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“Great Martinis and a Pig fest of meat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gaucho's Grill Churrascaria

Gaucho's Grill Churrascaria
62 Lowell Street, Manchester, NH 03101
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Ranked #53 of 347 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Manchester, New Hampshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great Martinis and a Pig fest of meat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The night started with the most amazing variety of Martinis I've ever seen, was filled out by the incredible bounty of meat (Including, one of my favorites that I've never seen anwhere else... chicken hearts!) and was capped with a lemoncello desert to die for!

Visited June 2012
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English first
New Hampshire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Bring your appetite!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I usually go here maybe twice a year..food is very good can be pricey as it is an all you can eat and they keep coming to your table with a variety of meats unless you turn your placecard over to the stop side....very easy to overeat..lol

Visited June 2012
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Ashland, New Hampshire
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Once is enough.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

We don't get down to the '"Queen City" very often. We had to try Gaucho's after the reviews and features on NH Chronicle.
The restaurant is very nicely appointed.
Since so many other reviewers have already described how the service works I will not go into detail.
It was nice to try something different. However, with all the other choices in Manchester I do not feel that the quality of the food is the best for the money at Gaucho's.
The salad bar was very nice. Clean and offered many choices. We got to try some new foods that are not normally seen on a salad bar. The sides bar had some of the best mashed potatoes I've ever had in a restaurant. The rice was bland and tasteless. The veggies were mushy.
The soup bar looked good with two offerings but we did not try them.
The quality of the meat was poor at best. Most of the meat was tough and overcooked. They use some kind of meat tenderizer (remember that stuff our mom's used back in the 1960's?) or seasoning that is so laden with salt that the meat is inedible. Whatever they use on the meat it gave us indigestion well into the next day.
The bbq pork ribs were raw and bloody.
The service is prompt and the staff is very friendly and helpful.
We liked trying the sides that were brought to the table, yucca and plantains. They were very good.
It was a Saturday evening and the place was not too busy at 6PM. They did have a pleasant guitar soloist that was playing quietly .
I was surprised that such a nice restaurant was using paper napkins for dinner service. We had to ask for extra.
The wine menu is extensive with a wide range of prices. A staff member even took us in the "cellar" to check it out.
We did not indulge in dessert. It is not included in the $30.00/plate and they are not made in house.
If you're in Manchester and want to drop $100.00 (for 2, including tip) on a meal I would suggest trying something else.
Guacho's is a been there, done that kind of experience. Once was enough for us and we will not return.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Concord NH
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Come hungry!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

If you're not familiar with South American style barbecues, this is an excellent place to learn. You start with the salad bar, which includes hot and cold dishes, then roving staff will bring skewers of meats and carve your portion at table. Your server will also bring a tray of 'side dishes' - I particularly like the plantain and yucca, but wish the side servings were a little more generous. Gaucho's uses a simple system to indicate whether dining patrons are ready for service - you flip a round card over from green to go ahead or red to stop. Selections here include lamb, chicken, pork, various sausages, several cuts of beef, and an unusual choice - a cart with baked salmon, very tasty.
The salad bar and sides are included with the barbecue, but drinks and deserts are not. The wine list is extensive, and the bar is well-stocked. The deserts are good, but you'll have to remember to save room, not an easy task here, and not remarkable enough to make me want to make the extra effort - and spend the extra $6.

Visited January 2012
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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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125 reviews 125 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
“Great, as long as you love meat”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

This is a place where the gauchos walk around the restaurant with freshly grilled meats on skewers. If you want them to stop at your table, you turn a card on your table to green. If not, you make it red. And if it is on green, you will be SWARMED by a seemingly endless line of meat wielding gauchos.

The price is not bad, considering how much is offered. There is a decent salad bar with breads and cheeses, but I don't think it would be worth the price for a vegetarian, and certainly not for a vegan.

We have been there several times and have never had a bad meal or bad service. Everyone there is very professional and friendly.

As far as dress code, we dressed up the first time as we thought it was required. When we got there, we saw people at one table wearing suits and ties, and the people at the table next to them were wearing shorts and t-shirts. This is NH, after all. Anything goes. I say wear whatever makes you feel comfortable. Unless that is a clown suit or overalls made out of human skin, I think you'll be fine.

One note...it is a long meal. Think 90 minutes to two hours. Very well behaved children may be able to handle it, but if you've got fidgety kids, get a sitter.

Visited April 2012
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