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Gauchito Grill

133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069
760-891-0812
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Ranked #6 of 206 restaurants in San Marcos
Cuisines: Argentinean
Most recent review
- Apr 16, 2014
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English first
San Diego
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Friendly service, delicious food! Don't be scared if you don't know what "Argentinian" food is--think mini-gourmet hot pockets called "empanadas" and sandwiches, burgers, and steaks made with top quality meats. My favorite dish is the steak salad which has thin sliced beef, fresh greens, blue cheese, grilled onions and crostini with avocado. It's huge, so I take some home for... More

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San Marcos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Wife is Argentinian. She thinks this is really good Argentinian food for a very reasonable price! Most importantly, they had a party of 30 that just showed up and took over most of the restaurant but they turned it around very quickly - very impressed!

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San Diego
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Everything I've ever had on the menu here has been delicious, and now they have live Latin guitar music from Tuesdays through Fridays, and on the Sundays when they do their wine pairings. Amazing ambiance for such a tiny place!

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

There aren't that many Argentinian restaurants in San Diego and I was so excited when this one opened up and was so relieved that it's actually fantastic! They honestly have the best baked empanadas I've ever tasted!!! I could eat so many of them it's not even funny! My other favorite is their beef milanesa. The food isn't necessarily cheap,... More

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San Marcos, California
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

great service great food i live 5 minutes from this restaurant and my kids an family enjoy eating here we loved their delicous food.

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San Marcos, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

What a nice treat this place is...I ordered the lunch special caprese empanada and a ham & cheese. The food came out quickly, the taste was delicious and the chimichurri sauce at the table added just the right amount of extra flavors. a must try!

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Our first experience wasn't the best but we figured they must have been having an "off" day. The woman who took our order was so sweet, elegant, and informative about their menu. We came specifically for the grass fed steaks and organic salad. So we both ordered steak. I had medium well and my husband had medium. When we got... More

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San Diego, CA
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14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

My 3rd visit was for dinner yesterday and I tried the Spicy emplanada! It was delicious - and not as hot-spicy as I thought it would be. They didn't have the skirt steak so I did another steak with salad. The steak was quite large and more rare than medium - the taste was wonderful - soft but still chewy.... More

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San Marcos, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

When Gauchito Grill opened my first thought was do we really need two taco shops side by side? So glad I took the time to read the menu posted outside as it piqued my interest and I returned one day for lunch. My wife and I now make this a weekly retreat to savor the food in a tasteful decor... More

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48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

The empanadas and sweet potato fries are excellent. We ordered the chicken, beef and blue cheese fillings and they were outstanding. Make sure to open them slowly to prevent burning your mouth.

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