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Gauchito Grill

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133 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069-2956
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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San Diego, CA
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2015

I went often enough for the staff and owner to at least recognize me - and for them to ignore me yet wait on other people was what I saw as their death knoll. It's never good to see a restaurant close - their food was actually good. I can't say the same for their service for this eat-out-often customer.... More 

Thank Love2Food
Oceanside, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2015

I'm a local who ran across this place quite by accident, and am very glad I did! The menu features a variety of Argentine dishes; I especially liked the beef empanadas and Argentinian fries. Everything tastes fresh and home-made.

Thank SoCalCJs
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent empanadas, steaks, salads. My wife and I had heard about Gauchito Grill a little while ago and had been wanting to try it. We weren't disappointed. The bonus was that we went on a night where they had a nice guitar duo. It turned out to be a great week night! Thanks Gauchito Grill!

Thank John S
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015 via mobile

Good empanadas, burgers steaks the service it's friendly.they have a good chimy hurry sauce. They are closed between lunch and dinner and all Sunday I recommend giving this place a try

Thank 7Anderson
san marcos
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ony Argentinian Restaurant around town. Popular for lunch. Try an Empanada...fried or baked home made. Also great steak sandwiches on home made Cibatta rolls....salads are freshly made too....drinks are limited to cans and bottles but they will give you ice in a cup. Owner is usually there and pleasant to talk to. Great, stable staff. Nice outdoor tables. Clean. Nice... More 

Thank waterwoman1
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172 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

Visit on Tuesday nights and not only enjoy the great Argentine cuisine, but also the live music. It would be great for a couple's night out, and really adds to the atmosphere. The empanadas are fantastic here, and I would be happy with bowl of several for a meal. Service was provided with a smile and the place had a... More 

Thank Robert M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice place to go for lunch. I enjoyed it very much. Had the kobe burger. The atmosphere was great and the staff was friendly.

Thank Joe W
San Diego, California
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2015

This little gem is inside a strip mall type area. John and I went on Tuesday night, which is called "Bohemian" night. I'm guessing it is some sort of live band karaoke...only... Argentinean style. Very small place...intimate. Two musicians who play astoundingly beautiful south american music...jazz and more. The empanadas are the best I've had, delicious and inexpensive...try two or... More 

Thank RadioLady2011
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Oh my goodness, I have normally stopped by the shop next door for lunch and never twice about stopping into this Argentinian restaurant. I am not sure why because their menu is outside and the prices are reasonable. I had to try the empanadas and the Argentinian fries.... and they were delicious. I added the chimichurri sauce to the empanadas... More 

Thank Jude2630
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2015

Excelent baked empandas, we ordered chicken and cheese empandas, and my son orded a rib eye medium cook, we even asked before if it was really a rib eye cut like most good argentines restaurants that offer steaks. The steak was not even 10oz as the menu says and the steak was really a thin cut, but really thin. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Argentinean, South American, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 133 N Twin Oaks Valley Rd, Suite 102, San Marcos, CA 92069-2956
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Marcos
  • Phone Number: 760-891-0812

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?