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El Gaucho Tacoma

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2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
+1 253-272-1510
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to El Gaucho regularly for a year. After only the 1st visit, the staff recognized our faces and were very personable. The service at El Gaucho is a cut above the rest! Johnny and Marcus are so friendly, and go out of their way to make your dining experience top-notch. And the food...delicious! If price is... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Folks that have dined at El Gaucho already know what a great experience it is to eat there. But, What is not widely known is that they have a fantastic happy hour. The restaurant opens at 4, which is the best time to get there. The menu is full of delicious items. Try the burgers (you can't go wrong with... More 

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

Thank you for your 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma. We always appreciate hearing from our guests and we are glad to you enjoy both our dinner service and happy hour. We agree we have one of the best deals in town for happy hour! We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers! More 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was for a friends going away party. The entire evening was remarkable. Extraordinary food. Excellent service. Friendly staff. Must go!

Thank Heather J
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

When I walked into El Gaucho, I was immediately blown away by the appearance of the restaurant versus the outside. The outside doesn't look like much, but Tacoma has some old buildings. Inside, the restaurant was beautiful, it was a little dark, but I don't go to super fancy restaurants a lot. Our waitress was great, she explained everything on... More 

Thank Akai R
Olympia, Washington
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Atmosphere fabulous food out of this world. One of my very special places to go. Chilean sea bass so good beautiful presentation.

Thank Debra D
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Delicious food and top notch service. Save room for bananas foster. Great cocktails and conviently located.

Thank wg1240
Auburn, Washington
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Visited for our combined Anniversary and Birthday celebrations. We have always have excellent service and meals at this location for years but this time one aspect has gone down which is the meal entrees itself. We have always enjoyed their steaks(chateaubriand, brochettes, lamb etc) but this time we decided to order Rack of NZ Venison cause it sound so appetizing.... More 

Thank hamow1
Tualatin, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

This is one of The Best places I've ever eaten. I travel the US and Canada and, again, this is tops. For Business or pleasure. Food is excellent.

Thank danielpU8536SY
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128 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

We have been to a number of the top rated restaurants in the Tacoma area and El Gaucho is surely among them. And having been to other El Gaucho restaurants, the Tacoma house upholds the marque. It, like a few other houses in the area is a special occasion place, both for the experience and the cost of that experience.... More 

Thank AnacoTraveler
Puyallup, Washington
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

The service is fantastic. The steak is prime. The ambiance is warm. El Gaucho is a great place for dinner - personal or professional. Be prepared to pay! It is not a budget place to go. One tip - after several experiences at El Gaucho I consistently order medium rare to get a medium steak. Go and enjoy! El Gaucho... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $100
American, Steakhouse
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.

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