Vaquero Set for an Exciting Makeover in Albion

Vaquero, a swanky and sophisticated Spanish restaurant on Sandgate Rd in Albion, really did not look like it needed much of a makeover but owner Nick Pinn wants to make his customers’ dining experience even more unforgettable with an exciting, new renovation.

By the end of 2021 or early 2022, changes will be underway at the butchery and restaurant as the meat shop on the front side will soon become an intimate 10-seater dining room for private events. 

Mr Pinn revealed that the butcher shop will be moved and separated from the restaurant, as demands for more private spaces are ever-increasing. In fact, Mr Pinn is also setting up some changes at the back of Vaquero as the dining space close to the kitchen will also become another private dining area with 14 seats, perfect for a small birthday party or group function.

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Vaquero’s renovation might have some impact on the operations but Mr Pitt and Chef Angelic Lokeni plan to work around the changes to allow service even as some rebuilding work is ongoing.  

Vaquero, which opened in 2016 on the very busy Sandgate Road, offers tapas-style dining and drinking under the stars, courtesy of its relaxing outdoor courtyard. The restaurant is even more popular for its butchery and small goods section. 

The crew has a combined 60 years of experience in chic European hospitality with a focus on consistency of quality. The drink list at the bar includes up to 80 selections of Spanish and Australian wines.

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“Atmosphere was excellent and not overdone. Intimate but open and not loud at all. Staff were efficient, knowledgeable, helpful but also friendly and relaxed. Overall, warm. The wine and drink list was comprehensive without limitations or too many choices. A really great dining experience and the food was excellent too! Staff were very flexible with our order. Looking forward to revisiting!”

James Baillie

“Amazing experience. Don’t think I’ve ever been to the same restaurant 3 times in a week. Food quality 100% and staff excellent. Damon’s knowledge of coal fire cooking is particularly impressive and have been looked after by Cameron exceptionally well. Sad to go home to Perth knowing it will be a few months before I can visit here again. Well done Vaquero crew.”

Iain Johnston