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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-1510
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Ranked #12 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
Bremerton, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Tacoma, Washington
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
48 helpful votes 48 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
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155 reviews 155 reviews
67 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
173 reviews 173 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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

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