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Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue
Ranked #30 of 3,575 Restaurants in Calgary
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $36
Cuisines: Brazilian
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Alyth - Bonnybrook - Manchester
Cross street: 58th Avenue & Macleod Trail SW
Transit: A short walk from the Chinook station.
Description: Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue is located conveniently on busy Macleod Trail. Gaucho means ~ cowboy ~ and refers to our chef and owner Edmilson Rodrigues. Ede comes from the land of the Gaucho in the south of Brazil and has spent a lifetime introducing his food and culture to his guests. In our restaurant we feature a style of dining made famous in Brazil called, 'Rodizio'. Rodizio dining is like nothing you’ve tried before. To do it properly, budget an evening – or at least a few hours – and come hungry! Your barbecue chef of the evening will come around with massive churrasco-style skewers, each with a tender cut-of-the-day. Meat will be sliced straight to your plate, and it won’t stop till your table turns its card over to display the red side. To compliment your barbecue we feature hot and cold side dishes on our side bar. Our side bar is always changing to assure that our food is fresh and in season. Staples on the side bar include feijoada, the national dish of Brazil and bocconcini cheese made fresh weekly by local craftsmen. We recommend you try one of our traditional cocktails to 'open your stomach'- as Brazilians say! Remember to leave room for dessert like our traditional milk flan or the famous Barbecue Pineapple served on coconut ice cream and topped with guava sauce- we call it the 'Crowned King'! Gaucho has something for everyone! Come taste the experience!
Calgary, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed April 19, 2013

I wouldn't say that the food here is great, but it is very good. And the price is very nice for Calgary! The atmosphere is fun-- waiters delivering meat to your table throughout the entire meal is always a fun experience!

  • Visited February 2013
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Regina, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Different Experience”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

My husband and I visited Gaucho at the end of March for the first time for supper. The service here was great but the food was just okay in our opinion. Enjoyed the salad bar and the sirloin steak, chicken wrapped in bacon, and garlic streak. The garlic bread was amazing but was only brought around once during our sitting unfortunately. We tried all of the other meat options (besides the chicken hearts) but found them to be a little under seasoned for our liking. For the price of supper we would not return.

  • Visited March 2013
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
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“Great food, great grilled meats”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

A little pricey but with the unlimited choices of grilled meats, it was a fun to experience the parade of different kinds of food from the grill. They also serve some other choices on the buffet table like seafood, veggie salads, and desserts to accompany the non-stop meats.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Arthur F
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“Absolutely Fantastic”
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Have to appreciate quality when you find it! Everything so fresh. Truly an original concept. Would recommend to anyone.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank RussellUpSomeGrub
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Calgary, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
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“Salty Experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

I had not eaten at a restaurant like Gaucho before where they serve you the meat right off the sword, the staff are very friendly and attentive when you are out of meat and the restaurant accommodated our large party of 14-16. I did find the meat was very salty for my taste though which meant I didn't go back for any "seconds". It is an experience if you have not tried it before it might be interesting and unique for you, but just be prepared to drink loads of beverages with your meal.

  • Visited August 2012
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