El Gaucho Argentine Grill

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Wilhelminastraat 80, Oranjestad, Aruba
El Gaucho Argentine Grill - El Gaucho Argentine Grill, Oranjestad, Aruba.
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El Gaucho Argentine Grill - Lunch Special Menu at El Gaucho Argentine Grill, Oranjestad, Aruba.
El Gaucho Argentine Grill - El Gaucho Argentine Grill, Oranjestad, Aruba.

El Gaucho Argentine Grill Oranjestad Reviews

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Delicious Argentinian steaks and wine! Feb 04, 2017
El Gaucho Argentine Grill was recommended to me by a couple of people prior to our visit to Aruba in May 2015; Dabs (Kristi) on VirtualTourist.com and a colleague at work.

I read the many favourable reviews on TripAdvisor (El Gaucho is ranked 15th out of 176 restaurants in Oranjestad at the time of writing) and learnt that it is a long-established restaurant, operating since 1977. It must be doing something right!

In common with most of the restaurants in Aruba, the prices of main courses were pretty steep – but we acquired a promotional leaflet which alerted us to their special price 3-course lunch menu for just $US 25 per person. We also obtained a voucher (from one of the numerous complimentary guidebooks that we picked up) entitling us both to a free glass of wine with our meal.

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime. The dining room had an unmistakable Latin American feel to it; lots of dark wood and brightly painted walls. It also had a very effective air-conditioning system; I was a little chilly in short sleeves!

A friendly waiter brought over our wine (we both opted for red and received glasses of a lovely Argentinian Malbec which went perfectly with our steaks), along with glasses of water and ice (which were topped up continuously throughout our meal by the very attentive staff).

We were also presented with a complimentary basket of garlic bread, along with a bowl of delicious steak sauce, a strong garlic butter sauce and some spicy marinated onions.

The 3-course menu was as follows:

Appetizer

Caesar Salad or Cream of Broccoli Soup

Entrée

Sirloin Bottom Steak or Grilled Chicken Breast

Dessert

Crepe with Dulce de Leche or Ice Cream

Both Emma and I ordered exactly the same:

Caesar Salad - the salad was supposed to come with anchovies, but Emma asked for hers without them. Unfortunately, somebody got confused, and we both received our salads without anchovies – in effect just lettuce and croutons in a caesar dressing topped with shaved Parmesan. It was actually much tastier than it sounds from that description!

Sirloin Bottom Steak - of course we both ordered steak, that was the whole point of us being there! We both ordered it medium-to-well-done and it was cooked perfectly. It was delicious; all the meat was edible, there was no fat or gristle. We poured the excellent steak sauce over it. It came with an accompaniment of fries, corn on the cob and broccoli. A lovely meal!

Crepe with Dulce de Leche - a couple of folded crepes filled with a sweet, milky, caramel sauce and sprinkled over with icing sugar. Very nice!

All-in-all, this was a very enjoyable meal. The steak was absolutely delicious...and the rest of the food was also very good. The lunchtime special was remarkably good value for money, and the free wine and complimentary water meant that we didn't have to purchase any further drinks. The service was impeccable throughout and we didn't begrudge the 15% service charge that was added to the bill (common practice in Aruba).

Open daily 11:30am - 11:00pm.

Delicious Argentinian steaks and wine. Highly recommended!!
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