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About Los Vaqueros - Stockyards

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 Mexican 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 old Mexico.

2629 N Main St
Fort Worth, TX 76164-7143
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Tex-Mex, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
N.E. 28th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(817) 624-1511

Website:
http://www.losvaqueros.com/stockyards/

Catering:
Is there a special event in your future? Let us do the work. From an intimate gathering in your home, to large corporate functions, or an elegant wedding reception, our staff will attend to every detail.

Los Vaqueros

Parking Details:
Large, convenient private lot located behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Johnny Cisneros

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Los Vaqueros - Stockyards Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

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Spicy (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great family place! It was super busy so I'm glad I made reservations. The food is good for the value and the live music was fun, they sang a song to my 2 year old and she loved it. Highly recommend for a fun place if you are in the Stockyards.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had a reservation but still had to wait to be seated. Food and drinks were only average. roaming band was enjoyable but overall a poor experience.

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Good food close to stockyards

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have eaten here several times. Open table reservation not a problem. Came early and waited about five minutes past the time of the reservation. Food is very good and the service is always on par. Plenty of parking.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Best Chile Rellenoes in Ft. Worth. The cooks on Saturday are the best.

Tags: Fun, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

There were 3 employees at the hostess stand. After waiting 10 minutes to be acknowledged, we walk past the stand to see a waitress for a seat. The waitress was awesome but sadly the ONLY good thing in the restaurant. The food was mediocre at best. The food actually made us sick for the entire rest of the day. I had their enchilada stack off the brunch menu. A "stack" consisted of two small tortillas dipped in flavorless sauce. Please save your money and go somewhere else. The management and the thought process needs some serious replacement. First, last and only time!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Took Mother Here for a Mothers Day Dinner the Service was good our waitress was very friendly, She continued to make sure our tea was full, the food was very good , I'd definitely Recommend Them and will return .

Tags: People Watching, Cozy, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Overall it was worthy of 3 stars. The food was good no real complaints there. The service could have been better. When seated we had no silverware wrapped in its cloth. We did not get chips and salsa which is one of the first things you get. I had to pretty much ask while everyone else was getting them brought to them. It's pretty common to automatically get a straw for your drink and we had to ask. Don't get me wrong the waitress very kind and sweet to our 1 year old daughter. She just could have done better with providing the table items hat are pretty basic. Overall it was a good experience just not worthy of 4 or 5 stars.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Nice place , great food , but a little to noisy for my taste.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We come here every time we are visiting Ft Worth. The food is really good and the service is outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Not what I was expecting.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 4, 2017

The food was very good and the service was excellent. Will be back!

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Reservation at 8. Table at 8:40. Mediocre food and terrible
Service. We won't be back

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Food and service was excellent! My fiancé and I both had the tacos he had brisket and I had the rotisserie chicken, both were amazing! We will be having our wedding rehearsal dinner here!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2017

The wait staff was real friendly and nice. Food was awesome as always. We always enjoy this place. :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 29, 2017

The wait staff were friendly & helped in food in decisions. Our glasses always remained full.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our waitress Mac was amazing. We would come back to see her.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I travel the world for pleasure and business so I visit many food establishments and keep note of those restaurants that I should visit again. I'll be back to Los Vaqueros! The service, food & Margarita's were all quite memorable. Go Pack Go!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Love this place. Such a staple in Cowtown. The best place for margaritas and Mexican before any concert at Billy bobs.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Live Music, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Dishes were typical Tex Mex but very tasty. Wait staff were efficient and friendly. Love the feel of the place, historic and cozy. The beef fajita nachos were excellent and the rice, which at most places is nothing special, was unusually good. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Outstanding Value, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 5, 2016

I do not think I will go back until I have to go back.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2016

good food , good service, decent prices, good atmosphere for family or couples or parties

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2016

Fast service and good food. A little too much cheese in all the dishes.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2016

The entertainment was very good. It was very difficult to understand the words the actors were saying. The sound in that dinning area is not contusive to verbal projection. I would suggest body mic's. The actors and the hoist were very warm friendly people. We will try this again.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Good was less than athentic it was Ok nothing to write home about they never answer their phone when I've called over 6 different times it goes to phone tree first time there early dinner brought friends form out of town was not impressed

Tags: Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 30, 2016

I would and have recommended this to all my friends! Excellent restaurant, great atmosphere!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2016

I have been going to Los Vaqueros to eat before rodeo or taking visitors to cow town. It has always been a very good restaurant. excellent parking, very good tex-mex food in rather large quantities but not enormous. The fajitas was the best I have seen recently, very sizzling!
Our waiter was quick to accommodate our needs and had an impeccable demeanor.
Yes this place ranks high on my short list of favorite restaurants.
Sorry Los Vaqueros I won't come often because you are a bit far for me, but w'll return.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Food was excellent.
Setting was great.
Wait staff seemed to rush us to get finished and leave.
Constant shuffle of tables and chairs to accommodate small group. (Three different configurations for the same size of upcoming group). Hard to enjoy meal.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 8, 2016

I enjoyed the old structure of the building. and the cowboy mariachi band made the perfect setting.
we had fajitas and they were very tender,cooked perfectly.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2016

Every time we go here we love it! The waiter was great, the food was delicious & it's a great place to bring out of town guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 25, 2016

My wife and I both had chilies rellenos plate...the rellenos were barely warm and the cheese was congealed and not melted adequately. NIce setting and the strolling singers were enjoyed.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 10, 2016

Los Vaqueros has a great happy hour. The food is reasonably priced but not spectacular. Its not bad, just not memorable. The friendly service and great happy hour drinks made this place a gem

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 8, 2016

This was my second time here, and even better than the last. We met there for mother's day with a big group and the service was great even though it was slammed, and the food was stellar yet again. I highly recommend this place to anyone. From the chips and salsa to the margaritas, it's above par & a great value.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 4, 2016

I use to love Los Vaqueros. A weekly regular. Within the past two weeks I have eaten here for dinner with fsmily and friends. The service was horrible twice. The chips taste old. Takes forever to bring out the dishes. The quality of the food is not as good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 30, 2016

Saturday night, so noise level was energetic. Had the basic cheese enchiladas with refried beans and rice. Good food. Recommend for large groups or just to have a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Dallas)·Dined on April 30, 2016

I really enjoy Los Vaqueros! The staff are friendly, the food is delicious and the house margarita is yummy! They have musicians that play music on the weekends and it's a great place to bring out-of-town guests.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 29, 2016

Server was patient; however, when we were ready to check out, she disappeared??

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Fun institution in the stockyards.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 19, 2016

We've been coming to Los Vaqueros a few times a year for approximately 15 years. One of our best friends loves to celebrate her birthday there every year with the Guacamole Song by the strolling troubadours. That is precisely what had a group of 7 of us there last weekend.

We've also brought out of towners there as well. It is some of the best Mexican food in the DFW area.

So, in our opinion, it's really good Mexican food, awesome margaritas, outstanding service and great fun!

We'll be back again and again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2016

We have been going to Los Vaqueros for many years. We started going when they were in a tiny old building. Over the years I have booked my Mom and Dad's anniversary party, birthday dinner for my Dad and many other family get-togethers. Los Vaqueros has always been so awesome to work with. Very accommodating and eager to help in any way. Most of my family lived away at the time so accommodations had to be made well in advance. My 3 sons live in the DFW metroplex but still love to come to Ft. Worth and spend a fun night at Los Vaqueros. This time I called and made reservations well in advance of the Valentine weekend. Even though it was crowded the food was still awesome and everyone had a great time singing and eating right along with all. Los Vaqueros was and is still our family favorite for not just the food but the fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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