EL-Vaquero offers South American dining experience.

Venue Details & Map


1105-1111 High Road
N20 0PT
+44 (0)20 8445 1882
Public transport:
Totteridge & Whetstone, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of El-Vaquero

4.0 out of 5 15 December 2014
by Louie-Mae B.

This place is buzzy and fun and the food is great. They come around throughout the night offering just about every meat product you can think of until you literally can't move! They have a great salad bar too. Service is good. If you sign up for their newsletter/email, then there are random good deals all the time, last minute booking deals and the like that can work out really cost...more

5.0 out of 5 30 November 2014
by Briony S.

Regulary eat here, love the place! Staff are wonderful & food is amazing.

My husband & I, have taken friends here, family members (one of which is from Dominican) who all walk away full & cannot wait to go back.

Best time to book is the first sitting, this way you can guarantee a nice seat, best food (before everyone else has got their hands on it) & a good evening.more

4.0 out of 5 10 February 2013
by Obi O.

El-Vaquero means 'cowboy' in Spanish but there is nothing cowboy about this place (no horse meat here!). I visited on a Sunday afternoon with friends and initially there was some query about our booking; then a delay to get seated and then we were asked to move to another table - an inauspicious start.

Having frequented Rodizio Rico I was familiar with the concept: help yourself to the...more

2.0 out of 5 27 August 2012
by Howard T.

I have been driving past this place for a long time and meaning to give it a try. Every time I pass it's packed with people and the one time I did try to get in on the spur of the moment without booking I was turned away. As you can see then I had high hopes for this south American barbecue restaurant that has an all you can eat salad bar and waiters that bring various different kind of meats...more

4.0 out of 5 7 February 2011
by Peter S.

Great food, I mean really great, try it.

Staff are sweet but frankly incompetent but try to overlook that, if you order two beers they will bring one, if you mention that you actually ordered two, they will bring two (making a total of three) you get the idea. Forget desert, they will never bring it, just don't bother.

The salad bar is lovely, fresh and inviting. The meat is terrific and fish...more

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