We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Gaucho - Argentinisches Restaurant

Barbarossplatz 4a, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Süd)
(0)221 246797
Update restaurant details
Ranked #117 of 1,605 restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
    63
    32
    14
    2
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Herning, Denmark
2 reviews
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bucharest
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
2 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bruxelles
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warsaw, Poland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Nice piece of steak from a grill. Wine not so impressive and poor choice. Book in advance even during week. Don`t take your coat if you leave at Ibis style hotel Cologne.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed El Gaucho - Argentinisches Restaurant also viewed

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
 
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
 

Been to El Gaucho - Argentinisches Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Gaucho - Argentinisches Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing