El Gaucho

7,6 based on 196 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Argentinian, Steakhouse
Main Course:
$30.00 - $60.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
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Ratings & more:
Good!
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Restaurant Information

El Gaucho

Wilhelminastraat80
Aruba
Tel: +(297) - 582 3677
Opening Hours:
Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 11:00pm
Sundays 5:00pm - 11:00pm
El Gaucho
El Gaucho is located in an old townhouse at 80 Wilhelminastreet, it's the first Argentine restaurant to open it's doors in Aruba on February 17, 1977.

El Gaucho Restaurant serves a variety of tempting dishes, featuring quality Argentine steaks, tender and juicy, charcoal-grilled to perfection, such as the famous Gaucho steak, 16 oz sirloin, Pincho Torro Caliente (the biggest shishkebab ever served) T-bone steak, vealchop and more. While many restaurants are currently serving Churrasco steak, we must say that our version is the original and still the very best.
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Used to be excellent!

Oct 24, 2015 - posted by
We have been to Aruba 5 years in a row and have always made sure we ate here at least once every visit.
We were there October of this year and my beloved ribeye was terrible.
I am sad to say my favorite steakhouse on the planet has become a below average meal.
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Its worth it

Apr 20, 2015 - posted by
Little bit further cab ride $ 12 bucks.If that dont bother you from palm beach area ,i am sure your off to a great start.Espresso martinis are great,split the porter house.Lobster tail was giant.garlic shrimp app was dynamite,bread was wonderful.worth the choice .Ill be back
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A little disapointed....

Apr 10, 2015 - posted by
I go there every year with my family. Last Summer 2014 and the portions were half the size of the year before and the prices were the same. The server made me uncomfortable, calling me things like sweetie or honey. Very disappointed. El Gaucho used to be something that I looked forward to every year, and now we will not be returning.
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Our favorite restaurant!

Aug 6, 2014 - posted by
We go to El Gaucho twice each time we visit as it is our favorite restaurant! We went last week and are headed there tonight. I can honestly say that our food and our service remains top notch! The steaks are the very best on the island and the sides are excellent. We always always get the tenderloins and they never disappoint! Sangria is the best!
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Bad taste

Jul 27, 2014 - posted by
This was the first time in all the years in coming to Aruba that I was disappointed. A lot of people suggested this restaurant but I am unable to see what the hype is about. Food was acceptable but the staff were totally unacceptable in their behavior towards their customers. Rude doesn't even begin describe their attitude towards treatment of their customers. If I had read the previous reviews just this past year...I would have passed.
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Disappointing

Mar 29, 2014 - posted by
We used to love this restaurant - sadly, it has changed. While the food is still good, it is not the excellent quality that it used to be - have they changed their meat? Or their meat supplier? Something is different...and the restaurant is simply too noisy - it's difficult to chat with others at your table.
Lastly, their "loyalty card" that was so good in the past is no longer valid - they offered a 10% discount when we had about $300 on the card!
We winter here and eat out 3 or 4 times a week - when we want beef, we'll go to Ruth's Chris or LG Smith Chophouse.
Bye bye, El Gaucho...
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El Gaucho

Jan 21, 2014 - posted by
Used to be great. Now not so much. Real shame.
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Boring

Nov 9, 2013 - posted by
I have now eaten at El Gaucho two times and I think I will pass on the 3rd. Food is OK..not great. It is just a bit of bore. There is too much hype surrounding this place.
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Indifferent waitress and concern for your saf

Oct 31, 2013 - posted by
We have been going to El Gaucho for some 25 years. Always found it to be crowded, bustling, up beat with a wait staff that was caring and helpful serving great steak. Unfortunately this time around we found it half empty, with an indifferent almost frigid waitress who would get her 15 percent added on to bill and be annoyed with any question we asked about the menu. The safety concern stemmed from the door man who politely insisted that I moved my car to a lot that he could see and keep an eye on. For this I am thankful. The steak was still great but everything else about the dinner was not.


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Solid Experience

Apr 15, 2013 - posted by
First visit to EL Gaucho and it was a good experience. Seated and served promptly, waiter was attentive and the guitar players added to the atmosphere. I had the El Gaucho Steak, which was a huge, tender, correctly cooked filet with a nice charred outside. Flavor was a bit bland though which was disappointing. My father-in-law had the tenderloin which he definitely enjoyed, but said his filet at Chalet Suisse was a bit better. I also didn't care for the wooden plates the steaks are served on; I would have preferred a normal dish. My mother-in-law had a nice piece of salmon and my wife had shrimp scampi which I had a bite of; it was very good. Desserts were great and the fudge layer cake was my favorite dessert of the vacation. Good dinner at a good value, we would go back.
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