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El Gaucho Tacoma

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2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
+1 253-272-1510
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul...
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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great prices!

I like El Gaucho's and have been here a few times. I have always saved room for Bananas Foster to end the visit. While I have never been disappointed by the food and service, I have been disappointed by the lack of a beer selection and the prices. I'm a beer guy and El Gaucho's previously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Craig W
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Tacoma, Washington
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We ended an adventurous circumventing Olympic National Park and the entire Olympic Mountain range by stopping for dinner here. Not finding anywhere on the 300-mile drive that appealed to us all day we were famished and a good steak would have done fine. We got that and so much more. Located in an old brick building, stepping inside we were... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I like El Gaucho's and have been here a few times. I have always saved room for Bananas Foster to end the visit. While I have never been disappointed by the food and service, I have been disappointed by the lack of a beer selection and the prices. I'm a beer guy and El Gaucho's previously understood that. On my... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is my second time at El Gaucho, Tacoma. We traveled in from Missouri for a business dinner both times and both times had the same waiter. I remember not being super impressed with the service the first time, but then the bad/rude service we received this time prompted me to write this review. Based on the prices of both... More 

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Kingston, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

From the moment you walk in they treat you like you are the only table in the restaurant. The attention to detail here is amazing. The food did not disappoint us. We walked in on a Saturday evening with no reservations. El Gaucho is a top notch restaurant! We already have plans to go to the Seattle location in two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My husband and I had been encouraged to try this place. We've seen this restaurant internationally but aren't sure if they are all connected...we hadn't been to any of the others. The only reason I rated it this high was because the ambiance is really quite nice and the service was wonderful. Outside of that, not impressed. The food, the... More 

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Lakewood, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very unique restaurant. Getting to watch them cook your food and prepare everything at your table was fun. The staff is top notch and the food mouth watering good. It is a great place to come to for a romantic dinner or special occasion!

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

My husband and I enjoy fine dining. The service, the food, the drinks!! But our visit to the Tacoma ElGaucho was a huge disappointment. When we were seated, it took almost ten minutes before we were greeted. Our server was not attentive at all to our needs. The steaks we ordered were filet mignons which are supposed to melt in... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. We want you to know that we take your comments regarding the food and service to heart. We are sorry that we missed the mark with your expectations with your recent visit. We source the finest quality products available, and we are sorry that your dinner did not appear up to these standards. We sincerely... More 

Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Took our niece here for her 18th birthday. El Gaucho always makes each guest feel special. Birthday card and rose petals on the table, nice touch. Our server was really delightful. The food is always wonderful. Can't beat the table side Caesar salad. Also, try the roasted corn! I know..it's corn...but it's amazing! Steaks aren't bad either! :)

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Franklin, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

First, if not the most expensive restaurant in Tacoma, it is in the same price range. Service was as good as you will get anywhere. Not a great selection of seafood for a coastal city, but the steaks are the stars of the show anyway. Sides were generous size and diverse for everyone's taste. Gluten free items were pointed out... More 

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Tacoma, WA
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I hate writing this, because I'm a champion of the improving restaurant scene in Tacoma and the south Puget Sound. But our poor experience (and a lack of response to my privately written review to the local GM) prompts me to do so. We made advance reservations for my mother-in-law's 90th birthday, an obviously very special event. We arrived, and... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?