Opposite the Centara Blue Marine Resort & Spa
Open time: Daily 3pm until midnight
Resevation: 09 8824 5185elgaucho.asia/
Serving the finest steakhouse-style food while using only the best available meat products and pairing them with a modern approach on steakhouse classics.
Carnivore heaven at El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse Thailand
Famous for serving high quality meats and delicious steakhouse-style food, El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse Thailand offers a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is sure to please carnivores on the outskirts of Patong. The steaks and meat cuts served here are of the melt-in-your-mouth variety and each bite is exceptional. It’s interesting to note that all meat products are sourced from selected farms in Victoria, New South Wales and individual farmers and ranchers in the United States and without doubt you can taste the original flavour of the naturally raised cattle.
We visit El Gaucho on a balmy late Saturday afternoon and opt to sit outside on the large terrace in order to watch the sunset. I find the restaurant impressive straight away. It’s cosy and well designed, allowing for natural light to illuminate the dining area. Without missing a beat, the wait staff bring us icy cold water, bread with grilled garlic and garlic butter, served on a wooden board.
Our dinner begins with the arrival of two signature starters, a piping hot Beef Empanada and Salchicha, which is a homemade Argentinian spiced sausage. While the portions are quite big for starters, both dishes are super tasty. Mains follow quickly, and side dishes of sautéed mushrooms, cream spinach, fresh green salad and potato gratin accompany a USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak and a large cut of Beef Tenderloin.
Served with a red wine sauce and a zesty chimichurri sauce, both meat cuts have been grilled to perfection. The Rib Eye is tender and literally melts in your mouth with each bite, while the Beef Tenderloin is richly colored and full of flavour. It has been a very long time since I have had meat that tastes this good. Regarding the side dishes, it’s worth mentioning that the cheese used in the potato gratin is of extremely high quality, which really gives the dish a bold flavour. Our dinner is rounded out with a Dulce de Leche in Crepe served with vanilla ice cream. It’s a sweet, sticky ‘mess’ and the perfect end to such a wonderful meal.
In addition to the various steaks offered on the menu, there are also fish and chicken dishes as well as a large variety of exceptional salads. The wine list here is extensive and there is also a fine selection of cigars to choose from.
The El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse is running today ten successful locations in Vietnam and Thailand and without doubt, is a true enrichment to the restaurant scene in Phuket.
Located on Kalim Beach, El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse Thailand is open daily from 5pm until midnight. It is important to note that there is no available parking on-site.