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Aug 15, 2014 12:57 PM

El Gaucho

I went last night and for the most part, was impressed.

Hot bread was served with a rosemary margarine. Puchero was ok, although the beef broth tasted very commercial. The empanadas were authentic in that they had olive and hard boiled egg, although the size was miniscule for the price. The chimichurri was very good. Asado de Tira was tender, and juicy, although the garlic mashed potatoes tasted old. Flan was excellent, especially for parve.

It's enjoyable to have an Argentinean place to eat.

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  1. I wanted to add a question to the public: has anyone else eaten there, and what dishes do you typically enjoy?

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    1. re: tractarian

      I have not eaten there......
      WHERE IS THERE?????????????

      Not being a mindreader, I'd appreciate it if you'd include the city at a minimum when posting a review. CH is multinational. I've had Argentinean food in Argentina, but somehow I don't think you are reviewing a restaurant in BA.........

      1. re: bagelman01

        using Google - it appears to be in Brooklyn and looks good but I have not been -

        1. re: weinstein5

          Google>>>38,500,000 results in .17 of a second for el gaucho

          El Gaucho Kosher brings up both Flatbush and Mexico City on Google. Both cities are in the realm of eating by members of this board.

          So, M. Weinstein don't let appearances fool you, Tactarian could provide more info

          1. re: bagelman01

            The El Gaucho in Mexico City is very good. Never been to the one in Brooklyn. There are many in Israel, and there used to be one in London on Golders Green Road.

            1. re: njkosher

              exactly my point! and Tractarian has posted an additional comment on this thread BUT still won't identify which El Gaucho he is writing about...very frustrating.

              NOTE to Kosher Board CHs. Not everyone here lives in or wants to be in NYC.

              1. re: bagelman01

                You mean NYC is *not* the center of the kosher universe?
                Come to think of it, there are 1 or 2 kosher joints in my neck of the woods as well :).
                DISCLOSURE: I live in Jerusalem.

                1. re: almond tree

                  Almond Tree....
                  I know from earlier posts that you live in Jerusalem.

                  I live only 50 miles from NYC and my parents and siblings were born there. That said the world does not revolve around NYC.

                  There have been many pleas on this board to identify city/state/country when writing about a restaurant/bakery/store, but some just don't have the courtesy or common sense to do so.

                  I worked in NYC years ago, I lived there right after college, but now the main reason I go to NYC is to attend a simcha or levaya (The family cemetery is in Queens). Sometimes we go for a meal, but I generally prefer to cook than eat in most NY kosher restaurants.

                  In this case it has been established that there are kosher restaurants called El Gaucho in NY, Mexico City, Israel and previously in the UK. Tractarian could have saved all this uneeded discussion by identifying the restaurant he posted about or answering the first question.

                  Chances are better that I'll be eating in the El Gaucho in Mexico befire the one in Brooklyn.

                  1. re: almond tree

                    Mechila. Sadly, I often do have a BK-centric mentality, but thanks for bringing my attention to it.

      2. I like El Gaucho. Haven' been there a lot but everytime I go I'm happy.

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        1. re: ahuva

          We went in May for my son's birthday. We were very disappointed. nothing was terrible but so uninteresting I can hardly recall what we ate. One thing was some special combo of grilled meats. Would have enjoyed Wolf& Lamb more..

          1. re: susiejane

            That's why I only order Argentinean dishes there. Next time, I'd do away with the steak and get chorizo instead.

            1. re: tractarian

              You're aware that steak is super-Argentinian,and that chorizo is either Spanish or Mexican, depending on the style, right?

              You never specified which El Gaucho you meant.

              1. re: GilaB

                I've asked repeatedly and all Tractarian has posted is that he's BK-centric. Personally, I don't eat at Burger King.

                1. re: bagelman01

                  I am pretty sure he means the one on 18th Ave in Brooklyn.