Asado
Asado

Asado

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asadotacoma.com/
  • Phone: 2532727770
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Dining Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am- 2:30pm Dinner: All Week: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Lounge Monday-Friday: 2:30pm-late Saturday-Sunday: 4pm-late Happy Hour Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm Every Day 9:30pm-late
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Full service private dining is offered for Asado at our sister restaurant right across the street, Masa. Clients may choose from Asado menus or Masa's regional Mexican menus. Please see our web-site for complete Private Dining menus. Our private dining room features full AV needs for presentations, and is hip and fun with a view of the district. The room can accommodate up to 80 people for sit-down or 100 people for a reception. The space is adjacent to our second floor open air cabana deck and bar which can function as a break out area, or for additional space.
  • Private Party Contact: Barbro Fehlauer 2532540561

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pine
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available for $5 per car.
A word from Asado
Asado offers the fabulous flavors of Argentina using the freshest ingredients from the Northwest and beyond. We proudly serve all natural pork, chicken and beef grilled masterfully over imported mesquite wood. Asado offers several fresh seafood options, like our Mero del Costa (seared sea bass), as well as fresh daily chef features including tasty and interesting options for those who don't want meat. Asado boasts arguably the most complete selection of Argentine wines in the Northwest. Located in the heart of the Tacoma’s 6th Avenue Business district, the South Sound's premier entertainment neighborhood.
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Asado reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (69)fit for foodies (63)neighborhood gem (59)romantic (34)notable wine list (29)hot spot (26)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (19)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (11)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Our Sirloin steak was cooked to rare but browned and warms through. Service was prompt. The menu is great--lots to choose from.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Food was great. Natalie when asked about some of the steaks had no idea of the differences between them. She was great at bringing drinks/food and asking how we were doing but needs to brush up on items and say more than "both steaks are good."
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service and food!
    byoselfVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    nice wine list, 4 beers on tap that rotate. we went with the Asado experience, a lot of food, but was nice to sample and taste different items. everything well presented, great taste and texture. service was great, very attentive staff helping each other out. will be back!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie4Life
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great wine list and amazing menu. I enjoyed the stuffed pork chops with a butter bean and bacon mash. Absolutely wonderful fare!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Service was excellent, the quinoa salad was amazing and could be a meal in itself. Three of the four of us dining enjoyed our meals. The sea bass was a little too fishy tasting and texture too gelatinous for my liking.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Simply delicious
    MoGeo
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Asado is always Simply Delicious! All around enjoyable
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, Outstanding, Delicious
    NYRican
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We went here for my birthday and I don't regret the choice. Everything about this place is perfect. The food was excellent and our server Chandra was outstanding. Service is definitely A++++
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner!
    skindiver
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a great meal on a Saturday night. The restaurant is pretty loud and energetic. Our steaks were delicious; the calamari appetizer was tender and perfectly cooked; the best we've ever had. The service was exemplary. We will highly recommend Asado.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • parents weekend
    Simbasmom
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I took my daughter and two of her friends here during UPS parent's weekend and it was an overall good experience. It was our second time at Asado as we enjoyed it during Orientation a year ago. I took off one point only because their salad--it was one with herbs and nuts and a citrus dressing--was so sour it was inedible. Everone at the table tried it to make sure it wasnt just me and they all said it was odd. Thankfully our waitress took it off the bill. My daughter enjoyed her steak special and the fried banana dessert in a sort of eggroll crust with ice cream were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but pricey
    SkookumDon
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The complaints about Asado being noisy are justified. It is an open area with no sound proofing measures. Tables are close together. This is a place to enjoy good food, but not quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    steakluvr
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Outstanding on all points - quick seating (with reservations), great food and wine. Our server was awesome, and really made the entire experience outstanding.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodie mamma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Excellent seviche and calamari wonderful steak, flavorful potatoes, excellent sauces,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    One of our favorite places. Manager and our server are like old friends now. Love this place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asado
    Emily
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    A very nice evening - great service, fabulous menu and wonderful wine. Wish it wasn't so noisy, but will try lunch and also would return for dinner, knowing it will be noisy. Hard to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Catching up with a gf
    Annie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our experience with Asado was great! Great service and food. We both work in the industry and have high standards and expectations when we go out. The lighting could have been adjusted better-it was a little too bright.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 9/27/14 Review
    Local
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We frequent Asado and are consistently pleased with the experience. Food is on point, service is on point - when the restaurant is at full capacity you do feel cramped slightly but then again that could just be part of the lively ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, fun atmosphere
    cynbad
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We have been to Asado many times, and have always had great food and service. We appreciate their patience when we go with friends and family who are on the "picky" side. We also like their wine selection and have always been steered the right way when we want a suggestion. It's loud and busy, but we like that. Asado is cozy, yet not too casual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was outstanding. Best calamari that I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not as good as before...
    Cjd123
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This was a place I raved about, until this last experience. I'm thinking it may have been because of the disappointing service and it made everything seem less wonderful than other times. The server was friendly enough, but seemed inexperienced, especially when I asked him about a wine he basically made something up and quickly followed with, 'I have no idea, I don't drink wine.' Also, we felt a bit rushed, especially when the hostess came and asked if we wanted our food boxed up, not even 5 minutes after it was served. I usually love the food here, but it didn't seem as good as before, but not sure if the weird, subpar service kinda ruined everything. Could have just been an off night, or the B-team working, or..? Not going back soon...
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    JenErich
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We have been to Asado many times. It is our go-to great meal restaurant. Everything we have tried has been well-prepared and served. The star last time was the lamb shanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful place
    Enumclaw
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was good, but the DESERTS were out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Romantic and Rare
    IBDating
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I took a woman out on a Tuesday night. We both worked late, and this was the best looking restaurant I could find online. We arrived a bit early, and despite having a full house, our table was ready. It was a bit loud, but not unbearable. The service was great, although, I either forgot, or didn't catch the servers name. The food came out timely, and tasting wonderful. We ended the night with a drink (very well prepared.) Couldn't have asked for a better night. Make sure to reserve your table, it looks like it gets quite busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gem In Tacoma
    luvdafood
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    From the ambiance to the amazing food and the great service Asado is the perfect place to wine and dine guests as well as take that special someone out for dinner. The portions are just right, the staff are friendly and able to answer food allergy questions accurately. We loved the ceviche and plantain chips appetizer, the chimichurri butter was delicious on the fresh bread. Our steaks were grilled just as we requested and the polenta was so good we had to ask for more. We filled up on the main course so we are making sure to return to have dessert soon. Wine selection is good and the specialty drinks are creative. We will be regulars from now on!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    Tamisfav
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The valet parking was the first nice touch. We made a reservation earlier that day, I was surprised and disappointed that we were seated by the front door. The waitress was very nice and did a great job as a server. Nice décor, the Empanadas on the appetizer menu are fantastic, crispy on the outside, warm and flavorful on the inside. I had the PARRILLA MIXTA, Mixed Grill of Skewered Skirt Steak, Jumbo Prawns, Chorizo Sausage with the Peruvian Purple Mashed Potatoes, Omg it was awesome. My friend had the VEGETARIAN TOMATE RELLENO Tomato and Roasted Chile Stuffed with Beecher’s Cheddar, Soyrizo, Quinoa, Dried Fruit. I had a taste of the tomato, and it was out of this world. Fantastic food, I highly recommend Asado Cucina Argentina Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was superb, again! Presentation was beautiful, although hard to see because the lighting is almost too subdued. Kind of feel like we need to bring headlamps to read menus. But worth it because, again, the food is wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • hot hot hot
    OutandAbout
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Word of mouth had us looking for Asados. Reservations were easy to make and when we arrived even though the place was very crowded, we were seated immediately. Folks were eating before a concert that night and the place was roaring with high spirits. After about 15 minutes, everything quieted noticeably as people finished their meals. Our servers never shorted us on time. Waters filled, orders taken, friendly chit chat, and a nice table. The garage type doors opened out to the street (sixth ave) and it was nicer than you'd think. The house red wine our server chose was terrific. We both ordered beef - spectacular except for being topped with a spicy too hot oil. Dessert was only OK. Bananas Foster in phyllo dough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • slow
    eatoutlotsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Terrible service. Drinks and food took forever to come, and the drink order was wrong. We were there two hours for one course of food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asado Tacoma
    FlynLo180
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Our group of four dined here prior to attending the Eagles concert on 8/25/14. Excellent food, Upscale casual atmosphere, a broad selection of wines and perfectly paced service. Our waiter seeming a bit insincere is my only negative comment--I'm chalking this up to the fact that our party was at least twice his age.....:)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad menu changes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Was greatly disappointed. It appears that the sea bass recipe has changed as has the polenta. Neither of the new versions are improvements. In fact, they are steps backwards.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite place
    busybetty111
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Asado's never disapoints! This is where we go for all special occasions. I've been for lunch and dinner and the food is always an explosion of taste. The wait staff is very friendly and foid/wine knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RandomAnijo
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Service was quick and friendly, food was absolutely delicious. Definitely will be back
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steaks
    Steve
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The rib steak is amazing. My wife had the gnocci (I think that's how it's spelled) and it was amazing as well. Great service, a little pricey, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great steak house
    ZenSpinner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A great find. My flat iron steak was done to perfection and rested just long enough. Nobody else at the table had anything to say because the were too busy savoring their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    rico
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    this restaurant is a most, the food and drinks are amazing
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John A
    JohnnyVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    This was my wife's birthday dinner. We had a good time but nowhere near the usual experience. The whole place seemed overworked and yet it was not full. This is the first time I did not get one of my favorite servers either. I think in the end, I learned that the restaurant is vibrant on Friday and Saturday, when the A team is there versus Sunday when the great host John, the great waitstaff Kate, Cristy, and Ben, and who knows who else are gone or unavailable. Of course I will continue to go here, just reserve it on Friday or Saturday.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Celebration
    LoveGr8Food
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I have been coming here for years to celebrate our anniversary. Food quality and wine list are always outstanding. We were disappointed that the Serrano wrapped jumbo prawns (entrée) are gone from the menu. They have an appetizer around that theme that was good but just not a substitute. We love the energy of the place and interacting with the knowledgeable wait staff. Another great recommendation from the wine steward did not disappoint. Looking to explore a great Argentine wine, this is the place to do it. Service was a bit spotty both in speed and accuracy but not anything that would keep us away for future special events. Looking forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding!
    Pomegranate
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We live in King County and often choose to dine in Seattle, but for many special occasions we choose Asado. Outstanding in everyway, our meals are always beautifully prepared and the service is the best! We travel the world, and Asado remains one of our very favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but poor ambience
    DKlein
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is my second time at Asado. Love the food, but do not like the atmosphere, noise level, and sitting. Tables are way too close to each other, so a big no for anyone who wants yo have a private conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Ttownchick
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wonderful food and excellent service. Little loud with the windows open due to traffic but still lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time!
    preacherman
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We had an excellent meal at Asado. Food was delicious and arrived promptly. The wait staff were very attuned to our needs. It is a bit noisy, but not in an annoying way. I have already recommended it to friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.