip).

Runners-up: La Fogata, Cuco's Taqueria