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El Gaucho

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58B Vollenhovenstraat | 3016 BK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
0104141602
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best steak ever!

As my title suggests, I had the best steak I have ever tasted. Would highly recommend this Argentinian steak house to any meateater.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Craig P
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

As my title suggests, I had the best steak I have ever tasted. Would highly recommend this Argentinian steak house to any meateater.

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Thank Craig P
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going without a reservation on a Friday night, we only waited 10 minutes to be seated. The meat was very good and cooked in plain view. The staff were always smiling and attentive. We have tried a delicious mixed grill and fajitas. Prices were reasonable. Recommended.

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Thank Calaretu
Poznan, Poland
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has a long history in Rotterdam. We hadn't been there for a long time. The restaurant is very dark and filled with smoke coming from the hot plates on which the steaks are served. We ordered the onion soup and had steaks as main. The steaks were disappointing. We first thought that the meat had been deep frozen... More 

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Thank Roland K
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever eating steak the question always comes up, 'where was the best steak you've ever had?' I will always say El Gaucho in Rotterdam, washed down with a Heineken! My dad worked in Rotterdam for a year or so and visited here regularly, he took us when we visited and we had a great night. Staff were friendly and very... More 

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Thank RustyMack
Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant and great food cooked perfectly. Amazing service and a free drink after the meal. .. well worth the 100 eu for 2 courses plus drinks. Well recommended :)

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Thank stevekranz
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189 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

I've been here with my Dutch agent last week but we actually come here every time I'm in the Netherlands. The meat is great and also good wines and beers. I recommend this place for a nice dinner in a nice atmosphere.

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Thank filobraccs
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

El Gaucho never disappoints! Food is delicious and easily the best restaurant in Rotterdam. Atmosphere is romantic with dim lighting, candlelights and dark walls. My husband favors the steak, while I love the chicken wings (quite possibly the best wings I've ever tasted, not fried and seasoned to perfection). Each entree offers a generous portion and is served with a... More 

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Thank Serena F
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Incredible De Lomo. Feeling home in this family restaurant. Must visit and enjoy if you are in Rotterdam. I can trully recommend this Argentinian steakhouse.

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Thank Miroslav69907
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

Incredible steak and accessories... A must try in Rotterdam... Also incredible service!!! Steak served on hot stone from 250gr to 500, You have to try the mushrooms.. Unbelievable...

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Thank Stian H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Great service and friendly staff. We ordered the tenderloin steak and it was perfect, even my rare cooked steak was exactly as imagined. Our food arrived very quickly and was so good, one of the best steaks I've ever had!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 58B Vollenhovenstraat | 3016 BK, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Rotterdam
  • Phone Number: 0104141602

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean, South American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?