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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
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.
We went to celebrate my husbands birthday during restaurant week. The food, service and atmosphere were just right! I wondered if it would be a different experience b/c we went for a value priced meal but we were treated very, very well. We will definitely go back.
We enjoyed a delicious dinner and our server was very attentive. Our table was the first booth on the north side of the building and we thought the can light over the table was a bit on the bright side. Not a biggie but it definitely changed the ambience of our particular location.
Bring your out-of-town friends here and go for what is hard to find anywhere else...
- DUNGENESS CRAB CAKES - excellent appetizer.
- CAESAR SALAD - prep'd tableside by a nice person in a fancy jacket.
- PRIME GRADE MEATS - some come to you FLAMING on a Samurai's sword!
- BIG OL' BAKED POTATO - Who doesn't like a baked potato the size of the state
where it came from (Idaho)?... and with all the goodies to put on top too.
- BANANAS FOSTER (or cherries jubilee if you prefer)... both prep'd tableside for your
As always... lots of "FLASH" for your CASH at El Goucho!
My server, Janae, was incredible! It was my birthday and the whole staff made the experience very special. The food was delicious, as always, the steak done to perfection.
I have never had a bad experience at the Tacoma El Gaucho, and will continue to celebrate there!
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