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El Gaucho

319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
+1 503-227-8794
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“chateaubriand” (18 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mouthwatering steak, tasty side dishes. We ordered several sides to share between a group of 5 people. Service was outstanding. Friendly and knowledgeable waiter.

Thank Newscreenname2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a first class steak house that knows how to prepare filet “bleu”. The sides are also appropriate. The spinach was sautéed so that it was still green. The bread pudding had a wonderful blueberry sauce. There is an excellent wine list with many...More

Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to this place twice and it has not let me down. The food is fantastic and the service is phenomenal! The whole feel of the place is very inviting and relaxing. Definitely recommend this place for a work meeting or romantic date. Definitely...More

Thank David L
Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This is one of those rare restaurants that makes you salivate just at the thought of it! Dimly lit, fabulous professional service, and fish/steaks that are amazing.

Thank clf1967
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

We arrived here based on the recommendation of a vineyard owner. We had dinner as a group of two couples. All four of us, who all dine out often, stated the service provided by Mark was outstanding and he was one of the best, if...More

Thank Bob1775
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The food and service are impeccable. It is a large restaurant, but arranged so that about 6-7 tables are seen. We had a Chateaubriand. Fabulous with an unbelievable sauce. Would definitely go again. $$$$$. But worth it.

Thank Jack T
Reviewed September 24, 2017

This was a delightful surprise finding. I had not read a review before going, and did not have any expectations. It is really underwhelming on the outside. But, on the inside, it is a different story. Very upscale! My husband and I sat at the...More

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed September 19, 2017 via mobile

Great reviews, online and all over town. We planned El Gaucho as the grand finale of a 10 day trip. Nice people, nice enough atmosphere. NOW, the bread was cold, hard and inedible. Drinks and soup ok. While we ordered the server, doing his best...More

Thank MylezEdward
Reviewed September 13, 2017

We went here on my birthday and it was a great experience. My husband and I ordered the Tableside Chateaubriand (shared meal) and it was amazing. We ordered it cooked medium but it came out medium rare. We requested it to be cooked a little...More

Thank sharone58
Reviewed September 10, 2017 via mobile

Can't think of a better place to watch Sunday (or Monday) night football savoring your favorite stooge, watching the game on a big screen TV. It's not expensive either. $8.00 Evan Williams house bourbon served in a glass with a BIG round ice cube!

Thank ScottD58
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November 4, 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you can smoke directly inside the restaurant but perhaps ask if they have a room to accommodate.
Kayla M
August 20, 2016|
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Response from douglassbeals | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you still need an answer but dress came be casual and some dress up formal. Not requirement such as sport coat or tie.
Maryann W
January 7, 2016|
Response from clf1967 | Reviewed this property |
We were served bread shortly after sitting. It was a single option (they may have others if asked) of a nice lightly crisp herb or garlic (if garlic, very light on garlic) bread. It was very enjoyable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $100
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
    (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-8794
  • E-mail
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.
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