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Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
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£41 and over
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Offers

Dine Local: Three Course Menu and Glass of Rose £30 per person

Sep 1-30, 2020·Thu 12:00-23:00, Fri 12:00-17:00

Pre-booking is required. Subject to availability. Not available in conjunction with any other offers

What 1083 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful hidden gem food amazing

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NicolaS
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, we went with the servers recommendation for both steak and wine and could not fault it.

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NatCole
Dunbartonshire
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal service never faults delicious food and great recommendations from waiter

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scottf
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Best steak I’ve ever had! Great service too. Definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Scott, Thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever had! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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SarahC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Absolutely delicious steak, cooked to perfection. Service was spot on and the restaurant was very clean.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 9 hours ago

Hi Sarah, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak was cooked to perfection and that the service you received was spot on! Hopefully we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AlistairH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent starter and main course steak would be in the top three I have ever had

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Alistair, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and that your steak was in the top three you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Michael
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I really enjoyed the food and drink on offer here.. Dennis was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable..

Don't think you can really justify vaule, unless a special event or discount.

None the less, still enjoyed and will be back again!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Michael, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Dennis! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CatherineM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are to die for, would definitely go back again

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Catherine, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your steaks with us and that you will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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LaraW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. The service, food and atmosphere was perfect. We ordered steak which was cooked to perfection and our chips were seasoned so beautifully. Perfect venue for a date night. Will definitely return

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OpenTable Diner
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly couldn’t recommend Gaucho more! Incredible food, wine and service. Very attentive. The atmosphere was brilliant and the table very comfortable and physically distanced from others. I had dinner with my sister and we both thoroughly enjoyed our evening and meal there! Will most certainly be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you couldn't recommend Gaucho, Edinburgh more! It's brilliant to know that you were so well looked after by our team and that your food was incredible! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DavidL
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Pretty good but not wow. Wine list out of date as they sold their vineyard apparently. No loo paper in ladies. Med to rare steak promised in steak salad was well done. They changed that nicely though. Needs more ambience as is a basement.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi David, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. Sorry to hear that your experience was not up to our usual high standards. Unfortunately due to the current restrictions of not being able to play music and having reduced capacities, it can feel a bit quieter than normal during our less busy periods. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RobD
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, the service was great & the atmosphere was also lovely

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Rob, Thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely time at Gaucho, edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JasonM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food,,really enjoyed the whole experience...

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Jason, Thanks for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you had a great experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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KarenS
Liverpool
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Atmosphere was lovely and I felt very safe with the Covid Restrictions.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
North Scotland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Hadn’t been before so didn’t know what to expect. Although the steaks were nice I wouldn’t have said they were any better than any other steakhouse. Considering no sides are included in the price it was expensive for what you got. Starters were nothing special & side dishes limited. Again both were expensive for what you got. Couldn’t fault the decor & ambience so definitely a good place to take someone if you were trying to impress them but for me the food was a let down

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to hear you liked the interior of the restaurant however it's a shame that your food let down your experience. With all of our steaks, you have the option of either chips or a side salad which is included in the price. We also have nine side dishes so it's disappointing to hear that you felt the options were limited. Hopefully we can welcome you back soon to demonstrate our usual high standards of food. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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DianeF
Oxford
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We opted for the three course pretheatre menu and it was fantastic! Our waiter was friendly, attentive and informative. Highly recommended.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Diane, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed our 3 course set menu and that you were so well looked after! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GlennR
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was great all night

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi Glenn, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that your food was delicious and that you were so well looked after! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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IANB
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food. The staff were a delight, nothing was to much trouble. Would definitely recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 11 hours ago

Hi Ian, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us and that both the food and service you received was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything good !five starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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lllll
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Beef leg is not suitable for cooking as steak, why put leg meat on the menu is the most confusing thing for me. And I start to doubt do they know how to cook leg part in right way?

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LindaS
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely table settings would be lovely in the evening also. Great meal and wine. Waiter very helpful and attentive

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Linda, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear you had such a lovely evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Gethin
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Quite simply the best steak I have ever had, sublime, highly recommended.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Gethin, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you have ever had! We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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NigelW
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit, would recommend to everyone. Menu choice was good but the food was superb. Will definitely be going back!!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Nigel, Thanks for the 5 stars! It's brilliant to hear that your meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh was superb and that you will definitely be back! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MrsH29
Lancashire
5 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Staff were fantastic and helpful. Would highly recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 6 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you had such a great time at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AlanB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Used Itison deal so good value for money. Food and service very good.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Alan, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us and were well looked after by our team. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AmieS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating steak and the waiter was so helpful talking us through the menu. The food was delicious! Will defo be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 September 2020

Hi Amie, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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IonaF
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a lovely night here with my boyfriend on Friday! We both had ribeye steaks and they were cooked to perfection!! The waiter we had was so nice and very chatty. The atmosphere was great, even during these tough times and restrictions.
We will definitely be back!
Thank you!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Iona, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you and your boyfriend had such a great time and we look forward to welcoming you both back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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PaulineM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed. Second time since lockdown. Will definitely return

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Pauline, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and will definitely be returning. We look forward to seeing you soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JulieY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't fault Gaucho. Fantastic steak and great service. Will definitely return.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 15 September 2020

Hi Julie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a fantastic experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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lisas
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely gorgeous food great setting excellent service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had such a lovely experience with us I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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Jani
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service from a friendly and attentive team who helped make our daughter’s birthday meal very special. Food was wonderful too!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Jani, Thank you very much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you and your table were so well looked after on your daughter's birthday and that your food was wonderful! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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CatlK
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table for 2 .... very informative service, pleasant waiters.. and perfect steaks. Great evening

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 14 September 2020

Hi Cat, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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StephenG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great steak. Wonderful service. Can not wait to go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi Stephen, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so glad to hear that you had a fantastic experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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RaneemU
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service throughout the evening and amazing food! First time dining here, however I highly recommend and will be returning. Also this was booked as a birthday treat and the staff went above and beyond to make this experience special. Thanks again.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi RaneemU, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a great first experience with us and that you were so well looked after on your Birthday! I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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AnitaO
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service
Amazing food
Easy to book online

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 12 September 2020

Hi Anita, Thank you very much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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GrantT
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, stunning venue and great service. Would recommend.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Grant, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of staff celebrating one of our team going off to get married.
From start to finish the service was outstanding!!
Our waitress was soo attentive and we never waited for anything, she was always on hand.

The food was simply exceptional. Best steak in Edinburgh and between us we have tried them all.

Thank you sooo much for making it a great experience.

Sorry if we were a bit noisy towards the end 😊

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi there, Thank you so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so glad to hear that you and your colleagues had such a great experience with us and that your steaks were the best any of you have had in the city! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and I hope we can welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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MickF
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The fillet steak was next level. Best I’ve ever had.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi Mick, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your fillet steak was the best you have ever had! I hope we will see you again soon at Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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JohnMorris
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Recently attended Gauchos for a meal, and sadly we were extremely disappointed. We had purchased and it is on voucher which was to the value of £40 for 2 starters and 2 mains. Which when we looked at the menu thought this is a great deal, however on attending our reservation, the menus that were sat down in front of us were swiftly removed on announcing we have a it is on and replaced with a vastly reduced menu, with hardly any choices on it whatsoever.. We were basically treated like we were different to customers that weren't using a voucher. On recieving our meals we were disappointed with the portion size considering the price of it on the full menu.. Or was it a smaller portion size because of the voucher? If so then thats shocking as well.. As had the ribeye been served to me paying the full price I would have sent it back due to the daft there was barely anything to it, also no vegetables at all, just a side bowl of chips.. To my understanding the voucher was to the value of £40 so why does the menu had to be changed? Surely its up to the customer what they like? Because they can pay extra money towards the meal over and above the value of the cost they have already paid.. Plus we got charged £3.75 for a bottle of sparkling water which is just beyond believe to charge that for a bottle that probably only cost £1..the food tasted great and the steak was well cooked. But its hard to get away from the fact that it felt like we were discriminated against because we had a voucher

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 10 September 2020

Hi John, Thanks for your feedback. We currently have 100s of ITISON diners frequenting Gaucho every month and they are treated no different to anyone other guest. Upon buying this voucher the sample menu is detailed in the description of the purchasing T&Cs to eliminate any confusion. The menu you are given is the same as our set lunch option and portions are they exact same size. It's great to hear you enjoyed the food and we will hopefully see you again soon! Best, Sean Weeraratna GM

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JamesB
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food in Gaucho is always outstanding, as a fan of Rib-Eye I recommend the Ancho! Measures for COVID 19 felt well implemented, we felt safe.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on 11 September 2020

Hi James, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! It's brilliant to hear that your food at gaucho, Edinburgh is always outstanding and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back for another Ancho soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna General Manager

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FAQs

Gaucho Edinburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaucho Edinburgh also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 278 3410.

Gaucho Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1083 OpenTable diners.

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