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“Carnivores, come !” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Gauchos - Spuistraat

Gauchos - Spuistraat
Spuistraat 3e, 1012 SP Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31 206257272
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Ranked #511 of 2,299 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $41 - $68
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Dam Square
Description: Gauchos in the Spuistraat is a modern grill restaurant in the center of Amsterdam. Casual overseer, "Latin Heat" and an extensive menu original meat and fish dishes from the grill.Excellent opportunity for private dinners and large groups.Located close to the Central Station and the parking is in front (garage De Kolk)Gauchos Spuistraat is open 7 days a week from 17:00.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Carnivores, come !”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I first went to this chain of restaurants over 20 years ago, now still occasionally with carnivorous friends.

Then you got great Argentinian steak in four varieties and 3 sizes, a bottle of Argentinian Trapiche wine on the table to encourage you to order alcohol and there was a selection of other dishes too.

Now the four varieties of steak (still Argentinian, still excellent) come in 5 sizes (you can now order 1000g), the Argentinian wine list has long since dropped the bottle-on-the-table Trapiche and grown in length and quality to include more upmarket gran corte (as well as a malbec from my favourite winery Colome) alongside cheaper stuff. The decor style along with the overall atmosphere is unchanged and the list of 'other dishes' has grown, but still very much steak-oriented (there are also spare ribs, grilled chicken and surf&turf for example but you won't be giving vegetarians much pleasure by bringing them here).

Service was excellent. Customers mostly tourists when I last went early on a Saturday evening and while we got in without reserving an hour later the restaurant was full.

As an unexpected bonus I can report this restaurant must have had non-Dutch plumbers in recently: There's hot water in the washrooms !

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Ok, but pricey.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

There are several restaurants in Amsterdam in this chain and, in my opinion, this one is the best. Steak was OK, nothing special, but at the top end of the price range for the area.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Average Steak”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Steak was somehow.. very plain.
Meat was lacking flavour
Side dishes very similar

Dessert - was ok - extremely sweet leche

Visited August 2013
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Carmel, California
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Great place for steaks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We sat on the terrace and enjoyed a great dinner. I had been missing a good steak and knew that Gaucho's was one place that I was assured of a great tasting steak - and they did not disappoint! Great food, good value.

Visited August 2013
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Glad we called in!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Had a great meal here on a whim, a little bit on the expensive side for what we had but then again we were right in the centre of the city just away from Dam Square, we both had the Saint Maarten (Chicken and Ribs Combo), well cooked and very tasty, the house red wasn't great but the Caipiranhas and the service were!

Visited May 2013
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