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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
+1 253-272-1510
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Ranked #8 of 673 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets
Description: For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.
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English first
Lacey, Washington, United States
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We ordered the dinner for two for $150 and we were very satisfied. We had oyster for our starter and steak, asparagus, and baked potato for dinner. Pros: asparagus were delicious and a good sized portion. Baked potato was prepared on the table side which was a nice touch. The steak was good, but a bit salty on the top.... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this review

Dear Yolanda, Thank you for writing feedback, even though it sounds like we missed the mark with a few of your expectations. While we are glad that you enjoyed the ambiance and food, obviously the service is a key component of the El Gaucho experience and we would appreciate knowing exactly were we missed so that we may address any... More 

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful place, classy environment & first class service. Simple if not extensive menu. Had the filet & lobster. Portions were large & well executed, however options for vegetables were not fresh, limited & soup was average. Overall, food doesn't rise to the price tag but, ambience & 1st class service make it worth a visit for a special occasion. Will... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review of El Gaucho Tacoma. We take your comments to heart and will pass them along to our teams. It's feedback from our guests like you that helps us continue to improve and achieve our goal of being a world-class establishment. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again. Cheers! More 

Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a fabulous date night idea, it is romantically lit, the food is wonderful, the service is great! It can be a bit pricey so reserve this one for a special occasion!

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Sydney
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Dropped in to see what the place was like and it was happy hour mid week. The menu was simple and extremely affordable with 2 different menu list. 1st was $9 and the 2nd was $12. Each had around 8 choices plus a desert. The portions were more than enough for a satisfying feed and be careful if you choose... More 

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Winthrop, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Never disappointed to dine here. Great service and the meals were perfect. The atmosphere was great. A lot going on and live music; we were on the upper level with great views of the whole place but it is quieter and you can easily have a conversation.

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this review

Hi William, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We love hearing from our guests and we're so glad that you received the world-class food, service, and ambiance we strive to deliver every night to each guest. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

This is an upscale steakhouse on par with Ruth's Chis, Morton's or Metropolitan Grill. The steaks and the seafood are excellent. The service is outstanding. The atmosphere is elegant, a bit dark but they supply penlights to read the menu. The wine selection is great! The prices are expensive, but no worse than any other upscale steakhouse. A good place... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We always appreciate hearing from our guests and we love knowing you received a true El Gaucho Tacoma experience. We strive to deliver world class food, service and ambiance each night to every guest, and we're glad we hit the mark with your recent visit. Thank you for... More 

Bremerton, Washington
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It took a minute for my eyes to adjust to the darkness when coming in from outside, but the place is beautiful inside and belies the exterior. The service was great, and the piano player was good. Everything about this place is fancy. Even the price. It was really good food, and a fun experience. A good place for a... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

El Gaucho has the the best happy hour in Tacoma. Great prices for quality food. A bit dark but being able to sit for dinner on a piano while someone is playing is great. All their happy hour items are awesome and the choices of wine are large.

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Tacoma, Washington, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This by far is my favorite restaurant in the South Puget Sound area, the service from bartender to head waiter is exquisite, you're treated like royalty. I have had most everything on their menu and never had anything but excellent food. On this occasion I had one of my favorites; Filet mignon, and it was perfect. In addition to great... More 

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El Gaucho S, Public Relations Manager at El Gaucho Tacoma, responded to this review

Hi Bob, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We love hearing that we are your favorite place to dine, and that you recently enjoyed your anniversary celebration with us. We love reveling with our guests, and we thank you for choosing us to celebrate such a special occasion. We will pass along your praise... More 

Ann Arbor, MI
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We went to El Gaucho after Mr Urologist's brother's wedding (long after the day wedding lunch and snacks had worn off). To be honest, I wasn't thrilled that this was a chain. However, it was awesome. First of all, I should commend the waitress and sommelier for taking care of everything once they were aware that this was a celebration.... More 

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Additional Information about El Gaucho Tacoma

Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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