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El Gaucho

Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 513 2530
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (79 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
“lomo” (3 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Latin, Barbecue, Argentinian, Gluten Free Options
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Steenstraat 59A, 2312 BV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Any time I visit Leiden (several times per year due to my job) I go to Gaucho. Meat very well cooked at reasonable price for Ned standards.

Thank Mauro D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in without a reservation to be warmly welcomed and shown to a table opposite the spot where the two chefs placed the numerous plated meals to be distributed by the brilliant young waiters and waitress. With orders placed, drinks to hand my succulent ribs...More

Thank Igster53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here this week with a business group and was very impressed. Service was initially slow but drinks followed quickly. I ate the slow cooked lamb which was excellent. The steaks looks good and other lamb dishes look very good. Great selection of sides and...More

Thank GReyMaiden
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really suggested for meat eater!! Filet soft lime butter, perfect coupled with fantastic potatoes and a glass of red wine..all perfect.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is on the main street in Leiden, just before the bridge. Inside it's quite spacious, without being huge. The decor is typical of many South American type steak houses and I was looking forward to a nice juicy steak. I ordered some chorizo...More

Thank TheRealDerbyTup
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great steaks and I like the new interior of the restaurant! Good location and a simple menu with enough but not too much choice.

Thank LebaneseCreole
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Been to Leiden a couple of times and always make sure we eat in El Gaucho. Top draw food and excellent service. Be sure to book in advance.

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

Slightly later than planned, early March, but we got here and it’s absolutely worth the wait!! Service was amazing, they really know how to serve a table knowing when to leave you to chat and when to catch your eye if you need anything! Great...More

Thank TimGilbert
Reviewed 16 May 2018

This restaurant had to serve a vegetarian, a 10-year old, a big meat eater, and a couple of seafood lovers. It delivered on all counts! The seafood lovers had grilled shrimp. The meat eater got a big sampling of various grilled meats. Even the vegetarian...More

Thank vsurfing
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Every bite of my meal was gorgeous! My visit started by an impressive and tentative staff. I ordered and enjoyed a hearty and very flavorful stew. Gorgeous flavors and lively tender shredded beef with vegetables. Next was the grilled chicken and grilled vegatavled which were...More

Thank Darla S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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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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