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“My favorite Portland Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725 (Downtown)
+1 503-227-8794
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Ranked #131 of 3,687 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets
Description: Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho Portland's award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) brand tenderloin filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood, all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals in an exhibition-style kitchen. Our extensive wine list is award-winning, and happy hour menu is widely recognized as one of Portland's best. Live music is offered nightly. El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.
Eugene, Oregon
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“My favorite Portland Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Our team was done with business planning and celebrated at El Gaucho. We had the wine cellar room, 15 of us. They were very attentive to us. Appetizers, dinners, and desserts were all wonderful, everyone was raving. Be sure and order the Bananas Foster for dessert, a bit of a show and delicous. Best steak house in Portland

Visited December 2012
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Oh daddy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife. Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife. Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife. Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife. Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife. Steaks are fat and juicy like my wife.

Visited October 2012
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Portland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Casual Monday night or fancy weekend celebration!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

We love El Gaucho! We have celebrated many New Years Eve evenings and this year our anniversary. We have recently enjoyed some nice and casual Monday nights watching football in the cigar bar.

  • Visited September 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Always a great steak”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We have been to El Gaucho several times. It is always the best steak. order very little sides as they are huge. The service is very friendly and you don't get that overly stuffy atmosphere of some high end restaurants.

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Chicago, Illinois
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32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Super food service and prices!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Excellent food, old world ambiance and terrfic servers. Room has 50-60 year old grand steak house old look. Truly a landmark but very pricey for many budgets!

Visited October 2012
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