I don't think I have every given 5 stars to a fast food restaurant. I am not so sure I should give Vaqueiros a 5 but I will. The Fetching Mrs. Rat encouraged me to do so as did Jrat's #3 & 4. We all agree that Vaqueiros is far better than the Chipotle/Qdoba/Hot Head/Moe's type restaurant.
The service is great, the food is fresh and very tasty. The carnitas are what Chipolte used to serve. The area is spacious and we didn't feel crowded on a Friday night. I like that they encourage you to sample the meats and salsas before you choose you food. The assortment of drinks is vast. TFMR spotted one of our old favorites, SQUIRT! This was the real deal, bottled in Mexico. The bottled drinks are in a huge bin, packed in ice by the line where you order.
The cat who owns the joint is Manuel, he was on the food line. He came and cleared our table. He also was behind the bar. He sports a wicked good handlebar mustache.
One ding, you need to use a slotted spoon for the beans. There was too much liquid with my pinto beans. You gots to drain the beans before you serve them!