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El Gaucho - Tacoma

4.8
1170 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Romantic (59)
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.
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Private dining
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Jose DeJesus Boites
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets
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Parking details
Valet parking is available on the Northwest side of our building.
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Entertainment
Live piano music seven days a week.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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What 1170 People Are Saying
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4.9
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JPMartin (Seattle)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

old school, high-end dining. excellent service combined with a very good steak house menu.
excellent but certainly not a value. recommend for special occasions.

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bchap (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 2 days ago

We went for dinner with friends before the Smokey Robinson concert. We allowed extra time so we could enjoy our meal & we told our server, as well. We had an excellent meal, very relaxed. Food wonderful.

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farr76 (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

We have dined here often and always have a great experience and leave absolutely stuffed. We love the friendly service and the romantic atmosphere. We enjoy the Tableside Caesar for Two. It is always spot on and a great way to start your evening. We shared the Flaming Brochette and a side of their Mushroom Risotto. It was all delicious and filling. The tenderloin used on the Brochette was prepared perfectly. First time trying the Risotto and it was outstanding.

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jbitow (Seattle)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. Great for special occasions and late night meals

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined 6 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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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 on January 15, 2018

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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