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El Gaucho

319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
+1 503-227-8794
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (152 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (18 reviews)
“caesar salad” (28 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Upscale steakhouse with an Argentinian vibe in the heart of the Pearl District in Portland (Oregon). The ambience is very nice with live music, the service is precise and accommodating, a lot of table side involved which makes it even more interesting. The food is...More

Thank Ignacio B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Good food. Service is excellent...until it gets busy. Then the service falls mediocre, which, given the prices charged for the food, it should never do. Atmosphere is nice, but not commensurate with the expense1.

Thank pazduha
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Awesome service...thank you Katie and Henry! Katie you always make us feel so special! The food just seems to get better with every visit. Valet always leaves yummy cookies in the car. Thank you!!!

Thank RindyK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A first rate classic steakhouse, great steak, superb sides & fine service. A classic Caesar salad done tableside almost a floor show in itself. Good wine list including some inexpensive Oregon ones. Steaks done as ordered.

Thank Buppa1
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is wonderful to hear. Thank you so much for your kind 5-star review, we hope to serve you again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined here twice now, and each time, no disappointment. The food is delicious, service is great, and the atmosphere is romantic and a nice step away. I highly recommend the filet mignon and the mashed potatoes!

Thank Saffire7
Sivi M, General Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed a true El Gaucho experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 22 April 2018

The cigar lounge is top shelf. Small, comfortable with excellent waiters and waitresses. Would come back.

Thank westley_evan256
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Even if you go for a lighter snack the food and service is great. i had a variety of starters for my meal since I wasn't that hungry and they were all excellent with some wine. I sat near the kitchen and saw a lot...More

Thank bill555
Reviewed 18 April 2018

The atmosphere was good with some nice live music. The menu was relatively expensive. The Salmon was good with nice sauce and mushrooms. I was disappointed with the 20% service charge that was taken for two people.

Thank William E
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Went here recently with my wife for a high end dinner but were somewhat underwhelmed by the food and service. We've eaten at plenty of other premium steakhouses (Capital Grill, Morton's, Ruth's Chris etc) and based on their online description and prices we were expecting...More

Thank Haidasun
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Eaten here before 3times. This time I finally had enough. Clam chowder was so bland the on,y thing I could taste was fresh ground pepper and the salt I was forced to add. I never Salt food! The service was mediocre, the spinach grossly undercooked,...More

Thank Fred J
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Questions & Answers
4 November 2017|
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Response from David L | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe you can smoke directly inside the restaurant but perhaps ask if they have a room to accommodate.
Kayla M
21 August 2016|
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Response from douglassbeals | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you still need an answer but dress came be casual and some dress up formal. Not requirement such as sport coat or tie.
Maryann W
8 January 2016|
Response from clf1967 | Reviewed this property |
We were served bread shortly after sitting. It was a single option (they may have others if asked) of a nice lightly crisp herb or garlic (if garlic, very light on garlic) bread. It was very enjoyable.
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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, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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