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Vaquero

4.6
4.6
774 Reviews
$41 to $100
Contemporary European

Vaquero dining is nestled in under the Old Albion town hall built-in the 1800s. Full of character this venue lets the imagination run wild.
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 Angellic Lokeni and his team work side by side with a skilled team of bartenders and waiters.
This is an elegantly casual dining venue with flexibility across the board for events and intimate or romantic dinners,

With Albion trains station 150 meters away Vaquero and On the side will satisfy your every need.
Thank you for your interest in our Albion hidden gem.

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Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 3862 3606

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Angellic Lokeni

  • Private party contact

    Marco (enquiries@vaquerodining.com.au: (07) 3862 3606

  • Area

    Albion

  • Cross Street

    Birbeck St

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Albion Train Station 150metres

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Vaquero Banquet Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Vaquero Banquet menu. 3 course shared style menu for $49pp This menu delivers a true expression of the Vaquero experience. Available: Wednesday & Thursday Nights Friday & Saturday Lunches Minimum 2 guests

What 774 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  • Inner Suburbs

    Best Ambience

  • Inner Suburbs

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  1. TT

    TroyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Lamb Ribs and Chocolate Nemesis are stand outs on the menu They were very accommodating of our coeliac friend and almost all menu items were either already gluten free or GF option available. We could therefore all enjoy the same tapas

  2. R

    Roel

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great! Nice setting and atmosphere. We didn’t know what to choose from the menu so we just asked us to feed us :) Amazing food and great service!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We have not eaten tapas before so it was a new experience. The food was delicious and we were full. The staff were lovely but the layout was not really for us this time.

  4. EM

    EmilyM

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicous, it was so nice to be able to pick most things off the menus and be gluten free with no issue! service was amazing too which is so rare these days! Highly recomend!

  5. w

    windsor

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    food excellent. Was a bit noisy. Will go again, but maybe not on a Friday night, when so busy.

  6. MW

    MatthewW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot. Everything is so easy and the food is really good.

  7. AM

    AmandaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was excellent and the value for money was brilliant. We got the banquet for two. Really loved it. Exceptional value.

  8. MM

    MelanieM

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great night at Vaquero! Highly recommend this neighborhood gem for a catch up with friends.

  9. SW

    SueW

    Brisbane

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and easy ordering to satisfy our dietary needs

  10. LC

    LCyummydining

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A great find! Will definitely be back again in the future.

  11. TJ

    TheJames4

    Sunshine Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was nice to enjoy an early dinner. The food & service was amazing. We sat next to a doorway which was a little annoying with people going from inside to outside & the cool autumn air was a bit too fresh!! But a magnificent evening dinner

  12. M

    Marcus

    Tropical North Queensland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Main courses were too expensive. Gnocchi on the menu and reggae music playing in a Spanish restaurant? Setting was very good, however. Will visit again.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic!

  14. J

    Jackv

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great restaurant but a little disappointed in the Wagyu Skirt Steak which was full of flavour but a little too chewy

  15. TB

    TanyaB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, food, drinks, ambience & service on point.

  16. JS

    JanetS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, a bit of Bob Marley in the background and a nice ambience. Kept to the tapas but will be back.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food wine and service Always a great experience

  18. K

    Kelly

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful setting, amazing food and attentive staff. The venison is amazing and the blackberry sorbet follows it up incredibly.

  19. DC

    DamianC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    had a great night there, the food was amazing, Cant complain about the service, just thought the wine was overpriced

  20. DP

    DPG7

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful place to visit in Albion. Food divine, staff very attentive and knowledgable. Great atmosphere. Will be coming back. :)

  21. RC

    RexC

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Fabulous overall, but a bit chilly outside. A couple of heaters would be a great investment.

  22. N

    Nicole5

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    The $49 banquet was not worth it for 4 people, would have been better off ordering a meal each and an actual dessert. The dessert was a big scoop of sorbet with the tiniest bit of meringue. Not sure if I would go back even for the menu.

  23. MI

    MrInternet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, not loud to the point you can't hear across the table, outstanding food (and a lot of GF options!). Can't wait to go back!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    An enjoyable lunch with friends, delicious food with gluten free and dairy free alternatives given for my dietary requests. Friendly and efficient service although waited a while between courses.

  25. SF

    StaceyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place for dinner. Beautiful food abd atmosphere. The staff are so lovely. Great value for money. Hidden gem in Albion.

  26. BM

    BrianM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambience service and outstanding value for what is a high quality experience

  27. m

    mandy

    Yorkshire

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t fault it. Food is great. Menu changes fairly frequently. Prices are moderate - but the food is high quality.

  28. ME

    ManEatingMan

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Once again the food and service was amazing. Ambience was excellent. Nothing to be faulted with the dining experience.

  29. PJ

    PeterJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The vibe and service was great - food did not meet expectations.

  30. AB

    AndrewB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took my wife and daughter and grandson to an early dinner at late notice. Great service and food - lovely to my 5 year old grandson highly recommend the restaurant

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely long lunch and it wasn’t rushed, great treat. Felt special so lucky to have such good dining options so close to home.

  32. S

    Shannan

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always love Vaquero - gorgeous setting, great food and the service is amazing!

  33. PH

    PHIL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome. Great food, great service and beautiful atmosphere. Don’t be fooled by outside appearances

  34. MR

    MathewR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We shared some tapas, cocktails and wine. All were fantastic. Only regret is not asking to sit outside which has a cover if it rains and heaters for the winter.

  35. LH

    LilianaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful place, amazing food and outstanding service.

  36. KZ

    KristenZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect date spot. Great food. Dimly lit romantic outdoor area

  37. CC

    CraigC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Food was amazing and the service was excellant Will definitely be dining here again

  38. DD

    DebbieD

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    The food was quite disappointing, I dont think popcorn really goes with beef carpaccio. The meat in the banquet all tasted good but the accompanying dishes were a bit bland. It was expensive for what was produced. Th service and ambience was good

  39. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this gem, despite the restaurant being open for 7 years. Great food & service set within a beautiful space that reminded me of restaurants in Europe and Melbourne. There was an impressive selection of tapas provided, however a few more wine by the glass selections would have been appreciated. Service was attentive without being overbearing, however we did dine on a weeknight, so it would be interesting to see if this is also matched on the weekends. I’ll definitely be returning to sample more deliciousness of their menu.

  40. L

    Lonkitt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, great ambiance, friendly staff. A great experience!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Vaquero is rated 4.6 stars by 774 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

June 2022
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Tue
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7:00 pm


Booked 6 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Vaquero

Shop 10 344 Sandgate Rd Albion, AU-QLD 4010

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Birbeck St

  • Area

    Albion

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, Tapas / Small Plates, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Albion Train Station 150metres

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Angellic Lokeni

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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