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El Gaucho

#114 of 3,413 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725 (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
+1 503-227-8794
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4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Service was great and the caesar salad was too but our steaks were served on a cold plate and our steaks were cold before we could finish eating them and that's not how you like your steaks when you're paying the price they're asking for them!

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Thank 1900Carol
Long Beach, Washington
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything was perfect from the superb service, tableside Caesar salad, steak, side dishes and dessert. The Caesar salad had just the perfect amount of dressing which is all made from scratch at your table. My mom had the clam chowder and said it was delicious. We all had steak and the filet mignon melted in my mouth. The side dishes... More 

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Thank WizardofAz60
Portland, Oregon
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292 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife's Grandma turned 70 yesterday and we wanted to take her somewhere "special." Well, no place in Portland is more special to us than El Gaucho. 28-day aged beef cooked to perfection. Grandma really liked the Ahi Tartare, Escargot (she'd never had before), and Lobster Mashed Potatoes. Of course, the Lobster Tail on her steak didn't hurt anything either.

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Thank Jim A
El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Portland! We love celebrating with our guests, especially special occasions like your grandma's birthday. We are so glad that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience. We look forward to seeing you again the next time an occasion calls for El Gaucho! More 

Seattle, WA
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243 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looking for an old fashion dining experience? Check out the cigar lounge at El Gaucho. Large tables or small, draped in white linen, all with a view of the large screen TV to cheer on your favorite team. The room smells great in my opinion, it has an awesome ventilation system. The full menu is available, great service all around.... More 

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Thank ScottD58
Portland, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One funny thing about El Gaucho that i still dont get is why they only serve dinner, why they start sitting at 4:30pm and not serve lunch and open earlier? They would certainly have the business, the restaurant is awesome, staff is friendly and well trained and the menu is wonderful. I recommend trying the Steak Tartare and the Steak... More 

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Thank amyphil2016
Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Great service with lots of great cuts of beef. Lots of sides to go with your steak. The sweet corn and scallop potatoes are a must. Dinner does not come cheap great for a special occasion.

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Thank Dave C
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Visiting Portland on business and had an early evening meal. Very busy restaurant which is always a good sign. Had the baseball cut sirloin which was a first for me but really enjoyable. However a steak, one side and a glass of wine still came to $90 plus tip. Service was good but would definitely regard this as somewhere to... More 

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El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Hi Simon, Thank you for your feedback and review of El Gaucho Portland! We always appreciate hearing from our guests, and we love knowing that you enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience. We source the finest products in the world, and our prices reflect that quality. Our beef is sourced from Niman Ranch, which is all-natural, and is Certified Angus... More 

Corvallis
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We popped in for a light meal and drinks and grabbed a seat at the bar. The bar tender was entertaining and shared his signature drink as an option. Live music and great ambiance. It's a dark restaurant so take a flashlight so you can see the menu!

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Thank Helen H
Salem
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

This is suppose to be a fine dining restaurant. This was the second visit and last visit to ElGaucho. We had gone less than a year ago for my Birthday. My husband didn't want to go because of our last experience, I made reservations a month ahead of time and thought we needed to give then a second chance.Reservations mean... More 

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Atlanta
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107 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

The service was fantastic and made you feel like a queen. Unfortunately, the lamb that was suggested had way too much pepper on it and was very tough. The dish was taken off our bill and the steak we also had was good---not excellent. I would say it's a good steakhouse---but not a great one!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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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