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
121 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)special occasion (72)neighborhood gem (61)hot spot (33)romantic (31)good for groups (29)notable wine list (26)vibrant bar scene (24)great for outdoor dining (20)great for lunch (18)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Fabulous food pairings, offering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/2/2008
    Fabulous food pairings, offering excellent quality with unique South American flair. This is a true gem and my boyfriend of Latin heritage said it's his favorite restaurant we've tried! Ceviche was unique and perfectly flavored.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was excellent. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    The food was excellent. The service was paced well. The noise was level was a bit loud. Whenever the wait staff would speak to the table we would have to ask for things to be repeated. It was very noisy. Also, it was a lovely summer day with no air-con. A bit warmer inside then desired.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was so good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/28/2008
    The food was so good and the atmosphere was very nice. I plan on coming back again and trying different items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Asado's is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/24/2008
    Asado's is my favorite restaurant in Tacoma. Food, service, everything about this restaurant is fabulous!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I always go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/20/2008
    My husband and I always go to Asado when we want a special dinner. We usually take any friends/family that visit us. Well on this occasion, my best friend came to visit. We took her and had my favorite item on the menu....parilla mixta. Big disappointment this time. The steak was burnt. I was very disappointed b/c this was the first time that I have ever been disappointed by this dish. Out of the 6 of us, 3 ordered this, and sad to say, all 3 orders were burnt. The restaurant itself was way too warm. Our dessert, creme brulee, was not what we expected.The consistency was overly runny. It was like eating vanilla pudding. So, I will have to say that this visit was not what we were used to with Asado!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have a lovely fathers day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    We have a lovely fathers day dinner at Asado. It was our first trip and we really weren't sure about the Argentine aspect as we weren't sure what flavors that would we would encounter. What a treat. We each ordered a steak, which was cooked perfectly and absolutely delicious. We both enjoyed the polenta and loved the side of bacon and leek butter beans. Our service was exceptional and there is no doubt that we will return for dinner again. (Also enjoyed a wonderful bottle of wine!) Thank you for the opportunity to share this. Richard and Susan Johns
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to other "Argentine"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2008
    I have been to other "Argentine" steak houses and the food at Asado was far better than what I had expected to find. I was particularly impressed by the side dishes which were all remarkably fine. They offered an excellent '05 Malbec at a very reasonable price. It was a perfect compliment to our dinners. Our table server was attentive without being intrusive and had a poised air of professional competence that I have found more common in Europe than in America. Overall, Asado was a real surprise as well as a real treat, and I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good, though timing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/7/2008
    Food was good, though timing of courses was off- we waited 15 minumtes between salad and entree. Service was good- but for the price, service and food should be very good. Unfortunately, it is VERY loud- we felt we had to actually yell at times to hear each other (party of 4). I would go again for the food- maybe on a quieter (?) week night.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I thought that the atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/5/2008
    I thought that the atmosphere would be a little more intimate. Getting there early was better for noise control, but got harder to communicate the later it got. Food was yummy (the gnocchi) and our waiter was very attentive, professional and knowledgeable. Would be fun with a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was fantastic and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2008
    The food was fantastic and our server was phenomenal! Great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY VERY uncomfortably loud.
    ChinaTowne
    Dined on 5/29/2008
    VERY VERY uncomfortably loud. Conversation was impossible. Also, they have high chairs and NO booster seats. We had to pile coats and purses up in order for my 5 year old to eat comfortably. There's no excuse to NOT have booster seats and have high chairs. Food was delicious, service was wonderful, but we won't go back because of the noise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The amount of food you get
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/26/2008
    The amount of food you get for the price in minimal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AS always, great food. This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2008
    AS always, great food. This time around, service was fantastic too. IN the past it has been spotty or inappropriate. This time we had a great dinner and really enjoyed our server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was our first time at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2008
    This was our first time at Asado - and our first night in our new home in the neighborhood. A great treat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/20/2008
    Great Food, Great Service. A little louder than I'd expected, seeing the photos online it seemed a little more intimate, but All in All a GREAT time! Thank you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been to Asado on multiple
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    I've been to Asado on multiple occasions and each time was treated with friendly faces and excellent food! We WILL be back again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak was good. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Steak was good. Service was good. Atmosphere was LOUD and EXCITING. Had to speak loudly to be heard by person sitting next to me. NOT ROMANTIC! LOUD, LOUD, LOUD!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our server, Ted, was truly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Our server, Ted, was truly one of the finest, if not the finest, servers I've EVER had. The food and wine selections were outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Asado makes real asado. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/17/2008
    Asado makes real asado. The beef isn't Argentinian quality but the empanadas are amazing.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little too expensive but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/12/2008
    A little too expensive but overall quality and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent items provided on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Excellent items provided on the menu. The sauces are wonderful.... I enjoyed my dining experience. 5 stars!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique and intriguing menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/11/2008
    Unique and intriguing menu items presented in a visually appealing manner. The polenta was even better than we thought possible! The dessert crepes were without doubt the best dessert we've ever had anywhere, and the wine list was not disappointing! Excellent choice for a special occasion dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was for my Jr. prom and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2008
    This was for my Jr. prom and we all enjoyed it very much. There were 4 of us and everyone loved the food.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, somthing
    jaaamster
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Outstanding food, somthing different than the average steakhouse. Spices were pleasantly infused into many of the offerings that our group of four consumed. Service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Asado! One of our favorites.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Love Asado! One of our favorites. I do wish they offered a dark chocolate desert. I have yet to eat desert there. We always go somewhere else because of it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love a good glass of wine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    I love a good glass of wine with dinner. I am no wine connoisseur, so I depend on the waiters expertise. They have always chosen the best wine for my taste as they did again on this occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good food; terrific service;
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Very good food; terrific service; highly unpleasant noise level.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was fantastic. Very
    susieparis
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    The food was fantastic. Very well-prepared with delicate seasonings, very lovely presentation. The gnocci was the BEST I have ever tasted in ANY country around the world. Service was attentive and friendly. I would go back in a minute! I wish it were up here in Seattle and not down in Tacoma.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant is a most
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/5/2008
    This restaurant is a most special find in Tacoma. Ted (our waiter) was great!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was impeccable
    Cole
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Everything was impeccable from the moment we walked in-- the hostess greeted us warmly, to the service, the cocktails, and especially food--it was literally the best dining experience my husband and I can remember in years! I would recommend Asado to anyone, except we kind of want to keep it a secret! Thanks for the great night, it was a real treat. Nicole and Mike Leahy
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We waited 25 minutes after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We waited 25 minutes after our reservation time for a table. The table we ended up sitting at was a table that was open from the time we arrived.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the atmosphere! Made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    Loved the atmosphere! Made the Birthday great, I was very impressed. Waitstaff was outstanding, Ted is awesome, I will ask for him all the time from now on. I have had him twice previously, now he is my exclusive waiter!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We've been to Asado several
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We've been to Asado several times and the food is consistently excellent. Wonderful service, too!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was pricy but worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    The food was pricy but worth it. My only complaint is it was hard to hear my date for the noise. It is a little smokey (the food is grilled inside), so I do not recomend for those with severe allergies.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was drenched in grease
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    The food was drenched in grease and butter. Very difficult to find anything healthy or reasonable. I had to wipe off my vegatbles with a napkin because there was so much butter on them.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little too loud! 4 of us
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    a little too loud! 4 of us at a single table - very difficult to hear the person across from you - other than that, very nice place, would recommend it to friends
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service was great from our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/14/2008
    Service was great from our step inside the door throughout the entire evening. The staff was very friendly and efficient. The food was awesome. Yum!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience upon entering
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/31/2008
    Great experience upon entering the restaurant with a friendly and helpful hostess. Wait staff prompt, knowledgeable, available, and anticipated customer needs. Nice grouping of tables that made a large space feel more intimate. Noisy, but acoustical treatments allowed easy dinner conversation. Nicely appointed and busy bar. Will definitely return there when I'm in Tacoma again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Highly recommed Asado! The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2008
    Highly recommed Asado! The food was tasty. The service was great. Prices were quite reasonable - even more so given the quality. Overall, a great find! It was my first visit and I'm already telling everyone about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it! Have been to Asado
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Love it! Have been to Asado several times now, and it never dissapoints! My brother is from Portland, where they have many, many amazing restaurants, and he has put Asado in his top 5!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate