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
112 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (70)fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (59)romantic (35)notable wine list (29)hot spot (26)good for groups (22)vibrant bar scene (20)great for outdoor dining (12)late-night find (12)great for lunch (10)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
  • 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
  • Good Food at Asado
    Tacoma1
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Food was great. Staff was good and helpful. I would recommend anything on the menu. Drink prices are a bit too much though. Enjoyed the atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, kind of loud
    BradP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We had a recent birthday celebration with our son on a visit to Tacoma. The meal at Asado was one of the best we've had when visiting Tacoma. We would definitely return. Asado was also gracious in letting us bring a cake for the celebration. It was a Saturday night and pretty busy so the noise level was high. But it wouldn't deter us from returning.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great as usual
    Rick
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    The food was fantastic as always. I had the lamb shank ( 2nd time) and my wife had the sea bass which was excellent. We usually have the lomo or the hanger steak which are always great. Service was spot on,informative and friendly.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dining before the Theatre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food and Service were good. The new scallop appetizer needs a bit of flavor, perhaps a dash of lime to marinate it in?! Food has a lot of fat (oils). Very flavorful. I had the knocci, delish, very rich! My daughter's Sea bass was a bit too spicy for me.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lamb, cold service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Asado has an interesting menu and the food does not disappoint. The lamb shanks were unbelievable -- tasty, tender. The service is abrupt and it seems like you are really bothering the staff just being there. The service has been the same each time we have gone. The wait staff was not knowledgeable about the menu items and did not convey any kind of welcome. The bar service was great though.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service, great flavor
    Tenderloins
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    My fiance and I were there for his birthday, his mid-rare steak came out well done, we notified the chef who came out and fired us up another shortly after, which was great. By that time, however, my meal was almost finished. Our server took my (half as cheap steak) off our bill, instead of his steak, and gave us a free dessert for the inconvienence. You would think they should've taken care of his steak, since that was the one they messed up on, I'm sure they would rather comp a $20 meal vs a $40. His tenderloin was great, my flat iron was pretty good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NWfoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Asado is hands-down the best restaurant in Tacoma due to the high quality of the food. The entire menu is great from top to bottom. Staff is friendly and hard-working. Asado will spoil you so that it is hard to try other restaurants because you are usually disappointed in any other place!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Delight
    JaxtFoodie
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Searching for a place to eat Easter Sunday we did our research and read great reviews. To our delight it was every good review gone right! The food is ridonculously great! We had seafood ceviche to start and was delightful. Sea Bass for me and bacon cheddar jalapeño stuffed pork chop for my husband. We woke up this morning wishing we could rewind and eat it all again:). Staff great and wine fab!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Single
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I love this place! Great atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easter Brunch
    Henry
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Table was ready, service was okay. Food was good but not as warm as it should have been.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jinxs
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Have been coming to this place for 7 years. Food has always been great and the service has been awesome. I always try their special for dinner, and I have not yet been dissapointed. Great place for foodies and friends n family to go to.
    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.
  • Unique Argentine flavors
    Mike
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Not your usual Mexican food, no comparison. Asado is to Tacoma what Rick Bayless is to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love their flavorful flat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Love their flavorful flat iron steak on wonderful polenta! Soooo flavorful! Will have to branch out and try other dishes in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The staff's attentiveness
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The staff's attentiveness was awesome and the food excellent. I just wanted to bury my face in the polenta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • noise
    Morgan
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    It is a bit noisy if you are trying to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great spot
    paul
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Enjoyed the setting and ambiance. Service was very good. Flat iron steak and skirt steak was not so good even though it was presented well. Other menu entrees sounded good. Maybe another visit will be better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places
    Pebbles
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Asado has the best burger dip around. Ground sirloin, chorizo, bacon leek slaw and Beechers cheese. I can never order anything else, I love it so much. Also, can't forget the Diablo. A habanero infused vodka martini. YUM
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • girls night out
    Elaine
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Loved the food, the wine, & our waitress was outstanding-friendly & efficient. had a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was my second dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This was my second dining experience with Asado's. I will return again and again. The food is outstanding and so is the service. The portion size is more than enough and the presentation is outstanding. The food is very flavorful and above my expectations. The ease of online booking is great. I would recommend this restaurant to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The service was great,,,, the food superb!!! Love, love, love this place!! I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing food and top notch service
    kyle
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    My wife and i went to Asado for her birthday, like usual were not disappointed at all. The food is superb, the service is second to none as well as knowledgeable about menu items to really help make choosing a dish easy. Wine lovers are in for a treat here. Enjoy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.