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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Asado reviews from OpenTable diners
134 reviews since April 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)fit for foodies (81)neighborhood gem (72)romantic (41)hot spot (40)good for groups (37)notable wine list (35)vibrant bar scene (32)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (19)late-night find (18)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (4)Show More
  • great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Excellent food!
    Marebear44
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this place! We've been her a few times, and it's always great. Being a vegetarian, it seems like a weird choice. It's a very meat-heavy menu. But they have one of the best veg. dishes I've had anywhere! The Vegetarian Tomato Relleno is amazing. The friends I dined with this time all kept stealing bites off my plate. My husband had sea bass, wish he loved. The lentils are to die for, and they have an amazing drink with habenero vodka and passion fruit~ yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 39th Anniversary
    DCS39
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We thought it would be nice to try a new location for our 39th anniversary dinner and Asado was recommended by friends. It was a great choice.....the staff attention was excellent and the food amazing. We had a calamari appetizer, salmon and steak dinners and the cake balls for desert, along with wine parings for each course......excellent!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    lovethisplace
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I've been to Asado probably 10-12 times. I love that place, their wine selection is great. Probably my favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a so so place to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Not a good neighborhood and so so food make this an okay but not great place to eat. Slightly expensive for what you get.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sbsk
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had a fabulous dinner to celebrate a birthday. Food, service, everything was exceptional! Great cocktails and the ambiance was lovely. My only issue was that I was seated in a way to get the setting sun directly in my eyes - but an attentive server soon fixed that problem. Only complaint is that I wanted to ask a question and they don't answer their phone. I ended up going there in person to confirm my request would be OK.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tacoma's Asado is worth it
    Whitterson
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Although I thought the space was a bit tighter than I would like Asado is still worth a try. The food is very good, the atmosphere is really nice and they had a nice selection of wines/cocktails/beverages.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Owner, Manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We really looked forward to a new restaurant experience....Asado was a huge disappointment from the time we opened the door until we left. The noise level was overbearing, food was so-so and over-priced, service was good. Definately would not come back or recommend to anyone. This was a special birthday occasion, what a let-down.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Memorable Dining Experience
    IamB
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We had dinner here with our 13 YO daughter. We thoroughly enjoyed it but we don't recommend it for kids.It's just because the food is so different and not what kids would enjoy. She is a steak lover but did not care for the marinated one she ordered so she switched with my husband's which she liked better but still not as well as other stead she's eaten. I ordered the bass after reading several favorable reviews. I think this dish, as with many at Asado, is an acquired taste. My husband and I still enjoyed it and probably because it was so different. Our waiter selected my wine and my husband's beer.Both were great. We tried the spinach and kale salad. It was a little too oily, but otherwise delicious. The crème Brule was the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    Mcsand22
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Came here to celebrate my birthday with family. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We got the 3 appatizer platter with empanadas, calimari and ceviche all of which were delicious. Everyone loved their steaks and the quinoa salad was one of the better meal salads I have tried at a restaurant. Overall great meal would come again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Probably won't go again.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The salmon was extremely dry, lentil beans a little under cooked. My wife through up after we got home, she said it was due to the ceasers salad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious.
    bsnyder
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had Asado recommended to me and it blew away even my high expectations. One bite of the corn was all it took. Great, great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service, scrumptious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Dining at Asado was wonderful and they superbly accomodated our need to rush off to a concert. Granted we were there at 5:15pm so dont' know if they could pull it off at peak hours but better not to have to rush off in under an hour. Our waitress recommended dishes that could be prepared quickly but the quality wasn't comprised one bit - the ceviche appetizer was delicious and the steak entree was melt in your mouth tender and spicey, and the mashed potatoes were flavorful and light. We will definitely be back when we can stay and really enjoy the place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great experience, well prepared food, could not ask for anything more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as Usual!
    Asadomynumber1pick
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was amazing as usual and Kate was our waitress who I ask for every time I come here because of her excellent personality and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Gribi
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Everything about the experience was delightful. Great food awesome service. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Happy
    Janine
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The service was great! We ordered an appetizer and two salads and all of it was way too salty, not just for our taste but for anyone's taste. We couldn't eat them. We also had steak that was cooked perfectly and very tender but had a lot of pepper on it. We know that Argentinian food is peppery and we were able to eat the steak but only by scraping some of the pepper off of the meat. We will not return to Asado.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved it, but slow service
    Barbhickman
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    My husband and I had a delightful meal and will definitely come again. It is quite a popular spot and was busy even on a Monday night. All told our dinner took almost two hours - not sure if that is normal sine it was our first time. It was worth the wait though! GREAT FOOD! I have had a lot of creme brûlée in my day, and theirs was the very best I have ever had.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We love the food here. We brought relatives from Las Vegas and they loved it! Said the food was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem all around
    Leechy
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Food was delicious, the steak was better than any other in all of pierce county, their appetizers were spot on and their drinks were so yummy! If you have the time in the day and would like a place to relax and enjoy tasty food and drinks and are ok with a $$ spending allowance during happy hour, or $$$ for a fancy dinner, I hands down recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The staff was friendly from the moment we walked in the door. It did not stop there... our waitress was friendly & knowledgeable and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fav
    LoveDiningOut
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Love going to Asado! If you want a supurb piece of meat - this is the place to go! Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent experience
    Glotzs
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    My brother and I took our elderly father out for his birthday dinner. We had a great time. The food was outstanding and the service was nonobtrusive and helpful when needed. We had an excellent time and would come back again for more than just a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great consistent food
    Leeper
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    This is one of my favorite places to eat. The service is great and food is always great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK
    Wentforromanticnight
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    The scallops were amazing, and the steaks were cooked just right. My food, however, was drenched in salt and my husband's hardly had any. and even though we had a reservation and there were plenty of tables on the fringes of the restaurant, we were seated right in the middle of the restaurant where it was extremely loud. I've been there once before and it was much better. The waiter was great, though, and I'll give it one more shot, but I hope it was just a bad night and not a downhill slide.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good local restaurant
    Maverick99
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Not much to look at from the outside. Spacious interior with cool decor. Restaurant is definitely loud. I had the mixta which was skewered steak, 2 shrimp and a chorizo sausage. All were very good. My wife had the sea bass and said it was excellent. She also had the pumpkin cake which she said was awesome. Will go back again. Dinner, drinks and dessert was $100 for 2 people. Service was friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Father's Day
    Big45
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My hubby enjoyed everything from the food to view the atomsphere, everything was great! Will be back soon
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was our first time and we LOVED it. The food was simply incredible, prices were reasonable and the staff was terrific. The only small complaint I might have is that they really pack folks in. We were there at 5:30pm and we fine, but even by 7:00pm the noise level was pretty high and the tables full and close to each other. I like a resturant that feels 'alive" and vibrant. Just need to know this would not be the place for a quiet getaway. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • fabulous find!
    mimi69
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Had dinner here with an associate who lives in the neighborhood. Will definitely come back in the future. Wonderful apps, entre AND dessert Good wine selection as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food and fun atmosphere!
    FoodieFamily
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Special kale/spinach salad with goat cheese rolled in pistachios was the best salad I've ever had, I think. Wish I could eat that every day.Other highlights included the Chicken fettuccine and the banana churros (donuts). Only big misses were the too smoky asparagus and the too spicy calamari. We'll be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was very delicious and the dining room had a charming decor. The garage door wall opens to the street, which adds to its charm; however, I could barely hear a thing my wife was saying because the noise level was so loud. I will be back, maybe for lunch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rough Start-Beautiful Ending
    Llew
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our table wasn't ready when we arrived due to a miscommunication apparently regarding size of our party. We ordered drinks in bar & ended up waiting longer than we'd hoped for our seats. However, once we were seated the food (as always) was AMAZING & our waitress was pleasant. My husband & I frequent Asado but the others in our group had never been; they couldn't stop raving about the food, & thanking us for introducing them to this restaurant. It was disappointing to have made a reservation only to wait but overall it was nice evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinning environment
    Virtual1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We enjoy Asado's. We have eaten there many times and have always had excellent service and food. My wife's chicken was undercooked which was unfortunate. It would have been a real turn-off had we not eaten there before. We usually rate their food at 4 stars. The restaurant was kind enough to remove the meal from our bill. Having worked in the restaurant business these issues do sometimes occur.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice restaurant.
    diner
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We made a reservation and were seated right away. Our reservation was for 7pm on a Saturday. The restaurant was full and with everyone talking it was kinda loud. The seating is all open; no private booths. The food was good, lots of flavor. We only drank water and our cups were kept full. It's a little pricey but good for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.