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El Gaucho Argentine Grill

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$$$
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3677
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: El Gaucho, is a typical Argentine Steakhouse, famous for serving succulent...
El Gaucho, is a typical Argentine Steakhouse, famous for serving succulent Steaks grilled the Argentinian way. The decor, ambiance and music is rustic and Argentinian in every way. Leather art on the walls, wooden pillars and barrels,cow hide decor and more. The Restaurant is divided in 7 dinning rooms, each decorated to honor a region of Argentina:Mendoza the wine region, the famous Caminito Way, the Pampas fields.The menu is extensive with many choices of beef, poultry and seafood. The sides are included in the price and so are the fresh garlic bread and the 3 home made sauces to acompany your dinner.With over 38 years, serving the best and the biggest steaks, El Gaucho is the oldest established Restaurant on the Island.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST RESTAURANT ON THE ISLAND. EPITOME OF CLASS AND EXCELLENT FOOD

Undoubtedly my favorite restaurant on the island. The steak was THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD. If you go I highly recommend getting the "el gaucho" signature steak. The musical duo really set the place up for a first class romantic meal. Great wine selection to accompany dinner and the service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
sethmellen
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Leesville, South Carolina
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  • Special occasions
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Leesville, South Carolina
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Undoubtedly my favorite restaurant on the island. The steak was THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD. If you go I highly recommend getting the "el gaucho" signature steak. The musical duo really set the place up for a first class romantic meal. Great wine selection to accompany dinner and the service was excellent. I would recommend this as a MUST GO... More 

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Orland Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

There is only one thing you need to know. Order the Gaucho Steak. Don't order a bunch of appetizers. Don't fill up on the delicious garlic bread. The Gaucho Steak and its trimmings will be far more than you can handle. I've been to the island four different times and eaten here each time. Not once have I or anyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We make this an annual stop on our yearly vacation. In my humble opinion this is the place for great steaks ! Very good service and we enjoy the table side entertainment. Ate there last Wednesday, they apologized for the slow main course ( which we didn't even notice , lol ) and took 10 % off the bill.......which obviously... More 

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Little Ferry, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a great restaurant if you are a steak eater. The staff also so friendly. Great garlic Bread too. I eat here every time I go to Aruba

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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is nicely decorated. We shared a Caesar salad as an appetizer. We both had the Tenderloin steak (I had the smaller size) which was excellent and came with a vegetable and a starch. We shared a dessert which was also good. We would definitely return on our next trip to Aruba.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great steak! Lousy lobster tail. The sides were just OK. I had the Argentinian tenderloin. Large portion and very tasty. Lobster tail was very disappointing. Waiter wasn't very good. Creme brûlée was delectable. We'll be back.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was far and away the best restaurant I dined at in Aruba. The service was amazing and the food was just as good. We started with appetizers including the empanadas which were incredible. I would highly recommend the chimichurri sauce on the bread that is served with everyone's meal as well. I ordered the El Gaucho for dinner which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had the mixed grill special last night. At $100 with two appetizers, two sides, filet mignon, chicken, pork and beef ribs, sausage and dessert; we were very surprised about the quality of the bottle of wine that accompanies it. A great Chilean cab! Of course all meats were outstanding. The leftovers helped us make two additional meals. Just may... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

El Gaucho Restaurant is always a very good value. The Restaurant is located in the center of Oranjestad and offers tremendous steaks, but you can also get delicious seafood there, e.g. their Conch. Their desserts are also yummy and on more occasions have we had the pleasure to sing a long with their guitarist. Their service personnel is very helpful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A great steak house and a nice staff, but nothing really set it apart from other places we have been. Our steaks were all cooked to perfection and one of our guest tackled the "El Gaucho", a 16oz cut that could almost be sliced with a fork. I would go back, but it would not be my first choice.

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Additional Information about El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Address: Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
Phone Number: +297 582 3677
Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 49
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 49
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

Description

El Gaucho, is a typical Argentine Steakhouse, famous for serving succulent Steaks grilled the Argentinian way. The decor, ambiance and music is rustic and Argentinian in every way. Leather art on the walls, wooden pillars and barrels,cow hide decor and more. The Restaurant is divided in 7 dinning rooms, each decorated to honor a region of Argentina:Mendoza the wine region, the famous Caminito Way, the Pampas fields.The menu is extensive with many choices of beef, poultry and seafood. The sides are included in the price and so are the fresh garlic bread and the 3 home made sauces to acompany your dinner.With over 38 years, serving the best and the biggest steaks, El Gaucho is the oldest established Restaurant on the Island.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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