You have it all in one package here. My personal favorite is Peruvian food, and it is hard to find anywhere. I have one in California the specialized in rotisserie chicken. But El Gaucho is triple better. It is one of the best preparers of Peruvian food, but also has an extensive selection of Argentinean dishes and, Italian. Wow!
I am a beg fan of ceviche and this is one of the best. You may have had this and other Peruvian dishes elsewhere and found it too spicy or not spicy enough. Just ask for the spicy sauce on the side and you can go from 1 to 100 if you choose. The Peruvian bouillabaisse was also outstanding. I could not finish it because of the huge appetizer size of the ceviche. And I’m not a little fellow. Had it for lunch the next day and there was still a ton of shrimp, calamari, squid mussels, clams and fish pieces to fill me up for a second meal.
It is in a strip mall on Colonial in the 4300 block—you wouldn’t look twice at it. However, once inside it is nicely decorated, with warm and comfortable lighting and seating and super excellent service. The waitress was the sweetest thing. We were taking photos between friends and asked her to take one of us all. When done she said, “Now me?” We said sure and she had another person take all of us. Really cool.
Fantastic menu, fantastic food, wonderful surroundings what more can you ask for?
By the way, three people, wine, lots of food, $110.00 less tip. Can't beat it.