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El Gaucho - Tacoma

1200 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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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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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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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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 if you are interested in reservations in our private dining rooms or request an online form.
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 1200 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined 4 days ago

The food was spectacular as it always is! I always have a wonderful experience when dining at El Gaucho but I wasn't very impressed with the server we had this time around. He seemed very stiff and without much personality. For a place that has dedicated people to fill empty water glasses, I was disappointed to see that we sat with empty plates in front of us for nearly 15 minutes while our server prepared a table side salad for a party of six next to us. Couldn't someone else have picked up our plates? I could've also had another glass of wine while we were waiting if I had been offered one. Although we felt a bit ignored for a period of time, the food is excellent and I know I'll keep going.

3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was pretty good the medium rare filet mignon was over cooked. More like medium. It was a bit to dark. They gave you a flashlight to read the menu. And the music was way to loud. It was very difficult to try and hold a conversation. For a $$ type place I think it could way better.

Willie47 (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very nice for any occasion. However, I did not like that 20% was automatically added to an already over priced meal.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic steak and oysters Rockefeller. The Jamaican mule is great twist on the original. We'll be back.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

An overall great experience. The table-side service is fun and the food is wonderful, but you definitely pay for it. I do appreciate that the steak is always cooked perfectly, as ordered. Would go again for a special occasion.

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was excellent and the food was exceptional as always. Thank you for making our 10th anniversary extra special.

4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The service was impeccable, wine very good, the spinach had sand ( grit) to the bite when chewing it, took to much time to open up and fill potato, it was not hot by the time we got it on the table, steaks were amazing.

5.0  Dined 5 days ago

The staff was extremely warm and welcoming but professional as well. We were made to feel like we were their only guests. The food was phenomenal! My husband said his Earl Gray Fashion was the best he’s ever had.
They even had white rose petals and a bday card for him waiting!
The chefs special made dinner fulfilling and extremely reasonably priced.

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

We gather with friends at El Gaucho Tacoma twice a year. This is going on 10 years. We tried other places around there, but always came back to "We should have gone to El Gaucho". This time was no different. Outstanding Service, Outstanding Food and 3 hours seemed like minutes. The salad 410 was a nice discovery. Worth a try. The beef was awesome as always. Always surprised at how spendy the place is but it's worth it for us.

Great atmosphere, food and service.

Note: There is now a 20% automatic charge to the bill and tipping isn't necessary. Overall, we felt that the impeccable service makes this a no brainer. See you in September!

OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Overall was a great experience! The food was delicious. Probably the best meal I’ve had in a while. I recommend the steak el gaucho , sweet corn, and chocolate cake for desert! The el gaucho red wine was great too. The only negative I can think of is the 20% service fee. It definitely adds up and we feel bad not tipping so we tipped on top of that.