Gaucho Dubai

4.4
108 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Romance
Located in the centre of DIFC, Gaucho Dubai, prestigious brand from the UK with an exceptional quality of beef, excels at infusing traditional Argentinian style with cutting edge South American influences and contemporary flair, offering an exquisite dining experience in a stunning atmosphere for an ideal timeout amidst the frenzy of city life. With options to dine al fresco, to host an event in one of our two exclusive dining spaces, or simply to meet with friends for a cocktail in the lounge, this is the perfect surrounding in which to celebrate a special occasion and to enjoy our offering of the finest Argentine food and grape.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steak, Argentinian
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Hours of Operation

Sunday - Thursday:

09.30am - 11.30pm

Friday - Saturday:

12.00pm - 11.30pm
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Phone number
04 422 7898
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 108 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very great service and the food is unfair to even rate, it was amazingly delicious. Everything from the moment you arrive to the moment to exit it is just amazing. Thank you guys for a great evening.

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ED
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Average experience . There are better steakhouses in Dubai . Free anniversary dessert was a nice touch

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TM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I took my girlfriend out on date to Gaucho. First impressions was positive from the host on the door, ambience was nice and lively. Unfortunately our waiter was simply rude. He judged us on everything we ordered from the drinks we chose to the food we selected. His bad service ruined our evening entirely. I think on another evening with a different waiter I would come away feeling different but sadly I will not be giving this restaurant another chance.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The customer service is great and prompt. However the steak cut and quality does was not as expected. We have dined at some of the best steak places in London and Dubai and this was disappointing. Gaucho do not offer high grade beef and the price tag is a bit high for what they do offer. The meat was not cooked to our liking (medium-rare) and went cold very quickly.

Rest of the experience was great but I will not be visiting again unfortunately.

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1 review
Dined on 11 September 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Gaucho has a good lunch deal and is very quiet, so ideal for a business lunch. Unfortunately our waitress was having a bad day, resulting in slow and messy service. Bread arrived After the appetisers, drinks served without coasters leaving the table wet, when placing cutlery on the table she wasn't bothered to walk around the table and found it easier to reach over other guests and hand the cutlery, and got the dessert completely wrong (banana not mango). I've been there on other occasions and the service was much better.

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PD
London
56 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First visit but good food and service. Steak great and atmosphere was great as well.

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NP
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Firstly, overall, we had a decent time at Gaucho. The food was to a high standard, especially the beef, which should be from a name like Gaucho. The setting is pleasant although we were the only people there for around an hour between 3pm and 4pm on a Saturday. 4 of us had a roast dinner package. I believe the cost to be around 250 p/p which is decent value, and we also used 2 x entertainer vouchers which reduced the cost from 1,000 to 500 for 4 not including extras. On arrival we had 2 x draft Peroni (circa 400ml) and 1 house white wine spritzer and one glass Merlot (house). My friend and I added 100gms each to our size of beef which at 70 dhs each seemed fair. We all took the 2 hr drinks package at 210 dhs each, which again seemed fair as around 3 glasses of wine would cost the same. At the end we had 3 Irish coffees and then a couple of single bourbons (Bulleit) and from memory 2 black coffees. The total bill came to AED 2,200 after discount. Please note that charging AED 72.80 (after taxes) for a short draft Peroni is laughable. If someone said I'd be paying AED 145.60 for 2 short beers I'd have laughed and gone somewhere else. It's a shame as most of your servers and the food was fine. I would recommend for the food and wine package only but the + 7% DIFC tax doesn't help and I'd advise people to steer away from the Peroni draft. There is much better value elsewhere.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I was so excited to eat at Gaucho that I booked a table twice. I was looking forward to finally sampling the food and where better than in Dubai.

Upon first entering, you would never know Gaucho is in the building as you enter via a car park and take the loft to the designated floor.

Someone on reception found my booking on their system and I was seated straight away.

I was able to choose where I sat as it wasn’t busy when I arrived.

Staff stood around talking and didn’t seem to notice me. I was playing a game on my phone from boredom. Once my food order was taken, I was again left alone while my food was being prepared.

I ordered from the set menu and had the roast beef dinner with desert. I asked for the beef to be well done and it was. I loved it. At first-the lady who took my order hesitated as though she was going to tell me this wasn’t possible but it was. The veg, gravy and Yorkshire pudding all tasted lovely and I ate almost all my food.

Desert was a little disappointing. I ordered the banana and coconut mess. It was so sweet that I couldn’t finish it. I didn’t want any banana as I don’t like that fruit but I wasn’t offered an alternative. It was that or nothing so I had my desert without the banana.

Staff again were talking constantly in between fussing over other guests whereas I was left on my own.

For such an establishment I found this to be completely unacceptable.

Another person was on their own and I didn’t seem them being ignored or left waiting.

It was really poor service. It’s my first time in Dubai on my own and rather than have every dinner at my hotel, I had booked a meal at various restaurants throughout my stay.

I have since cancelled my second booking at Gaucho. Another restaurant was recommended to me by someone and they believe it’s worth trying so I will book a table there.

For the first time ever-I didn’t leave a tip. I paid the correct amount and not a penny more. I will never return to this restaurant in Dubai.

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AM
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

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CB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

From the moment we arrived at the reception we received a friendly, warm, and very professional service. The decor is just beautiful and we were blown away with glass wine room. We both had steak and it was perfectly cooked all the sides and sauces to accompany the beautiful meat were delicious.
I would certainly recommend Gaucho for a special meal.
My husband and I are excited about trying Gaucho for friday brunch.

Thank you

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JC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food especially the tuna tartare and lobster tacos. Fantastic cocktails old refreshing beer and house red wine was malbec!

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K
London
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fantastic night we had celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary, we were totally looked after and spoilt the staff were lovely and the food amazing, a night to remember x

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KM
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was exceptional fantastic service ,can’t place her name possibly began with a V and she had short dark hair.

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Kent
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Tender steak, delicious lobster starter, lovely tuna tartar.

Attentive staff: could have a better knowledge of alcoholic drink brands and non alcoholic cocktails available (as this info is not on the menu) - needed a description of what is being delivered at the table - recommend that serving cutlery is delivered with sharing plates - explain that a repeat order of starter is available on request.

From approximately 2pm a family entered with a young baby. This baby cried loudly till 4pm. Either seat families in a zone away from other diners or politely escort guardians of crying babies to an area where they can soothe the child. Gaucho is an expensive restaurant and should host an environment worthy of the retail price.

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A
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

We asked for steaks, none of them were cooked correctly and worst of all, when we informed them they offered to additionally cook the under cooked but left the overcooked not ready to replace, even though their restaurant's value actually rests on service. Very disappointed and would definitely not recommend it to friends and family

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DP
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great steak which was very tender and full of flavour accompanied by delicious Malbec. Good explanation beforehand about what we were about to eat. Very enjoyable evening. Relaxing and good food.

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JL
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was absolutely excellent, our waitress was very attentive. The decor was beautiful and added to the ambience, which was very relaxed. We chose Gauchos for a Friday Brunch as several of my wife's work colleagues had eaten there al la carte. I have to admit our first experience was not great, some of the starters seemed pre-prepared, the beef ribs were cool and tough, the empanadas were also cold. There did not seem to be much of a selection when it came to mains but as Argentina is famous for it's beef we decided to have steaks, unfortunately they were tough and on top of that no steak knives were provided. We noticed a neighbouring table sent her steak back twice and struggled to cut through her third. The price for our 11 year old son also seemed a touch expensive, with no option for a child meals/portions. We would probably go back at some time but not for brunch.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a meal for a birthday. The restaurant organized a special dessert for the birthday girl who was surprised and very happy with her overall experience. The fillet was one of the best I've ever ate and I eat a lot of steak. Would definitely recommend.

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T
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

over all very good and a nice place -very helpful staff -that seem to get very busy around 10pm

my food was excellent however my friends stake was tough and he did not enjoy it much leaving a third I would say.

T

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AG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, very knowledgeable and friendly staff, fun and informative wine tasting event too was a nice added bonus.

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L
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

excellent place to go for steaks - perfect taste, great staff and nice location

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DM
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent food and service, however very expensive £400 for 4 people and this was only 2 cocktails and 2 glasses of wine and 2 of the people were children

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Memphis
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was EXCELLENT food, service, and atmosphere. I will be going again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good to be in Gaucho to enjoy high premium meat.

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M
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very helpful and the food was AMAZING. We will definitely go back

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RM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I thought the food was good, however, it wasn't exceptional for the price. My assumption is if you're paying $400 for 2 people, the steak should be fantastic. Also, no steak knives, they give you the regular knives which I found to be odd for an Argentinian steak house.

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CS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Interesting presentation of the meat cuts. Nice place, good service (a bit too slow) and very good food.
The main issue is the exccessive price both for meat and Wine.

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NH
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my second visit , the first was for a business dinner for approx 12 persons, by invitation which was excellent and could not be faulted.
This visit was for lunch and was fine except that we wanted to vary the set menu by ordering a baked potato in lieu of chips/salad which additional cost was AED 75 which was crazy and unnacceptable ! As I was with a Client I was not going to argue but to me most other establishments oblige with changing the set menu at no extra cost !
The rationale for the additional charge needs to be thought through by the management so that the customers dont walk away with ' a bad taste ' and choose alternative venues of which there are plenty !

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meats!

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Cool designed space absolutely sub par service. Waitress brought out meat selection prior to asking for drink orders. Then she disappeared. Two wines requested were not available. No less than 3 times I had to get up to find the manager for assistance. For the high price the delivery stank. 9 physician and executive associates disappointed. Manger invited me back for a free drink next time as a token of his concern. Thanks but not ever coming back.

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D
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wife’s birthday

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Das Essen war grundsätzlich gut. Bin mir aber wenn es um die Qualität des Fleisches geht besseres gewohnt. Ambiente war ok, leider war unser Tisch wackelig und man konnte ihn nicht reparieren. Die Musik im Restaurant war eindeutig zu laut was eine Unterhaltung erschwerte.

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I
London
14 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2017
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

I understand that the restaurant is Argentinian and the meat was very good. But the wines were poor and very expensive and three wines I ordered were not in stock.
Overall, this restaurant is way overpriced.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience is awesome overall. Will definitely come back! Thank you for the surprise birthday plate ;)

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2017
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Very disappointed. Food was average. Small portions. Oven chips and a Rib Eye steak about the same size as a small mobile phone. Staff helpful. But disappointing.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

One comment: I jave requested in my desert sweet to have a message : I love you my wife

Unfortunately this never happened
This is the only disappointing part

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2017
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

I had business lunch. Most of dishes are very salty.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Gaucho has the best quality meat in Town cooked to perfection. Although full our table felt exclusive & private. The greetings however, felt forced & scripted & it took at least 2 attempts before our waiter appreciated that we did not need or want his advice on the menu.

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b
London
160 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing steak, we had a sharing selection. Very tasty.

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Dubai
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I haven't been to Gaucho since before the summer, but it lived up to all my expectations. Good and friendly service, excellent food and just a very nice time with my family.

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