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“Dined Twice April 2014”
Review of Che Gaucho

Che Gaucho
Ranked #59 of 492 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Che gaucho is now located in colonia reforma just 8 minute taxi ride from downtown. You can taste beef grilled on an open fire, homemade pasta, bread and desserts baked daily with an extensive wine list. If you want to avoid traffic and crowds downtown be sure to make us one of your stops. We have smoking area, terrace with garden, separate bar area, valet parkin and 30 years experience.
Conroe, Texas
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Dined Twice April 2014”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an Argentinian steakhouse outside the downtown area of Oaxaca. I believe the neighborhood is called Reforma. My husband and I spent a month in Oaxaca this past spring and were craving a good steak. We took a short taxi ride to The Che and sat in the terrace area. We aren't smokers but weren't bothered by anyone puffing. We ordered the tableside prepared Ceasar salad, steak, and Bananas Singapore (similar to Bananas Foster) also prepared tableside. The meal was delicious. Carlos, a son of the owner, came over and chatted with us for awhile, which was a nice gesture on his part. This place is expensive by Oaxacan standards, but if you are wanting a quality steak and excellent service, I highly recommend it for a night out.

We liked it so well we tried it a second time before our departure to the U.S. Carlos again came by our table to visit along with his lovely wife. Amazingly, he remembered our names!!! The meal was well-prepared from the garden salad, which we opted for this time, through the complementary after-dinner drinks.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Leslinda B
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chegaucho, Gerente at Che Gaucho, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thank you and your husband for visiting us and writing your comments on tripadvisor.
I really enjoy your visits and talking with you both, did not though you were going to write about it but really happy you did, The dishes you ordered like the Caesar Salad or the Singapore Bananas are prepared tableside like you said, and I think is a nice experience to watch the way your food is being done at the same time you have a cup of wine or a nice talk.
Reforma is the name of the neighborhood were we are, good memory, is a ten minutes ride in taxi. If you ever come back to Oaxaca we´ll be waiting to serve you once again.
See you soon, thanks for your visits and for recommending us.
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Saint Albans, West Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Argentine Steakhouse”
Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great homemade caesar salad made at the table. The steak was a little thin to be cooked correctly, but good flavor. We got the small portion. We were told this was the best steakhouse in Oaxaca. We found the service excellent, the quality of steak average. Overall good experience when you are looking for some red meat for a change.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Pauleywog113
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chegaucho, Gerente at Che Gaucho, responded to this review, May 2, 2014
Thanks for writing your comments on Tripadvisor.
Caesar salad is made on the table as the rockeford salad, you should try it the next time you visit us. Small portions of meat are cut in the kitchen in order to always serve the weight displayed on the menu, they can be thin or wide, sorry for serving it thinner than you expected, your next visit we will cut the way you like. We are happy to hear you enjoy the experience with us.
Thanks for your visit and your comments on Tripadvisor.
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Brownsville Texas
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent steaks and service”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

I have dined at Che Gaucho on 2 occasions. Both were excellent experiences. Impeccable professional and friendly service with large food portions. Pricing was comparable to a steak house in the U S. My steak was perfectly prepared and delicious. I also had the beef empanadas which were also excellent. The restaurant is located in a higher end neighborhood a short taxi ride from the Zocalo. I do not recommend attempting to walk. Decor is modern but warm. Ambiance was a little on the dark side with the tables properly lit which I really liked. I also enjoyed the down tempo music. Mixed drinks were properly poured. Che Gaucho is the only place in Oaxaca where I will order a steak.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank jfaulk
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chegaucho, Gerente at Che Gaucho, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thanks for writing about us on tripadvisor.
It´s great for us to hear that we are the only place for ordering steak, even we have a lot of different dishes in the menu, steaks are our speciality. The steaks we buy are from the US, thats why prices are similar, they are sterling silver quality. The empanadas are daily made in our kitchen the same way since 1983. Excelent recomendation not to walk from the zocalo, it´s not a long distance but Oaxaca´s weather is warmer every year, perhaps after 6:00 pm it´s a nice walk but not before. We also have a big music selection to please every one and during the night our garden has different kinds of ilumination, but always with soft lights as the inside of the restaurant. About the drinks, we serve them with 2 oz (56 ml) thats why they taste like they should.
Thank you very much for your visits and your time for writing us.
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Huatulco, Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
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“Very nice restaurant”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

My local friends took me here and I can see why they go there so often. It is very pretty with a nice patio, the seats are super comfy, the waitstaff very professional. I had salmon with a salad and a goat cheese and spinach empanada-all were well presented and delicious. I'll for sure return on my next trip.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Dakini68
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chegaucho, Gerente at Che Gaucho, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thanks for writting your comments at tripadvisor.
We are happy that your friends took you with us and you liked the food and the restaurant in general. The empanadas are daily made in our kitchen, the empanada´s pasta is home made and we have been doing them with the same recipe for more than 30 years. Will be a pleasure for us to be at your service the next trip to oaxaca.
Thanks for visiting and writting.
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Evanston, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Only one complaint”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The food here is fabulous, the waitstaff outstanding, the ambiance wonderful. Our only complaint is that they have this stunning outdoor area BUT it is their smoking area and it the smoke just seems to sit in it so, we can not enjoy it beyond gazing at it from inside!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Casitaazul
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chegaucho, Gerente at Che Gaucho, responded to this review, October 5, 2013
Thanks for writing your comments at tripadvisor.
Happy that you enjoy the visit at Che Gaucho, and we are sorry that were people who smoke in the gardens but that’s the only open area we have for customers who smoke, hope next time you can have a table there without the smoke.
Thanks once again for writing and visit us.
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