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El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
582-3677
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Ranked #13 of 95 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was our absolute favorite in a series of incredible dinners in Aruba. I had a Rib Eye that was better than the steaks I've had in some of the greatest steak houses in NYC. Wonderful service. If you want a great steak house far from home, this is it!

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We always enjoy this restaurant. We have been here many times, but its to get very crowded so this year we went earlier. Steaks are delicious but they were out of mushrooms - our favorite side. VERY disappointing. Not sure if it is still worth going back. There are a lot of other good locations to eat on the island... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Best steak ever period. But I have to write more, so just go here and order a huge steak and thank me later.

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Phila, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I will go back to Aruba just for this restaurant! 2 months later and still thinking about my strip steak that was amazing. Best I've ever had. The ambiance is great and my husband and kids (ages 6, 8 and 10) loved it as well.

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Cumberland, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Every year for 15 years have been going and the steaks get better and better every time. Great food, outstanding service, prices that won't break the bank.

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Durham, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I admit the food was pretty good. My veal chop was very flavorful. And the service was attentive. But I just could not get into the atmosphere. It's cramped. It's loud. And man was it expensive for what we got. I am not opposed to paying for a great dining experience. But El Gaucho should be called El Gougo! Our... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I always enjoy this place been here many times, but its to get too crowded and crazy waiting for a cab to go back to hotel is at least a half hour! and don't feel it is extremely worth it when there are many other places that opened or are opening, I say if you never have been then definitely... More

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Sidney, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My best friend and I shared a meal as they are large portions... It was very good. The service was excellent and the atmosphere very nice. This is a little pricey but the food is fantastic, if you are not a big eater you can easily share a meal and be very satisfied. They do charge a small fee to... More

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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The steak here is out of this world, but don't get overly excited when they ask you to choose 3-sides to accompany your meat: 3 broccoli spears, 2 fried plantains and a quarter scoop of mashed potatoes leave something to be desired. But then again, you don't come to a great steak house for the sides!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We had dinner here. We each had the filet. Good price and a decent piece of meat. For years I've heard people talk about this restaurant and I was really excited to try. I found the food was ok. Nothing great but not bad. The highlight of the meal were the strolling mariachi band as they came to our table... More

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