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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is the best restaurant to celebrate a special occasion. The service is always spot on, warm & welcoming. We had Kelly as our server this time & she was wonderful. The food was delicious. Perfectly cooked, juicy, filet mignons and, even though we just...More

Thank Island04
Reviewed 3 October 2017

the highest level of dining in area by far. bring lots of money. The service is so god you are almost embarrassed. Food is terrific and highest quality service. Budget $100/plate easy without alcohol.

Thank billbeecher
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We go to El Gaucho 3-4 times a year, though usually the Seattle location. We went to Tacoma enough times that the waitress recognized us, we were told my wife couldn't order from the bar menu, even though she always had. She has a dairy...More

Thank PurpleTea
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with some friends after going to the theater in Seattle. We live in Olympia so Tacoma was on our way home. When we arrived we were seated in a booth overlooking the lower level and bar. Wait staff were very attentive. Martinis were...More

Thank Denise M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

When you walk in from the street it's super dark inside Only a little side lighting and table candles - be careful of the stairs going down. And the table are really close to each other - would have liked not to hear my neighbor's...More

1  Thank Sherry H
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

A traditional steakhouse-dim lighting and all the cuts you would expect with the added bonus of the Brazilian style steak "flaming sword brochettes". Table side dishes and flaming desserts add a little something different from the everyday and make it a great celebration destination

Thank LennetteN
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We ate here as the only nearby place we could find to accommodate our large group on late notice. The food was excellent and the service great but not a good place to go if budget is your concern.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Took the kid out for his big 25th Dinner and we went big two bottles wine wicked shrimp and calamari apps, shared a salad, two big fat steaks James got filet Oscsr and said it was amazing I got the bone in New York and...More

Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed drinks and appetizers while sitting near the piano bar. Everything was perfect from the welcome we received, the drinks, the food and the wonderful music. I highly recommend El Gauchos for anyone desiring a romantic mini getaway.

Thank Marji47
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Top Drawer steak and seafood house. Pricey, but from the moment you take the steps downward from street level, the large well-appointed room, with piano, this place willl tuck away your cares for a spell. Dark, candlelight, and intimate. Excellent waitstaff. I've had steaks and...More

Thank Jim M
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Questions & Answers
Shannon C
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.
19 September 2016|
Response from LAT46 | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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