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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
253-272-1510
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Ranked #14 of 659 Restaurants in Tacoma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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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 old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.
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English first
Gig Harbor, WA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
135 reviews 135 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Port Orchard, Washington
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Such a wonderful birthday dinner! The dinner steak was tasty, but a little too done. I ordered medium rare and received medium. The dining steward impressed me with his apologies and offer of a complimentary dessert. The staff as a whole was pleasant and attentive. All in all, it was a good experience.

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Bonney Lake
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We had our valentines day one day early and made reservations a couple of weeks in advance. I love the ambiance, It was dark but I felt that was just part of the experience. I loved the little flashlights they give to see the menu. I did need to use one to see when I was trying to cut my... More

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

Hi Moon dancer! Thank you for your feedback for your recent visit to El Gaucho Tacoma. We strive to deliver world-class food and service each night for every guest, and we're glad that you enjoyed the food, ambiance, and service with your visit. We revel in celebrating lives and special occasions, and we thank you for choosing us as the... More

Bonney Lake, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We made reservation months prior to New Years for 8 people. We took a Limo to the restaurant and we had the limo for 4 hours. We figured that was plenty of time to eat and travel around the waterfront of Tacoma. We were wrong. We arrived early at El Gaucho and they were not ready. We understood and stated... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I am very surprised at diners having an unsatisfactory experience within a week of my visit. I was there on the evening of December 23, with two friends, one of whom had been on the wait staff of a different unrelated Tacoma restaurant. All three of us had a great meal, and a great time. We were not pushed out... More

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