Vaqueiros York

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41 reviews
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£25 and under
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Brazilian Steakhouse
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Here at Vaqueiros, we offer a traditional Brazilian dining experience with authentic Rodizio style service alongside an exquisite choice of fresh, prime cuts of meat.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Brazilian Steakhouse, Grill
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Thursday: 12:00 - 17:00 and 17:30 - 22:30

Friday - Saturday: 12:00 - 17:00 and 17:30 - 23:00
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01904 622737
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MasterCard, Visa
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Business Casual
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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food with friendly staff.
Can’t wait to return.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Such a different way of service but it works really well. Staff were amazing, made the evening fun and the food was delicious. We will be back.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived with absolutely no idea but on a recommendation. What a fantastic evening! Totally unique, well to us anyway, dinning experience. The staff were absolutely excellent and literally fell over themselves to help you. Totally recommend this place and we'll definitely be going back. 5 stars!!!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Apart from the screaming baby, which the restaurant can't do anything about and it was just unfortunate that they were virtually sat on top of us, the experience was very enjoyable. It will certainly fill you up, and I wouldn't recommend going regularly as you really will start to balloon! While there I had a selection from the salad bar as well as carbohydrates, plenty of Portuguese beer, and a whole load of meat. Rump steak, fillet steak, sausages, venison, pork, ham, lamb, chicken thighs, chili beef to name but a few. All very delicious.

It would be handy if the meat stayed hot, as the only problem is if you get a whole load of meat on your plate at once, and with more coming round all the time it's difficult to eat it while it is hot which means it gets tougher and less palatable. Otherwise, I would highly recommend for fun and as a start to a night out to fill yourself up. Only downside really is the price, it cost us around £40 each (including beers) which is a fair amount of money, and there is nothing you can do on the price as it is set.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic place to visit if you love meat! We arrived at 5.30 which admittedly was very early and as a result, it was quiet. However, there were 16 cuts of meat available of which we reached about 12 before giving in as we were so full. The all you can eat salad was fresh at all times and as tasty as the meat. We would definitely visit again if we were in York.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

good experience friendly staff.good value for money

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant experience! Great food, would be a really interesting date or just a lovely meal out.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant! the meat selection is really good! I couldn't fault the staff members at all! Really nice restaurant that I would recommend.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

A brilliant selection of meats, and they don't stop feeding you! Can't ask for much more!

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Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and reasonable atmosphere for a Monday night. Staff very attentive

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London
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent value excellent food excellent service

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely friendly staff, clean restaurant, decent salad choice all fresh and appetising. Meats were delicious, hot and tasty, p!dutiful for those with larger appetites.
Marked down a little as the young lady who seated us, alhough lovely, didn't fully explain everything, some things we overheard as new diners were seated, which means we missed out on the total experience.

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Under £20 (on a Monday) and the food and service was exceptional!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time at this style of restaurant but enjoyed the experience. All the meats were well cooked and the salad bar was adequate. Drinks were a little expensive. Would not recommend as a place for a date as not the right atmosphere as there is too much food to be romantic. Good for a lads night out or family do.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first visit to a Brazilian restaurant and a good experience. But too much meat to get through, so we never got to the best cuts. Our tip is have little from the salad bar and pass on the cheaper early meats. Save your appetite for the filet!!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a new restaurant in York. A bit different but if you are a meat fan a must. We decided to try it for our 30th wedding anniversary. The staff are friendly and attentive and explain how it worked. You can help yourself to buffet salad hot and cold, all lovely and fresh and then servers come out with different types of meat all beautifully cooked and if you prefer the meat to be cooked a bit longer, this was no problem just tell the server. I think a firm favourite of ours was the chilli beef. But all the meats were cooked to perfection. There is a lovely atmosphere to the place and we were made to feel welcome. We will definitely be going back.

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London
9 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service at start was great with good service on drinks and food to start. Then service dried up and the waiters were ignoring our table despite having go signs on the table. A couple of the waiters were a bit surly. Food was ok but had better meats in other similar places in London which also do roast pineapple which is amazing. Combined with some dodgy service wouldn't recommend.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice meat perfectly cooked, salad bar not as good as other York steakhouses

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent evening. The staff was amazing, nothing was too much trouble for them. Excellent interpretation of the menu and how it works. Food piping hot and delicious. Wine list great. Will definitely be back, and have already recommended it to friends and family.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visited as a group of 4 in the area on holiday.
Booked easily on Open Table and were expected on arrival.
The welcome was friendly as was the service.
The menu is a buffet with endless amounts of skewer-prepared meats that just kept coming.
Excellent value for money especially on Monday nights even if you're not a big eater.
Would book again when next back in York.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit to this kind of restaurant and both my husband and myself enjoyed it. You have a disc on your table, green for service and red for rest. There's a delicious buffet of cold salads which is unlimited then once you're ready the service staff bring skewers of meat to your table and carve directly onto your plate. Had some excellent cuts of meat, and tried things I wouldn't have had normally. Only criticism is that the gammon was too salty for our tastes but otherwise was excellent. We washed this down with a delicious bottle of Malbec which was reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and incredible service. Relaxed atmosphere with a wide range of meats

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent recommendation by a friend. Food was fantastic, service was very good and the meats were constantly arriving at our table until we turned the table mat to red.

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London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, perfect staff, very friendly atmosphere. Can't wait to return.

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London
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being in York for a next-day meeting, while strolling from the station to my hotel I saw Vaqueiros. Being a sucker for an authentic Brazilian Rodizio, I thought about giving it a go. I read the reviews on OpenTable, and saw that quite a few people missed the point of the restaurant.

Not sure if they expected a Carnival like atmosphere or roasted-to-death meat, but that's not what a rodizio is for.

A rodizio restaurant is for you to experience tasty, no-frills , juicy cuts of meat of all kinds. Plus, the staff in Vaqueiros were just superb, very friendly, listening to my requests and complying without reservation.

I would recommend this restaurant unreservedly to the true meat lovers, and those curious to experience a rodizio for the first time. Read the offerings, try each one at least once, learn your favourites. Next time you come back, you know which ones to go for. Taste the meat, its texture and flavours. Be adventurous and dial down on the "well done"'ness.

My favourites: picanha, maminha, fillet mignon. These were just superb.

Well done to the Italian waiter (sorry, didn't catch your name): made me feel very welcome, and always looked out for me. And thank you to the Brazilian Passador, who perfectly complied with my requests.

Take the plunge; it's well worth the (somewhat steep) price.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Will definitely be visiting this place on my next visit to york, the staff were fantastic all night, couldn't be happier!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were booked in on Sunday night the meat was very poor it looked like scrag end left overs from lunch and the salad was the same never go back

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2017
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Thought I'd try this as a new restaurant. The food was good and there was plenty of it, but the atmosphere was not great. We went on a Sunday and it was very quiet. The room is quite bright and the music was quiet. I would have expected something a bit more colourful and lively. It is probably much better when busy but the lack of any atmosphere at all made it not worth going. I wouldn't go again.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Friendly staff, clean premises. Would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.

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Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely Brazilian restaurant where you can enjoy unlimited cuts of different meats served to your table by passadores. You have a disk on your table which you turn to Green when you would like some more and then turn back to Red when you need a break. There is also an unlimited salad bar which was refreshed regularly whilst we were dining. The service was good, the choice was good and at £11.95 for lunch Monday-Thursday it was also excellent value.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant staff were friendly and attentive. Food was superb quality! A wonderful way to break a 6 week fast for Lent with delicious meat dishes. I will be back!

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food choice if you love meat chicken hearts going well with squeeze of lemon and salt

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and good value, would recommend. Good for couples and get togethers with friends.

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Evening dining doesn't disappoint! We felt that the meal was overall excellent, with an incredible amount of meat arriving at our table. They don't necessarily stick to their advertised menu, as there were a few things we didn't see, and a few extra things too (like venison and garlic steak)

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

This was a mixed experience for us.
Firstly the restaurant is set out like a dining hall which doesn't bring anything special to the occasion.
The buffet was limited and not well presented. It is not up to the standard I have experienced in similar settings.
We were informed there were no king prawns on the menu which for my veggie husband and for 8pm on a weekend isn't great.
The meat available was nice but too red for my liking but there was certainly plenty of it.
My husband was given a sea bass which he did enjoy.
The service was not consistent and haphazard at best.
To complete the experience, 3 very drunk men were seated close to us, one of whom was sick all over the floor where he sat. For him to be admitted into the restaurant in that condition indicated to me that Vaqueiros doesn't want to be considered a high end eating place - Despite the price per head!
Not good and wouldn't return, sorry

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RG
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on spec to try as a new eating experience.Was very pleasantly surprised at the menu and style of restaurant service. The staff were extremely attentive and proud of the food they were serving. Would definitely recommend to friends and will be going again.

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic evening with great food and service. Will be going again for the next special occasion as we went for Mother's Day

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely restaurant and good value, we visited lunchtime so there wasn't a great choice of meats although what they served was delicious, my only gripe was the meat service was a little slow

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London
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was good although all four of us found some of the meats quite salty, however we couldn't falter the service and meats were brought out just to our table. We ordered the cheese board but they had run out of most of the cheeses so we ordered other desserts which we were not charged for. Overall a pleasant experience for a birthday meal and we will go back

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic meats and salad bar selection. Staff very friendly

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