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El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3677
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Ranked #13 of 96 restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $49
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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Batavia, IL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This was the choice of restaurant with the friends we were dining with. We've always heard about it, but have never been because it's downtown. We normally like to eat within walking distance of our hotel. We're glad we finally ate here because it was delicious. The restaurant is huge - we winded back and forth through different rooms before... More

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a very expensive place to eat beef. From the starters to the main course. The cut I ordered was cooked to perfection, but the meat itself looks like the quality is being lowered by the time it gets into Aruba, too much muscle but tasty. Service was exceptional and the people very courteous and friendly.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After 3-4 days of seafood diet, it was time to eat some meat. We chose El Gaucho based upon the recommendation of friends and cab drivers. Service was great - there is a waiter who takes the orders and serves the meals; there was also an assistant that delivered waters and bread and cleared the table between courses. Both were... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Always a favorite, we had good service and great steaks. The place is a little older and could use some remodeling but it adds to the charm. Chimichuri sauce is the best

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Herndon, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A few years ago, a friend recommended we visit El Gaucho when we visited Aruba. Since our first visit, we have returned every time we go to Aruba. The steaks are always cooked to perfection, service outstanding and there is always a friendly atmosphere. Located in downtown Oranjestad, this is the place to visit if you are looking for a... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This was a great meal for myself and my family. The restaurant is located on a very secluded side street off the from main strip in Aruba, but once you are instead it is very well lit and inviting. I had the Rib Eye (8oz) which was delicious. The waitstaff was pleasant and accommodating. There was even a mariache band... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The best steak on the island we were told, but we were disappointed, the food was ok but we've definitely had better. Where this restaurant really let's itself down though is the service. Our waitress couldn't understand or talk English very well, some of our order was wrong but when it came to explaining to me that the service charge... More

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Omira B, Owner at El Gaucho Argentine Grill, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting El Gaucho and to comment on your visit. I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal but worst of all, that a waitress has ruined the experience and took advantage of you. The whole staff works very hard to mantain good service standards but as you can see, we have more to... More

PA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

I'm not usually a big meat eater (besides chicken), but I was blown away by what I got at El Gaucho on vacation. The entree I got was called the Argentine Grill, described as: A Special dish from Argentina: consisting of 5 different selected meats: Tenderloin, Argentine Chorizo, Ribs, Pork Loin & Beef Short ribs. Everything was fantastic. I'm glad... More

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Cincinnati, OH
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is the first place I've tried tenderloin. I really enjoyed my first try at a new cut of steak. We went on a group dinner and enjoyed impeccable service. Everyone enjoyed their food and the atmosphere. They don't accept American Express.

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Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I had heard a lot of people talk about this restaurant, so when my husband made reservations for us, I was excited. However it di not live up to my expectations. In my opinion, the food was okay, the atmosphere was okay but the waiter was kind of rude and didn't seem like he wanted to be bothered by non-spanish... More

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