El Vergel, your new place is amazing. The food is fresh wholesome and great value. It's no wonder you are packed out every day! Well done, highly recommend to anyone who is unfamiliar with this unique place!
© Guy Dimond
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Time Out says
Posted: Sat Oct 22 2011
This large corner site is light-filled from two sides, making an attractive day-time café, despite the slightly out-of-the-way location. The daily special is reliably good if you don't feel like the standard tortillas or tacos (all delicious); on our last visit it was a chicken and tomato bake topped with a heartening cheese crust and served in a warm clay pot. Other dishes include an earthy lentil soup and wafer-thin steak sandwiches.
We've noticed, over the course of many visits, that the service from the Latin American staff is frequently slow and disinterested, but this isn't a problem as long as you're not in a hurry. Wine is served in tumblers, most of the tables are communal, and on Saturday nights – the only evening they are open – it's a fun scene.
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My first time at El Vergel was amazing!never had before a yummy yummy Chicken enchiladas. ...nice atmosphere colorful location friendly staff...I love it!!!! ill go back soon....
first time at El Vergel I really enjoyed the experience! the chicken enchiladas is the best ever...but roast chicken and chips "S I M P L Y AMAzing"...love the friendly atmosphere... must try....
Yummy! This is a real hidden gem... Wonderful food in the backstreets of SE1, away from hurly burly of Borough Market. My favourites: Churrasco palta with salsa and chilli (S American beef sandwich with avocado, salsa and chilli) and the cherry cheescake. And the daily specials are out of this world. Enjoy! PS - el vergel is open for brunch on Saturday, amazing menu... BUT it's closed in the evening.
I have been going to El Vergel for more than 5 years. Food has been consistently good and staff is friendly. Love the new bigger restaurant. Toilets are always clean which is a plus!
A third of paint of mango juice for 2.60 is robbery. The guacamole was not to a good standard and the service was slow and inexperienced. Not to mention the waitress, who wouldn't speak Spanish with me dropped my sandwich right next to me and didn't offer anything for the wait! Not very good, quite disappointing to be honest. A disappointed Chilean in London