Gauchos Argentinian Steakhouse

4.1
24 Reviews
$31 to $50
Argentinean
Our goal is to bring you true traditional dishes from our Argentinean heritage, which greatly involves not only our home made dishes, but a calm feeling of relaxation with your loved ones and friends.
We are an Argentinean family living and based in St. Clair County, Illinois and for the last 8 years we have built a reputation that exceeds expectations, We are a family that takes pride in what we do and our customers are an extension of that family, just like the Argentinean way.​​ Come in an have an Argentinian experience. Also we are home of the StoneGrill experience.

We are forced to adjust our hours due to the current world events. We are still here to serve you, we are open 3 days of the week for lunch and dinner. Please check our Dates and hours of operation.

We are also offering Carry-Out.

Website:
http://gauchossteakhouseil.com

Lunch and Dinner Menu:
https://gauchossteakhouseil.com/menus
Phone #: (618) 589-9559

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 24 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.4
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3.7
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3.8
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanI
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I am glad we went as it was a different experience then most dining experiences. Steak was good and liked cooking it on the stone at your table. Limited menu options and a little on the pricier side

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AnnieO
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Gauchos was a unique dining experience with steaks cooked on stones and the spices used delicious. This is a family owned casual dining experience with excellence on product and service.

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vipRyan
St. Louis
30 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a special hidden gem, delicious food fantastic service incredible staff totally awesome

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RachelM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very personable - our server was very attentive. The owner/chef came to show us how the stone grill works and the steak was seasoned perfectly. The dipping sauces were delicious and the charred bread slices dipped in the chimchurri was the bomb! We will be back!

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JSPIETUUSI
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

a great dining experience. The stone grilled steak melts in your mouth

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is great though a little overpriced for every day. Service has been spotty both times. Always s seem to be low on staff.

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TomG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Valentines!

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JonF
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went on Valentines Day, which may have contributed to the noise and some service issues. However, these did not detract from the outstanding food, nor will they keep us from visiting again.

I liken Gauchos to a Mongolian hot pot - you are brought your steak on a large heated stone, on which you cook the meat yourself as you slice off each piece. I had the Surf and Turf, which was great, and my wife had the same without the shrimp. Next time, I would get the tostones as an app rather than the plantain, which were too sweet for my wife as an appetizer.

The desserts were outstanding - the churros were great, but the lemon Panna cotta (in all but name) was a winner. I don't like citrus desserts normally, and I would order that again.

I ordered the cabbage and carrot salad, but got the same salad as my wife who had the normal salad. The Gauchos dressing is wonderful, a lightly garlicky vinaigrette, so this wasn't a big deal. The table next to us had an issue with their order as well, but the wait staff was great. I chalked these minor issues up to it being a busy night.

This is a great date night place if you like meat. The normal menu has a vegetarian option, but be honest - if you're bringing a vegetarian to an Argentinian steak house, you've got bigger problems than what to feed them, as do they. Bring the carnivores and your wallet - good food isn't cheap.

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JERMAINEM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Atmosphere is very smokey due to cooking food on stones at your table, but steak was seasoned well and tasted good. You will smell like smoke when you leave.

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vipaudreys
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is scrumptious. I recommend the 16oz Argentina style ribeye steak ( ojo de bifé) marinated in chimichurri served sizzling to your table on a hot 750° stone , served with fries and Gauchos salad and chimichurri dipping sauce.

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KelsB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited nearly ten minutes to even get greeted! We were sat with no menus. Waited another eight minutes to be asked if we had been helped. Server then gave us menus and water and told us she was just too busy to take care of us and she was going to see if anyone could take us. Waited another five minutes. Nothing. We decided to then leave. So disappointed in this. Would have loved to try the food.
Just respond to know that we are there!

Gauchos Argentinian Steakhouse
Responded on February 12, 2020

Thank you for giving us a try and we are very sorry that you experience was not a good one. We where a little short staff this weekend, we apologize for your experience is not an excuse just what happened. Thanks

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Rob3026
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the steaks on stone were expensive, they were really good!! It is our new go-to special occasion place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was wonderful

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TomG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Waitress Barb was GREAT! Very personable. the concept is really cool and food was great.

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TimG
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely worth a try. Highly doubt you will regret it. The food is tremendous, and the steaks cooked at your table on a black (lava) rock, are off the chart! On the weekends, definitely make a reservation, as tables fill up quickly.

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BrianF
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We visited Gauchos on a night that was not busy due to an ice storm, so the service was excellent. We all decided to try the stone grill, which where the meat is cooked at the table on a 700 degree stone. The steaks were excellent and the sides were also very good. The steaks were an excellent value for the price. The house salad was very nice and the dressing was light and very tasty. The house made mojitos were also delicious and definitely a recommended pre-dinner drink. We all agreed that we would like to go back for another visit.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was good. The meats (lamb, chicken and secret steak) were cooked perfectly to order. The chef was very friendly and helpful in choosing our food. The food was simple, fresh, and not over-salted like most steak houses, but seasoned lightly. The plantains were a terrific side dish. Service was slow and inefficient. The restaurant fills with smoke from the stone grill foods being served.

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MarthaS
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Our waiter Kristopher was not attentive at all. I never received a refill on my drink. He brought out our entrees and then brought the dry salad out and then asked us what kind of dressing we wanted. My steak came out cold and even after having sent it back it still was only lukewarm.

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vipBlues
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant isn't like Argentina at all. Been in Argentina a lot and the steaks aren't even comparable.
Never had hot stone in Argentina, always from the fire burning pit with multiple choices for meat.
Saw people getting up to leave not even being served, should have followed!

Gauchos Argentinian Steakhouse
Responded on January 2, 2020

What Gaucho's Steakhouse is trying to share with People is the history of how an Ancient Argentinian Gauchos cooked in the wild, as all they needed was fire and Stones. We are not trying to be like an Argentinian Tourist Restaurant in Buenos Aires. Gaucho's Steakhouse also cooks it's meats in a flaming grill, we want you to have a gaucho experience with the hot Stones but if you don't want to, you can cook your meat in the grill all you need to do is ask. Sorry about your experience.

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

the best steak in a long time, family owned and ran, everyone was great, learned alot about the culture i almost forgot the lamb i never knew it was so good. cant wait to revisit them once they are moved oct 2019

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great staff! I am disappointed we did not know about this restaurant until now. The steak was amazing and cooked perfect! The owners were great at explaining the marinade and origin of the food. The churro for dessert was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As they claim, best steakhouse you didn’t know exists!
Delightful, locally owned- cooked to order meats, chicken, and fish. Everything here is unique and delicious- from the entrees, to the sides, drinks and desserts! Come try it!

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vipbigtippingfoodie
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The flavor of the steak and lamb were amazing! The rice was some of the best I've had. The owners came out and talked with us and explained the background of Argentinean cooking and some culture. I can't wait to go back!

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LAKTZ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When I dine at a restaurant I usually order some type of fish. The chef came to our table and explained the preparation of the steaks with the special Argentinian marinade. I decided since is the specialty to try a steak. Words cannot describe the wonderful flavor of this steak. My husband had a different cut of steak and said the same. The flavor is outstanding

FAQs

Gauchos Argentinian Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (618) 589-9559.

Gauchos Argentinian Steakhouse is rated 4.1 stars by 24 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.