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A Look Inside Taco Cart Vaquero Taquero’s Long-Awaited Tiny Restaurant

The space, with its beautiful wood and glistening trompo, will open June 1

Miguel Cobos at Vaquero Taquero
Miguel Cobos at Vaquero Taquero
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX

Popular taco cart Vaquero Taquero opens its long-awaited restaurant in Hyde Park starting tomorrow, Saturday, June 1 on 104 East 31st Street. On deck is a simple menu with its familiar tacos with al pastor, nopales, eggs, machacado, etc.; quesadillas; and drinks.

Ahead of Vaquero’s opening, Eater photographer Robert Jacob Lerma got a look inside the tiny north campus restaurant found in the former Go Go Gourmet space.

The counter-service restaurant restaurant keeps a minimalist decor. There’s an adorable illustrated menu. Vintage Topo Chico and Coca Cola signs are framed in wood and illuminated, and the tables and counter made of a thick, sturdy natural wood are accented with colorful sauce bottles.

Brothers Daniel and Miguel Cobos, who grew up in Monterrey, Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley, opened Vaquero Taquero as a cart outside the Mexic-Arte Museum in downtown Austin in 2016, before moving into a food truck in Hyde Park in 2017. The brothers were able to open this restaurant with an online fundraiser.

Take a look inside Hyde Park’s newest taco shop.

The menu at Vaquero Taquero
The menu at Vaquero Taquero
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The trompo and grill at Vaquero Taquero
The trompo and grill at Vaquero Taquero
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Close up of the counter at Vaquero Taquero
Close up of the counter at Vaquero Taquero
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX
The salsa containers at Vaquero Taquero
The salsa containers at Vaquero Taquero
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX
Inside Vaquero Taquero with a view of the counter
Inside Vaquero Taquero with a view of the counter
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX
The outside of Vaquero Taquero
The outside of Vaquero Taquero
Robert Jacob Lerma/EATX

Vaquero Taquero [North Campus]

104 East 31st Street, Austin, Texas 78705 Visit Website

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