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All 164 Oranjestad Restaurants

El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3677
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Ranked #11 of 164 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $27 - $49
Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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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Portland, Maine
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

There is nothing good to say about the food here. Overpriced for what you could also order at McDonalds. So many better eating establishment on Aruba. Spend your $ elsewhere!!!

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Belleville, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were told that the fresh beef is flown every Wednesday from Argentina by air-freight. The quality and preparation/service was excellent. Enjoyed the guitarist/singer

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent food great service,possibly the best steak I've ever eaten, have to try this when in Aruba the place was always packed !

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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

I think there are just as good steaks in other restaurants in Aruba and if you go there by cab, the wait to get a cab to leave was 40 minutes. It is very commercial and not as good as it once was!

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Not my first time here. This time we were seated in a smallish 1st floor room with lower ceilings (very very loud). While the steaks weren't bad, they were no where's near as good as a couple years ago. You can get a better steak elsewhere for far less.

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Livonia, Michigan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Difficult to find, with a tough time finding a parking spot, we walked into this kitschy restaurant, loved the charm. Too bad the hostess lacked in charm, as she mishandled our arrival by blowing right past us to seat another party. Regardless, the waitresses were very pleasant, attentive, and the good was good. Not great, but good. We split the... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Perfect in every way ,meat quality second to none ,cooked perfect.Service good all staff engaged every customer in a positive way.Good location ,nice 5-10 minute walk thru town.We will be back.

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Great option for a special dinner. Restaurant is tucked away from the hotels but it was nice to get away from the beachfront for awhile. Wonderful service and exceptional steak selection.

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Tinton Falls, New Jersey, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My husband and I had heard wonderful things about this restaurant, so on our honeymoon we made sure to try it. I don't eat steak at all, but I had the skirt steak (he had the rib eye), and we shared ribs -- it was all phenomenal! Everything was cooked perfectly and even their BBQ sauce was outrageous! It was... More 

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Hastings, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We've been going to El Gaucho off and since it opened many years ago. While it has lost a little of its charm as it has grown, the food is as good as ever! Drinks were ample. The Shrimp Cocktail was a little dry, buy still very good. We split the 16 ounce El Gaucho steak and took a little... More 

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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: Argentinean

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