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“Great Steak Experience”

El Gaucho Argentine Grill
Ranked #18 of 225 Restaurants in Oranjestad
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $27 - $49
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: El Gaucho, is a typical Argentine Steakhouse, famous for serving succulent Steaks grilled the Argentinian way. The decor, ambiance and music is rustic and Argentinian in every way. Leather art on the walls, wooden pillars and barrels,cow hide decor and more. The Restaurant is divided in 7 dinning rooms, each decorated to honor a region of Argentina:Mendoza the wine region, the famous Caminito Way, the Pampas fields.The menu is extensive with many choices of beef, poultry and seafood. The sides are included in the price and so are the fresh garlic bread and the 3 home made sauces to acompany your dinner.With over 38 years, serving the best and the biggest steaks, El Gaucho is the oldest established Restaurant on the Island.
Vass, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Great Steak Experience”
Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here on a recent trip to Aruba. Simply said, El Gaucho is fantastic. The service was excellent and the steaks were the best of the best. The atmosphere was incredible. Serving the steaks in a wooden plate added just the right touch to the experience. We will definitely come back to El gaucho.

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new york
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“There is no better steak place!”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband and I eat steak rarely. On our annual visit to Aruba, we make sure we dine at El Gaucho to enjoy the delicious meat/steak served here. The restaurant is downtown in Oranjestad in a sort of off-beat location. We took a cab there.
We started with the Lettuce Wedge with blue cheese dressing, bacon etc. - Yummy! My husband had the Ribeye and I had the Parrilla Argentina- mixed grill of great meats. The sides were just the right amount of food. The waiter was pleasant and did not rush us at all. We were even able to get a larger table for 4 even though we were 2. The father/son singing duo are good- the Dad has a great voice! We enjoyed our tableside serenade.
We will be back next year. If this is your first time in Aruba, do not miss this place!

  • Visited March 2014
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Hamilton, Canada
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88 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Would highly recommend - bring your appetite and $$”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a great restaurant, a little hard to find if driving but worth it. My steak was done to perfection. One person in our party ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and she said that it was the best fish by far that she had every tasted, it was a large portion as well. They had two singers (looked like a father and son) perform whatever you wanted and everyone in our part of the restaurant sang along, it was a lot of fun and they were not bothersome, they did not come to your table when your meal was served, it was before or after. We were specifically brought here by a coule that had been there before and loved it. I would go again.

Visited March 2014
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Mississauga, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must stop for the best steak house”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great food, amazing food, good value if you don't mind spending a bit...Rack of Lamb $39 with 3 sides. It was delicious.

Visited March 2014
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Oranjestad, Aruba
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“Tourist trap?”
Reviewed March 22, 2014

the place has had many good reviews, but it is kind of stuck in time. Sides are old-fashioned, not innovative.Steaks were good however.Dining area feels cramped and is noisy.
service was just ok

  • Visited January 2014
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