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El Gaucho

319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
+1 503-227-8794
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good16%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (146 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (18 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived here based on the recommendation of a vineyard owner. We had dinner as a group of two couples. All four of us, who all dine out often, stated the service provided by Mark was outstanding and he was one of the best, if...More

Thank Bob1775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and service are impeccable. It is a large restaurant, but arranged so that about 6-7 tables are seen. We had a Chateaubriand. Fabulous with an unbelievable sauce. Would definitely go again. $$$$$. But worth it.

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a delightful surprise finding. I had not read a review before going, and did not have any expectations. It is really underwhelming on the outside. But, on the inside, it is a different story. Very upscale! My husband and I sat at the...More

Thank Red-Camper29
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great reviews, online and all over town. We planned El Gaucho as the grand finale of a 10 day trip. Nice people, nice enough atmosphere. NOW, the bread was cold, hard and inedible. Drinks and soup ok. While we ordered the server, doing his best...More

Thank MylezEdward
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on my birthday and it was a great experience. My husband and I ordered the Tableside Chateaubriand (shared meal) and it was amazing. We ordered it cooked medium but it came out medium rare. We requested it to be cooked a little...More

Thank sharone58
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Can't think of a better place to watch Sunday (or Monday) night football savoring your favorite stooge, watching the game on a big screen TV. It's not expensive either. $8.00 Evan Williams house bourbon served in a glass with a BIG round ice cube!

Thank ScottD58
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

If you want the very best steak (not just good, but the best) this is the place to go. The service size is not big - that's not their aim. But the food is rich and delicious! Keep this place for a special celebration or...More

Thank nlarue
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I shared a birthday dinner at El Gaucho with my son. An excellent experience, with most of the well-trained staff dropping by to wish me happy birthday (and no, they didn't sing). I had the filet and my son, the NY Strip steak; both were...More

Thank Strafford11
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Excellent. Perfect steak. Great service. Nice atmosphere. Perfect place for a special occasion, or to impress a date!

Thank gingaling1701
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent, professional service. Good food, convivial atmosphere, best night in Portland. Thank you El Gaucho!

Thank sandlandca
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Kayla M
20 August 2016|
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Response from douglassbeals | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if you still need an answer but dress came be casual and some dress up formal. Not requirement such as sport coat or tie.
Maryann W
7 January 2016|
Response from clf1967 | Reviewed this property |
We were served bread shortly after sitting. It was a single option (they may have others if asked) of a nice lightly crisp herb or garlic (if garlic, very light on garlic) bread. It was very enjoyable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$100
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
4:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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