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Gauchito Grill

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133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069
760-891-0812
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Empanada's are home made. Try one

Ony Argentinian Restaurant around town. Popular for lunch. Try an Empanada...fried or baked home made. Also great steak sandwiches on home made Cibatta rolls....salads are freshly made too....drinks are limited to cans and bottles but they will give you ice in a cup. Owner is usually there and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Ony Argentinian Restaurant around town. Popular for lunch. Try an Empanada...fried or baked home made. Also great steak sandwiches on home made Cibatta rolls....salads are freshly made too....drinks are limited to cans and bottles but they will give you ice in a cup. Owner is usually there and pleasant to talk to. Great, stable staff. Nice outdoor tables. Clean. Nice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visit on Tuesday nights and not only enjoy the great Argentine cuisine, but also the live music. It would be great for a couple's night out, and really adds to the atmosphere. The empanadas are fantastic here, and I would be happy with bowl of several for a meal. Service was provided with a smile and the place had a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This was a nice place to go for lunch. I enjoyed it very much. Had the kobe burger. The atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This little gem is inside a strip mall type area. John and I went on Tuesday night, which is called "Bohemian" night. I'm guessing it is some sort of live band karaoke...only... Argentinean style. Very small place...intimate. Two musicians who play astoundingly beautiful south american music...jazz and more. The empanadas are the best I've had, delicious and inexpensive...try two or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Oh my goodness, I have normally stopped by the shop next door for lunch and never twice about stopping into this Argentinian restaurant. I am not sure why because their menu is outside and the prices are reasonable. I had to try the empanadas and the Argentinian fries.... and they were delicious. I added the chimichurri sauce to the empanadas... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excelent baked empandas, we ordered chicken and cheese empandas, and my son orded a rib eye medium cook, we even asked before if it was really a rib eye cut like most good argentines restaurants that offer steaks. The steak was not even 10oz as the menu says and the steak was really a thin cut, but really thin. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I love eating at this lovely restaurant. Burgers, steak, fries, salads, beer, wine and yes Empanadas. Sounds like an American diner, but it is really an Argentine's version of the diner. Same food we American's love but with an Argentinian twist-delicious that is. The Empanadas are a must, I love the Spicy Beef but many think they are too spicy.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am usually solo and a couple of months ago watched other people/tables being serviced while I finally had to wave and ask for attention. It was not a good feeling - and it's not because I don't tip well. 20% is my 'at least' tip ... and the lousy service meant that I haven't been back. The manager apologized... More 

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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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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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Additional Information about Gauchito Grill

Address: 133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069
Phone Number: 760-891-0812
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Argentinean, South American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 133 N. Twin Oaks Valley Road, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-891-0812

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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