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
119 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (72)special occasion (71)neighborhood gem (61)hot spot (32)romantic (30)good for groups (28)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (19)great for lunch (16)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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.
  • It's Dinner Time!
    AnSWilliams
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    This was the second visit to Asado. The atmosphere was great however a tad loud, the wife and I had to lean into each other to converse. The wife had the PUERCO RELLENO which, according to her, was fantastically cooked. I had the COSTILLA DE LA CARNE medium rare; a bit small for the price but excellently prepared. Of course the Peruvian purple mashed: Well need I say more? Our sides were the grilled asparagus which could have been on the grill about a minute longer but overall very good; and our appetizer was your ASADO CAESAR salad with the manchego cheese, wow. I want to thank you for the fine dining experience. We will be back. PS: Hats off to Ben our waiter. Mighty fine job...mighty fine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!
    Love2EatandDrink
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    The food tasted wonderful and the wines we had went with our meal superbly. I especially enjoyed the Argentinian Malbec, and the creme brulee dessert was great way to top off the meal. The service was very good as well. I was pleasantly surprised to have plenty of time to enjoy our appetizer before our entrees arrived. Anymore, I am tempted to not even order a dinner until I have completed my appetizer because of servers messing this up. That certainly did not happen here - Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    glendub
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Red meat and red wine. What more could you ask for. A great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, 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 dinner
    Hhltd
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We tend to eat early which I am glad we did. There are any number of hard surfaces in this restaurant so when it started to get more crowded the noise volume went up. Had we gone later my husband who is hard of hearing would have had trouble. The food and drinks were excellent and the wait staff polite, knowledgeable and fun. They did mention that some of the dishes they sometimes run out of. Some of the dishes take a number of hours to prepare so such as lamb shanks so obviously there are only a set number.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food
    Birthdaygirl
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Pricey. Urbanspoon gives Asado 3 dollar signs. It should be closer to 4. Food was good. Sea bass was a little "fishy".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st timer, special occasion.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We wanted to try something new. Read reviews on trip advisor and we loved it. The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • asado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We love this restaurant. We have never had a bad meal here. One of the most important part of the experience is the sommelier. He is great. This restaurant is pricey but worth it. We will continue to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I were on vacation from Minnesota and we ate at Asado before going to a play. The food and serive was very good. Excellent find.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hugh
    Hugh
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great food but VERY noisy. I could not even talk to the other people at my table
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 55 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 862 reviews are from the Asado reviews archive.
  • Petra
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We had a wonderful experience during our visit. The food was very good! We felt very welcomed from the moment we stepped in the restaurant and the wait staff was great. We will be back for sure and highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server was Ben
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Ben was awesome! First timers for a birthday dinner, it was above expectations, which werent bad to begin with
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pretty Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Nice place, the service was great...food was pretty good, a little salty. The mashed potatoes were very salty but the waitress quickly gave my wife something else. This place is a bit pricey but good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome all Around
    GreGnYessi
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Our waitress was training the guy at the bar, while handling all the tables around the bar - by herself - like a champ. The food was great, as was the ambience - a triple crown winner when you include the excellent service! My wife and I love to go tapas style most of the time and this weekend was no different. We started with the beef and lamb empanadas; the side of chimichurri makes it! We finished with a grilled chicken with braised quinoa and cilantro - a first for us that knocked our socks off! For drinks, my wife's favorite is the spicy Diablo Martini, while I went simple with the margaritas. We started the evening at 8:30 and left at 10:00, just hanging out and enjoying ourselves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect spot... Great steak/service
    Tostones
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Had a noteworthy first date here. The place is great. The atmosphere is just right... Had a local Cab with the flat iron steak with the ceviche and crab cakes. Pretty great meal. I recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow & noisy
    Tacomadiner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    The food was dry & the seasonings were harsh. Very noisy inside. The service was very slow.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Loved It!
    Muscles
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I had the lamb shank. It was moist and savory. I was very satisfied with this dining experience. The service was great too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food
    rlm90
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Probably my favorite place to eat now....I talked 4 others to go here to celebrate my birthday. We all come from other towns and they usually like to eat on the waterfront... BUT they loved the food, drinks and service.... So not being on the water was not a drawback,,,,, I love the flank steak---best in the west!!!! And the sides (purple potatoes, lentils, or braised quinoa are so unusual and favorable)... Noise level is pretty high when it is busy but it is a small price to pay for such great food and service...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT food and flavors
    loveXgroup
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    2nd time for a great food and flavor experience. Friendly and caring wait-staff: THERE, but not intrusive. GREAT menu, good explanations when sought. Only downside: blaring police/fire sirens going by.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    MaggieMay
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We've been to Asado before and expected great service and food. This time was a disappointment. The plates delivered to our table were wrong and we had to point that out to the server. They were for another table. It took a long time to get our own food and there was no explanation. No one came by to ask how we were enjoying our dinners, which were only so-so. When the time came to pay, we had to ask our server what the problem was, and she dismissed it as simply a mix-up. No apology; no offer of a complimentary dessert or coffee. For $140, we expected better. We won't go back.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • always out of something good food
    Tink
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We love this restaurant and go there all the time.however everytime we go things that we want to order they are out of. I overheard a lot of customers complaining about the same issue. The last time I went they were out of a lot of things including bread. I recommend this restaurant for anyone but be prepared to not be able to get something on the list.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Spot
    food4life
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Great spot in Tacoma. The food is out of this world and the vibe is very cool and relaxed. You have to try to Lomo steak. One of the best I have ever had. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Service and food impeccable. I don't have any suggestions for improvement because I thought it was all excellent!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night, but...
    KHM57
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Be forewarned! The noise level was very high and that was on a Tuesday with almost no one in the bar. The food was terrific and the service top rate! We will go again, but we'll be the middle-aged couple texting each other in the corner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Everything is good, super flavorful and unique. Every time I go here I try something new, and I love it. I also usually ask for a wine suggestion from the staff, and have never been steered wrong. This time I had an Argentinian Malbec that was amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as always!!
    aliciajean99
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    This is by far my favorite restaurant in Tacoma! I love it and it never ever disappoints!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet