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El Gaucho

Hohenstaufenring 29-37 | Zülpicher Platz, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
+49 221 246797
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“empanadas” (6 reviews)
“steak” (51 reviews)
“salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinean
$$ - $$$
Hohenstaufenring 29-37 | Zülpicher Platz, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed May 9, 2018

In fact, I ate the best steak of my life at El Gaucho Cologne. The Argentine meat is awesome. The service was fast and very friendly. It was a wonderful evening in Cologne. Thanks.

Thank HarrySNY
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Had dinner here with a small group after a day of work at the Messe. I've been to many steakhouses around the world and El Gaucho can stand with any of them. Our service was excellent, our waiter suggested a plate of starters which were...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed March 12, 2018

My 3rd city experience of El Gaucho after prague and bangkok...food still amazes...Steaks and the accompanying sauces melt in your mouth..excellent wine collection...highy recommended.....

Thank Raman J
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite Cologne restaurants.. meat quality is super great, the best I had in Cologne. Great salads and sides too.. didn’t try desserts, but funny enough loved their coffee :)

Thank Nasser M
Reviewed March 1, 2018 via mobile

The title is a perfect summary of the overall experience. El Gaucho has great meat however the service is bad. It takes ages before the waiter starts ordering. The interior is old fashioned and worn. However the food is good.

Thank Pats911
Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Cozy place to get good steaks! Service is amazing as well. Music/Entertainment is offered and it’s just a combination of the people, food, service, and decor that makes this whole experience fun! Too bad we forgot to take photos. We were just genuinely in the...More

Thank BummedOnBadService
Reviewed February 13, 2018

A cold and wet Sunday evening was absolutely transformed by a visit to El Gaucho. Although we hadn't booked, we were courteously greeted and shown to a table by a friendly and attentive waiter. We started with some bread and a salsa with a really...More

Thank Flanagan950
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

The steak in Gaucho as well as the appetizer were delicious. The waiter was very polite and helpful. All in all it was a very good experince. There was only one problem with the doness of tje steak, where one of us order a medium...More

Thank Hamdi A
Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

I had an amazing rib eye steak which was just perfectly prepared with nice seasoning. My boyfriend’s steak was also very good. Both of them reminded me to the steaks I had in Central America. We were very happy with the food and had a...More

Thank PelirrojaK14
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Best steaks in cologne. Eat the Empanadas ... I like the flan con dulce de leche. I will come back with friends.

Thank Bagerzadeh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $51
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hohenstaufenring 29-37 | Zülpicher Platz, 50674 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Süd
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Süd
  • Phone Number: +49 221 246797
  • E-mail
You immediately feel at home when you enter El Gaucho. A hearty welcome in a warm, country-style setting, a juicy steak, fresh salad, a good wine and friendly service - all this will make your stay in one of Cologne's most renowned restaurants not only pleasant, but an unforgettable occasion. The El Gaucho is the first and oldest Argentinian restaurant in Germany. For over 40 years El Gaucho has served its guests with genuine, Argentinian angus steaks, prepared on a central, open grill. Watch and enjoy the taste of these Argentinian specialties - just like gauchos in the pampas. El Gaucho not only stands for quality dining, but is also a part of authentic Argentinian culture in Germany.
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