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El Gaucho

#106 of 3,430 Restaurants in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Downtown
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319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725 (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
+1 503-227-8794
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16:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Salem, Oregon
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We made our reservations online through their website. When we made the reservation we were asked if celebrating any special occasion. We were celebrating my wife's birthday. After we utilized the valet parking, we entered the restaurant and upon giving the hostess our name, my wife was whished a happy birthday by all staff that came in contact with us... More 

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Thank Doug340
Ashland, United States
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here and although we arrived an hour earlier than our reservation, they seated us immediately. The chateaubriand was incredible, with a delightful preparation and presentation. The server was a little pretentious, but did attend to our needs.

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Thank Denning J
Eagle Point, Oregon
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Though they did not have a table available for walk in customers, They did offer a nice table in the cigar lounge. My Wife and I do not smoke Cigar's but enjoy the smell. It was not being used during our time so it was still a nice dining experience. Food was absolutely amazing and the waitress was very attentive... More 

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Thank Cole Y
Seattle, Washington
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner after a business trip for the day in the bar area which they serve full menu. Bar area is great with a couple Tv's and great service. Food always top notch with El Gaucho standard as they have restaurants in Seattle that are also fantastic. Highly recommend for Steak lovers who want quality meat cooked high and served... More 

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Lake Oswego
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment you step through the front door, you're feeling the quality of service in their welcome. My wife and I had an incredible dinner without a single snag. Would for sure come again when I feel rich enough.

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Thank Jhon1_2013
El Gaucho S, Guest Relations Manager at El Gaucho, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and 5-star review. We strive to deliver world class food, service and ambiance and we love knowing we hit the mark with your recent visit. We look forward to seeing you again the next time an occasion calls for El Gaucho! More 

Perth, Western Australia
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138 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We went with a group to celebrate a special occasion. In a function room we had our own wine and food service people. The food was at the high end or surf and turf. Alaskan Crab legs were special. Steaks, were as expected, superbly selected and cooked. Service was very good and the "at the table" preparations done well. Great... More 

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Thank portland27
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have literally stopped ordering steaks anywhere else. When I travel, I just order other dishes. That is how good the steaks are at Gaucho. The Chateaubriand is perfection. (They prepare quite rare so if you typically like medium rare, order medium and you'll be set.) Phenomenal service over the past 15 years, the most amazing appetizers in town and... More 

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Thank BriSanVan
Vancouver, Washington
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We were seated upon arrival. We ordered oysters Rockefeller. When they arrived they were barely warm with a big amount of cheese on top. Ugh! My husband ordered crab bisque which was good but very spicy. My salad, 410, was prepared table side and was excellent. We ordered tenderloins, asparagus, and a baked potato. Our steak was undercooked and taken... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Service was great and the caesar salad was too but our steaks were served on a cold plate and our steaks were cold before we could finish eating them and that's not how you like your steaks when you're paying the price they're asking for them!

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Thank 1900Carol
Long Beach, Washington
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Everything was perfect from the superb service, tableside Caesar salad, steak, side dishes and dessert. The Caesar salad had just the perfect amount of dressing which is all made from scratch at your table. My mom had the clam chowder and said it was delicious. We all had steak and the filet mignon melted in my mouth. The side dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 100
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Monday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
    (Between SW Oak & SW Stark Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 503-227-8794
Description
Named as "the definitive steakhouse in the country," El Gaucho Portland's award-winning menu features 28-Day Dry-Aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Certified Angus Beef(R) Brand Prime steaks and custom aged Certified Angus Beef(R) 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.

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