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El Gaucho

#107 of 3,449 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725 (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
+1 503-227-8794
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16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Gauchos is great. This place ranks just as high or higher than the higher end steak houses in NYC. Everyone is very friendly and they sometimes have live music at night. The steak came out perfect. Ordered the appropriate wine pairing. This is great for couples, friends, and large crowds. There is also a cigar lounge for those who... More 

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Thank Larry J
Castro Valley, California
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While known (justifiably) for their steaks, I had the special of the night which was halibut. It was amazing! First it was a very thick cut which was cooked beautifully...it was almost 3 inches thick! The sauce was lightly done and beautifully complemented the fish. Service (Doug and JoJo) was exceptional and the cookies left in our car by valet... More 

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Thank clf1967
Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the staff are attentive and personable. We were warmly greeted and seated at an intimate booth, yellow rose petals and a birthday card decorating the table. The tableside Cesar salad was performance art and delicious!! Our server, Gabriel, was simply thee best! But really, all the staff gliding around were exceptional and sparkley and excellent at what they do.... More 

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Thank kendra m
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reservation process was very easy. Valet parking convenience. Bar atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The menu selections were superb, and service was unmatched. From start to finish, our experience will make us go back again, and again. I encourage all those that love beef, and a great dining experience, to make a reservation today!

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Thank PikoVonMitchellstein
Boulder, Colorado
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Managed to get a table by calling the restaurant as there was no availability showing online. We were seated promptly on arrival in the center of the restaurant which has a cigar lounge vibe hence is on the darker side.. Considering one of the highlighted features on their website is the live flamenco music you would expect to find a... More 

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Thank Jane W
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150 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We usually stay at the Benson when we're in Portland and El Gaucho is convenient (since it's in the same building). However, every time we stay, the wait is so long that we just wander off to search for something else. this time, I actually made reservations. We used to go to El Gaucho in seattle and it was always... More 

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Thank abearfellow
Salem, Oregon
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We made our reservations online through their website. When we made the reservation we were asked if celebrating any special occasion. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. After we utilized the valet parking, we entered the restaurant and upon giving the hostess our name, my wife was whished a happy birthday by all staff that came in contact with us... More 

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Thank Doug340
Ashland, United States
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had dinner here and although we arrived an hour earlier than our reservation, they seated us immediately. The chateaubriand was incredible, with a delightful preparation and presentation. The server was a little pretentious, but did attend to our needs.

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Thank Denning J
Eagle Point, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Though they did not have a table available for walk in customers, They did offer a nice table in the cigar lounge. My Wife and I do not smoke Cigar's but enjoy the smell. It was not being used during our time so it was still a nice dining experience. Food was absolutely amazing and the waitress was very attentive... More 

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Thank Cole Y
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Had dinner after a business trip for the day in the bar area which they serve full menu. Bar area is great with a couple Tv's and great service. Food always top notch with El Gaucho standard as they have restaurants in Seattle that are also fantastic. Highly recommend for Steak lovers who want quality meat cooked high and served... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
    (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-8794
Description
Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho Portland's award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) brand tenderloin filets, ribs, pork, poultry and the freshest seafood, all prepared to perfection over an open bed of glowing coals in an exhibition-style kitchen. Our extensive wine list is award-winning, and happy hour menu is widely recognized as one of Portland's best. Live music is offered nightly.
El Gaucho is the Northwest's steakhouse legacy focused on old-school, tableside service. We revel in helping guests create a night to remember.

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