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.