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El Gaucho - Tacoma

4.8
1167 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Good for Anniversaries (64)
  • Romantic (58)
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 Tacoma'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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: Lounge 4–10pm; Dinner Service begins at 5pm. Friday: Lounge 4–12am; Dinner Service begins at 5pm. Saturday: 4pm–12am. Sunday: 4pm–10pm.
Happy Hour:
Sunday-Monday 4:00pm-10:00pm (open to close)
Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm & 9:00pm-close
Saturday 4pm - 5pm & 9:00pm-Close
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Phone number
(253) 272-1510
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Cross street: Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets
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What 1167 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.9
service
4.8
ambience
4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food was fantastic. The ambiance was amazing and we were able to talk, and share food.

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tipmac (Charlotte)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding food! I had an 8oz Filet Migon; the best I’ve had in a while. It did take a while for the food to come out but it was worth the wait. We had a birthday party which was a party of 10.

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nae23 (Seattle)
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Birthday celebration, server was friendly, though I recall previously having escorts through the service area to the restroom and we did not have this available Sunday evening.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0
Dined 6 days ago

Sad state of affairs. Used to be my all time favorite place to eat. Unfortunately the ownership has decided to fight back against the new min. wage by jacking their prices up to a point where even I cant justify it. AND... on top of it they get you for a 20% service charge to recoup their losses and make it very clear that it is NOT a tip.

The food is still good and the service is un rivaled.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 6 days ago

Gaucho does not disappoint. This, our third visit was relaxing and delicious as expected. The flaming sword is fun and yummy. My personal favorite.
Got to try those tall burgers at happy hour next.

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Luvaduck (Seattle)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

It was my husband’s birthday and I wanted to take him to a place that I knew was consistent in quality and service. Once again, el Gaucho did not disappoint. From the handwritten birthday card to rose petals in table..and ending with a birthday candle on dessert, it was everything I hoped it would be.

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OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful experience! The food is outstanding and will definitely be going back!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a wonderful meal. Our service was great. I was disappointed on where we were seated. I made my reservations on line and didn't even think about asking for a certain table. We were there right at 5:00, checked in and waited on the couch with another couple who were there ahead of us. After about 15 min. and several other couples arriving for dinner, we were seated(last of all the people there waiting). Our hosted directed us to the middle of the room, next to the beam with another table for 2 on the other side. She then asked if this table was alright. I was a little perplexed that this was the table selected for us at that hour, but sat down without a word. This was a special occasion in the sense that we got all dressed up, made reservations and were spending a romantic night out after being married for 39 years, 2 children and 3 grandchildren.
After being in the restaurant business for 30 years and customer service for 35 years, you would think I would know better. I will remember to request a certain table the next time I visit.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

My girlfriend in myself, frequent this restaurant often on Friday nights in the bar. She got very ill recently and we were unable to attend the restaurant for several months having return to the restaurant months later we were greeted with a wonderful warm welcome, from just about everyone the restaurant is like a family experience was totally awesome very pleased

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Tmack (Seattle)
5.0
Dined on January 11, 2018

1st time here! It was spectacular! Service was top notch, bartender was top notch, everything was worth the $

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, American, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday: Lounge 4–10pm; Dinner Service begins at 5pm. Friday: Lounge 4–12am; Dinner Service begins at 5pm. Saturday: 4pm–12am. Sunday: 4pm–10pm.
Happy Hour:
Sunday-Monday 4:00pm-10:00pm (open to close)
Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm & 9:00pm-close
Saturday 4pm - 5pm & 9:00pm-Close
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Cross street
Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Price range
$50 and over
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(253) 272-1510
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Entertainment
Live piano music seven days a week.
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on the Northwest side of our building.
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Executive chef
Jose DeJesus Boites
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Private dining at El Gaucho Tacoma is a special occasion. Our beautiful and incomparable dining rooms are available seven days a week. We also provide buyouts of our entire restaurant. Please contact Merica Ocsan at 253.272.4424 or mocsan@elgaucho.com if you are interested in reservations in our private dining rooms or request an online form.

Private Dining

Private Dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our beautiful and unique private dining rooms in Tacoma include five private dining rooms to fit the most intimate affair to swanky receptions for up to 150 guests.

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