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El Gaucho

#132 of 8,912 Restaurants in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Neighbourhood:
Centro
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Calle Tetuan 34, 28013 Madrid, Spain
+34 915 22 47 93
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12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Edinburgh
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited this restaurant on our first night and were not disappointed. The serving staff are friendly but spoke little English but they do have their menus in English. We were greeted with a free pink cava. Servings were large but very tasty. I had the steak which I enjoyed very much and likewise my wife enjoyed her ribs. My... More 

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Thank StapeleyCraigie
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best steak I have ever had 😻 they were very busy, book a table in advance if you dont want to eat in the bar. Highly recommend this place!!

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Thank Niina A
Toulouse, France
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

I've been there while working a few days in Madrid. I've been literally amazed by the fantastic energy of the people working in the kitchen. Just looking at the way the meat is prepared is a must. This is not only a show for the eyes but the food is excellent, served in friendly manner. This is not sophisticated of... More 

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Thank Xtof31
Alicante, Spain
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We wanted to go to Vila Brasil but felt it was too far out so we chose El Gaucho somewhat reluctantly. We were in for a surprise as it was a great night. It´s easy to feel you have come to the wrong place from the outside and the bar area but the restaurant at the back is a class... More 

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Thank Howard G
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent service and food was exceptional!!! Great service. Very attentive and courteous!!! Desserts also great.

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Thank Luis R
Carmarthenshire, Wales
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48 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Accidentally came across this restaurant while wandering around Gran Via area. It's was a wonderful meal I had for €10. You had to eat at the front on the bar, but what super value. You have a bread with a beautiful sauce/dressing, then a chorizo sausage as starter, a 125grm (roughly) steak with fries and then an ice cream (I... More 

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Athens, Greece
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Based on the reviews here in TripAdvisor I chose El Gaucho for my first dinner in Madrid and once again our fellow travelers reviews were proven absolutely spot on. We ordered the Argentinean mix for 2, baked potatoes, grilled peppers and a Mediterranean salad. All were excellent ! The service was very discreet and attentive and the quality and quantity... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Husband and I were walking around looking for a place to eat. We looked at the menu on the outside of the restaurant and I saw the TripAdvisor logo. I said let's go in. What a place. First they gave us a glass of champagne, cheese, and crackers, (at the beginning and at the end of the meal lemon sorbet,... More 

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Thank Linda M
Leicester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We had a very fine evening dining here. I ordered the steak and my companion the fish with a very nice salad to share. Complimentary spiced pumpkin soup is provided along with crisp bread and soft cheese before your steak arrives. The steak was fabulous although a slight confusion with the potatoes which were listed as roast but a baked... More 

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Landrum SC
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Nice welcome. Chanced upon El Gaucho, while strolling around the Puerta de Sol area. Was wowed by the spot-on service, and especially the extra nice touches of complimentary champagne, sorbet, and a great little jug of Bailey's to top off dessert and cafe con leche. Pasta entrees also very good. Did not realize the good folks who run it were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Tetuan 34, 28013 Madrid, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Community of Madrid  >  Madrid>  > Centro
  • Neighbourhood: Centro
  • Phone Number: +34 915 22 47 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centro

Neighbourhood Profile
Centro
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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