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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 - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wg1240
Auburn, Washington
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29 reviews
27 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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58 reviews
50 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 

Thank Chad-a-Lack
Puyallup, WA
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

My husband and I wanted our daughter's 21st birthday to be a very special one. We definitely were impressed with El Gaucho. I made a reservation online and it asked if you wanted to have flowers delivered to your table. Well, of course I would----so I ordered those. I called El Gaucho before we arrived to make sure that the... More 

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Monterey County, California
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

I booked this place for my wife's birthday dinner. Let me say first, the staff was absolutely AWESOME. I mean from the guy that came and picked us up form the hotel all the way up to server. The setting is perfect, not too loud, the lighting was perfect and the booth we sat in was very comfortable. We ordered... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review of El Gaucho Tacoma! We are so glad you enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience with your recent visit. We strive to deliver world class food, service and ambiance each night to every guest and we're glad we hit the mark. We look forward to serving you again the next time your... More 

Port Orchard, Washington
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

The food is awesome. The Service is also top notch, with the waiters in formal attire. There is a pianist who plays elegant piano music and the restaurant is dimly lit for a special private atmosphere. There is parking nearby, but I would recommend using the Valet parking. It's a little pricey but well worth it. Overall, a fantastic experience.

Thank Todd M

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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
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?