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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chateaubriand” (15 reviews)
“steak” (68 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great service including the general manager and Monica. The table side made caesar salad (with extra anchovies) is world class--really--you won't find a better one in a restaurant. Great ambience with soothing live piano music. Great menu selections featuring fine steaks. Very good wine list....More

Thank daggertravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great starters: Salad and Escargot. Two Rare Mignon one was overcooked but replaced with a perfect one in short order. Wine was outstanding. The desert was on the house. We were impressed how they took care of the slight problem. Their staff is outstanding and...More

Thank Hamara
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you don't drive by this restaurant, you could miss it if you don't know where you're going - small sign, dark, unassuming building. For those with dietary issues - You will not have many options! Yes, I know they're known for their steak,...More

Thank FlorianaMonceau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best service from the minute we walked in. I was brought a bday card from the staff, rose petals, and champagne to start. Spencer and Travis waited on us.. They were amazing! Spencer made me the best mojito I've ever had. Service was perfect, dinner...More

Thank Monkeybite13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Gaucho Tacoma is one of the finest steakhouses I have ever visited. From the classic red door to the speakeasy vibe, everything was visually exciting. Then you are met by the staff and you are wow'd again. We were celebrating our anniversary and the...More

Thank Mike V
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went here to celebrate 15 years together. From the moment we arrived it was amazing - anniversary card on our table and romantic Captains Table seating! This was followed by outstanding service and food - escargot, steak tartare, steak dinners with...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I could go on and on about what to order but you won't fail with whatever it is you decide to eat. You will want to go back so you can order everything else on the menu. I usually do filet and lobster with the...More

Thank FrequentGuest253
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Went here for my birthday and it is expensive but really worth it. We took friends and we all ordered a different steak and all love their specific cut. Wine is really expensive but they really have a lovely selection of delicious wine

Thank canadianvicky
Reviewed 22 April 2017

We have dined at the El Gaucho in Portland many time but this was our first visit to the restaurant in Tacoma. It did not disappoint. The menu appears to be the same and we ordered the Chateaubriand for two that is carved table side....More

Thank Doug340
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A friend suggested we stop by for their Happy Hour before continuing to an event. We ordered a variety of items including sandwiches and Brie. The food items were very good and we would return again for those items. We asked for a table but...More

Thank Karol64
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Shannon C
We are looking for a place to go out and dance. Is this a good place to go for dancing? If so, what is the music genre?
24 April 2017|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no dancing at El Gaucho. They have live piano music that plays in the bar, though.
Read my posting of 9/17. If you are truly using Prime Beef, then change your supplier
19 September 2016|
Response from LAT46 | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
What is the corking fee?
2 February 2016|
Response from Dennismc2015 | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the night and how much you spend, but the usual answer is $30 to discourage you from bringing your own bottle.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
    (Between S 21st & S 23rd Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: +1 253-272-1510
  • E-mail
For years, discriminating diners have trusted the establishments of Paul Mackay to turn landmark occasions into lasting memories. At El Gaucho Tacoma, you and your guest will be treated to the ultimate dining experience, including the attentive tableside service that is the Mackay hallmark. Step back in time to an era of uncompromising service and total indulgence, where the smallest of details are considered the most basic ingredients of your visit. We set the stage for an extraordinary event that will exceed your every expectation.
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