El Gaucho is a Southeast Asian-based Argentinian Steakhouse by Israeli-born German restaurateur (Dany Himi and his sons David and Patrick). The first branch they opened was in Vietnam in 2011, and since then opened multiple restaurants around Thailand, Hong Kong, Slovakia and Hamburg, Germany. Fun fact: It is the only restaurant allowed at Trump Tower in Makati City.

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As soon as you walk in, you will be welcomed by their friendly staff and a very homey ambiance. The  interiors; industrial high ceiling with wood and metal finish, brick walls with hanging lamps as decor will definitely draw you in. I was here for lunch and I really appreciated how much natural light there was. I can imagine how great this place is during dinner too (perfect for dates, that’s for sure).

On the other side of the restaurant, you will find “El Butcher Shop”, where all the restaurant’s signature meats are available for takeaway.

Fun fact #2: “El Gaucho” is a South-American term for “cowboy”.

El Gaucho Steakhouse Makati
El Gaucho Steakhouse Makati
El Gaucho Makati
El Gaucho’s Lunch Menu is definitely worth checking out.
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El Gaucho offers premium, Argentinian-style steaks, lamb chops and more that will make you want to dine here everyday.

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El Gaucho Makati also offers a private/VIP area for those looking for an intimate dining experience.

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THE FOOD

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A complimentary serving of freshly baked Ciabatta served with roasted garlic, herb butter and Salsa Criolla (a South American sauce composed of sliced onions and cilantro, beets, chili peppers and tomatoes) to start of your lunch? Yes please!

El Gaucho Steakhouse Makati Menu

El Gaucho Beef Empanada, served with salad on the side (P490). I love how flaky and crunchy it is and when you slice it, there’s so much filling inside. As you can see, its super stuffed so be careful (you need to save room for the mains!)

El Gaucho Makati Menu
Salchicha, served with salad on the side (P590). Housemade Argentinian spicy sausage. I love how it was not dry and just the right amount of spicy (I can’t eat food when it’s super spicy).
El Gaucho Makati Menu
Provoleta (P790). Grilled Provolone cheese, tomato with a hint of oregano served on a sizzling skillet. AKA MY FAVORITE! I low-key wanted this all for myself but I was taught to always share (haha, jokes. Guys, its that good. I highly recommend that you order this). You can have this with the house bread or on its own (which I did – is it that obvious that I love cheese?).
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Grilled Lamb Chops. I love lamb but it is really hard to find a restaurant that cooks them properly. Luckily, El Gaucho knows what they’re doing! Their lamb chops are not gamey at all. Grilled to perfection, every bite offers a juicy and tender smokey meat.

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T-Bone USDA 400g (P3790). I really love how those grill marks look as it only shows that they were done expertly. It was very tender and savory even if it was only seasoned with salt and pepper.
El Gaucho Philippine Menu
El Gaucho Philippine Menu
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El Gaucho Makati Price

For the sides, we had the following: Mashed Potato (P390) and Cream Spinach (P490) Macaroni and Cheese (P390). They have more aside from these in case you are wondering.

El Gaucho Philippines Menu

Dulce de leche in crepe with vanilla ice cream (P550). After a delicious meal, I always find it so rewarding to finish it off with a nice dessert. This is perfect for sharing but I find it a bit too sweet for my own liking. I look forward to trying out their other offerings though!

El Gaucho Restaurant Makati

Diners are offered an ice-cold El Caramel (El Gaucho’s proprietary Salted Caramel Vodka) shot before leaving the restaurant. A one-of-a-kind caramel drink made with Belvedere Vodka infused with their own caramel syrup to create this signature house-blend shot. 

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse is definitely one of my favorites to go to for steaks now. They also have an impressive wine list (click here to view). If you are looking for a place that offers premium and quality food, amazing ambiance and excellent service, this is one of the places that you should check out. Since Valentine’s Day is coming, you might want to consider dining here.

El Gaucho Argentinian Steakhouse is located at the G/F of Trump Tower at Century City, Makati.

Hours: 11 a.m. to 12 midnight

Lunch Menu: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (steaks and dishes are discounted up to 50%).

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