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El Gaucho

Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 513 2530
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good40%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (60 reviews)
“empanadas” (6 reviews)
“lomo” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
$$ - $$$
Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived here at 7pm on Thursday night with no booking and the restaurant was very busy but we were seated straight away. We ordered drinks and they arrived quickly. We then ordered our meal. My husband had a seafood started and a mixed grill...More

Thank Leeanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago

second time to el gaucho - and probably the last as well. The steaks had absolutely no flavor. Had to add lots of salt and pepper. My son's steak was rare, though we asked for medium. Which I think is not good enough in a...More

Thank Shamilla
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the best costillas i've ever eaten! 2 beers,1 steak and costillas with sweet potatos and 1 coffe 53€. if you come in leiden you have to go there!!!

Thank Marco Z
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Great food and the useful option of choosing the meat's portion size (3 sizes). The meat was made to order perfectly. The staff was very attentive and helpful. Will dine here again.

Thank LaurensRotterdam
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Why for dinner with my son without booking a table. Midweek this restaurant turned out to be fairly busy. The service is friendly and attentive. The food is delicious. The humita was wonderful, with a great balance between the cheese and corn flavours. The steaks...More

Thank joyork2016
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This restaurant has a beautiful atmosphere and very nice waiters. I immediately felt welcome. The food... I had the lomo. And my gosh, it was sooo good! If you are a meat-lover, then this is your place to be. The side dishes were amazing and...More

Thank Daphne W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

For excellent steaks: El Gaucho in Leiden. The meat is super tasty and cooked to perfection. The Argentinian Malbec ideally accompanies the steaks.

Thank Ioannis D
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Good food. Good quality and good taste but in our opinion all steaks we ordered were undercooked. Well done looked as medium and medium rare was just as rare.

Thank Raffik00001
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Really good - our 2nd visit in the last 4 days. Definitely a great place for meat lovers - excellent steak ( comes up rarer than ordered so account for that) , ribs are great too - nice big portions and tasty , and mixed...More

Thank MintyFamily
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing! this is what u can think about this place. perfect in everything. atmosphere - 5 out of 5 food - 1000000 out of 5 staff- 5 out of 5 as for me, it is really best ribs, not only in Netherlands but in the...More

2  Thank Alexander A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  Leiden
  • Phone Number: +31 71 513 2530
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