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El Gaucho Tacoma

2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
+1 253-272-1510
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“caesar salad” (23 reviews)
“steak” (85 reviews)
“bananas foster” (16 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
2119 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3003
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high quality restaurant. The steaks are excellent, the salads & sides are huge enough to share for 2. After dinner, they presented a huge tray of fresh fruit, nuts & cheese. They comped my Valet parking & ended by sending me home...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank LakewoodLocal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had our Christmas party there last week and had a section as a private event to ourselves. Staff was excellent and very, very attentive. No glass was ever empty and everyone was friendly and professional. The food was a set menu and was excellent....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wala69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just love going to this restaurant in Tacoma, the staff is great, the wine selection is fantastic, and the food is 5 star, we go here every trip we make to Tacoma

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank D4791TTstephenh
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I was surprised when entering the doorway ... the seating is down a flight of stairs and the restaurant is very dark. In fact, they give little flashlights to read the menu. The females in our group thought the armed bathroom escort was a bit...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Troy B
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter, her fiancé , my son and myself went on a Thursday ( daughters treat ). It was a first for me and I was very impressed. I’ve never had a gentleman escort me to the ladies room. The food was fantastic—- we had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Celia D
Reviewed 3 October 2018

I don't find the dinner service at El Gaucho to be anything special. The food is good, but way overpriced. Service is ok, but nothing special. Cocktails are good (not great) and might be handcrafted (?), but overpriced. I've been there for a meeting with...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank SteedClanWA
Reviewed 3 October 2018

My wife and I have a tradition of meeting some good friends for dinner at El Gaucho in Tacoma about four times a year, and we really look forward to it. The first thing that strikes you when you enter from the street is that...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 248lenb
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We celebrated a friend's birthday at El Gaucho. The food as always was outstanding. The service was slow but efficient. All in all a very good place to have a great meal.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Greg and Zari S
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Labeled “Date Night” as it is on the expensive side when going out to eat. It is a la carte, so you will pay extra for salad, potatoes, and other sides. Also, a 20% service charge is addded to each check. This is for employee...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank KStepsKanKan
Reviewed 12 August 2018

After way too many years, finally had my first trip to El Gaucho. The ambiance was great. Wait staff so attentive, it gets to be a bit irriating. It seemed like EVERY 5 minutes someone was asking about our experience. We were there celebrating our...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Alexandra E
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24 January 2018|
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Response from JimmyC654 | Reviewed this property |
Sure there are about 15 seats at the bar and you are welcome to eat there anytime. Outside of happy hour you will have to pay regular price for food and drink. Full menu is available.
Shannon C
24 April 2017|
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Response from DavidK9567 | 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 Linda T | Reviewed this property |
I don't own the restaurant; you need to ask them who their supplier is.
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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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