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About El Gaucho - Tacoma
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.
Tacoma, WA 98402
Steak, American, Steakhouse
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.
Sunday-Monday 4:00pm-10:00pm (open to close)
Tuesday - Friday 4:00pm-6:00pm & 9:00pm-close
Saturday 4pm - 5pm & 9:00pm-Close
Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live piano music seven days a week.
Valet parking is available on the Northwest side of our building.
Jose DeJesus Boites
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reservations in our private dining rooms or request an online form.
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.
El Gaucho - Tacoma Ratings and Reviews
Perfect steakhouse in every way. Dark, live piano, vibrant bar scene, impeccable service, and phenomenal food. Tacoma’s place to be and be seen. If on a budget, happy hour in the bar is great. The bartenders are courteous, friendly, and never stuffy. Happy hour menu offers a good sampling of the menu in smaller shareable portions. But dinner in the dining room is where it’s at. Our server was prompt, funny, and made excellent recommendations. El Gaucho is the ONLY place to go for great steak in Tacoma.
We had escargot and that was delicious. We each had a steak, I had the grass-fed and we shared Mac and cheese. It was very tasty. The complimentary cheese/fruit tray was nice. Not enough croutons to finish the cheese though. The crème brûlée was disappointing though. It wasn’t silky smooth like I expected it to be and the taste was just ok. Nothing sensational. It was fun to experience this fancy place but it’s really not something we can afford everyday. I would go other places.
It was my boyfriends birthday so I made a reservation. When I walked in I was in awe. We enjoyed a lovely meal with lovely piano music. The restaurant had a hand written birthday card and rose petals waiting for us on our table. Worth the high prices! The best steak we have ever had. We will be back again.
We had our 18th Anniversary dinner at El Gaucho on Friday night. We were greeted with a "Happy Anniversary" multiple times by the staff. There was also a fun little surprise at our table when we were seated. I won't spoil it for anyone else who goes there for their anniversary for the first time.
My filet was amazing. I'm a huge fan of steak that practically melts in my mouth. My wife had the halibut special and she really enjoyed it. We shared a piece of key lime pie for dessert. It plenty big enough to share and we both really enjoyed it.
The piano music was loud, but not dance club loud. It contributed to everyone talking under the music instead of over it and each other. We could have a quiet conversation without having to listen to the people at the table next to us. The restaurant had just put up their Christmas decorations and that added to the festive atmosphere.
This was our first time at El Gaucho, but we will return. We are Central Pierce County residents and it is great to know that we can go out to a dinner this good without having to drive to Seattle or Bellevue.
Thank you to the El Gaucho staff for providing a great dining experience for our Anniversary.
Most of the food was good, but nothing was great and one steak was bad and should have been sent back (embarrassment kept that from happening). Everything was ridiculously overpriced. The place was far noisier than I remember it being. The entry area at the top of the stairs was dirty, with scraps of paper on the floor.
Gaucho is like the old school steak places in New York, but with a little-nuance to the service. The tableside cooking is lots of fun. We had the Flaming Sword Brochette of Tenderloin. Next time we will also do the Ceasar Salad (prepared tableside). Food is excellent. Attentive wait staff. Killer martinis. Impressive wine list. And the live piano helped us feel like we were back home.
Was disappointed at the service the night. Everyone was there either before or after the Garth Brooks concert so no surprise that it would be busy. Service was slow, food came out cold (was replaced immediately once server came by), but overall felt was understaffed for the price of the meal and I have had better times there in the past and didnt mind paying the price of the meal.
I was looking for a special place to eat dinner with my husband and a good friend (whom we were treating to dinner and the Garth Brooks concert). Made a reservation at El Gaucho based on reviews and it did not disappoint! Dinner was fabulous and the service was wonderful - friendly and unpretentious. We made reservations for 4:30, but arrived early and were seated at 4:00. The timing was perfect - we were seated a half hour before the pre-concert dinner rush which started at 4:30 or so, and we and were able to have a leisurely and enjoyable dinner and then walk to the concert in plenty of time for the 7:30 start.
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