It was a really cool setting and layout but I don't think we would return. The food was lovely but very very small portions and for the price I did not really see the value. The staff were okay but nothing overly tremendous. I did put down that we were there for a special occasion as the booking on OpenTable had this as a question when making it and I am unsure why as nothing at all was mentioned or acknowledged at all. Not that I care at all but don't see why this would be a part of the booking form if the restaurant takes no notice. The restaurant was cool, the food nice and the service was just average.
We had a lunch group of 10 people who all greatly enjoyed the dining experience.
The Paella was worth the visit! Value for money and great service made the day memorable.
I always love the food at Vaquero. Great restaurant in a suburban environment.
Great service very tasty food portions were a bit small
Food - Awesome.
Setting - Lovely.
Service - Polite but too slow - Fix this and you've got a winner.
Great little spot in Albion. Good food, good service.
Magnificent service, great atmosphere and the food is amazing.
We had a lovely dinner, starting with the charcuterie board for 2, squid, kangaroo and pork. Plenty of food. Wonderful sitting environment and a wonderful waitress.
The night was definitely intimate, however, relaxed also.
Would definitely recommend.
Vaquero is my favourite restaurant in Brisbane. I cannot fault it! You must have the charred broccoli and whatever cut of beef they have on the menu when you visit. Oh and the sourdough! The food, the staff, the atmosphere and the wine list are second to none. Vaquero has a special place in my heart, it’s where I celebrate all the big milestones! Cheers!
Always impressed by this venue. The food, service and atmosphere is consistently good. They go above and beyond. Highly recommend!
Vaquero made my bday celebration so special! - thank you!
Great to have a passionate chef who knows his flavor combinations and is willing to push boundaries and innovate. A truely enjoyable night with great flavors and great service
Wonderful food. Beautiful setting in the back courtyard. The service was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable - the holy trifecta! The charcuterie plate is a must. It was a little on the expensive side, but the food was fresh and perfectly prepared.
Vaquero had delicious food across entree, mains and desert. There was also nice indoor and outdoor seating areas. The service was friendly and attentive. It made for a wonderful night out. Would thoroughly recommend!
This place has probably the best food I have ever been lucky enough to eat. The chef Damon and his team in the kitchen are masters of their craft.
I was in when the restaurant looked to be at capacity, but the service remained excellent. Front of house were also great and i am telling everyone I know to go to vaquero as soon as they can
We love going to Vaquero, its great food, great cocktails and intimate.
Consistently great food and service. The sort of venue you can take family or clients and know they will have a great experience.
Our experience at Vaquero was very good. The service was outstanding and also their various staff there were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Their food knowledge was very good. The food itself was delicous but unusual. We both really enjoyed the food board which gave you a taste of various meats, pate's and pickles, delicious and we will be back for a bigger tasting board and a glass of wine. All the food was of a high standard, just not to my taste but the ambience and the setting beautiful, I would certainly recommend you go, there will be something there that you enjoy! Louise
The menu was restricted and the wine was over-priced. Terrine, as an entree was not accompanied by bread or biscuit on which to spread it. This was to the good as it was dry, over-cooked and unacceptably dense in texture.
A main dish of pork turned out to be a well cooked pork chop with a small smattering of decoration. Well done but not worth $40. I cook a chop in my kitchen just as well.
A cheese board for 2, when served, was 2 very small serves of ( adequate) cheese and about 7 small pieces of bread: a bread board, not a cheese board.
A small dinner for three cost almost $100 per head for modest helpings of rather ordinary fare.
Albion has better value dining available.
Our party shared a range of dishes and all were delicious - the charcuterie board was a stand out along with the pork. We had cocktails and dessert and the price was very reasonable especially considering the quality. Great service and lovely atmosphere.
Excellent restaurant. No low notes. Great food, wine & service. Try it.
Have been wanting to visit this local restaurant for some time now. So glad we finally made it. Lovely, tasty, well presented food and great service. Always someone on hand for that next glass of wine.
Great menu of seasonal local
Food along with superb ways of presentation and flavours. A must visit for any foodie.
Simply outstanding - we ordered a number of dishes to share and they were all superb - can't wait to try some of the other dishes the next time we return. Staff were fast to satisfy our requests and friendly without being obtrusive - we'll be back!!
A most enjoyable evening. Most helpful and engaging staff. Interesting , delicious food.
Very friendly and efficient staff who make patrons feel welcome.
Food is imaginative and very high quality.
Always an enjoyable spot for dinner.
Loved my experience at Valquero.The food was delicious and innovative, the staff both knowledgeable and attentive. I had the special of the day, turkey,with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc a steal at $25, my friends had the octopus...not a morsel left behind. The Xmas tree croquembouche dessert was a big hit, mini Chou pastries filled with chocolate mousse with raspberries and red currents and topped with a lacy toffee cone. Yum!
After spending nearly $100 a head for a table of 4 to celebrate my son’s medicine graduation I was very disappointed with the Visa surcharge. This was a dampener for me and something not experienced too much these days. The surcharge appeared to be a gouge by the owners in addition to paying top dollar for food and drink. It undermined what was otherwise a great meal!
Vaquero, charge a bit more if you have to but eliminate the surcharge, you’ll be losing customers without knowing.
Great service fantastic food. We will be back. Very pleased to have it so close to home.
Had driven past this place on many occasions wanting to go so as soon as we moved to the area the 1st restaurant we picked to go with friends was Vaquero. It is definitely more of a special occasions style restaurant not a regular but in saying that i guess you dont have to splurge on bottled wines entrees mains desserts and cocktails like we did everytime you visited (close to $500 for 4 pax, which is certainly more than reasonable, for a special occasion) so i may just have to take another wander down with the hubby and experience it again as a 'regular' visit ( oh the shame of it) This venue is a MUST to visit. One of the best dinners our friends and i have had over the last 15yrs. My review may not make sense but thats because im still so excited :)
The ambiance was great and the tables were spacious. It was annoying that the menu for one entree meal failed to state that there was an item containing prawn derivative, when one of us is highly allergic. The staff promised to change the menu description for the future and compensated by offering free dessert. The pork main was overcooked and tough. However, all the other meals were top class.
My fiancee took me here for dinner. The service was exceptional and food delicious. We had the charcuterie board, pork, octopus and broccoli. My partner doesn't like broccoli, he ordered it for me and loved it! Delicious, tasty, flavoursome . We are both good cooks and like to try food we can't cook at home. This definitely knocked it out of the park.
Wow.. Judo perfect. Great restaurant with smiling happy staff and unique food
Had an anniversary lunch here, was fantastic. Food was good, cocktail was great and the venue itself is really nice.
My wife says the kale was tough. I found the Pinot Noir ordinary.the octopus and venison were excellent.
Great food and great service and a fantastic atmosphere..
Great night great value and real dining experience.
Good was exceptional and so was the service. We couldn't have been happier as a group of 4 ladies.
Great selection of dishes to suit many tastes. Fresh, well- cooked, nicely presented. Very attentive service
Six of us enjoyed a birthday lunch at this lovely small attractive restaurant - it has a nice ambience. The food was tasty and we had excellent service.