Tex-Mex restaurant Vaqueros now open in former Tres Amigos space in Westlake area

After sitting dormant for about two years, the former Tres Amigos space at 1801 Loop 360 has a new tenant.

Vaqueros Café and Cantina recently opened, serving classic Tex-Mex dishes like fajitas, which the restaurant smokes with mesquite; enchiladas; and more. The restaurant is owned by Steiner Ranch owner Bobby Steiner and Don Burdette.

Credit: Vaqueros Cafe and Cantina’s Facebook page.

The restaurant, which blends Mexican and Texas ranch design elements, features hand-tooled leather saddles with silver horns and stirrups flanking the door, on loan indefinitely from Steiner’s friend, former Gov. Rick Perry, according to Westlake Picayune contributor Suzanne Majors Davis.

Tres Amigos assistant general manager Issi Faria Dobbs and 79-year-old waitress Joyce Dooley, otherwise known as “Grandma,” have returned to the restaurant, along with a cook and server also returned, according to Davis.




Author: Matthew Odam

Restaurant critic & features writer at Austin American @Statesman and @Austin360. Austin-born 6th generation Texan. Left-handed.

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