About El Gaucho - Portland
Named as “the definitive steakhouse in the country,” El Gaucho’s award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef® Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef® 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.
Steak, American, Steakhouse
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 4:30pm – 11:00pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:30pm – 12:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm – 10:00pm
Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
NIGHTLY LIVE LATIN GUITAR DUO - featuring the talents of Mariano, Toshi, Masud, Bobak & Tom. Every night 6-10.
Valet is located on SW Broadway at our front door.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cigar Room, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Private dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our beautiful and incomparable private rooms are available for lunch and dinner service Monday through Friday and dinner service on the weekends. We also provide buyouts of our entire restaurant. Please contact Kate Arvidson at 971.544.2700 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Private dining at El Gaucho is a memorable occasion. Our guests are truly pampered, treated to the pinnacle of experienced, knowledgeable and gracious service.
El Gaucho - Portland Ratings and Reviews
Went here for an anniversary dinner. We ...
Went here for an anniversary dinner. We were placed at a nice table with a card personalized for us surrounded by rose petals; a nice touch. The food was OK but not great. We have now been to all of the steak houses and Portland. This was probably the most expensive. I prefer Ruth Chris.
Wonderful atmosphere and excellent servi ...
Wonderful atmosphere and excellent service. Great wine selection both in bottle and by the glass. Food was just average and not up to the same caliber as the rest of the experience. Chateaubriand steak was ordered medium rare but ended up a definate medium. House "cliff" sauce was unimpressive. Broiled tomatos were rock hard. The highlight of the meal was probably the diablo prawns as an appetizer.
The food and the atmosphere were amazing ...
The food and the atmosphere were amazing! I had a hunch when I was booking a table that the restaurant would be pricy, sure enough, when the receipt came I about near died. The price for two with no appetite not dessert was very high. If I were a millionaire I would go to this place every single weekend!
Just caught in the trap of this so calle ...
Just caught in the trap of this so called "KNOWN" steak house which really needs to understand how to cook. Service and sides were great but that was about it. It was my birthday and we ordered a NY steak MEDIUM-WELL and they came out with RARE steaks and asked us to cook them after we cut them? NO ONE cooks the steaks after its cut. They didn't charged for the steaks but definitely not going there again. Worst experience for $300 restaurant and hefty price paid for it. I was mistaking it for being as good as Ruth Chris or ever Fogo but I was wrong. This is just labeled premium and that's about it.
Great atmosphere and service. Excellent ...
Great atmosphere and service. Excellent location with plenty of parking structures nearby. Fantastic service, always quick to seat, cozy and warm. Lots to choose from, food, appetizers, extensive wine list and other spirits. Knowledgeable staff. Can't say enough good about this restaurant. Oh yes, and the desserts are always one of my favorites. I highly recommend El Gauchos, to anyone. We will be back again and again. If your going to want to dine on a Friday or Saturday, I definitely recommend putting in a reservation. Enjoy!
Sincerely, Todd (Gresham, OR.)
My husband and I celebrated our 8 year a ...
My husband and I celebrated our 8 year anniversary at El Gaucho. We had the special, which was 3 four ounce steaks - filet, Rib eye and New York. They were all very flavorable and tender. Our sides were the corn and the mashed potato plate. Both so tasty. The staff was very attentive and their efforts were noted and appreciated.
Cannot wait to go back!
We chose El Gaucho (Portland) to celebra ...
We chose El Gaucho (Portland) to celebrate our 41st anniversary. From the moment we entered the restaurant the hostess made us feel special and it continued with all the servers throughout the evening. The food was amazing and we felt totally pampered by everyone! Very classy restaurant. We will definitely go back!
We were actually most impressed with the ...
We were actually most impressed with the staff - from host to bartender to wait staff, everyone was very sincere, friendly, made excellent recommendations, gave personal high-quality, professional service.
The Oysters Rockefeller (at the bar) were delicious - beautifully presented and a rare treat. Our steaks were grilled to perfection. The bread pudding was perfect. We were given wonderful recommendations by our server resulting in a lovely date-night. It was extravagant, but we left feeling that it was more than a meal....it was an experience. We will definitely recommend El Gaucho to our friends and family.
This was our first visit to El Gaucho an ...
This was our first visit to El Gaucho and we both thoroughly loved it. The service was impeccable and the food was worth every bite. Our steaks were delivered with perfection and melted in our mouths. The sides were very tasty, not overly heavy and were enough to share. If there was one thing I would change about this place, it would be the loud factor. We had dinner early, so we had great conversation, however, after 6:30pm the place was bustling with energy and noise. We will definitely be back to El Gaucho again- one of the best restaurants we have been too in PDX by far.
AS always, outstanding food and even bet ...
AS always, outstanding food and even better service. Usually dine at the Tacoma location, but found ourselves in Portland and decided to try it. Could not have been more pleased. The cigar lounge after dinner was a great experience as well!!
The experience was awesom,as usual.A nig ...
The experience was awesom,as usual.A night at El Gaucho is always special. The entire staff is extremely nice and so attentive.i will say that this last dinning experience had the very first hiccup we have ever had at El Gaucho.I am not sure,but our waiter may have been new or was overloaded.Our service was very drawn out .A little over 2 1/2 hours start to finish.About an hour too long.He was outstanding when he was at our table but the duration of time between visits was way too long.It won't deter us from a great dining experience,I know that,but we may need to be a bit more forward in attaining quicker service.
My wife and I went for our one year anni ...
My wife and I went for our one year anniversary. The host, wait staff, and manager all made sure to wish us a happy anniversary and even wrote a card that we found on the table when we arrived, which was incredibly thoughtful! The food was very good overall. The crab cakes and roasted corn where phenomenal, steak was good.
Eli our server recognized us from our la ...
Eli our server recognized us from our last visit. She is amazing! Food has always been delicious!!! My only issue was the (spiderman) drink ordered several times before wasn't made the same. When it was mentioned & even pictures shown bartender still made it his way. Still good but not what we wanted & still paid full price for the drinks.
Friday night a friend and I went to El G ...
Friday night a friend and I went to El Gaucho to celebrate my birthday. I made the reservation through open table online. I was disappointed that they sat us in the bar. I have been to El Gaucho several times and the atmosphere is much more relaxing in the main dining room. We found the staff to be a slight bit arrogant. The food was exceptional as always. But the room was hot. I thought it was me, because I wore a coat and tie, but my friend who was in a Hawaiian shirt said it was surprisingly hot and stuffy in there. (It was a hot day.) If I ever go back to El Gaucho I will require being seated in the main dining room or I will not go.
Not my first time to El Gaucho. This ev ...
Not my first time to El Gaucho. This event to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary fell a bit flat. We shared the iconic menu and the Chateaubriand was over cooked and I felt lacking taste. I am confident had I ordered my usual, a NY strip, it would have been fabulous. But my wife wanted the iconic menu and wanted to split the Chateaubriand, so there you go.
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Second time we've been for an anniversar ...
Second time we've been for an anniversary/ celebration. Food is wonderful - though the Cesar salad was too creamy this time. I was disappointed with the slower service and lack of attentiveness. Other than that it's a good place. I'm not sure we will be back for awhile though. It's pretty expensive and not sure it's worth the value given all of the PDX restaurants.
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