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Gaucho - Cardiff, Cardiff, Cardiff

Gaucho - Cardiff

4.3
4.3
742 Reviews
£26 to £40
Steakhouse
Every Wednesday, join us for ‘Steak Night Date Night’ and dig into an epic sharing steak for two with sides, sauces and a bottle of red or white wine chosen by our team of sommeliers from £70 per pair.

Experience extraordinary culinary creations, warm hospitality, and an ambiance where Cardiff’s industrial heritage meets the vibrant spirit of Argentina.

Gaucho Cardiff boasts an ambience that combines industrial design and cultural artistry, adding a touch of dark glamour and making it the ideal setting for working lunches, afternoon drinks, and evening dining.
Both intimate soirées and grand celebrations find their place on the top floor. Two private dining rooms offer versatility for more intimate occasions, while the spacious dining area accommodates groups of all sizes, with the option to exclusively hire the whole top floor.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinian, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Phone number
    020 7925 3900
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Mike Reid
  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Cross Street
    The Hayes / Hill St
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Parking - St Davids Car Park or NCP Car Park Cardiff Westgate Street<br />Train - Cardiff Central railway station<br />Bus - Canal Street JF / Churchill Way HL both 5 mins walk away<br />
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Mother’s Day Flower Bouquet Pre-Order

    £20.00 per person

    Prepaid

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Add an extra special touch this Mother’s Day and select to pre-order a beautiful bouquet from our florist partner, which will be waiting for you at the restaurant for when you arrive. o Flowers must be pre-paid at the time of book. o Please select ‘Bouquet of Flowers Add-On’ to secure your bouquet pre-order. o Bookings without an add-on will not receive the flowers. o We require a £20pp deposit for this booking. The full deposit amount will be deducted from the bill on the day. o Image - example only. Final bouquet may differ from picture shown.
    Mother’s Day Flower Bouquet Pre-Order photo
  • Mother’s Day Glass of Rosé Champagne on Arrival

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Fancy something a little special this year? Pre-order a glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé on arrival and let the mother figure in your life experience a taste of the VIP treatment she deserves. *£26.50 per glass of Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé, cost added to the bill on the day. *Pre-order is for one glass. Please contact the restaurant directly should you wish to pre-order more than one glass. *Excluding service charge that is added to the final bill upon dining.
    Mother’s Day Glass of Rosé Champagne on Arrival photo
  • Mother’s Day Glass of NA Wild Idol on Arrival

    10 Mar 2024 only
    Pre-order a glass of non-alcoholic Sparkling Rosé Wild Idol on arrival and let the mother figure in your life experience a taste of the VIP treatment she deserves. *£6.50 per glass of non-alcoholic Wild Idol Sparkling Rose, cost added to the bill on the day. *Pre-order is for one glass. Please contact the restaurant directly should you wish to pre-order more than one glass. *Excluding service charge that is added to the final bill upon dining.
    Mother’s Day Glass of NA Wild Idol on Arrival photo

What 742 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Good for business meals

  • South Wales

    Great for creative cocktails

  • South Wales

    Hot spot

  • South Wales

    Great for fine wines

  • South Wales

    Romantic

  • South Wales

    Good for special occasions

  • South Wales

    Most Booked

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for business meals

  • Cardiff City & County

    Hot spot

  • Cardiff City & County

    Great for fine wines

  • Cardiff City & County

    Romantic

  • Cardiff City & County

    Good for special occasions

  • Cardiff City & County

    Lively

  • Cardiff City & County

    Most Booked

742 Reviews
  1. Flower

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely meal. The steak was beautifully tender and served with great veggies. The drinks were really expensive and overall it was an expensive experience. The vibe wasn’t as good as the Ivy. Great to try but I think the Ivy Asia is better value.

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  2. ChelseaC

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good atmosphere, great food and service. Would definitely recommend.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was served by Juan (hope I spelled the name right) had the most amazing experience.. steaks were on point 🙂

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  4. Cass

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitress was lovely and very friendly. However, no atmosphere in the restaurant, it was cold and the food was terrible value for money. Tried a wagu burger at £26… no flavour and smaller than the palm of my tiny hand. No cava available as advertised on the menu (apparently that was the opening menu and hadn’t been removed yet…) Non alcoholic spritz in small flute £9! Bread starter had a cheese based roll… cheese solid dry clump in base of roll. Not good.
    Gaucho - CardiffResponded 3 days ago
    Hi Caroline, Thanks for your reply. Yes, that works for me. Many thanks, Samantha

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  5. GeraintB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely magnificent, Valerie who served us was brilliant, keep it up, will definitely be going again soon.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the Gaucho Sharing platter. Food was fantastic and Zack, our waiter was superb. The only flight niggle is that the sides are quite small for the sharing platter.

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  7. Peter

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the experience the food,staff just the overall package is well worthit definitely would highly recommended gaucho has raised the bar on this one. Thank you gaucho

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  8. Ejejehwhwg

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood

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  9. David

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic night! Thanks to Simon and Maria who looked after us and even remembered our favourite wine. Recommend the white Malbec 😉

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  10. Robert

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Slow service, missing drinks when they finally arrived, food was overpriced and average, a blue steak order came out almost well done, dj adds nothing to the ambience, very disappointed!!

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  11. LiamB

    London

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced for what is supposed to be fine dinning. Not impressed, nothing special a venue with poor seating arrangements and ultra fast food delivery between meals.

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  12. LaurenT

    Essex

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely amazing. Fantastic service and made my partners birthday special with a little dessert at the end. Steak night date night is such good value for money!

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  13. Furbi

    West Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, ambience was great, food amazing.

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  14. Andrewf

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food was excellent and service very attentive cannot be faulted , my only gripe is our main course was at the table as the starters were taken away , far too quick

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  15. TomW

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Steak was good but my wives hamburger was terrible

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiting staff were lovely and polite, but service was slow waiting for drinks etc. The food is nice, but not deserving of the high price tag.

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  17. ChantelleJ

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really good atmosphere, the food was very nice and definitely worth every penny

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  18. GregD

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been twice before and it was fantastic, however, my visit on Saturday 17th left a lot to be desired. I normally have the Tira De Ancho which should come as one piece of meat, however, this time it came as 5 separate pieces which all appeared to be of different texture and cooked at different levels (normally I’d have the one piece medium or medium rare). It’s quite obvious this was an attempt to piece together a serving from a few off cuts. Not what I was expecting and fairly doubtful I will be returning after this experience. We normally go to Gaucho for special occasions, ie birthdays, anniversaries and this was meant to be a birthday celebration which was an option ticketed upon reservation. Normally you receive a token gesture mini birthday cake which is a nice touch, but they also completely forgot about that!

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  19. NickiA

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely restaurant however a little too loud and enjoy your conversation. Toilets not regularly check, no toilet paper and paper all over the floor, poor for a top restaurant.

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  20. CWilliams

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Juan our waiter was brilliant, very helpful explains the difference in steaks and how the meat should be cooked. Food was also amazing.

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  21. PhillipW

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great night and good food. Nice chilled upbeat environment.

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  22. GeorgiaR

    South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Starters - prawn in tomatoes sauce not worth the money, prawns were ok but the sauce was just like a tin of tomatoes. Not worth £16. I’ve had much better elsewhere for less money. Steak was lovely - so were the chips and brocolli. Mac and cheese very bland, and just tasted like plain boiled pasta. Service was good from Wayne who showed us all the different cuts of steaks, but when our bill came 2 cocktails were added to the bill which we never ordered. Also was very noisy, very busy and looked like they had overbooked. We had to wait a while for our table to be ready even though we had booked.

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  23. AD89

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and service, restaurant is expensive but worth the money. Our waitress was extremely pleasant and helpful and made it a more enjoyable experience.

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  24. RhysS

    South Wales

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Overpriced for what’s being served. Many other steakhouses in Cardiff which provide a nicer meal for better value

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  25. Mared

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were very well looked after by waiter Zac. The food was ok, I'd say overpriced for what you get but we enjoyed it.

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  26. LloydJ

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly. Steak selection very good.

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  27. Abigail

    South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was top notch, a good atmosphere, my partner thoroughly enjoyed his steak although there wasn’t a lot of options for vegetarians. It would be nice to see a bit more variety.

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  28. laurie

    Liverpool

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant & staff super friendly, food was ok my partner had the rump steak which was lovley, I had the wagu burger which was a let down sadly! Lovley place but very over priced

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  29. DebbieH

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and delicious food! Was pricey but felt it was worth it as was a great experience.

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  30. EmmaK

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely tasty food would def recommend great service & selction

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  31. SteveH

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I must stress the service received from our waiter was very pleasant, he was informative and attentive and probably the only standout in our experience. We were excited to see experience Goucho in Cardiff as had a wonderful experience in their Edinburgh location. Alas, the food just did not hit the spot, yes the steak was cooked to our liking, but simply lacked flavour, I mean was very bland, spinach was extremely salty, broccoli undercooked and chips were very ordinary Just underwhelmed and over priced - no value at all

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  32. SarahH

    Liverpool

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The most delicious south American food - not cheap at the price but a lovely place for a date night / birthday. Trout cerviche was absolutely amazing!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was excellent the food the place the service Cannot fault it, its really really good

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  34. MelissaL

    South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress Noreen was an absolute pleasure, she was amazing and as it was my birthday I was given a free dessert off the menu which I thought was a lovely touch ! Best food I can say I’ve tasted in a very long time

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  35. ElinM

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gaucho on valentine’s day was an absolute 10/10 compared to other steak restaurants my partner and I have been too! Service was incredible and our server had incredible wine knowlage (very helpful) The steak was cooked perfectly and price was definitely reasonable and affordable. The only issues we found were the 12.5% gratuity added on at the end, we believed that our waitress deserved the full tip instead of being shared between all staff! (she was excellent) we were also sat upstairs on the booths by the back, almost felt very much like we were sat on the same table as the couples next too us. However this doesn’t impact the rest of the experience, already booked again for next month and we cannot wait. Thankyou to all the staff for making this experience so great.

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  36. OwenD

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, amazing service and the staff are incredibly friendly

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  37. CarysN

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoy coming here. Extra special for valentines night. Although very busy the service was fab. Not sure on the service charge of 12 5% added as I would like to give my own but great as always 😊

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  38. MarcB

    South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality food great service just a little loud I feel

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  39. CarysM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Really disappointing for the money. Mac and cheese dry and crumbly, 7 tiny mushrooms as a side dish, chips dry and overcooked. Wouldn’t go back.

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  40. KelseaS

    Amsterdam

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Took over an hour to be seated. Asked for water and wasn’t brought out until our food arrived. Lovely food

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Gaucho - Cardiff is rated 4.3 stars by 742 OpenTable diners.

Gaucho - Cardiff does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 57 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Gaucho - Cardiff

The Hayes, Cardiff, Cardiff CF10 2ER

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The Hayes / Hill St
  • Area
    Cardiff
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–23:30 Fri, Sat 12:00–00:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Argentinian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Parking - St Davids Car Park or NCP Car Park Cardiff Westgate StreetTrain - Cardiff Central railway stationBus - Canal Street JF / Churchill Way HL both 5 mins walk away
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Mike Reid
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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