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Gaucho's Village Glendale -B-day dinner??

kitchenqueen Jun 15, 2006 12:31 AM

Is this worth all the hoopla? Tomorrow's my b-day 15 June and I want someplace fun, accessible with great but, not expensive food. Also thought of Ole in Studio City.
Please help and suggest..

Thanx-kitchen queen

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    oldusedcop RE: kitchenqueen Jun 15, 2006 01:36 AM

    Depends on what you want. If it's loud, with monotonous music and mediocre side dishes, you're headed to the right place. Still, the meat, which is the real attraction, is quite good. Take your wallet on weekends.

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      slbear RE: oldusedcop Jun 15, 2006 01:57 PM

      Do you know how much is dinner? They only list their lunch prices on their website.

      Link: http://gauchosvillage.com/

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        Toohey RE: slbear Jun 16, 2006 02:38 PM

        Dinner per person on weekends is $29.95. The meat was great and the experience thoroughly enjoyable, but be prepared to wait unless you reserve.

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      slacker RE: kitchenqueen Jun 15, 2006 01:22 PM

      It's a fantastic, fun and relaxed place. The music does get quite loud, but the bands are great. They have dancers dressed a la mardi gras, and a small dance floor. There are lots of side dishes, and they are good, not mediocre. The meats are juicy and delicious. I really enjoy Gaucho's Village. But I've never paid for the dinners there nor looked at the bill, so have no concept of price.

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        wilafur RE: kitchenqueen Jun 15, 2006 01:49 PM

        please report back as i am looking to try out the place in the near future. :D

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          mwalton RE: kitchenqueen Jul 24, 2006 03:06 PM

          Just went for dinner on Saturday. Make sure to have reservations, especially for groups. Dinner was $29.95. I think its a bit pricey, BUT the meat is very good and I really enjoyed the side dishes at the buffet. My favorites were the black beans, cheese bread (not the bread at the beginning of the line, skip that), the vinegarette salad that looks like salsa, and the potato salad. For the meat, I enjoyed the bacon wrapped chicken and the spicy chicken (not a huge beef person). Atmosphere is loud and fun. The band is enjoyable, but loud. When the dancers come out, everything pretty much comes to a halt while everyone watches. We also got excellent service. So although it was pricey, it was worth it to have at least gone once.

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