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El Gaucho

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Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 513 2530
17:00 - 23:00
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Funchal, Portugal
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is located in the centre of the old town close to the canals and 10 mins walk from central station. Visited twice on successive nights (it really is that good). Warm and welcoming atmosphere. Very busy although they managed to offer us a table without a booking. Good choice of steaks - which tend to be cooked on... More 

Thank philip902
Leiden, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We love this restaurant in our hometown Leiden It is in the middle of the town and right beside the movie theater The food is great and the staf is very nice

Thank johnouds
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

As meat lovers we tried this restaurant and none of us were disappointed. The service was good and menu had an excellent choice. Three of us decided on different steaks and they were all beautifully cooked. I opted for the ribs. Wow is all I can say. They came with their own mini BBQ and the portion was quite large.... More 

Thank Angela J
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

very delicious meat, nice atmosphere, live spanish music, cozy and nice. would definitely advice this place. we have been in search of nice place to have dinner but nothing was better than this beautiful argentinian restaurant

Thank Stefanie A
Wolfratshausen, Germany
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The meat is very good, the portions are reasonable and the ambient is nice. The only downside are the high prices.

Thank TomStrelok
The Netherlands
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food, friendly stuff. The restaurant it self is very fresh renovated and is great to dine. It's in the middle of the centre!

Thank Sabitravels
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

El Gaucho serves high quality steaks and Argentinian meat. The food was properly grilled. They know how to make tasty steaks and ribs. A good option for meat lovers. However, the service is not good at all, as we didn't feel welcomed at all. The waitresses were a bit snobby and impolite. They have to lose that attitude.

Thank Konstantinos Z
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This restaurant offers Argentinian quality meat like I would imagine it in their home country. It was a nice experience. Service was good and fast. I was quite full and together with drinks spent 35€ pp.

Thank Yasjka
Leiden, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I think this place offers the best streak in Leiden, and it is ideal for a quiet and delicious dinner.

Thank Dimitrios K
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We made reservations for five people for dinner. Getting there early, we claimed the reservation and were shown to our table. turned out that the three people would have to sit crowded on a couch like seating which the other two were out in the aisle. We asked to be shifted to a round table in the corner by the... More 

Thank Ted F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?