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El Vaquero

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5020 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074-6702
405-377-8476
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Normally love it-but this time was not so good

For Greek Discovery Day 2015 at OSU, 10 of us made the trek from Texas. It was my recommendation for us to meet up at El Vaquero for dinner. The other parents and kids had never been before. This was our 6th time since last fall (having attended other OSU events, it is our favorite place to eat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
Zookeeper93
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Pantego, Texas
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

I used to work there, most of food is pre cook. I saw roaches in the kitchen , the cooks dont use gloves to prepare the food. Trust me , you dont want to eat there.

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Rogers, Arkansas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We were here for lunch as part of a weekend celebration with an organization of OSU students. It was a large group so our experience may not be indicative of what you can expect as a couple or foursome. We waited 1/2 hour before our orders were taken, then over another hour before any food arrived. Our dishes were lukewarm... More 

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Pantego, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For Greek Discovery Day 2015 at OSU, 10 of us made the trek from Texas. It was my recommendation for us to meet up at El Vaquero for dinner. The other parents and kids had never been before. This was our 6th time since last fall (having attended other OSU events, it is our favorite place to eat dinner). I... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We visit El Vaquero at lunch time or late afternoon. The food has always been consistently good. It compares to other restaurants in Tulsa and OKC. I would advise not to get the taco salad. I have tried it as take out and at the restaurant and it was too watery where the meat sits in the shell. We have... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food was cold and uncooked. The restaurant was dirty and smelled like sewage. The waitress couldn't understand my English. In conclusion, this place is no Bueno!

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2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I wanted to eat mexican food but that was the most horrible food i ever had.im never going back! I was very disappointed

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

that was the most discusting mexican food i ever had, i ordered some fajitas and all i got was raw meat. dont go there.

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Colorado Springs, CO
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397 reviews 397 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
912 helpful votes 912 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

When we entered the restaurant, the first thing we noticed was the overwhelming smell of sewage! Luckily, we requested a table in the far back of the restaurant away from the entrance. The dishes we were served on were dirty, the food was very plain, and our server was only seen twice during our visit. Overall the place was unclean.... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I stopped in for a quick lunch before I had an afternoon dentist appointment. I ordered the lunch fajitas and a tequila to calm my nerves about going to the dentist. I waited and waited and finally told the waitress I had to be somewhere, so could I please just get my food as take out? She apologized, quickly prepared... More 

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grapevine, texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

First time to eat here. Food was served quickly by a nice server and was delicious. Had lunch fajitas which were really good and yummy carne asada. Must try the queso (it was recommended to us), it is great! Definitely will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5020 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Stillwater
  • Phone Number: 405-377-8476

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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