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Vaquero, Albion, AU-QLD

Vaquero

4.6
4.6
1015 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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    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

What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,015 Reviews
  1. NialF

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good service is as we always remember and that is why we keep going back

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  2. Mangroves

    Bath

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It’s been a while since we last dined at Vaquero, too long. There being three of us, we opted for the Premium Banquet. There are enough choices to satisfy most tastes. The table staff and kitchen staff were mindful of food allergies; we find it a good idea to advise the restaurant when booking. Our table staff were polite and knowledgeable, offering suggestions and explaining the cooking techniques. And all went well with a bottle of Tempranillo, selected from a perfectly adequate wine list. A good time, indeed.

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  3. JaneB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful dining experience. We had the set menu with the wine pairing. It as all expertly put together.

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  4. GeorgiannaM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the best date night! Really enjoyed the food, drinks and atmosphere.

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  5. KevinB

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute hidden gem! Food, atmosphere and service were top drawer. Highly recommended

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our all time favour it spots! Great vibe and setting.

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  7. Shay

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The foood was delicious and service was excellent. As usual.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    My recent visit to this restaurant was nothing short of a disaster. Despite having a reservation, my partner and I were made to wait for a whole hour before being seated. Once finally seated, our excitement quickly turned into disappointment as it took another agonizing hour before our food arrived at the table. To add insult to the injury, we discovered that my steak was overcooked and burnt to a crisp, with not even a hint of salt to salvage the flavor. The service was abysmally slow, and the overall dining experience was a complete letdown. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone seeking a pleasant meal

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Meals and services were great (amazing), but the waiting time was long. The main meal only came 2hr 15mins later. Generally, it was good

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  10. Bruno

    Brisbane

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, however we wait almost 20 minutes to be seated on Valentine’s Day. Every meal took so long to arrive too. All meals were excellent

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  11. BeckyG

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food is exquisite! However, we unfortunately dined on Valentines night and it was quite the disaster. We were in the 8:15 sitting and our tiny entree took an hour to get to us and other tables beside us who arrived after us, were somehow served before us! my simple glass of sparkling took about 45 minutes to get to me after I ordered it…while our main came at 10pm - an hour and 45 minutes after we arrived. Instead of a romantic fine dining experience…we were hungry, frustrated, and ended up getting the dessert to take away as we were fed up with waiting such ridiculously long times. Yet this was a prepaid dinner and they knew the numbers and bookings in advance. Very disappointing as this place had come so highly recommended.

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  12. Bill

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten at Vaquero a few times, however our experience last night was below average. The food wasn't great, it was very slow, everyone around us was complaining about how slow the meals were. We sat outside and there was no music and very quiet.

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  13. Amanda

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went here for Valentine's Day set meal (with choice of 3 entree mains and dessert) good value for the money. have been to Vaquero several times before and always had a wonderful meal and excellent service. could do with some noise absorbing materials used in the decor as can be a quite noisy when totally full. they also have quite an extensive wine list for a small restaurant and their bar is well stocked to enable the bar staff to create your favorite drink or cocktail Well worth a visit.

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  14. MarcA

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going back to Vaquero again and again. The whole experience is wonderful.

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  15. EdSha

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect in every aspect. Attention to detail and service were spot on.

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  16. LauraS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only complaint we had was the lamb ribs were so delicious that we wanted more! Same for the chocolate nemesis dessert... Absolutely divine. The service is first class and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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  17. NelD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Generous portions of quality food. Nice cocktails.

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  18. FionaC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ist time visit . Excellent food and prompt friendly service. Will definitely go again.

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  19. JessicaH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic.

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  20. AnthonyD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great night had by all. Value for money and excellent cooking- great flavours. Only detraction is the smell of the fryer as you walk in- definitely not a deterrent to coming back again

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for my birthday and had the most spectacular time. Thank you to the entire team good and service was exceptional.

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  22. JohnR

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the service was great and the food and drinks came very quickly great experience all over

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  23. LucyN

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful ambience and large size portioned food with great customer service.

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  24. AngelaO

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and flavours, a large range of drinks and cocktail menu was extensive. Atmosphere was lovely however a tad loud/echoey. Will definitely be back to try seasonal menu.

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  25. SharonH

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dining experience. The food was drool worthy and the ambience & setting was simple with an elegant class.

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  26. FelicityH

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Select menu with pairing wines was a great choice. Service was superb. Feel and vibe great.

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  27. SeanO

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional!! The best we've ever experienced. The staff were professional and friendly. The seats were a little close to other diners but otherwise a great place for those special occasions.

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  28. DannyD

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to Vaquero for a quiet two-person birthday dinner and was not disappointed. We each had the Premium banquet which we both agreed was possibly some of the best dining we had ever experienced. From the oysters to the lamb ribs and tuna ceviche, the rib eye fillet (possibly the best steak that I have ever eaten out) was superb as was my wife's Barramundi. Dessert was just the perfect finish to a great meal. Service was friendly and attentive throughout without being intrusive, striking a perfect balance. Vaquero also has an incredibly extensive wine and other drinks menu with something for everybody.

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  29. MervO

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious selections from the menu to share or savour yourself. Good wine list and staff were helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. We dined in the courtyard which was lovely will be back for sure.

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  30. AnthonyL

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff and food were amazing! Food was brought out with great timing! Definitely would recommend to friends in the future.

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  31. BrianM

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary and new years eve at Vaquero. It was a set menu, the service and food was delightful

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  32. AaronB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, brilliant service and a really nice setting for a quality dinner

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  33. LouwB

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with great food, friendly waiters and such a cozy atmosphere. Cannot believe we have never been there before.

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  34. SueW

    Brisbane

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food with very attentive wait staff - the banquet was ideal and good value. Substitutes for dietary requirements were suggested and still good value

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, drinks, service and setting were all without fault. My favourite meal of the year by a long way.

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  36. LynneB

    Brisbane

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Want waitstaff with a comprehensive knowledge of the menu and beverages? Valquero is for you. Couple it with outstanding food, great service and value for money and the dining experience is wonderful. We had the three course banquet $59 and were a large enough group to get to sample everything. My stand out dishes were the pork, the cauliflower pate and the cherry gelatto, the latter served with a little lemon curd and flat shards of meringue. Delish! Oh, their sangria is fabulous! Highly recommended.

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  37. NatalieR

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is brilliant! Was my second time here, served by the same beautiful waitress - service was perfect again, fabulously attentive yet unobtrusive. Able to provide great wine recommendations to pair with food, very knowledgeable about both the wines and the menu. Food was divine - interesting, delicious & beautifully presented - although the quail dish was a little ‘visually confronting’…but absolutely perfectly cooked! Steak was melt-in-your-mouth tender, best I have ever eaten. Wines were wonderful. This place offers 5 star service and 5 star food at 3 star prices. The ambience is very cool. I honestly don’t know why it’s not booked out every night, and why there isn’t a 3-week wait to get a tables - it’s seriously that good. It will be my go-to for every special date <3

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  38. GeoffB

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a terrific lunch, having a banquet was a great way to try lots of things. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Very good value for money.

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  39. BlaineW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the banquet- excellent meal Good level of service

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  40. raicar

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and service we've had in while. Great service!

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Vaquero is rated 4.6 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Vaquero

Shop 10 344 Sandgate Rd, Albion, AU-QLD 4010

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Birbeck St
  • Neighborhood
    Albion
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • 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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