The speakeasy style entry through a vintaged themed butcher shop sees the space open up into a beautifully fitted out dining haven.
The food is inspired by the Spanish Vaquero (herdsman) with aged and cured meats front and centre on a beautifully designed ever changing menu.
Chef Damon porter and his team work side by side with a skilled team of bartenders and waiters.
This is a elegantly casual dining venue with flexibility across the board for events and intimate or romantic dinners welcomes its little sister "on the side" by Vaquero.
If you are looking for a small bar for a drink before or after you dinner with friends, just pop next door.
With Albion trains station 150 meters away Vaquero and On the side will satisfy your every need.
Thank you for you interest for our Albion hidden gem.
The waiter was really attentive, however, the food was a disappointment. We had to wait ages for our main course to arrive and then the food was pretty ordinary when it came.
The squid was burnt, the ribs were chewy and the mackerel was cold.
Will not be returning.
Love the private almost secretive entry into a fine dining experience. Vibe and music of restaurant was romantic, meals and service were perfect. Wonderful experience thank you
Third time to Vaquero and we always enjoy the restaurant, food and service. It's a local favourite.
We've come here a bunch of times and love it. Unfortunately we had to leave as soon as we'd ordered but the staff were so understanding and forgiving, they packed our charcuterie up for us to take home. Food is brilliant, staff are brilliant, ambience brilliant.
Our first time to Vaquero, they did not disappoint and I will definitely be back.
Worth a visit. The staff are always attentive and prompt. Great for both casual togethers and that 'special' night.
This is absolutely our favorite restaurant in Brisbane. Food and service are amazing, the decor and ambiance are incredible. Love it!
The scallops and the croquette where absolutely delicious
The pumpkin was A great accompaniment to the mains
And to finish the sorbet was a great suggestion
Great food and greatly enjoyed it and would recommend
Outstanding hidden gem in Albion. Venue was fantastic, superb food and wine was wonderful. Highly recommended.
Food was incredibly well presented and delicious. A great atmosphere and the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. While I would have liked a previous menu option to still be available for our booking, the fact that they change their menu regularly keeps it interesting, and we still had a really great experience.
Absolutely faultless food & drinks, one of my favourite places in Brisbane! Such an intimate, beautiful neighbourhood gem!
A limited menu for dinner. The beef was very chewy, not to the standard expected from a meat provider. The noise level was so high that conversation at our table was difficult
One of our all time favourites and a regular restaurant for date night
The food was amazing! the sauces made all the dishes stand out
been a few times now and the food is always excellent, took the Vegan daughter-in-law and the chef accommodated her with a special menu,
Lovely food and cocktails. It has a quaint and welcoming environment.
I absolutely love it here but this Saturday wasn’t the best experience at all. Being stuck near a table of 10 for a birthday party and look I understand it can be exciting and it’s a happy time but when you can’t hear the person sitting across from you speak it’s becomes an issue. They were so load and no care for anyone else dining in the restaurant, we ended up leaving without dessert or coffee. We hadn’t been able to dine out for quite some time because my partner had lost his job during covid so this was meant to be treat and I left feeling quite sad.
The food was fresh and delicious. As were the cocktails.
The waitress was so polite. Made friendly chit chat with us but not so much that it was awkward or intrusive. The set up is beautiful. Definitely reccommend eating out in the court yard.
One of My boyfriend and mines favorite places to dine
Never disappoints - Shane always makes our night enjoyable - love the ever changing menu
Food and service are consistently fabulous at Vaquero. Well stocked bar and wine list round out a great dining experience.
Great food and attentive wait staff. Enjoyed the evening.
Beautifully presented food and very delicious. Great value as well.
Great atmosphere, beautiful food. You can dine inside intimately with the restaurant in full view of the kitchen. Friendly staff and you must try the charcuterie of their meats. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and we were excited to try their food so we ate more than we should at lunch. Considering what we ate, the prices are very reasonable for beautiful food. Great place to have a romantic lunch or dinner. Make sure to book with COVID situation.
Gorgeous little venue. Welcoming, professional and knowledgeable staff paired with delicious food and a comprehensive wine list provided a wonderful birthday dinner. It's my third visit and not only will I be back again, but I'd recommend Vaquero to anyone!
Great meal.- loved it - definitely be back for another visit!
The food was great, the service and knowledge of the staff was even better.
Loved our dinner with friends here!
Great to come back here, and from what I know the chef has changed but gee the quality of food hasn't - variety and great flavours and presentation. Always has a good a wine list and the Maitre D' is very knowledgeable and helpful. Unfortunately what seems to be constantly changing table staff remains a let down - just basics like how to explain the menu and how to put food on the table and remove plates, etc. Happy to come back here regularly, just hoping the table staff can match the kitchen and Maitre D'.
Will be back again. Food was bloody amazing, well done!
A great dining experience. Recommend for special occassions.
Another delicious lunch at Vaquero. Great service. Will be going back for more👍
Delicious food as always. I can’t wait to come back
If you or anyone in your party has any hearing loss, avoid sitting outside. We were right next to a fountain and had trouble hearing each other the entire meal.
Went to celebrate my mums birthday and it was great.
The menu was great. We unfortunately didn’t get to try any desserts due to COVID time limits but I intend to go back just with hubby and have time for at least the intriguing lemon thyme churro.
Amazing service and really tasty food. A place we will come back too.
Absolutely loved it, incredible food and even better service! Great little spot north of the city
Vaquero is rated 4.6 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.