Los Vaqueros - Stockyards

3.9
197 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Welcome to Los Vaqueros - in the heart of the historic Fort Worth Stockyards - the original location of our family-owned and operated restaurants. For the Cisneros family, the preparation of Mexican food is an art, and one that’s been passed down for 3 generations. We’re dedicated to old world quality, family recipes and fresh ingredients, and creating the delicious Tex-Mex dishes you’ve come to love. Join us for brunch, lunch, dinner or cocktails, or let us plan your next special event, catered party or wedding ceremony in the authentic surroundings of a 1915 historic packinghouse filled with antiques, love, and good food!

Special Note: Los Vaqueros is a Blue Zone approved restaurant, vegan friendly, gluten free upon request!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 197 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The app allowed us to make a reservation to somewhere that is closed. The app should get a low score, not the restaurant.

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Ambar
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Our server was very dry, attentive but not friendly at all. Food was okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered brisket tacos, full of meat plenty of rice and a side of beans in its own dish. Salsa was delicious too

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Reservations late afternoon. Shrimp Fajitas for 2-3 people around $40. Platter was so small that we asked to confirm it truly was the larger platter for 2 vs an individual one. Waitress pushed ordering so much even though there were MANY open tables and no line waiting. When leaving I wanted to walk around outside for a bit and was stopped by parking lot valet attendant that they do not permit this and vehicle would be towed. Spent over $120 in the establishment and can’t even use the lot that had many open spots available. Would not recommend.

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CarolyneL
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Portions were ample and food was delicious. Free parking is a plus. We will definitely go back.

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LeciaW
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Very accommodating. Food was fantastic. Servers went out of their way to make the party a success. Thank you Becky. You really made a difference to our party and our fun. A night to remember!

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meradithb
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was excellent and wonderful service!

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CherylC
Anchorage
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Busy Black Friday lunch. Perfect service and food. Good salsa and chips. Margaritas Ole! Will visit again when we visit Ft Worth

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PamT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere! I love that this is a family-owned restaurant!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

On vacation and decided to check them out

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CynthiaL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great 1st experience. Server was great, bartender got our not-so-common drink orders perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was sooo impressive .. happy people everywhere !!!! Thank you for the yummy food .. we will b back !!!

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Jori
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fun atmosphere and service was very good. The margaritas we’re delicious 😋.

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vipJulieL
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Glad we used Open Table because there was a long wait when we left. Although the Covid occipancy was 75%, we were packed in table to table with no tables vacant by the time we left. Four of us got different plates and all were good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food is always good. Disappointing that they are not adhering to the COVID-19 mask requirements

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CindyC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We love dining in the courtyard and listening to the band.

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vipMariaG
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like to go sometimes to have dinner, is good food, price, etc.

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Dannielle
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fresh and Hot
very nice people and didn't have a long waite.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our party of 4 enjoyed dining at Los Vaqueros. The chips and salsa were excellent. We ordered 4 different entrees and everyone was very happy with their food. We look forward to eating here again because there are so many things on the menu we would like to try!

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vipMrMikie
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great spot for weekend brunch. You can order off the lunch menu also. Great feature was the $2 Mimosa's and $2.50 Bloody Mary's! Service was great and food was fresh and hot. We will return again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat on the patio so we could enjoy the Justin Hunter Band!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 10 ladies celebrating as birthday. The food was great as always. Our waiter was excellent!! The owner came over and said Hi.

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vipOpenTableFanatic
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What an awesome opportunity to have all the family out for a big birthday dinner! I’m glad I was able to reserve a table after such an incredible experience this past week.

I was utterly humiliated when we all showed up for the birthday dinner, and the doors were locked. No sign on the door of changed hours. No notification from the restaurant that my reservation was no longer valid. Even though I verified my reservation via email and text, obviously the restaurant didn’t verify back to me that they would actually be open at that time.

At this point, I honestly feel they’ve lost a customer. I just don’t want to gamble again but making reservations for a business meal or a family dinner, only to find out they decided to close without telling the customers who made reservations.

Fortunately, we were able to go down the road to Joe T Garcia‘s. It’s always dependable. Although, that’s not really what we wanted.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

SOMEONE NEEDS TO UPDATE THE INFORMATION

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED ON SUNDAY!

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JoshA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Met a girl for our first date and it was perfect. We sat on the patio and the atmosphere was perfect.

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vipOpenTableFanatic
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as usual, and the service exceptional! I love this restaurant, and I’m so glad I was able to easily book a reservation so we wouldn’t have to wait for this business lunch. I love it when my guests are at ease and having a good time. Well deserving of five stars.

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Delia
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

The food was very disappointing. Taco Bell is better and I don't like Taco Bell. I had a chalupa and it was subpar. Nothing tasty or special. My teen son agreed that the food was pitiful. It was my first time to eat in Fort Worth and I was looking forward to this restaurant that had been in business so long. The atmosphere is lively and I loved the live music. But I'm sure it isn't hard to find a better place to eat. It was like lunch room fare. Nothing seemed homemade or fresh. The salsa was watery and blah. My drink was small and weak. I was hoping it would be like Chuy's but better since it's not a chain. Do not waste your time.

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brianh
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We made a reservation for 730. Everything was great except we were surprised that it was packed. Are we at 100% seating? Every other place we have gone they have skipped tables and kept social distancing. No social distancing with y'all! We love this place and even got married here. Service was slow but adequate enough.

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CamL
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE! Waiter was awesome, great environment and delicious food!

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BrandonG
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was good. We did a call ahead and were seated quickly. Waiter wasn’t super friendly. All in all, it was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent all the way down to the salsa and chips. My wife and I shared a combo fajita plate and it was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating area. Wonderful service and great drinks

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I made a reservation and put it was a celebration. We were there to celebrate Father's day and an upcoming wedding. They put our table right outside the kitchen which was very loud. We had two grandmother's who struggled with hearing loss. When I asked to move, the hostess was more concerned about her servers, then seating us to a more quiet spot. We will still next to the entrance to the kitchen and now had a very wobbly table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We had a fine meal - my only concern was that since we are supposed to be observing social distancing - the hostess staff was literally seating everyone in one very small space with no distance between tables.

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vipMariaG
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I kind to go there only this time was Saturday with a lot of people and I had my reservation but I had to wait longer. But I like for casual lunch and dinner.

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Rick
Dallas
99 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

If you are looking for a good text max Restaurant this is not the place. The food was some of the worst I’ve had in this general area. The service was slow and the value to what we received was terrible. I strongly recommend you look for another place

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RaChelleJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, quick service and very reasonably priced.

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vipMariaG
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been there several times for lunch and dinner with my husband or friends. Tasteful food, western style and good price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The meal was nothing special, and the margaritas were pre-made, but our waitress was fun and we enjoyed being able to relax and catch up with friends with no hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Walked right in to our table. The service was good and the food was great as always. It was a little loud, but that’s expected with a large restaurant like this.

FAQs

Los Vaqueros - Stockyards offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 624-1511.

Los Vaqueros - Stockyards is rated 3.9 stars by 197 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.