344 Sandgate Rd, Albion    Tue - Sat from 11.30am till late    (07) 3862 3606

The best lunch deal around

Visit Vaquero for lunch from Tuesday to Friday and make the most of our $25 lunch special. Our exclusive lunch menu, plus delicious daily specials available make this one not to miss. All meals include a a glass of beer or wine. It’s the best way to spend your lunch and treat yourself to the wonderful dining at Vaquero. 

No need to book! Just drop on in. And we’ll guarantee you’ll be all finished before your lunch break is over…. unless you’d like to stick around for the afternoon. We’re more than happy to accommodate! 



In the early 1500s the Spanish arrived in Mexico, bringing with them horses and livestock and the tradition of the “vaquero”: the horseback mounted cattle herder. Legend has it that they only ever dismounted to dance with a pretty girl. They lived simple, honest, hard working lives.

At Vaquero Dining we take influence from the Spanish origin, celebrating a menu design to be shared with friends and family. Simple, elegant plating, ultimate respect for the food we serve, direct from farm to plate. Our charcoal oven ensures that moisture, tenderness and flavour are the three key elements with every dish.

Damon Porter
Head Chef

From farm to plate

Great food is possible with the best ingredients. We work closely with our suppliers and producers to ensure that we support sustainable, organic and socially conscious farming methods. This means every meal prepared by our passionate chefs uses only the best, freshly harvested or reared produce available.

View our menu

“….the freshest, sharpest, most satisfying place to open this year.”

– Tony Harper, Brisbane News

just some of our

favourite dishes

Our menu will change frequently – sometimes daily – to ensure that only the best seasonal produce and proteins will be available. Below is a very small example of the dishes that we have on offer but please note that these may not always be available when you choose to visit.

View Current Menu
Sunny coast spanner crab & tuna
$ 21

lime, coconut, coriander, mango (GF, DF)

Sea scallops boudin
$ 20

crispy cauliflower and pickled fennel (GF)

Leek & ricotta filled pasta
$ 21

shimeji mushroom, porcini puree, cavolo nero (V)

Free range pork
$ 36

roasted globe artichoke, onion, pear (GF, DF)

$ 37

salted cheek brandade, smoked leek and sesame

Smoked duck breast
$ 38

rhubarb, peppered cucumber yoghurt, stone fruit (GF)

Rolled and sous vide lamb saddle
$ 36

spinach sauce, horseradish cream (GF)

Dry aged beef of the day

roasted baby gem, fries, horse radish cream (GF)

Make A Booking

Vaquero is open for lunch and dinner from 11:00am, Tuesday to Saturday. 

We use OpenTable to allow you to make and manage your reservation online. Simply click the button below and select your preferred time and date. 


Sign Up

Stay up to date with everything happening at Vaquero.

Special menu releases, cocktail functions and much more will happen throughout the year and the best and easiest way to find out about everything is via our mailing list.

Include your birthday and we’ll send you a little surprise as well!

Birth Day