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“Needs management” 3 of 5 stars
Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
Calle Muelle Ribera, 2, 29660 Marbella, Spain
+34 952813671
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Ranked #531 of 922 Restaurants in Marbella
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Needs management”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Food very good but service is a disaster, it needs leadership. They have irritating electronic order pads for the waiters and they don't work ! It took 20 mins to place our order. It's a pity as it has the potential to be very good, it needs a professional front of house manager.

  • Visited April 2015
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Oslo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Good food - perfect location - old service - enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Easy place - relaxed place - good food - friendly staff - good prices - big portions. Not the place for the big celebrations - but for a bit to eat its ok.

Visited November 2014
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Manama, Bahrain
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Too Touristy not worth it”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

El Gaucho was a small Argentinean Restaurant on the back street in the Port Banus that had great steaks and meat. Sadly this restaurant closed down.

This El Gaucho has the same name but not close to the old ones (even though the Head Waitress told us they had some of the cooks from the old place!). Being in Port Banus it is a touristic place and the look and size of it has it written all over it.

The simple answer is it is not worth it, not the food, service, or value. A Tourist trap, you can get much better food the wasting your money and time.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Cookham, United Kingdom
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242 helpful votes 242 helpful votes
“Great Steaks - A little Pricey though!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Perfect location (at Puerto Banus Marina) from where to enjoy people-watching from this Argentinian Steakhouse with a wide menu choice. Although our steaks were 'good' they were not fabulous or as memorable as the bill……………I guess you're paying for the location, rather than the food!! Service was good (friendly and efficient) but was it worth the cost - Probably Not………..!!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Tasty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This Argentinian Steakhouse is in an ideal location on the promenade along the Marina. Chose a table inside as it was a quite breezy evening. The menu was very good with a great choice of meat. We had steaks which were excellent and large portions. If you like black pudding this is a must to try. Washed it down with a bottle of wine which was also tasty and reasonable. Finished off our meal with cocktails which had to be done! A 3 man band came and sang songs while we were eating, this added an extra buzz and enjoyment to our meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Definitely would reommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Puerto Buenus.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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