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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Special occasions
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
Fantastic food @@

We went with friends at the end of Dec 2014. As you enter you notice the dimly lit setting, the dark wooden accents lend to a cozy warm atmosphere. We received warm welcome and promptly seated , we found the staff very friendly,accommodating and excellent hosts to our most enjoyable dining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
TheWs_58
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edmonton, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We went with friends at the end of Dec 2014. As you enter you notice the dimly lit setting, the dark wooden accents lend to a cozy warm atmosphere. We received warm welcome and promptly seated , we found the staff very friendly,accommodating and excellent hosts to our most enjoyable dining experience. After being seated we were promptly given flashlights... More 

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Rome, Italy
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Very good food in a nice almost dark location. We had steaks perfectly cooked and tasty...but the price was definitely far too high...more than is reasonable for a restaurant. Excellent service!!

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Dupont, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

To all who shall read this from now until the end of times....you must eat here. I have traveled the world, and eaten at countless restaurants of every kind, but none of those have made an impression on me, and my wife like El Gaucho has. In early December of 2014, we were dining with a group celebrating our corporate... More 

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Lacey, Washington, United States
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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
Contributor
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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Contributor
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
138 reviews 138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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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?