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“My steak was not good.”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of El Gaucho

El Gaucho
Ranked #259 of 13,563 Restaurants in Moscow
Price range: US$18 - US$54
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighbourhood: Zamoskvorechye
Almaty
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“My steak was not good.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

If a steak is almost 100$ it should be good. The desserts were good, the fish as well, and the service too, but in a steak house it is the steak that matters.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

They have the meat and knows how to use it! The service was good which it isn´t everywhere in Moscow and you get the menu on ipads with a lot of pictures.

  • Visited July 2014
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Moscow Oblast, Russia
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“The best place for take high of your meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

It s top place in Moscow to eat meat and drink good alcohol. We spent a peerless evening. Met a couple Vladimir and Olga, and miss them at this restaurant.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“excellent pricey steak, dodgy service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2014

Arguably the best steak joint in Moscow, the steaks here are invariably good, and occasionally fall into the outstanding category, depending on your luck with the cow of the night.

It is a very macho atmosphere, as it is popular for business lunches and dinners. A 75-80% male clientele, with occasional cigar smoke adding to the testosterone levels. Prices are really up there and don't order wine unless you are on expenses.

Service is hit and miss. Mostly its decent, but once we received a medium well steak when we had ordered medium rare. We argued for quite some time with the waitress saying we had no interest in eating it and we wanted a medium rare steak. Then she tried to insist we had asked for medium well. We were about to call for the manager before she buckled under and reluctantly took the steak back after out 3 minute debate. It was a one off problem in fairness. Havent had problems with any other staff.

Overall, a pricey, but good experience.

  • Visited November 2013
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“A Big Mistake”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

I made the disastrous mistake of recently suggesting to a large group of friends that we go here after a concert at Dom Muzyki (given proximity). The wine list has to be the most cynically, abusively-priced list on the planet. The cheapest wines were $130. One was totally undrinkable, the second was barely drinkable. Similar wines would cost $20-25 anywhere in the world but Moscow. The steaks, while edible, were massively overpriced. The entire affair cost us a fortune (>$160 pp). There are actually far better steak houses in Moscow, including Chicago Prime, Goodman and Torro. Do yourself a favour: avoid this restaurant like the plague. Unless of course for some reason you feel in a particularly wasteful mood.

  • Visited February 2014
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Анатолий Е, Генеральный директор at El Gaucho, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
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Добрый день. Уважаемый Гость, чтобы избегать таких БОЛЬШИХ ОШИБОК в будущем, я думаю Вам следует заранее знакомится с ценовой политикой ресторанов, в которые вы собираетесь пойти, а тем более, повести гостей. Наша меню и карта вин представлены на нашем сайте. Также в app store вы можете скачать БЕСПЛАТНОЕ ПРИЛОЖЕНИЕ ресторана Эль Гаучо, в котором указаны цены на блюда и напитки. Если Вам у нас дорого, это не значит что ресторан плохой. Кто-то ездит на Бэнтли, а кто-то на фольксвагене. Давайте будем уважать друг друга.
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