Garufa Argentinean Restaurant

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Argentinean
Garufa is an Argentinean style restaurant. We specialize in delicious steaks and pasta, but we have lots more to choose from for any appetite!
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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of appetizers and steaks were really good. Service was attentive and not rushed. Great place for a special occasion dinner.

OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Great atmosphere, great service, and interesting menu. Was hoping for better tasting steak for the price. Maybe I’m just used to a salty steak like the ones served at Ruth’s Chris or Cafe Central. These steaks were cooked perfectly but to me and my wife, lacked seasoning.

DN
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Just poor overall service from the waiter. He knew nothing about the menu and rarely returned to check on anything...the busman was on the spot refilling water. Everyone’s steak was mediocre, sides were good and dessert was mostly unavailable. Not likely to return with other good options in downtown now.

CY
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner reservations for a Saturday night and thought that maybe the place wasn’t good because it was empty (around 6:30). We ordered drinks at the bar and were promptly seated at our table. The service was spectacular and our server was able to explain the menu to us in detail along with wine and drink recommendations for each dish. We went with the rack of lamb and the butterflied ribeye. The lamb was crazy delicious and was served with a mint jelly that added a nice change from the blackberry jam I’m used to having with lamb. The ribeye was super tender and juicy, you could practically cut it with a fork. I would highly recommend this place for a date night.

JP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

This restaurant was not truly Argentinian, didn’t have much selection of beef cuts.

s
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

My stake had a lot of fat, there was only 1 waiter at that time, he did he's best but was too busy and we had to wait for our food to long. I was disappointed, I had been there before and I had a great experience that time but not this time

EJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is just excellent and exceptional. Waitstaff very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions. Always get a top steak here cooked to perfection. The ambiance is classy and understated. I always come here when I come to El Paso.

RM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent except I had the salmon and the topping was not what was on the menu. I think they gave us the wrong menu. I also do NOT like the mashed potatoes--they do not go with salmon and had no flavor. Other than that the meal was excellent.

L
El Paso
32 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant has great ambience. There was a party of 10 that was very rude and loud; they did not care about other people in the restaurant who were celebrating anniversaries and birthdays.

The salads looked beautiful but they were served on very small square plates. You could not eat due to them being piled up. Mine was delicious but the other salad had dressing that was not flavorful We asked for more, and my wife was able to mix it in, but again, the plate was not “workable”. The empanadas were extremely salty; could not eat my meat one.

The malbec wine ordered by the glass was the worst ever; tried four glasses and finally switched to another variety. Obvious. that the “by the glass wine” was old or stale.

They brought the wrong steak, but it was delicious. Wife’s salmon was perfect.

The attendants were kind and friendly, but we had to wave them down several times to bring us water, etc. It was not a busy night (Monday), so there was no excuse for that. The staff was watching a baseball game by the bar.

Martini was watered down, but I did not complain because the bartender was so proud of it.

Desert was to die for.

Still like this restaurant but the experience was no higher than a 5 on a scale of 1 to 10. Reluctant to be so honest, but think it might help other clients. Potential for great service is there; it was not there that night.

RC
Guadalajara
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service and excellent quality of food. One of the best restaurants in El Paso for fine dinning

SC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been here on a few occasions and have enjoyed the food every time. The food is pricy but very good. I have come on special occasions.

DS
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great! Attentive but not intrusive. Food was very good. I had the 7 oz tenderloin which was very good!

T
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely gorgeous restaurant. Dimly lit to create the perfect mood for a night out with a date. The servers worked as a team to effortlessly make sure that our glasses and bread stayed replenished. I highly recommend the salmon with veggie sides. My fiancé and I are looking forward to our next date night here. Also, another thank you to Juan who assisted greatly in finding a wine for us to enjoy with our meal.

NR
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food, environment. Recommended for any event!

JE
El Paso
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Service is VERY good and the food keeps a very good standard.
Our temderloin was perfectly cooked (medium rare) and the alfajores were marvelous

N
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente comida

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OT
El Paso
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant

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ML
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I would have rated the food and overall as maximum stars if the mushrooms had been cooked properly. Mushrooms need to be cooked until they release their juices and then more, to achieve maximum flavor. This is the second time the mushrooms were undercooked at this restaurant for me, and just did not toast good. Nonetheless, the rib-eyes were fabulous, the bread and salad were excellent and the mashed potatoes were good. Dessert was also very good. The waiter recommended a Malbec by the glass that was outstanding.

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

Poor service. Food was not as good as usual. Beautiful restaurant. Will go again. Hopefully this was a one time occurrence.

A
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance is calm and relaxing. The food was amazing, I had the steak & lobster special and it was a great value for my monies. The manager was so attentive. As a nice gesture from the restaurant we got dessert on the house. I will most definitely return and I would recommend this place for a nice date and or any special occasion.

B
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We have had positive experiences at Garufa before but we were very disappointed on our last visit. After we were seated, we ordered drinks and 30 minutes passed before we got them. Our appetizer and salad came out at the same time and we waited another hour before our entrees arrived. The steak was over done but we were not going to wait for it to be corrected. The couple at the table next to us was seated and served, including dessert, and paid their check and left before our dinner arrived. Again, very disappointing, and we will not be back.

OT
El Paso
17 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's nice when the front mgr and waiter Andy remember repeat customer. Outstanding customer SVC and always remember what we like

OT
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

DW
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Was highly recommended by a colleague for empanadas. The corn empanada was great but rest of food mediocre or worse. Nothing special.

H
El Paso
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. A couple of wines requested were of of stock

OT
El Paso
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a gracious restaurant that remembers its regulars. Mgmt and staff outstanding!!! Highly recommend this place

PB
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Service was outstanding and the food great.

RR
El Paso
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambience, great for special occasions.

AC
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, fantastic!!

L
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Disappointed, as I included it was a birthday celebration in reservation but restaurant offered nothing to celebrate like a dessert for the birthday guest. Very slow service. Food had no flavor and fish was over cooked and rubbery.

M
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely will go back. Beautiful room, delicious food, nice staff & competent.

BT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Wrong food brought to table
Salmon over cooked
Filet was nervy

OT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience ! The staff professional, polite, attentive and accommodating. The food was amazing !

EM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Waiter did not want to give me a table that I have book with hours of anticipation because there was not anymore people in the restaurant.

AC
Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great business dinner as always at Garufa. I would definitely place Garufa in the top 3 best restaurants in El Paso! Always reliable, Great Service, Great Food and the ambiance is one where you can have a great conversation without needing to be shouting over the background music.

RJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The restaurant is aesthetically nice and has ambiance. However, the seating arrangement leaves you right next to other couples and any conversation you have will be overheard. Our waiter didn’t have any personality and seemed bothered to be there. On top of that, he made a couple of mistakes due to his lack of focus. Overall I’d say stay away. At those prices you’d be better served, literally, by going to someplace like The Double Eagle in Mesilla.

I
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great food and service.

AG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. I was amazed on how good my stake was. Made perfect just how I ordered. Friendly waiter and the atmosphere was calm and relaxing.

L
El Paso
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

My first time trying out this place. I decided to take my boyfriend out to eat for his birthday.
The place was set up nicely; looks and feels fancy.
The waitress had a stern look on her face. We expected a smile and friendliness from her.
I ordered the Ratatoulli which was not
worth the expensive price. Basically, a bowl with yellow squash, zucchini, red and green bell peppers, with red spaghetti sauce on top. I can easily make this dish at home for 5 dollars.
My boyfriend ordered some type of fish. The serving was very small. He said it was not that good. I was a bit sadden because I wanted him to enjoy his meal here at Garufa, especially on his special day. The only thing good was the bread and olive oil sauce.
Anyways won't be going back. Maybe if a friend tries it out and recommends something they enjoy then I might give it a second try. But that's a big maybe.
We did end up going to Applebees after words though.

S
El Paso
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wife’s birthday dinner was great here. Everyone was nice and attentive from start to finish.

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