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El Gaucho - Argentinisches Restaurant

Barbarossplatz 4a, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Süd)
(0)221 246797
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Ranked #151 of 1,668 restaurants in Cologne
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
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127 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had the fillet medium rare, and my travelling companion had the fillet well done and we both had the best steak experience ever, my fillet was enormous and cooked to perfection, I recommend anybody taking a stay in Cologne to seek out this restaurant and take a steak experience.

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Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I have been there before I like their food, but this time was aweful! We had reservation for 21:00 got our table 20 min. later after waiting outside in the cold weather. Then we didn't get our food before 23:20. The service was incredible bad or not present. They kept lying to us that the food was 10-15 min. away.... More

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Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Nice place, friendly team, good menu offer but I was expecting better steak quality because we went there to order some nice steaks.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We visited 2 night running an June last year. I have just booked for 2 more evenings in May this year. These guys just get it right! I never review anything usually. However, i have seen some negative comments and needed to state my/our companies opinion.

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Brussels, Belgium
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We were in Köln for the Christmas market. Local people suggest us El Gaucho. Amazing meat. 82€ for 2 steaks without wine !!! A little expensive

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Reykjavik, Iceland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Steaks were great. Salad was good. Bread was stale. Cob corn was ok. Service was slow, waiters spent most of the time ignoring the guests and drinking wine. Took forever to get attention and service and

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Ottawa, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I can't have it as "excellent" because I know what is Excellent in Argentina!!! But they did a good job with the place and the food is very good. Not sure why is not possible to have a real "Churrasco" but they should have the same cuts as in Argentina. The guys who work there are very friendly and very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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252 reviews 252 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

I have been going to El Gauchos for 20 years. Their Argentinian Fillet steak is why you go there. Their starters are limited to things like salads, mushrooms or prawns in garlic and I have never got as far as the desserts. The house wine in a carafe is acceptable and the baked potatoes are good. The service can be... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

We were greeted (?) first by a delicate smell of urine coming from the basement, then by a waiter ( or worse,was it the owner?) who most probably didn't receive any education or didnt get much of it. We had just enough time to watch burned corn cobs waiting to be fetched to their table, just to hear that he... More

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Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

this place has some excellent reputation in cologne. the owner has a million pictures with all the famous people hanging on his walls. even a couple with messi and maradona. but the truth is that the steak is for sure not the best you can get in cologne and the prices are to high. for 2 persons you will pay... More

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