Portland >Food & Dining > El Gaucho
319 Sw Broadway, Portland, OR | Directions 9720545.521634 -122.678609
Neighborhoods: Downtown, Neighbors West - Northwest
One of the only true "status symbol" restaurants in PDX. Pricy and over-the-top, but when you can afford a steak at Gaucho, you know you've arrived.
The steak will melt like butter in your mouth-complete with a cigar room and a delicious atmosphere.
YUMMMMMM! not affordable by any means, but melt in your mouth :)
High Price for Horrible service for mediocre food – Horrible service for mediocre food.
We have no problem paying a premium for great food and service. However El Gaucho is not that place.
The service was horrible from start to finish. The hostess was rude. I asked if there was a booth available. She told me
Good food - too high priced – Although the steak was very good and the special treat of having the salad made right at the table was nice, the prices are over the top compared to many other fine dining places in Portland. If you've got money to burn, might as well burn it here as anywhere.
Want what you pay for, go somewhere else!!! – The steaks are good but the some of the waitresses are rude. They must get it from the GM, whose even ruder. Used to be my favorite place years ago as I went atleast 3 times a week, but the service has gone down hill in the last year. Your better off going to Ringside or Mortons. Atleast there, you get the level of service you pay for.
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Very good food; not worth the $$ – Our meal consisted of 1 glass of scotch, a salad, steak, mashed potatos and asparagus. No wine (friend brought bottle of 2000 Quilceda Creek Cab) and no desert. The quality of the food was very high though not in any way creative. Great ingredients, high quality beef. No quarrel so far. The ambiance definitely needs an upgrade. It is simply old and well, old. The staff was fine but not what I would have expected at a top tier restaurant. The young and inexperienced hostesses literally bounced into each other. The waiter was fine but nothing special. The cost for the meal described above was $265. I've had equally good meals at Ruth's Chris and Morton's with better service and environment. Just simply not worth the money. Would no go back when I can find great steak or more interesting food in Portland for 2/3 the price. Last weekend, 4 of us enjoyed a wonderful array of food at Andina for $200.
The best place for steak and fine dining in the US! – El Gaucho is one of the most awesome restaurants I've had the pleasure of dining at. It is top notch in all respects.
Both the Chateaubriand and the Bananas Foster (specifically prepared by Sherwood) have both won multiple James Beard awards, which means they are the best in the nation.
The staff is completely professional and the service is top drawer.
I have been eating here for years and I always take my out of town business associates here for dinner. It's amazing that over the years the quality of both the food and the service has been rock solid every single time.
The El Gaucho team never disappoints.
WoW! – Wow! This is a must-go Restaurant if you're in Portland. The food is maybe not the bigger portion you'll ever have but it is so tasteful that it should be enough. I tried their Filet Mignon and their Flame Skewer and the meat was perfect. The Gaucho salad is just amazing and as Siders with your meat, I would suggest the Liguini and the Broccoli. As desert, you need to try their homemade Bananas Foster! Amazing!
Lost my business – Let me start by saying this is my favorite restaurant. I eat here often and love this place. On a recent visit, I ordered two drinks, ordering them as a "sidecar". When I got the bill, the drinks were $240 a piece. Apparently, El Gaucho has a veery fancy version of this drink. I did not know about the fancy version, nor did I order it by name. The server didn't mention the price of this drink, or alert me to it's high price. Ultimately, after I complained the manager took $100 off my bill and felt that was a satisfactory gesture. I paid the bill and left. I emailed the general manager and never got a response. I will never go back to El Gaucho again!
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