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El Gaucho Argentine Grill

Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
+297 582 3677
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinean, Gluten Free Options
Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: El Gaucho Argentine Grill
1. For the best & biggest steaks
"The steaks seem to melt in your mouth"
Robert C
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2. Home made desserts
"They presented us with lovely flourless type of chocolate cake"
Lori B
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3. Great ambiance with live music
"We had a blast here."
Jeff F
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1 - 10 of 3,385 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Steak here was so delicious and plenty of options to choose from. Large wine list and friendly servers.

Thank lw0305
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 29, 2018

We tried this for the first time for dinner and loved it. We had reservations for 6:30 and were seated promptly at a round table, great for conversation for our group of eight. It is very busy here and when we left, every table was...More

3  Thank NancySeaside
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you want a Delish steak dinner combined with a festive atmosphere, El Gaucho is the place to go !!! They do many things well including their pumpkin soup, desserts, and their Argentine grilling of meats.You wont be disappointed !!!!

Thank gregperl
Reviewed 4 days ago

Was there yesterday and this place is in operation for over 40 years now and still the same good steak; quality and good service. Consistency!!!

Thank jetstarholdings
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This please knows how to cook and prepare a juicy steak. Make sure to visit this place before you leave the island. It is a bit of a touristy place, but really there's a reason why.

Thank Amanda D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent place, slightly out of the way, but a gem, you should make reservations. Best steaks in Aruba hands down.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve written several reviews of el gaucho praising the steaks. We’ve been there over ten times and each time felt like the hostess looks down at us. No matter how dressed up we are or if we spend $100 or $180 on dinner and drinks,...More

Thank PhiSigValdez
Omira B, Owner at El Gaucho Argentine Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear guest, I am very sorry you felt that way but I am sure it was not intended. We have 6 different dinning rooms and every reservation that comes in is assigned a table in a section. When a table change is requested, the hostess...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!! Loveedddd this place. Perfect ambiance, great service, cute little restaurant. Went with my husband for our honeymoon and our family suggested el gaucho. Def a must go when in Aruba!

Thank sulli6496
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by many people before we left. We love Portuguese food, so this was a priority and we made reservations for ourselves and the couple who accompanied us to Aruba. The first course was a salad which was delicious. For my entree...More

1  Thank Theresa S
Omira B, Owner at El Gaucho Argentine Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

No wonder you’re disappointed, we are an Argentinian steak house !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very noisy, they lost our reservation but we were seated anyway. Two sides, mushrooms (must have with steak) and yellow squash were not available. Steaks were ok, lobster tails varied quite a bit in size between the 4 of us. Highly recommended but it was...More

1  Thank Destination325020
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Questions & Answers
November 8, 2018|
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Response from Steph K | Reviewed this property |
Never! We showed up a half hour early to our reservation and they sat us right away. I feel like it’s impossible to be frowned at in Aruba - it’s one happy island!
August 26, 2018|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
yes, dress code is casual
July 17, 2018|
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Response from Jamey C | Reviewed this property |
Yes but much better taking a $7 cab ride
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $49
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Oranjestad
  • Phone Number: +297 582 3677
El Gaucho, is a typical Argentine Steakhouse, famous for serving succulent Steaks grilled the Argentinian way. The decor, ambiance and music is rustic and Argentinian in every way. Leather art on the walls, wooden pillars and barrels,cow hide decor and more. The Restaurant is divided in 7 dinning rooms, each decorated to honor a region of Argentina:Mendoza the wine region, the famous Caminito Way, the Pampas fields.The menu is extensive with many choices of beef, poultry and seafood. The sides are included in the price and so are the fresh garlic bread and the 3 home made sauces to acompany your dinner.With over 38 years, serving the best and the biggest steaks, El Gaucho is the oldest established Restaurant on the Island.
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