El Gaucho

7,5 based on 198 reviews
Cuisine(s):
Argentinian, Steakhouse
Main Course:
$30.00 - $60.00
is:
  • Casual Dining
  • Indoor Dining
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Meals:
Dinner, Lunch
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Ratings & more:
Bravo!
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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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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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First Visit

Jan 2, 2013 - posted by
We visited El Gaucho for the first time on 12/22/12. It was our first day in Aruba and we (our family of 4) were hungry and ready for a good meal. We were not disappointed. Everything ordered was done to our request and excellent. Portions were huge. I personally had the meat skewer which turned out to be a small sword of food - beef, pork, sausage and vegetables. We all agreed that the sausage was the best we had ever eaten - it comes highly recommended, even by locals we spoke with later. If you are looking for good food and lots of it - this is the place. We will make this a regular stop when we return to Aruba (and we will return !)
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skirt steak

Oct 5, 2012 - posted by
In the US the skirt steak is not exactly top choice but without a doubt first choice at el gaucho. Bigger and better than ever could have expected. The T-bone didn't even compare. Service could have been better but the meal made up for it.
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Excellent Steak House!

Aug 20, 2012 - posted by
El Gaucho offers a great variety of steaks from Argentina, which are famous for their great taste.
I've been to this restaurant many times, and the quality of the food is always amazing!
I recommend the empanadas de carne as a starter, they're great and taste just the same as ones I had on a trip to Buenos Aires. And for the main dish definitely go for a steak!
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Awesome Steak

Jun 17, 2012 - posted by
After a long day of traveling to Aruba, we needed something good to eat. We decided to give El Gaucho a try. The steaks and service were awesome. We really liked the sauces they give you to try on their steaks. The only downside was the service charge. I don't mind paying it, but a sign said the servers only get 5% of the 15% they charge. I believe this is misleading. Just increase your food prices and charge 5% for the service charge.

We would eat there again!
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Sunday Dinner

Jun 12, 2012 - posted by
Very good food in El Gaucho Sunday-evening I love to go to this Restaurant very good the musik is also great. We will be back very soon.
THANKS
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Another great dinner at El Gaucho

Jun 5, 2012 - posted by
We always go to El Gaucho's when we want to eat meat. Other places we enjoy the fish. We are never disappointed! The Gaucho steak is our favorite. We usually have plenty left over and it feeds us for an extra 2 days. This year we also enjoyed the chonch appetizer. The wedge salad had way too much dressing, ate it anyway. The meat was excellent but we thought it a little tougher than usual until the next night when we enjoyed the leftovers even more. The fried cheesecake makes us wanting more! We had a great server who introduced us the a new cocktail, the Caipirinha. I want a few more of those! The pace was better than usual. We usually feel like they want to turn tables quickly but being a Sunday maybe they were not as busy. Can't wait until next year.
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Meat eaters must!

Apr 28, 2012 - posted by
Fantastic meal. The beef, lamb and pork were all cooked perfectly. Side dishes were also great. For dessert we shared a slice of fried cheese cake, give it a try.
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Apr 16, 2012 - posted by
I was concerned based on the reviews however the T-Bone 22 oz steak was AWESOME, dlose to the best ive ever had and I have been to all of them ( Ruth Chris, mortons, Delfricsos etc..) !! $37.95 with 3 sides, sides were average. Service from Joe was great and he did not give us a hard time about my wife and I splitting a plate we did have to order her a small side or a salad and he let us split, or a $5 service charge all very fair. Our kids did not order and they gave us no problem but they had a good kids menu for a decent price only $5 for mac and cheese and $8 for kids burgers $10 for kids burgers. A+++ I recommend this place Steak portion was very large.
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