Gaucho Edinburgh

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Steak
A short walk from Waverley station, just off St. Andrew Square, Gaucho Edinburgh is proudly our first Scottish restaurant serving Argentina’s best free-to-roam, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef, big Latin flavours alongside a premium wine list.

As you walk through the door of this contemporary, glass building you’ll be welcomed by sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina’s forests. Enjoy a drink in our cocktail bar or descend into our dining room for a relaxed working lunch or to entertain in our stunning private wine room. At the weekends, get a dose of social vitamins with our DJ hosted brunches and legendary Sundays roasts.

Special Offers

2 courses with a glass of wine £30pp

Starter and a main course from set menu. Gaucho continues to serve some of the finest beef in the world, now complemented by a broader food and wine offering in a contemporary setting, inspired by Modern Argentina and all of its global influences.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 13 September 2019

Ends: 31 October 2019

Availability: Sun-Fri 12:00-23:00
Sat 12:00-17:00

Edinburgh Restaurant week: Bottomless Steak Sunday £40

Enjoy (weekly changing), a weekly revolving steak menu featuring different, delicious cuts of meat all for £40 per person.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
This menu is available for advanced reservation and walk ins. This offer is valid for the duration of a 90-minute dining period. The first portion of steak is served as 300g. Guests are then permitted to only order in increments of 100g per person. The whole table must take part in bottomless beef. We operate a responsible drinking policy.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 7 July 2019

Ends: 1 November 2019

Availability: Sun 12:00-23:00

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Entrée très raffinée et belle présentation. La qualité de la viande est incroyable et notre serveur très souriant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi there, thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice surroundings, enjoyable meal

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Lindsay, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh! I hope we will see you again soon, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JC
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't fault our experience; the food, the service, the ambiance - all were impeccable. Our table wasn't too close to others which is a plus for me (though we were there at a relatively quiet time) and we didn't feel rushed at all. We also loved the 'cheesy Colombian bread' (Pandebono) we were given at the start.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Jen, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a good time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your experience couldn't be faulted! It's also great to know that you received impeccable service as we pride ourselves on the friendly and knowledgeable service that our staff provide each day! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JW
London
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Up to the standards I expect from Gaucho whatever location

HB
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience! Proper and delicious cousins. Ribeye & Chorizo are both perfectly cooked. The scallop is also with multi flavors. The stylish decor and the super nice staff add lots additional scores! Highly recommended!

RW
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything good down to waiting staff could not be more attentive. As it was a Tuesday night not too busy so a nice quiet meal. Could not fault

AW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service
Helpful staff
Great menu
Overall a fantastic night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 7 October 2019

Hi there, thanks so much for your 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's great to know that you had a fantastic night with us and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LM
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

I don't think the decor matches the kind of restaurant that Gaucho is going for. Seems like a lot of style over substance.

The music was too loud.

Steak was delicious and so was the sides. The empanadas were not the best. Lacked flavour and pretty unremarkable.

Sadly won't be coming back. If I want a good steak meal I'll head back to the Chophouse.

The service however was very good and the waiter was knowledgeable.

SV
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was our second time there and it was amazing as always. All the staff really nice and helpful, specially Alex. Thank you so much. We will be back for sure

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Susana, thank you for the 5 stars! I’m delighted to hear that your second visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh was just as amazing as the first! It’s great to know that you were so well looked after by our team, especially Alex, who I will be sure to pass your lovely feedback onto! I hope we will see you for your 3rd visit soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food, excellent atmosphere and we couldn’t have asked for a better waiter for the evening he was fantastic. Would definitely recommend and will definitely go back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 2 October 2019

Hi Matthew, thank you very much for your 5 star review! It’s great to hear that you had such a good evening with us and would recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh to others! We look forward to seeing you again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service by Craig and Ray, very well looked after throughout the night.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Stephen, thanks so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you were so well looked after by Craig and Ray and we look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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M
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from Craig! 100% recommend! Food was amazing too

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 1 October 2019

Hi Meg, thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us and were so well looked after by Craig! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna, General Manager

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NF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Perfectly cooked steaks and lovely crisp chips. The tres leches coconut cake was also wonderful. Loved the pineapple margarita but other cocktails seemed to have a lot of ice in them. Comfortable and stylish surroundings if a little dark for menu reading!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 24 September 2019

Hi Nanisa, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! It's great to hear that your steaks were perfectly cooked and that you particularly enjoyed the tres leches coconut cake which is one of our favourites too! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a special occasion, food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 17 September 2019

Hi Callum, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you joined us to celebrate a special occasion! It's great that you enjoyed your meal and were so well looked after by our staff! Hopefully we will see you soon again at Gaucho, Edinburgh. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DE
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Steak I have had! Would highly recommend the Churrasco de Lomo

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 20 September 2019

Hi Damien, thanks so much for the 5 stars! It’s brilliant to hear that your churrasco de Lomo was the best steak you’ve ever had! We look forward to seeing you at Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JM
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

I was really excited to go to Gaucho I heard only good things. So I bought a voucher for my boyfriends birthday. We were severely disappointed the food was okay the steak is undercooked I asked for medium I got medium rare there wasn’t options of sides included only chips. The service was not good they got our order wrong and then we ordered one small and one medium steak and they were the same size. But we were told they were fine even though the other table in the restaurant we got their food originally. They still didn’t swap the steaks our servers English wasn’t very good so I don’t think he understood what I was saying. Very very over priced and not worth going over the likes of millar and carter. Extortionate bill for what we got. The only thing that was good was the wine and the decor . Will definitely not be back.

AC
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic night! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding . . . Absolutely loved it!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2019

Hi Alex, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you loved your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I'm giving a 'no' for a single reason. The bill comes with a line for service at 10%. That's fine. But then when I seek to pay by credit card, i.e for the bill with the service 10%, the machine asks me if I want to add again for service, yes or no. Let's be blunt, this is dishonest- it trades on people not reading their bill and taking it for granted when they're asked if they want to add a gratuity that they haven't already paid that because, hey, an honest business wouldn't seek to double-charge.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2019

Hi Jonathan, It’s a shame to hear that your experience with us was let down upon payment. Our card machines are programmed to give the option of adding gratuity as some people choose to remove the optional 10% and leave a different amount of their choice. I can assure you there is nothing dishonest regarding this and it is certainly not a way of trying to double charge as any gratuity goes to the staff and not the business. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CG
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a ladies meal the night before my wedding. Was so lovely and yummy food! Great value!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 September 2019

Hi Clare, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your friends had a lovely evening with us before your wedding, and congratulations! I hope we will see you all again in Gaucho, Edinburgh! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KM
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food lovely place and warm welcome from all the staff

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 5 September 2019

Hi Karen, thank you so much for the 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and received such a warm welcome from all of our staff! I hope we can welcome you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RK
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Booked this place after being told how good the food was and can say it wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Very over priced for a steak in my opinion

SC
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the you could not fault the food

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! It’s lovely to hear that the service and your food at Gaucho, Edinburgh couldn’t be faulted! We would love to welcome you back in the near future! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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p
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favourite restaurant.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi pogo991, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! It’s brilliant to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is your favourite restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AR
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My wife and I both had fillet steak. Mine was superb, her's was a poor cut of meat and over cooked for a medium. The meal was really good overall, but i got the impression that if we had complained about her steak, it would have been not well received. It was quite incredible how two slightly different sizes of steak cooked slightly different were so far apart from the same kitchen. Because my steak was so good and sides were also excellent, we rated it very good overall.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Alan, Thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback! I’m delighted to hear that your steak was superb although it is disappointing that your wife’s steak let down your experience with us. We always strive to deliver the highest possible standards and would have been more than happy to replace your wife’s steak and ensure everything was perfect. I hope we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate these usual high standards! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and quality of food continues to be well above standard, and the venue is outstanding. One of my favourites in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Douglas, Thank you for your lovely 5 star review! It’s great to hear that Gaucho, Edinburgh is one of your favourite spots in the city and that you are always so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NC
Dunbartonshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant evening first class service amazing quality gorgeous dishes paired with lovely wine

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi NatCole, Thank you for your 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that you had such a brilliant evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and were so well looked after by our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a nice decor and feel. The staff were amazing however. My steak was more medium than medium rare and they were so quick to ask to make me another which I declined as it was still tasty and didn’t want to waste perfectly good meat. So they gave us a free pudding to make up for it. These things make such a huge difference and impact. Food was amazing and to be honest the steak was still very delicious so even if they had not done that I would have been happy. However that little gesture is above and beyond. Also gave us Prosecco for our anniversary, too notch service and a special shout out to Tomasz who was a perfect host.

DL
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I was really looking forward to my experience at Goucho but what an absolute disappointment. Firstly the positive points, well point really the steak was lovely. Well cooked and very tasty so cannot fault that. However, that is the only thing this place has going for it. I mean £3.50 for a bottle of still water!!! Really? What’s wrong with offering tap water. £15 for 2 scallops!!! And £9.50 for dessert that was at best mediocre. the decor was poor, it looked like a bad nightclub. Would I recommend anyone to Goucho? Absolutely not and I won’t give it another chance. Miller and carter is far superior. I actually left the place feeling very ripped off as if I was ‘caught out’ paying a fortune in some rip off tourist destination instead of the centre of Edinburgh. Oh and they add a 10% service charge for good measure. Shame really as that steak was good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

HI David, Thanks for taking your time to leave us your feedback for Gaucho. As you are sat still, sparkling and tap water are made available. All the prices are stated clearly on the menu before you order. I will feed this back to the kitchen team for review. Service charge is 100% discretionary as is stated on the menu and the bill itself. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your steak but it's a real shame you wont be back to give us another try. Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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EB
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful melt in the mouth steak. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely return

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi Eileen, Thanks so much for you 5 star review! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your steak and were so well looked after by our staff! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SL
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had recently. Couldn't fault anything

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 29 August 2019

Hi SandL, Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I’m delighted to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was one of the best you have had recently! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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d
Yorkshire
11 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A new lady on her second shift, as new to the restaurant ,she explained served us and was very helpful and friendly . The food was excellent as was the wine . It the third time ive been to this venue and the first for my family and children . A good time was had by all .... thank you

TJ
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had heard good things about Gaucho and we were very pleased to find out it was all true! We ordered Scallops and Empanadas as starters and these were very nice. For our main course we both had steak (be crazy not too!). Having seen the different cuts of meat we both chose 'Lomo' (fillet) and chips. The steaks were cooked to perfection and so very tasty. The 300g size was a perfect size. Prices are high, especially for fillet, but we enjoyed every mouthful of our dinner. Not really having room for a dessert we both had a dessert cocktail instead. These were both delicious and rounded off a perfect evening. The staff were very attentive but left us to enjoy our meal without interruptions. We both had a wonderful time at Gaucho Edinburgh and I am very sure we will be back again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Trevor, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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L
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A lovely meal to celebrate a special occasion was made even better by the great service and complimentary birthday truffles. Having been before, I thought the restaurant had improved. It seemed to have a better 'feel' this time being a little busier and better lit.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Lynsey, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your experience and that we are continuing to get better at what we do. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very expensive, but truly delicious. Best steak house.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Ro, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are glad to hear that yo enjoyed the steaks. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal with excellent service! Would definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Sutherland Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are delighted to hear that you had a beautiful meal with us. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect i come back at the next trip ti Edinburgh. It was a perfect Birthday Dinner. Thank u very much

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Alain, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! We are delighted that your experince was perfect. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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V
London
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a real buzz to this restaurant, very attentive staff, excellent food and wines. Will definitely go back again!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Vee, Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It's great to hear that you enjoyed the food, drinks and service. The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing meal. We will 100% be back soon. Craig our waiter was 10/10. 0 complaints .

Thank you

S
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service from taking our jackets to explaining all the dishes. Great night all around!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hey Scott, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are delighted that you loved the experience and can’t wait to welcome you back again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JO
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm glad we found the restaurant. I feel if it had a better location it would be full every day.

All the food was a 5/5.
The mac n cheese was a 6/5.
The dessert was a 10/5.

I wish there was one in cincinnati I wouldn't go anywhere else.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 16 August 2019

Hi Jacob, Thank you so much for your kind words and the 5-star review! The team at Gaucho, Edinburgh are thrilled that you loved the experience and can’t wait to welcome you back again! Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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