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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-1510
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Ranked #18 of 656 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
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: El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on elegant old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives.
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English first
Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I expect more from these old school restaurants these days. This place has all the old world european and American styled menu items many prepared at your table. The service is excellent, the uniforms are nice but the meat, which they tout as their specialty is inconsistently cooked and be careful when they say Wagyu..it doesn't mean that the cut... More

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I see the restaurant dining equation as split equally between service and quality of food. Mess one up and the other can't make up for it. After hearing about el Gaucho for years we finally tried it out. The food was excellent and timely. We were without food rarely. The food was excellent and well-prepared. Our server, named Jacob, was... More

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Tacoma, WA
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I guess it should be considering it cost $65 (I had the NY Strip - medium rare of course), but then again I know that I'm going to pay that much when I go to a top end steak house. Not only was the food outstanding, but the service was as well. We weren't rushed but we weren't kept waiting... More

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

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho Tacoma experience, especially for such a special occasion like your 30th wedding anniversary. We love reveling with our guests, and we love knowing we hit the mark with your visit. We will pass along your praise... More

Gig Harbor, WA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

What a great Happy Hour. Excellent food and beverage specials along with a top shelf atmosphere and wait staff. A Can't Miss!!!!

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USA
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Once again, the superlatives will flow, because this restaurant is ABSOLUTELY SUPERB! From start to finish and ALL IN BETWEEN, I had a FANTASTIC experience! From the outside, one would NEVER guess that a LUXURIOUS restaurant awaited inside. And, given the service, food quality, and overall dining experience, I found the restaurant to be QUITE REASONABLY priced! As an added... More

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Dallas, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were visiting Tacoma for a golf weekend and a number of the people we met recommended El Gaucho. We made reservations without doing any additional research, and we were very impressed! Everything was top notch - from the complimentary shuttle from our downtown hotel to the warm decor to the amazing food. And the service was fabulous - friendly... More

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El Gaucho S, Public 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 love hearing from our guests, and we're glad that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho Tacoma experience with your visit. We strive to deliver world class food and service every night, to each guest, and we will pass along your praise to our teams. We look... More

Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is a steak house, and the steak IS delicious. But the biggest surprise for me was that at El Gaucho I had the very best French Onion Soup ever AND the very best Bananas Foster I have ever had. French Onion Soup recipes vary a lot, so it sometimes comes down to personal preference. Prior to this, my favorite... More

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Boise, Idaho, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent high end menu, very attentive service, excellent quality food, prepared as ordered. Price is quite high but fitting for the quality of food and service. Great Piano player. Were excellent with our young 5 year old grand daughters and made special efforts to make the kids feel welcome. Great place and we will return!

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

Hi Ron, Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We always appreciate hearing from our guests regarding their experience with us, and we're so glad to hear we hit the mark with your recent visit. We strive to deliver world class food and service each night to every guest. We source the best products available... More

Puyallup, Washington
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Went on a date night. Decided to go all out and get the chateaubriand carved tableside and it was DELICIOUS. The steak was cooked perfectly, the potato was great, I also really enjoyed the tomato with the cheese on it. Our waiter was also very good and professional. I thought it was funny that they escort you to the bathroom,... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I had dinner here on the recommendation of a friend in town. It is a unique steak house with very good food. I enjoyed the environment, the service was excellent, the food cooked perfectly and presented well. An excellent experience. I recommend!

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