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About El Gaucho - Portland
Named as “the definitive steakhouse in the country,” El Gaucho’s award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® brand tenderloin filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood, all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals in an exhibition-style kitchen. Our extensive wine list is award-winning, and happy hour menu is widely recognized as one of Portland's best. Live music is offered nightly.
El Gaucho is the Northwest’s steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.
Portland, OR 97205
Steak, American, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 12:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
NIGHTLY LIVE LATIN GUITAR DUO - featuring the talents of Mariano, Toshi, Masud, Bobak & Tom. Every night 6-10.
Valet is located on SW Broadway at our front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms are available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends. We also provide buyouts of our entire restaurant. Please contact Kate Arvidson at 971.544.2700 or email@example.com for information.
Private dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our guests are truly pampered, treated to the pinnacle of experienced, knowledgeable and gracious service.
El Gaucho - Portland Ratings and Reviews
I had taken my wife to the restaurant it was a nice setting. The waiters were all very attentive to our needs. I had reviewed the menu online before going and seen the selections and had decided on what i wanted. When i got there and ready to order the menu was different. We ordered our meals with 2 appetizers. One of the appetizer was not a very good value. The meal came and i looked at my meal it was quite pricey and quite small. The value of our meal was rather disappointing. I will not be going back.
Our drinks and meal were definitely delicious. The atmosphere couldn’t have been better. Our server was professional, but I must say, with a guaranteed 20 percent tip, I’m looking for someone friendly and warm and who stays at the table long enough to be present as I say thank you. He repeatedly came and left in less than 30 seconds total even as we were saying thank you for whatever he brought. If he were being recorded or if he were serving his bosses, I am pretty sure he’d take the extra 2 seconds to not come off as rude. So, THAT was the only constructive feedback we’d have for improvement.
Usually would rate 5’s accross the board but this Night service and food was just off. Often felt forgotten, live music was so loud we couldn’t even have conversation. Even the food quality was slightly off. A little disappointing since it was our anniversary but won’t stop us from returning. Just a little bummed. Couldn’t give it anything over a four this visit and that was a let down and a stretch in a few categories.
The service was bad specially if you consider you are charged 20% for service
My meat was dry bad for a place that supposed to be great at it, my wife wanted to order the halibut (they did not have it nor salmon) and was offered a frozen Mahi Mahi for $56.00 instead
The place is very tight in space and you get bumped by the people and the table side carts.
The Mgr. was attentive to my complaints, hopefully they will make the necessary changes. It was an expensive and bad experience. My waiter was awful I had to ask for evertything
OMG, who serves steak with just a regular knife? El Gaucho! And that steak cut just like butter... this was an experience and a half as I celebrated my birthday. EVERYTHING was perfect. And it was such a sweet touch to be greeted by every server who attended us with a Happy Birthday. Although prices are not for the faint of heart, this is DEFINITELY the place for a special occasion
We love to come to El Gaucho for our anniversary. If you sign up for their reward card, you get $75 off dinner for 2. We had steak and lobster that was great. We also ordered the scalloped potatoes that were phenomenal. The service is impeccable! The tip is included in the bill, ok with me. The valet even left cookies in the car for us.
As always, the service, staff, and food was amazing at El Gaucho. It has become our “go to” spot for our anniversary dinner over the past few years. The food is always prepared to perfection, we can’t pass up the filet and lobster tail, and peppercorn steak. The table side Cherries Jubilee just adds to the occasion and is a delicious way to end the meal. We will be back, again and again.
This restaurant seems a throwback with its dark (but clean) dated interior. But was struck me the most was pricing. $58 for halibut drowning in sauce. $68 for a decent, not great rib eye. Wow! We had an dry crab cake that was handled very professionally by the staff. I know this is an institution but they need to freshen up.
We came into town for my niece's 20th birthday and wanted to take her out for a nice evening on the town. This is a hard task to make her happy as not only is she just a picky eater but she is gluten free, dairy free and nut free (all allergies). I cannot say enough nice things about all of staff and how accommodating they were. They prepared side items specifically that she could eat. They allowed us to bring in a cake that she could eat which they kindly plated and put birthday candles on. Everyone greeted her with happy birthday. They did a special "mocktail" for her which just delighted her. It was just an amazing evening for her and it was all due to the amazing staff at El Gaucho. The service was beyond impeccable. Oh and the food was fantastic as well! It was truly a memorable evening all thanks to an amazing restaurant.
Fine dining with a laid back atmosphere. If you're prepared to splurge, (figure $150+ per person for an appetizer, entrée, drink and dessert), this is a great place to celebrate a special occasion. Everything was cooked perfectly and delicious. Service was top notch. Will definitely being going back, although probably not real soon given the price tag.
Once again El Gaucho delivered. I brought three friends that had never experienced a meal at El Gaucho and they all left super impressed. From the table side Caesar salad to the main courses, side dishes and finally dessert, we had an exceptional evening. Always my go to place to take newbies.
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