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“Awesome food, soon to have restaurant seating”

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina
Ranked #5 of 2,159 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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298 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Awesome food, soon to have restaurant seating”
Reviewed March 27, 2014

Right now this place is mainly a takeout joint. It has counter seating for about 6 people and outdoor seating, but no heat lamps, so you have to be pretty hardy since winter won't end. However, by July or August they should have a full restaurant going.

The food is phenomenal. I had the small ribeye, corn-on-the-cob and the dulce de leche s'more for dessert. Each dish was excellent. The ribeye was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The corn was very good and the postre was a very nice twist on the standard campfire treat. There were a couple of things they were out of when we got there (at 6pm!), including empanadas, so we were limited in what we could try by availability.

The staff are phenomenally friendly. This place will become a regular for me.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank jackonferry
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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82 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Quaint, yet boasting with flavor”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This small wood fired meat'ery is home to some of the best seasoned, cooked and prepared meats in PGH. And if you are from here or don't know, Pittsburgh loves their meats. This is a welcoming addition to the struggling neighborhood (after dark that is) of the Strip. Home made dressings to go on anything are just the "cherry" on the top of this meat sundae. But vegg heads don't fret they have a wide selection of crazy tripped out salads and cheeses to indulge in as well.
Do be warned there is only counter space for a few and tables outside only the 2 weeks out of the year that PGH is nice enough to do such things. Gaucho please save up and open a BYOB place soon!!!

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank louiscarl23
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Celina, Texas
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Amazing sandwich/Friendly service”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

What a great restaurant! There isn't much room to sit, but it has great atmosphere. Had a skirt steak sandwich. The pepper blend was phenomenal, the steak was juicy, the bread held everything together perfectly. Also had the pappas and chorizo. I can't wait to go back to Pittsburgh just to eat at this place. If we had something like this in Texas, these guys would make a fortune!

Thank RedFoodie
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Rochester, New York
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107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Yummy for the Tummy!!”
Reviewed November 24, 2013

Located at the very end of the Strip District, this little hole in the wall place has some of the best steak we've ever tried. Please note, that there is very little seating available - just four or five stools inside and a few outdoor tables.

That being said, the food is so amazing! We decided on the Asado Plate which was a sampling of all 5 cuts of beef, the empandas, and the grilled shrimp. We also had the Provoletta - aged provolone cheese, spices, oil, on grilled bread. I honestly can't tell you which dish was the best - all were outstanding. We took home more than half of this and the food was as good warmed up the next day.

And the staff is wonderful! They were all very friendly and explained all the different sauces they had available. They took their time with us and helped us to order exactly what we wanted.

Be sure to give this little restaurant a try!

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Suslew
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent Food & Service- A Must Try!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We were passing through Pittsburgh and decided to try Gaucho based on some other reviews on tripadvisor. Very glad we did!! The food was excellent. I recommend the parillada mixto to try a variety of items. The strip steak is tender and flavorful. The sauces are amazing. And save room for dessert. The panqueques are delicious and not overly sweet. I must admit that I wasn't a big fan of the provoletta as it was a bit too salty for my taste.

The service was top notch. The owner was very friendly and seems to enjoy his job. He took the time to explain the menu to us and even gave us some shrimp on the house (who does that these days?).

I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank mahdeekroos
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