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“Gaucho style with a contemporary look” 4 of 5 stars
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Gaucho
Podium Level, Gate Village 05 | Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai 482054, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #484 of 5,621 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: Argentinean, Hamburgers, Steakhouse
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Gaucho style with a contemporary look”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

The overall look and feel was nice and open spaced. The waiting staff and hosts were very nice and also helpful in many ways enhancing the experience we had.

The food was very good but the menu was a bit limited, intentional or not. The restaurant was at 50% occupancy but it was a week day evening so that is ok, but the top restaurants in Dubai are usually full all week long. I think they still have not marketed themselves to the outside world so much and were relying on the DIFC crowd to promote and keep them busy (bad idea).

Justin Beiber was just at ZUMA right across from them the night before!

You will enjoy this place but they have to work on the menu and cocktails a bit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong if you like Malbec and red meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Above and beyond the great wine list and main event (steak)... The staff are a rarity for Dubai, in that they are very well versed and informative. The sommelier in particular is superb. Make sure you try some of the very authentic starters.

Have never had enough room for dessert so can't comment on that!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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97 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

So, some weeks ago, I said they could do better...well, they did. We were invited back by the Managing Partner in Dubai and they really did deliver. They did this on what is one of their busiest nights as well, a Thursday. The steak, which we had as a bar snack whilst having cocktails, and then as a main was sublime. The Tapiz Back Tears Malbec was fantastic, and open, breathing and ready. The fondant dessert was spot on (although had some strange green condiment which did not really work). The service was attentive and atmosphere perfect, as was even the AC temperature. My only negative, like many places in Dubai, is around the price of the wine. This Malbec is particularly good, but really, a USD 40 bottle from an off license store sold at 1000% markup just does not work for me, these mark ups in Dubai are madness as it spoils many an evening out, the worst offenders remain Jumeirah of course though. So, well done Gaucho for coming through, and also not making a meal of it either, pardon the pun!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Great steak restaurant worth a visit, don't like the smoking in the bar apart from that fab place. Over priced drinks like the rest of Dubai's restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

The four of us could not stop moaning in delight as we were eating our steaks at Gaucho. The meat here is so good, and so are the baked potatoes. We'll be back, again and again!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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