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El Vaquero

1108~1111 High Road | Whetstone, London N20 0PT, England
0208 445 1882
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Ranked #1,320 of 17,150 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $36
Cuisines: Argentinean, Barbecue, Brazilian, South American
Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Buffet, Late Night
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English first
London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We went for dinner at El Vaquero in Whetstone last night, it was the first time I had been to this one as I had only visited the old El Vaquero in the equestrian centre Mill Hill. The restaurant is very modern and clean. Our table was booked at 7 but were told we may have to leave for a... More

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London
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It was with some trepidation that I discovered my friends had booked a meat restaurant as the husband is veggie. No need to worry. He enjoyed a sumptuous buffet of pasta and salads and was almost as full as his carnivorous friends who ate and ate and ate and ate.... We ladies ate slightly less but discovered that we could... More

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Berkeley, California, U.S.A
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had a birthday celebration here. As a vegetarian, I was concerned that such a meat-based restaurant would not serve my needs at all. I needn't have worried. The salad bar brimmed with many excellent vegetarian options. My friends - both carnivores - dined enthusiastically on the endless array of beef and lamb options. The servers were prompt and pleasant,... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Looking for a place suitable for a range of ages - thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Started with cocktails - which were a bit like alcoholic slush puppies (not cheap, but we were celebrating). We helped ourselves to salads - a little disappointing, plenty of choice, but all a bit tasteless. The real star of the show is the meat -... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

my daughter who lives in london knows that i like meat in all its forms and so suggested EL VAQUERO we arrived at the appointed time and were seated by the maitre d who explained the meaning of the lights on the table .green for service and red for finished. drinks were ordered and promtly received along with a bowl... More

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A friend recommended this place and it did Not disappoint. Not only was the food fantastic the staff could not do enough to make us welcome. The food came every few minutes with recommendations and suggestions. Left feeling full and very fontenot. Glad I parked a little up the road as I needed the walk. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The meat is lovely, beautifully cooked and keeps on coming. I've been here four times and always enjoyed great service. Once, my group of friends were the last people left in the restaurant and instead of fearing they would try to get rid of us quickly they took delight in offering us as many extra servings as we could eat.... More

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uk
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Word of warning-do not come here on a first date. You don't want to disgust your date into never seeing you again. After eating meat nonstop for a good half hour I entered into some sort of drug induced state-did I stop? Hell no. After recovering from meat sweats, we decided go hard or go home. Queue the salted caramel... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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86 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friends took us yesterday for Sunday lunch. It was our frist visit to the organised Whetstone restaurant. Previous visits to El Vaquero had been to the stables restaurant, which had bags of character but probably the resteraurant was more hap hazzard. Whetstone was great. Fantastic service from the young staff and a lovely mixture of salads, far too many to... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The waiters come around with different types of meats including chicken,beef, lamb etc.. and it was quite exiting to see them carving to serve us on the table and in fairness it was juicy and tasty. The concept is unique and pleasant, the atmosphere was very good. However, I would have given them 5 star only due the bathroom, it... More

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