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El Vaquero

#1,261 of 17,121 Restaurants in London
#1,359 of 17,999 Places to Eat in London
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Brazilian, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
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1108~1111 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 0PT, England
0208 445 1882
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6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Carnivore heaven!

We came here for a family birthday and I think I was one of the few people in our party who hadn't been here or to this type of restaurant before. I loved it! For approx £24 you get a buffet of hot and cold accompaniments (salads, vegetables, sauces, rice) and as much barbecued meat as you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
JojaTheGreek
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London
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English first
London
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We came here for a family birthday and I think I was one of the few people in our party who hadn't been here or to this type of restaurant before. I loved it! For approx £24 you get a buffet of hot and cold accompaniments (salads, vegetables, sauces, rice) and as much barbecued meat as you can manage. Booking... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Having been to El Vaquero a few times I knew what to expect. But this visit was the best visit so far. The food kept coming over. The light system is a brilliant idea. Green for keeping the food coming and red when you want a break. The salad bar was amazing and you can help yourself to as much... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Fantastic experience, great good, great service. Eat all you want price, but there were other bits on menu, such as fish. The salad bar is amazing, as was the bbq steak meats, chicken and lamb, with spicy options in between. You had green and red buttons which you pressed throughout your meal, indicating you wanted a break, or to continue... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Our Brazilian neighbour introduced us to this restaurant last year. We liked it so much that we went there on two further occasions when my relatives came down to stay with us. They loved it too and I can't wait for my fourth visit! The restaurant offers a fixed price menu which is an all-you-can eat meat barbecue and salad... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great restaurant with a continual flow of various meat dishes on skewers brought to the table. You can eat as much as you like! Good atmosphere and good service. Always busy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Went here with my family, It was my birthday and the kids treated me. The place has a great atmosphere, the food is a meat lovers dream, hot tasty and very satisfying, the buffet is a great addition, The service was excellent as the staff are well trained,polite and attentive. Had great food lovely drinks with my beautiful family and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a great place to go with a group for a chilled out eating experience the food is well worth the money the staff are fun and helpfull. This is not a complaint but I would like to have an option just for the salad bar which is one of the best ive had all in all fantastic

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Came here for Mother's day on Sunday and was very impressed with the quality of food, meat, salads, cocktails and the waitress was just lovely. well done to her, she had a pretty rude table of people next to us and she kept her cool. However, when the bill came for 2 of us, it was over £70.00 and we... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Interesting fun concept with good selection on salad bar but let down by poor to average quality meats Eg sausages : Chicken - bland tasteless white cylinder Beef - awful greasy , rubbery and bland like an economy beef burger Lamb - bland Chicken drums abs hearts - no thank you ! Red meats - the best bits but the... More 

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Nr London, England
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31 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

4 of us visited the other night, 1 had pre ordered the sea bass fish option, which came as 2 large fillets cooked nicely. You need a bit of a plan not to overfill yourself on the fries that are placed on the table and the pile of salad/rice/vegetables that you help yourself. Next the meat appears with your green... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1108~1111 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 0PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: 0208 445 1882

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 34
  • Cuisine: Brazilian, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?