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    So everyone thinks El Gaucho is worth a try, we only ate there the 1st time in aruba which was 15 years ago...Going with friends who have never been to aruba and everyone is telling them to make sure they go to el gaucho??? What do you think








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    Quote Originally Posted by sunworshipperII View Post
    So everyone thinks El Gaucho is worth a try, we only ate there the 1st time in aruba which was 15 years ago...
    Not everyone...Out of curiousity why have you not been back? We were there about 12 or 14 years ago and vowed never again. Dh and I both felt it was quantity over quality and much prefer a US certified black angus over churasco. But that is just us, there are plenty of people who swear by the place.
    Having said that, there are tons of people of LOVE El Gaucho. Nothing wrong with going and giving it a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunworshipperII View Post
    So everyone thinks El Gaucho is worth a try, we only ate there the 1st time in aruba which was 15 years ago...Going with friends who have never been to aruba and everyone is telling them to make sure they go to el gaucho??? What do you think
    Let me put my 2 cents in....I had 2 unpleasant times there. First one, food terrible, second time, our table of 20 got accused of trying to steal the one set of s&p shakers they gave us...YES, thats right, 5 employees stood by our table and interagated us....., YEP.one set for 20 people..if they are so valuable why even use them, put some cheap ones out and don't worry about them being stolen.
    Its your choice, we'll never ever go back...

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    el gaucho owner related to proprietor of Capt Crooks store at renaissance mktplace??

    Quote Originally Posted by cindyo View Post
    Let me put my 2 cents in....I had 2 unpleasant times there. First one, food terrible, second time, our table of 20 got accused of trying to steal the one set of s&p shakers they gave us...YES, thats right, 5 employees stood by our table and interagated us....., YEP.one set for 20 people..if they are so valuable why even use them, put some cheap ones out and don't worry about them being stolen.
    Its your choice, we'll never ever go back...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunworshipperII View Post
    So everyone thinks El Gaucho is worth a try, we only ate there the 1st time in aruba which was 15 years ago...Going with friends who have never been to aruba and everyone is telling them to make sure they go to el gaucho??? What do you think
    First time we went there it was around 1998. We thought it was okay but felt rushed and didn't really enjoy the "dining experience". We have a friend who has been going to Aruba since she was around 12 years old and loves, LOVES El Gaucho. So she dragged us there around 2001 with some friends and we had a great time, great steaks, and great Sangria. Been going every year since then.....but, we always go with a group of friends. If it was just the two is us, we would opt for someplace more romantic...but with a bunch of friends and good steaks (and leftovers for steak sandwiches on the beach the next day), it's a fun night!
    ~Amy~ - 35th trip to Aruba: New Years Eve 2017/2018 -- Zihuatanejo, MX: March 2018 -- Ireland: June/July 2018 -- 36th trip to Aruba: Sept. 2018




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    My wife is a chef and so when we travel, we dont skimp on our dining choices. We wanted the best aruba had to offer for each meal. We found that the service kinda stinks everywhere there. The people are nice, but it's not what you'd expect with the pricetag. I think it stems more from the employees never having the opportunity to experience good service like what you get in the states with fine dining. Of all the places we ate, El Gaucho gets my vote as the best overall value, ambiance, service and food. What you get for the price there blows every other place out of the water.

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    I think after the first time there,(was 15 yrs ago so don't remember too much). But have only been back to aruba about 4 times since and there are too many other good restaurants I wanted to try, but I think maybe we will try them again this trip.








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    Quote Originally Posted by sunworshipperII View Post
    So everyone thinks El Gaucho is worth a try, we only ate there the 1st time in aruba which was 15 years ago...Going with friends who have never been to aruba and everyone is telling them to make sure they go to el gaucho??? What do you think

    Certainly not everyone - we were very dissapointed in El Gaucho. We went after family highly recommended and were not pleased.

    Cons

    The steaks were tough, we received an uncooked sausage and the waiter was a bit rude.


    Pros

    The guitar player was a nice touch, the price was right. Good sangria.
    -Eric, Karen and Mia-
    Aruba New Years 2017-18 12/28/17 - 1/3/18 (18th Trip)


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    I was at El Gaucho last week. I had the 16oz Rib Eye. It was to die for!!!

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    French Steakhouse

    Just back from Aruba. Went to El Gaucho and had a good meal. Three nights later, we went to the French Steakhouse and had an even better meal. No problems with parking, reservations were honored on time, steaks were just as good, and the price for the two of us with an appitezer, bottle of wine, two steaks, and a shared desert were about $30.00 less.

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