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El Gaucho

) #107 of 3,586 Restaurants in Portland ₹₹₹₹ American, Steakhouse
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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American, Steakhouse
319 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205-3725
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Reviewed yesterday

The great live music and atmosphere are exceeded by the food and service. Best steak in town. And, coincidentally, one of the best lobster tails in town. It's easy to over order because everything is so darned good.

Thank Jim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just got back from our Anniversary dinner at El Gaucho; our first time there. The reviews about the amazing scalloped potatoes were right on as they were definitely a hit. The steaks were all cooked well, tinder, and the sauces were...More

Thank Troutbum99
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This restaurant was right across the street from my hotel and was recommended by the concierge. I went there not expecting anything other than routine but was pleasantly surprised at how great the food was. The killer shrimp appetizer was amazing. The steak was cooked...More

Thank Maureen P
Reviewed 12 April 2017

El Gauchos is great. This place ranks just as high or higher than the higher end steak houses in NYC. Everyone is very friendly and they sometimes have live music at night. The steak came out perfect. Ordered the appropriate wine pairing. This is great...More

Thank Larry J
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

While known (justifiably) for their steaks, I had the special of the night which was halibut. It was amazing! First it was a very thick cut which was cooked beautifully...it was almost 3 inches thick! The sauce was lightly done and beautifully complemented the fish....More

Thank clf1967
Reviewed 6 April 2017

All the staff are attentive and personable. We were warmly greeted and seated at an intimate booth, yellow rose petals and a birthday card decorating the table. The tableside Cesar salad was performance art and delicious!! Our server, Gabriel, was simply thee best! But really,...More

Thank kendra m
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Reservation process was very easy. Valet parking convenience. Bar atmosphere was relaxed and welcoming. The menu selections were superb, and service was unmatched. From start to finish, our experience will make us go back again, and again. I encourage all those that love beef, and...More

Thank PikoVonMitchellstein
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Managed to get a table by calling the restaurant as there was no availability showing online. We were seated promptly on arrival in the center of the restaurant which has a cigar lounge vibe hence is on the darker side.. Considering one of the highlighted...More

Thank Jane W
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We usually stay at the Benson when we're in Portland and El Gaucho is convenient (since it's in the same building). However, every time we stay, the wait is so long that we just wander off to search for something else. this time, I actually...More

Thank abearfellow
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Doug340
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Kayla M
Do you have a dress code?
21 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
We have been there several times and never gotten bread. I have a bread fiend I'm going with this spring and need to know what you have for bread options.
8 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
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 23:00
16:30 - 00:00
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
  • 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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