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    Finally !!!

    It seems that there was a mix up with their new system at El Gauchos that wouldn't accept my reservation prior to the 2 month window as Amy stated. I just received an e-mail from Riri who apologized for the misunderstanding and confirming my reservation for April 18th

    Their steak has to be the best I ever ate! The last time we were there, my wife couldn't even finish half of hers, so she gave it to the doorman at the Marriott. I will never forget the look on his face, he was so appreciative.

    Thanks everyone for your help

    Ron

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    omg to the doorman?
    an interesting way of what do do with a doggy bag.
    personally, i would have wanted to keep it for myself for a steak sandwich the next day.



    Quote Originally Posted by April in Aruba View Post
    It seems that there was a mix up with their new system at El Gauchos that wouldn't accept my reservation prior to the 2 month window as Amy stated. I just received an e-mail from Riri who apologized for the misunderstanding and confirming my reservation for April 18th

    Their steak has to be the best I ever ate! The last time we were there, my wife couldn't even finish half of hers, so she gave it to the doorman at the Marriott. I will never forget the look on his face, he was so appreciative.

    Thanks everyone for your help

    Ron

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    cooks

    you may want to try cooks. just down the street from el gaucho and has great steaks and seafood. ommi the owner is a hoot as well.

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    Arrow El Gaucho Expands Its Already Extensive Menu With New Dishes

    August 15th, 2011

    Just when you thought it couldnít get better, it did. El Gaucho Argentine Grill has just recently introduced three new entrees, to rave reviews from fans and friends of the restaurant.

    Expanding on the restaurantís selection of seafood dishes, the chefs added a melt-in-your-mouth Chilean Sea Bass, to the list of main courses. At El Gaucho Argentine Grill the Sea Bass is served as a thick cut, with a perfect light sear on the outside and a juicy medium-rare inside, which is incredible delicious with drawn butter and a sprinkle of Japanese seaweed salad, besides the restaurantís famed traditional sides.

    Another new combination which made its debut at the restaurant this summer featured a jumbo Grilled Caribbean Lobster Tail paired with lemon caper and a tropical fruit salsa. Playing on the grilled lobster theme even further, Lolaís Combo was created, representing Lomo & Langosta, the best of both worlds, a beautiful combination of Argentine Tenderloin & Caribbean Lobster Tail both cooked to order and escorted to the table with clear drawn butter.

    El Gaucho Argentine Grill, located in a colonial townhouse on Wilhelminastreet #80, was the first Argentine restaurant to open its doors in Aruba on February 17th, 1977.

    It has been serving a variety of tempting dishes since then, starring quality Argentine steaks, which is tender and juicy, charcoal-grilled to perfection. The restaurant menu also boasts some seafood including fresh local catch and shrimp.

    This summer the restaurant expanded on its seafood selection, and extended its opening hours. El Gaucho Argentine Grill is now open every day, including lunch on Sundays, offering lunch specials and free sangria. Dinner is served every day with live music, and the restaurant offers Arubaís only Kids Play Room, where parents may leave their kids to draw, play games and watch movies, while they are quietly enjoying their food.

    Garufa Cigar & Cocktail Lounge, just across the restaurant is now being fully renovated and will be reopened with a big splash in the Fall.

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    business is very slow at elgaucho.

    talking to one of the employees of el gaucho this morning at the pharmacy.

    the damn economy is killing the downtown.

    he says way too many timeshare folks are eating in.
    (like what we do )

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    Will post after I visit with family in November....looking forward to the new menu additions

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Will post after I visit with family in November....looking forward to the new menu additions
    The girls are joining you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arubalisa View Post
    The girls are joining you?
    Nay Nay, no chicks on our end, college calls...nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins, family friends...we're invading the Renn again. We all missed April so Nov it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    business is very slow at elgaucho.

    talking to one of the employees of el gaucho this morning at the pharmacy.

    the damn economy is killing the downtown.

    he says way too many timeshare folks are eating in.
    (like what we do )
    I'm sure that the economy has something to do with El Gaucho being slow but somehow most of the other top places (MJ's, Flying Fishbone, Marandi) seem to be pretty crowded. I think there are now so many more choices of really good restaurants in Aruba to choose from in nice locations on beaches and by the water that have also "hurt" downtown restaurants like El Gaucho. We used to always go there but found the restaurant decor to be getting "tired" looking and the hostess was rude at times. Hopefully the new menu will bring some people back. We always drive to Pinchos, Marandi, and now Barefoot, so I think the drive alone is not the reason.

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    Agree with jeffnev! It's not just the economy. When we first started going to Aruba and staying in the high rise area, there was nothing much more than Arawak Gardens (Tango, S&P, Fishes n' More, etc) Aqua Grill, Amazonia and a couple of other dining options across from the high rise hotels. Now there are a huge number of choices as well as a number of great hotel restaurants. Another thing to consider: We all have our absolute 'must do' favorites and are limited to (in our case) 7 nights per year. We've tried El Gaucho 3 times and decided that it's not one of our top choices....maybe too much 'a la bamba' tableside. Mme J's and the Sunset Grille are our 2 hafta do restaurants. The rest of the time, we try new places or re-do some other spots we've loved. Frankly, without renting a car, there are too many quality options near where we stay to continue with El Gaucho! El Gaucho did give us good experiences and great steaks.... but we like the steaks and the quality of dining at other places better!

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