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Reviewed 13 August 2021 via mobile

Vaquero never disappoint us.. we continue to come here every few months and love it every time . The banquet option is great if you want a small taste of many different elements and great for a small group

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 April 2021

We decided to come in after a long absence due to COVID and we opted for the banquet set menu and we were blown away with how good it was, right down to the last mouthful of amazing Apple n fennel donuts and the amazing...dolche caramel.... stay this good guys and we will simply keep coming back and backMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 22 November 2020

It is covid-19 time and I know that we have to register with QR codes, but we could not log in the whole table as one booking, nor could we log them in from one phone, each member had to get out their phone and...register from their own phone. There were no menus - because of covid apparently - and we had to look at menus from our phones. The background music was so loud that we could not hear the waitress and she resented the fact that we couldn't hear her. Her impatience was not appreciated. The restaurant had little atmosphere, in fact was quite sterile. Instructions about the banquet meals were not clear. Food appeared quite quickly and quantities were quite good. Quality of the food was quite good but nothing memorable. Overall, a pleasant evening but I wouldn't rush back.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 18 September 2020

We had a very pleasant meal for two. Excellent service and very interesting food. We had the midweek banquet which is great value but still excellent food. Strongly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 20 August 2020 via mobile

We have mixed feelings about this place. It looked so promising... We started off great - the meatballs were delicious, as were the croquettes. However, the brisket (which was apparently sous vide?) was so tough that when I tried to cut it with my knife,...I thought that I was holding my knife upside down. The beans that came with it and the potato dish also lacked flavour. The worst thing really was the meat though. We were expecting super soft/can cut it with a fork meat with smoky bbq flavours. The smoky bbq flavours were there, but we felt it was not cooked well. The other thing was the dessert. It was called a churros, but it tasted like very soft and moist French toast (aka eggy bread). I mean, it tasted nice but I have never had a churros like that before... So maybe it shouldn't be called a churros.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 21 May 2020

Great to be able to eat out at last and a big thank you to Vaquero for opening.Had 5 course set menu - all courses really good. Great service and atmosphere even though only 10 diners allowed. Highly recommended. Well done to all at Vaquero.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 30 January 2020 via mobile

Vaquero is an inner suburban gutsy type restaurant with character. Vaquero in Spanish is a cowpoke or cowboy; so the food parallels nose to tail hearty country food fit for a hungry bloke. The fitout is rustic with the kitchen merging into the eating space....That hams and salamis and flitches of beef are hanging up conjures images of the real deal for cured meat lovers ; find them on the menu, sliced. The starter was a top round mini-loaf of sourdough of crunchy proportions, cultured butter. Filling though ; I wondered about requesting some olive oil, my healthier butter replacement. First wine was a bright and fruity warm area Tempranillo from Spain in sync with the hispanic bent around me. The sole dish was tortellini; inside pesto and ricotta, yellow pasta pouches, thick; just six of them in a tomato broth (clear but tomatoey); driplets of green oil from the basil infusion. In sync a Piedmontese barbera was poured. A good restaurant; excellent menu geared to hearty, warming winter food, though its 30 oC + outside. Menu is inventive, some local supply sourcing, and a friendly place to be. Would pump on the busy times. Lunch rating: 15.5 The writer is an experienced wine and food tour guide.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020 via mobile

From the penthouse to the sh”thouse. So so so disappointed - since this has opened it has gone from bad to average to good to tonight’s TERRIBLE!! Poor service and I mean really poor - poor food delivery and poor execution of food. Sorry we...were loyal and won’t be back. Just crap!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 18 January 2020

I had a craving for a dish, so googled Brisbane restaurants and went here on a whim. You walk into a beautiful building and are straight away faced with a huge meat cabinet full of aging curing meats that have all been produced there. We...were greeted and shown to a table immediately. Our lunch was yummo!!.. had the house made Charcuterie board... really, really impressive!!.. The stand out was the Venison Sopressa, flavoured with Gin aromatics. Also had the Venison taco... yummo!! The chefs prep on a bench out the front... nice touch. We got talking to the head chef/ part owner who was working on a new dish. He invited us over for a taste and we got talking. He is extremely talented, passionate about his product and an all round good guy with no ego. We chatted for ages and he ended up giving us a heap tasters to try. He orders a whole pig in once a week and processes the whole beast, utilizing the whole animal, thus creating an ever changing menu. A true nose to tail restaurant!! I thought the prices were more than reasonable!! An amazing find, can't wait to go back and we will be regulars from here on in.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

If you have a special night and you want it to be perfect, then this is the place to go. The food is varied, original, unique, delicious and it looks and tastes better than it reads. My daughter had the octopus for entree, you just...wowed her. I had the sheep brains (not allowed to have them at home). God they're good. Ordered Spanish Rose and had pre dinner cocktails. Went on all the rides and loved every one of them. Thank you Vaquero!!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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