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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
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Tacoma, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Filet Mignon accompanied with the Australian Lobster is a excellent choice for dinner. The Maine Lobster is also good but believe me the Australian Lobster is a tough one to beat. I dine here often and have never been disappointed. I really like the dimly lit atmosphere which allows for great conversation. -Pete

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Mill Creek, Washington
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have previously visited the el gaucho in Bellevue and felt it was nice, but the Tacoma atmosphere is something special. The original building architecture combined with tufted leather make this feel like a real old-school steakhouse. I went to use the restroom and got an arm in arm escort. Every waiter greeted us as we walked past. My husband... More 

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Thank Katie J
Tacoma, Washington
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food tends to be expensive for Tacoma so when a good friend of mine wanted to go with our significant others I obliged. The main issue I have us 50 per cent of the time I have excellent service... the other 50 % of the time I get average service. Sometimes it is a tale of two services. Starts... More 

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PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner for my birthday. We walked in the front doors and all could think was wow...The Piano was playing and the light was dimmed and subtle red curtains and the lighting was excellent I instantly felt i was thrown back to a different time all the male staff were in Tux and ties..the was great ambiance through out.... More 

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

Thank you for the 5 star review! We are flattered you chose to celebrate your birthday with us and we are thrilled to hear we could make it an extra special occasion for you. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We look forward to celebrating... More 

University Place, Washington
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful, pricey food. Lovely service. Fantastic option is happy hour. Great drinks and the appetizers qualify as dinner. Wonderful atmosphere.

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Thank LAT46
Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El Gaucho has extraordinary dishes that will excite the palate. Their steaks are legendary. The drinks are always spot on and the dessert menu is sure to please. It is one one of our "go to" places for a guaranteed great evening!

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Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

as the title implies, the food is quite good. mainly a steak house so dont bring your vege friends here. but my main gripe is the decor is really dated and the prices are WAY too high for the experience. i eat at the best restaurants but this place just thinks too much of itself. would i go back? probably... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you did not have a 5-star experience with us. We strive to deliver unparalleled service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their feedback. It sounds as though we missed the mark on more than few aspects of your meal and again, we truly apologize. Our General Manager, Stephanie... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My new favorite resturaunt!!! As a steak eater you cant go wrong, best steakhouse this side of Spudders in Tulsa Oklahoma, Expensive but worth it!!!! To really appreciate this place I would love to visit at least once a month but for now this is the place to go especially for special occasions. The staff went out of their way... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

We had an great experience here. It started when the hostess asked if we were celebrating anything and we shared we were celebrating our anniversary. She came back with a card and rose petals. Service was amazing and attentive. One of the managers even came over to wish us happy anniversary. All the food was wonderful. We had the wicked... More 

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

Hi Nichole, Thank you for the 5-star review! We are flattered you chose to celebrate such a special occasion with us and thrilled to hear we could make it an extra special occasion for you. We strive to deliver world-class service and exceptional food to our guests and always appreciate hearing their thoughts on the experience. We look foward to... More 

Puyallup, Washington
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

We stopped going to El Gaucho a couple of years ago because the food and wine were not very good. We were given a gift certificate and came back to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service were great, but the abience was anything but romantic. If you want a romantic place to eat, go elswhere. First, we dressed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
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
Description
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?