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El Vaquero

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5020 W 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 74074-6702
405-377-8476
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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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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Authentic Mexican ... NOT Tex-Mex

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Ron D
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

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Stillwater, United States
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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 

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Jemez Pueblo NM
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Visiting local shops, Stillwater is a college town so we asked someone local for a good restaurant. I don't think she knows the meaning of a good restaurant, so we ended up at El Vequero (the local college team names are the Cowboys, thus "The Cowboy" for a name). We entered through heavily grated doors onto a terrace with stairs... More 

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Geismar, Louisiana
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went out with family, 5 dinners for $53. Plain, average food. Restaurant was clean, waitress was good. Very roomy.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

I got an enchilada which I like to get a la carte. It was very good. Chips and salsa are excellent. Even though I did not get the taco salad this time, it is the best taco salad ever. I would recommend highly Servers are nice and even though it is a fairly large restaurant, rarely do you ever wait... More 

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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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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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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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