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El Vaquero

#2,108 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#2,271 of 18,658 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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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Buffet, Reservations

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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great fun & great food

We've been to El Vaquero a few times now, both the Whetstone & Mill Hill venues, and have always had really nice meals. It's a great place to go with friends but also caters for people with younger families which is great. The food, providing you like meat (they do have fish & veggie options) is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
AJStephens1
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my second visit here to celebrate a friend's birthday and the service was great especially from Sophia. The food was also very good, they accomodated all of us including 5 children and the children enjoyed the food and all the deserts.

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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went here with family that we were visiting there was about 14 of us . The food was ok but really nothing to write home about , they seem to be more interested in filling you up with chips & salad before the real thing that you went for ie meat starts showing its face , & then they try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We tend to stick to special occasions as we don't live that close however the food is always perfect for us! A great salad bar topped off with a good variety of meats and delicious grilled pineapple to end the meal. If you don't fancy the meat being rare they will put it back on the grill for you and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We've been to El Vaquero a few times now, both the Whetstone & Mill Hill venues, and have always had really nice meals. It's a great place to go with friends but also caters for people with younger families which is great. The food, providing you like meat (they do have fish & veggie options) is excellent and the way... More 

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Waltham Cross, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

So I have been meaning to try this restaurant for ages, for the price that it is, it would have to be a special occasion... it was our anniversary and my brother was paying so why the hell not! Anyways food was lovely, some meats Could do with being seasoned a bit better as they began to taste the same... More 

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Enfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We Loved this restaurant from start to finish, We chose to go at 5pm and the restaurant was not so busy so the waiters have more time for you. We were treating our son to a birthday meal and as soon as we entered, the waiters asked us if we were celebrating anything and we told them it was our... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

was looking forward to a great helping of quality meat in various forms having previously eaten south american food at Gaucho etc. -what a let down -. the beef was very poor and tasteless the lamb leg suffered a similar fate.the only relatively tasty food on a skewer was the chicken in lemon. the other skewed food were various sausages... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We visited to try the 'skewer at the table' concept. The meats and salad bar were fine and a treat for big appetites but the tables weren't comfortable and noise levels made it hard to chat at times. Made the mistake of booking an earlier table which had to be vacated after 1 3/4 hrs. Our cab was running 10... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My family and I have been planning to go to this restaurant for almost 3 years and finally got to eat here this year for my sister's 25th birthday. In terms of FOOD, the selection of salad buffet was pretty nice and healthy although the soaghetti pasta could be a little bit less soggy. I had the fish grill buffet... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Not for me really. The food was perfectly good, service fine, setting ok. Had not visited before and can see the appeal, but if it's your kind of thing make sure you pace yourself (and avoid stocking up on the unlimited salad before the meat arrives). Best for those with the discipline to pace themselves!

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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?