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El Vaquero
BBQ & Catering, Inc.

Cowboy Made ~ Cowboy Delicious

Since 2015, El Vaquero BBQ & Catering, Inc. has been serving Oregon and Washington "Old-World Santa Maria-style BBQ," with all the traditions, tastes and aromas of Red Oak Wood.  Our onsite service will compliment any event from formal to casual, rustic and parks, corporate or family gatherings.  Experience BBQ the ol' cowboy way - Santa Maria style.  Contact us to learn more.

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About Our Business

"Old-World Santa Maria-style BBQ"

El Vaquero BBQ & Catering, Inc. is your true Santa Maria-style barbecue company.  This method of barbecuing dates back to the mid-19th century and is today regarded as a "mainstay of California's culinary heritage. 

Santa Maria-style barbecue centers around beef tri-tip, seasoned with black pepper, salt, and garlic before grilling over coals of native coast live oak, often referred to as "red oak" wood.  The grills are made of iron and has a hand crank that lifts or lowers the grills over the coals to the desired distance from the heat.   

In addition to the traditional tri-tip, we offer a versatile menu, cooking all raw ingredients at your event location to ensure your meal is served with superb quality and freshness.  Whether you are interested in breakfast, lunch, dinner or anything in between, we’ve got you covered. For your next event, choose El Vaquero BBQ & Catering, Inc. and enjoy a mouthwatering meal made with traditions, tastes and aromas.  

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Wow is all I have to say. I am so happy I booked with El Vaquero BBQ for my wedding that just passed; 8/24/19. Their customer service is exceptional, as well as their food. From day one Kelly and Orlando were amazing to work with; professional, easy and honestly felt like I was working with family. 

Ashley Erickson

Best caterer you'll find! Easy to work with and phenomenal food. I would recommend for any event. My wife and I wish we could have a wedding celebration again just to have their food!

John Miller

Cold food cold - Hot food hot. Everything freshly made on same day as event. Delicious. I even dreamt about the food that night. I loved the salad, bread and beef. The Tri-Tip was a huge hit. Our guests also said the beans were the best beans they'd ever had. Married on 9/21/19

Brandy Reishus

Catering Services

What We Do to Make Your Event Memorable

Since 2015, we’ve aspired to always deliver a truly unique and memorable experience from start to finish. We believe that catering is more than just food on a plate; it’s about building a relationship with our clients, understanding their personal style, and delivering a complete experience for them and their guests. Turn to us for family meals, large events or to learn a thing or two about the art of Santa Maria-style BBQ.


Your Event

Food You Deserve

El Vaquero BBQ & Catering, Inc. will arrive to your event location approximately 4-5 hours before your scheduled meal time.  Your Pit Master and team will be working behind the scenes preparing your meal and buffet set up.  We work closely with other key vendors to ensure timeliness of your meal and quality presentation. 

Our Events are guaranteed to take your taste buds on an epicurean journey that you will never forget. For a meal to remember, have us serve you or your guests the food you deserve to eat.

Your Menu

A Meal to Remember

El Vaquero BBQ & Catering, Inc. offers a versatile menu to appease everyone!

From the grill to the smoker, we have many options to select from.   Traditional Barbecue - Vegetarian and Appetizers -we have something for everyone!  

Lets get started on building your menu!

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We welcome the opportunity to wow your friends and family.

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