El Gaucho

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88/36 Sukhumvit Soi 55, Bangkok, Thailand
088 721 3088

El Gaucho Bangkok Reviews

mdfehmel mdfehmel
233 reviews
Casual Steak House in Bangkok Jan 22, 2018
On a recent business trip to Bangkok, we were looking at getting a few guys together for a steak dinner but were looking to dine out side of our hotel (JW Marriott on Soi 2). Although there is a VERY good steak house in the hotel (New York Steak House), we were looking for something a little more upbeat and perhaps a little less expensive. The NYTH tends to be sparsely visited, quiet and is very expensive. A few locals recommended El Gaucho, an Argentinian style steak house close by to the hotel. Actually there are 2 locations off of Sukhumvit, with the main on Soi 19, so we planned to meet there. Upon arrival we discovered that the restaurant was closed for a private party. However, the host at the door offered to make us a reservation at the alternate location on Soi 11 AND pay for a cab to get us there. We agreed and were on our way. Even though the other location was only a mere 8 blocks away, in the local Thai traffic, it took us quite a bit to get there. (We would have been better off walking.) When we arrived, I found the ambiance to be quite happening (what we were looking for). It was dimly lit and accurately captured the Latin American restaurant feel. They had a nice bar which was well stocked with a knowledgeable bar tender. The vibe was definitely more causal than the NYSH. I would normally go to NYSH with slacks and a sport coat, but one could easily dine at El Gaucho with a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt. However, on first glance of the menu, although very diverse with a nice selection of beef from different locations around the world, I still found it quite expensive. Notwithstanding, the quality of the food, service, preparation and presentation was all pretty good, so I found it to be worthy of a good steak house thus justifying the prices. If I were to go back, I would be sure to go to the larger location on Soi 19 as it seems to be a bit nicer and more conveniently located; not trying to knock the Soi 11 location though - it was a suitable substitute and served its purpose for what we were looking for that night.
El Gaucho Steakhouse, Soi 11, Bang…
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