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El Gaucho

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Grill, Steakhouse, Argentinean
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El Gaucho | Rooi Santu 620, Willemstad, Curacao
+599 9 767 0067
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6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Description: The "Gauchos" are Argentina's Cowboys, whom for centuries have...
The "Gauchos" are Argentina's Cowboys, whom for centuries have been roaming over the country's large cast plains, the pampas, while herding cattle and working on different ranches. El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse serves a variety of the best & largest steaks of mouth-watering tenderloin, Argentina's favorite Churrasco, US Rib-eye, delicious chicken, beautiful lamb, daily fresh caught fish all with an extensive all-inclusive Soup & Salad Bar.

For every dish El Gaucho offers an extensive wine list with the most known brands and best wines of South America with a small selection of high rising European wines. In order to finish off your exquisite night at El Gaucho, you can choose of a wide variety of cigars, whiskeys, rums, digestives and cognacs.
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, service and setting.

My wife & I went to El Gaucho located to the east of Willemstad. It is a bit hard to find if you don't have a GPS or the equivalent - you have to watch out for signs and especially for the one on the Caracasbaaiweg (road) if you're going east, telling you to turn left on Kaminda Duvert Boy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
bk9net
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North Merrick, New York
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Long Beach, United States
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location - one of the few restaurants near the Hilton & Mariott hotels. Food was good - service terrible. Waitress greeted us and escorted us to our table. Didn't see her again until she arrived with the bill and stood there waiting to be paid, at which time we were told they didn't accept AMEX. Rest of meal we... More 

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Thank John M
Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Had a chance to eat at this very nice restaurant during restaurant week. The food was delicious and the ambiance was awesome! I enjoyed the experience completely!! 🍴😋

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Thank JamaicanHoneyma
Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Went for dinner and had a reasonably good steak though expensive. Service was good except for the Manager who seemed somewhat of a tyrant and rather rude. Wine list quite limited but reasonable.

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Thank EdJ0n
North Merrick, New York
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

My wife & I went to El Gaucho located to the east of Willemstad. It is a bit hard to find if you don't have a GPS or the equivalent - you have to watch out for signs and especially for the one on the Caracasbaaiweg (road) if you're going east, telling you to turn left on Kaminda Duvert Boy... More 

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Thank bk9net
West Virginia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Great sunset, steaks, and atmosphere. We selected an outdoor table. Prices are more than fair for this island.

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Thank Bushwhacker25414
Riga, Latvia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

The food was good. My husband said it was the best steak of his life... he later changed his mind but I think it was a good dinner. The manager provided transport to and from our hotel.

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Thank Riverbear8
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

My wife and I decided to try this place on the advice of the concierge at our hotel. The restaurant is located on a hillside, with ample outdoor seating, which provides a beautiful view of the water, and the sunset if you arrive early enough. Unfortunately, the quality of the food did not match the splendor of the view. I... More 

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Thank Mark R
Tim J, General Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Dear Mark R, How unfortunate that your experience at El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse has not been up to your expectations. We always strive to provide all of our guests with a great experience and a beautiful evening. We would like to inform you that we have recently opened and that our staff does need more additional training on which we... More 

Almere, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Wow! Really excellent food and friendly staff. The steak is just spot-on! We visited this restaurant 3 times in two weeks and every time we where happily suprised about the quality of our meals.

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1 Thank Crista62
St. Thomas
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Recently ate here with a party of 10. Everyone's food was delicious - the steaks were raved about, the fish was very tasty. The ribeye, the petite filet, and the snapper special were the big hits of the night. The side dishes are rather unimaginative, but passable. The service, however, left a lot to be desired because they appeared to... More 

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Thank JoMo1017
Brooklyn, New York
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49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

Went to one in Aruba a few years back so I had to try the one in Curacao. Food was yum and waitress was super nice. Only complaint food could have came out a little faster.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: El Gaucho | Rooi Santu 620, Willemstad, Curacao
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Curacao  >  Willemstad
  • Phone Number: +599 9 767 0067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 50
  • Cuisine: Grill, Steakhouse, Argentinean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups

Description

The "Gauchos" are Argentina's Cowboys, whom for centuries have been roaming over the country's large cast plains, the pampas, while herding cattle and working on different ranches. El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse serves a variety of the best & largest steaks of mouth-watering tenderloin, Argentina's favorite Churrasco, US Rib-eye, delicious chicken, beautiful lamb, daily fresh caught fish all with an extensive all-inclusive Soup & Salad Bar.

For every dish El Gaucho offers an extensive wine list with the most known brands and best wines of South America with a small selection of high rising European wines. In order to finish off your exquisite night at El Gaucho, you can choose of a wide variety of cigars, whiskeys, rums, digestives and cognacs.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?