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“I come here for the experience. It's a great place to. One for a special occasion or a reason to go out and enjoy yourself.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
2505 First Avenue, Seattle, WA 98121 (Belltown)
+1 206-728-1337
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Ranked #112 of 3,434 restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $0 - $115
Cuisines: American, Argentinean, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Belltown
Cross street: Wall Street
Description: El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on elegant old-school, tableside service for people celebrating their lives.
Seattle, WA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“I come here for the experience. It's a great place to. One for a special occasion or a reason to go out and enjoy yourself.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012 via mobile

Get greats at curbside and the the professionalism continues through the whole meal. The food melts in my mouth. Te sauce adds the right flavor without drowning the flavors of the meat. The music is relaxing with a nice jazzy twist. I love it!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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WA
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Pricey and good for steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Good - The presentation
Steak

Bad- Steak (as there are not too many other great choices I would chose thsi for)
Pricey
Not on the lake /no lake view

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dallas, Oregon
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264 reviews 264 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
“fabulous half-price happy hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2012

Stopped by El Gaucho for happy hour dinner after a full day shopping and walking around Seattle. Sunday and Monday nights all the food on the bar menu is half-price from 5 until closing. Tuesday-Friday it's 5-7 p.m. We had a feast -- Crab cakes $8, 6 oz. steak sandwich $12, half-pound burger $10, baby back ribs $9 and Caesar salads $5. Other choices include ahi tuna tartare $8, steamer clams $7, spicy shrimp $7. Lots of drink specials as well. Top-quality food as might be expected at El Gaucho. A relatively inexpensive way to enjoy a high-end steakhouse experience. Including drinks and tip, we barely reached $100 for four of us.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, WA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Best Steak in Seattle”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Fancy place and price reflects it. Great service. Ipenema has unlimited meats for about the same price as 1 steak here

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Seattle WA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Over priced!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Way over rated and over priced. The food is okay, if you like that sort of thing.

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