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El Gaucho - South Kensington

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30 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DL, England
+44 20 7584 8999
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a quaint little place that feels really authentic but the food is outstanding. Their steaks are second to none and the staff are so accommodating and welcoming it makes the experience even better.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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82 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, let me start by saying I am an American who loves Argentinian beef. Fell in love with it on my ski trips to Patagonia. In the states, we do not import Argentinian beef. Don't be fooled by all those Argentinian steak houses in the states, they are all US beef. Now, this restaurant serves Argentinian beef. Make sure you... More 

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Ankara, Turkey
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231 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Go down the stairs and enter this small restaurant, the friendly professional staff will sit you immediately and will help in your choice. everything was worth to taste, all in all a very good experience and the meat, of course, was excellent.

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Thank alfonso p
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84 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The staff is one of the best I met in the world. People who know how to do their work . Amazing meet in a fancy restaurant. Tiny tables but comfy enough

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Thank JOE M
Greenock
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

Access down a steep flight of stairs - blink and you miss it from the street - into a small restaurant. Décor and furniture quite basic. Looked clean though. No issues there. Very reasonably priced and the service was great. Imported Quilmes - lovely. The steak was decent enough but the kitchen could really do with serving proper chips rather... More 

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Chertsey, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We ate lunch here prior to going to a show at the Royal Albert Hall. This eatery is really hidden away - it is within a stone's throw of South Kensington Underground Station, but doesn't get the crowds that most other eateries there get. The reason: Its hidden away in a basement! The restaurant seats around 30 maximum and is... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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135 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had a great dinner at El Gaucho. I had the Milanesa with eggs and chips and I think a whole bunch of other stuff. The prices were reasonable for an Argentine steakhouse and you get a ton of food. If I’m in the South Kensington area again, I would definitely go back here.

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Thank Bill D
Greenwich, Connecticut
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789 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 295 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I reviewed El Gaucho in July and gave it 4 stars. We returned last night for another great meal. The empanadas were the most memorable as well as the steaks. The malbec was precious..deep red and fruity. Yum.

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Thank Reasonable50
Rio De Janeiro
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

It is almost impossible to describe how bad it is. The Asa de Tira was only bones and fat and more cooked than the necessary. It is better to eat your shoes. The sausage is too spicy. There is nothing about the Argentinian meat that is really quite excellent. It is simply bad meat badly cooked. There are better "El... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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229 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We dropped in here for dinner after it was recommended to us. Steak and chips and ribs and chips with a couple of Argentinian beers. The food was fine, the staff were pleasant and the atmosphere cosy. Nice enough place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$26 - US$72
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Latin, Argentinian, Spanish, South American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3DL, England
  • Public Transportation: Buses: 14, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, 414, 430, C1 Underground: South Kensington
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > South Kensington
  • Neighbourhood: South Kensington
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7584 8999

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South Kensington
With its ivied mews, row upon row of Poppins-esque white washed mansions, and placid garden squares, it's easy to see the charms of South Kensington. And with superb access to Hyde Park, Holland Park and Kensington Gardens, as well as the largely child-friendly and mostly free Museum Quarter (not to mention more major attractions like Royal Albert Hall) such charms are easy to make the most of. As welcoming and cosmopolitan as it is reserved and residential, South Kensington is always a hit with visitors.
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