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El Vaquero

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5020 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074-6702
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
If this is one of the more authentic Mexican restaurants in Stillwater, maybe not

The decor of the vast interior of Stillwater’s popular El Vasques is reminiscent of Mexican restaurants in San Antonio and other parts of Texas. The multi-tiered dining area is separated by colorful arches and filled with tables and seats typical of the genre. The menu offers the array of entrees... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Bonn, Germany
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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor of the vast interior of Stillwater’s popular El Vasques is reminiscent of Mexican restaurants in San Antonio and other parts of Texas. The multi-tiered dining area is separated by colorful arches and filled with tables and seats typical of the genre. The menu offers the array of entrees found in similar eating establishments at very reasonable prices for... More 

Thank LopingianTravels
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Their ability to accommodate very large groups at lunch without prior notice is amazing. Our large volunteer group takes advantage of this often. The food is pretty good, though I seem to love things that get taken off the menu and I am puzzled by the absence of pork entrees. My new favorite is the beef street tacos - the... More 

Thank Kathy A
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We have never had a bad meal or have waited a long length of time to be seated no matter the time of day. They seem to be very well organized and speedy. We have always enjoyed our meals here.

Thank Linda T
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Was looking for a quick bit with my daughter. Food was amazing! Everything fresh and excellent tasting. Don't let the decor fool you. Staff was awsesome. Deserves a second trip!

Thank Kim C
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We have been eating Americanized Mexican food for the past 39 years and once we find a Mexican restaurant we like, there's no reason to go elsewhere. El Vaquero is that place in Stillwater. The street style tacos are just one hint that this place reaches for a more authentic experience. I don't know what mix they use for their... More 

Thank higheredteach
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is hands down one of the best mexican restaurants in town. Great food, good serive, food gets to you quickly and its top notch...gotta go

Thank Billy D
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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272 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Owned by the same family that owns El Tapatio, EV features a wide selection of authentic Mexican food, endorsed by two great friends from New Mexico who grew up on the real stuff, not the Tex-Mex stuff you get most everywhere else in OK and TX. The only restaurant on the west side of Stillwater, there is easy access off... More 

Thank Ron D
Fredericksburg, Texas
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211 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel front desk staff - said it was her favorite place to eat in Stillwater. It was absolutely terrible. The chips they brought to the table were very old and completely stale. Then there was the language barrier - the young lady didn't understand one word of english. It was very difficult to order... More 

Thank BILL A
Stillwater, United States
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This restaurant is authentic Mexican food, and endorsed by my summer Mexican exchange student as true Mexican. Orders come out fast, and you get a LOT of food. We always get a second meal out of our leftovers, especially with the burrito California. If you eat at one of the El Tapatio restaurants, you will see a lot of resemblance...they... More 

Thank Shelley M
Jemez Pueblo NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We went here for dinner on a Friday evening. There was a very short wait for a table and our waiter appeared quickly taking our drink order. Chips and salsa came quickly. The salsa was good but a bit on the watery side-- I prefer chunky salsa myself. We ordered a taco salad and quesadilla and both dishes were served... More 

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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
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?