El Gaucho

7,3 based on 199 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Argentinian, Steakhouse
Main Course:
$30.00 - $60.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Indoor Dining
Accepts:
  
Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
Serves:
Ratings & more:
Bravo!
Menu(s):

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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Slecht

Sep 20, 2018 - posted by
Duidelijk een illusie armer... Het is er vreselijk koud . Het eten is duur en slecht . Bifstuk twat geen niet is ... salade van $16.00 ....beetje blaadjes..stukje kip......vreselijk.
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Disappointing, used to be much better

Jun 7, 2018 - posted by
Went to El Gaucho yesterday and was very disappointed. This used to be our favorite restaurant on the island but it has been slipping the last few years. Service was good and most of the food was good. We both ordered the tenderloin which they should probably rename as it definitely was anything but tender. It was the chewiest tenderloin we have ever had. It was even hard to cut. Since they are a steakhouse this is why we only give the review a 5. The sides were still very good but we do not go to a steakhouse for the sides. They also have a very good garlic bread but don't enjoy it too much. Our bread basket contained a whole 3 small pieces. We still can't figure out why you would bring 2 people 3 pieces. I guess someone has to get shorted. No problem, just ask for more right? Well that 2nd basket will cost you $3 more. First time in my 60 years of life I was ever told there would be a charge if you wanted more bread. We always visit El Gaucho twice a week during our timeshare but not this year. They can keep their so called tenderloin and I don't need to pay $3 to get another slice of bread that probably costs them 30 cents for another basket. We will take our business to LG Smith which has always been excellent. It's a shame to see El Gaucho quality decline and get greedy but after seeing other reviews we see that we are not the only ones who have noticed the fall off in quality.
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Best meal of the trip...again

Aug 14, 2017 - posted by
Brought a couple of first-time Aruba visitors to our favorite restaurant and it quickly became their favorite. The Ribeye, the Gaucho, the lamb chops, the filet were all amazing. 3 sides for each meal left for plenty of leftovers. One of the first-timers joked with the traveling musicians and requested some Irish music and sure enough, they knew "When Irish Eyes are Smiling". Capped off a great evening.
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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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