Gaucho Edinburgh

4.7
1404 Reviews
£41 and over
Steak
A short walk from Waverley station, just off St. Andrew Square, Gaucho Edinburgh is proudly our first Scottish restaurant serving Argentina’s best free-to-roam, grass-fed Aberdeen Angus beef, big Latin flavours alongside a premium wine list.

As you walk through the door of this contemporary, glass building you’ll be welcomed by sophisticated interiors, with textures and tones inspired by Argentina’s forests. Enjoy a drink in our cocktail bar or descend into our dining room for a relaxed working lunch or to entertain in our stunning private wine room. At the weekends, get a dose of social vitamins with our DJ hosted brunches and legendary Sundays roasts.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1404 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Steve
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food although waited an hour for main courses

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TomO
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very expensive for what it was Service good. Food good but not as good as could be expected for the price

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very enjoyable would be good if there was a lunch menu.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 hours ago

Hi there, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh! We will be introducing a new a la carte lunch menu in the near future which will be posted on our website when available :) Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Kelly
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Staff who greet you extremely helpful and friendly, waiter Alex was not friendly at all, we waited a long time between starter and main meal, manager came to apologise however our waiter didn’t make sure we had drinks and were ok while waiting so long, steak burnt on outside so wouldn’t go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kelly, Thank you for your feedback. As explained to you on the night we were having issues in the kitchen. I am glad the manager was able to communicate this with you and offer some desserts/drinks on the house to compensate. Sorry to hear you won't be back. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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JoeNJess
Manchester
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Alex was very helpful with our allergy requirements and overall was a faultless evening.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi JoeNJess, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a faultless evening at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Alex! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GizemU
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Gaucho for my birthday and it was amazing! The food is so tasty! Will definately be back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi GizemU, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh for your Birthday celebration and that you were so well looked after by our team! We lok forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal great service. would have maybe liked a steak knife.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 2 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely meal with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Glasgow
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was out of this world & great selection of drinks. Staff were very friendly & helpful

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your food was out of this world and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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CaraP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steak, great service, overall lovely dinner experience

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Cara, Thanks for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear you had a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AmyY
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing!
Ross cooked our steaks and were the best I have had in a long time!
Thank you for an amazing night!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Amy, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating! I'm so pleased to hear you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that your steaks were the best you have had in a long time! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were here again at gaucho Edinburgh and you guys are the best.

What a great dining experience, my mother was here visiting from wales and we wanted to celebrate a long awaited retirement celebration.

The venue is perfect - nice and cool even though it was 25 degrees outside, the food was amazing, it full of flavour and perfectly cooked, I can highly recommend the chateaubriand.
the drinks were going down nicely (a bit too nice) and to top it all off the staff are brilliant - chatty friendly and very attentive.

Thanks again for another great evening.

We will be back again very soon.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you and your family had a great evening with us and that your food was all perfectly cooked! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to our team and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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LaurieB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The women that was taking our orders made us feel very welcoming and helped us with our food menu and wine. Overall experience was amazing I think this is definitely the best restaurant in Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Laurie, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had an amazing experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you received such exceptional service from our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great atmosphere, very tasty food and lovely service

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Christina, Thanks so much for the 5 star rating! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SamanthaM
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was amazing and a perfect restaurant to celebrate an engagement. Excellent service, thank you

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Samantha, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and received excellent service! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AllysonM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great service lovely atmosphere loved it

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Allyson, Thank you for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had an amazing meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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ShonaghB
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Gaucho is king of steak. Argentinian beef is just soooo good. Staff were fantastic and very friendly.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Shonagh, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a great meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DanO
London
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a lovely meal and we were well looked after.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Dan, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Cuts to the menu and service made it an unremarkable experience compared to Gaucho of old.

Gone is the wonderful complementary bread selection with butter oil and salt that made every Gaucho experience special. Gone is the meat cut demonstration that gave Gaucho a unique touch and gone is the star side dish ‘Humitas’ that stood Gaucho out from the competition.

What’s left is just a very ordinary experience. Sad really.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded a day ago

Hi there, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's a shame to hear that your most recent experience with us was not as enjoyable as previously. Our menus change seasonally and unfortunately due to the current situation we are not offering our beef board to reduce the time our waiters spend in close contact with the tables. However I will pass your comments on to be addressed further and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Loogra
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Staff nice but service slow. Food fine but for the price was expecting better and would have booked elsewhere if prompter. Overall ok, a bit pretentious and lacking the quality it suggests

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CherylD
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great staff service.
Food was delicious.

Just a little busy for my taste. But looking round seemed everyone was enjoying themselves.
Definitely will be back.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Cheryl, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a delicious meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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GreigT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I've had and cocktails were amazing aswell

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Greig, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that your steak at Gaucho, Edinburgh was the best you've had! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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phils
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was excellent, all in all a very enjoyable experience.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi phils, Thanks so much for the 5 star review of Gaucho, Edinburgh! I'm delighted to hear that you had an excellent experience with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Rowena
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Hospitality is very good. Staffs are very helpful, accommodating and friendly. Foodies are amazing only a bit pricey.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Rowena, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and that you were so well looked after by our team! Hopefully we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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clairem
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waited a long time for food but we’ll worth it … went on recommendation of waiter and did not disappoint

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Claire, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that your enjoyed your meal and that you were given some good recommendations from your table host! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Gaucho, Edinburgh! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OnaP
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, lovely ambience, superb customer service. Our waiter Daniel was very helpful and attentive.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded 5 days ago

Hi OnaP, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you had a delicious meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by Daniel! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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SusanM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time at Gauchos. Thoroughly enjoyed our dining out here, service was excellent, food great. A little pricey.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Susan, Thanks for leaving us some feedback. It's great to hear that you had an excellent first experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Tony
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a steak cooked to perfection then Gaucho's is your restaurant

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi Tony, Thanks for the 5 star review! It's brilliant to hear that your steak was cooked to perfection and we look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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StevenR
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited to order for near 25 mins and no one took our order.. got asked about water in this time period this also didn't turn up. Got sick waiting and left. Big let down as was recommended 😡

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food,our waiter was so attentive and the cocktails were incredible. It was definitely worth the money for the ambience and service.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 15, 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear that you had an outstanding meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Chezlar
London
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My second visit here and it did not disappoint, despite Covid regulations having understandably taken the edge off some of the experience. Great food, lovely service, which was well worth the service charge. Gorgeous wines and a classy ambience. Thank You.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Chezlar, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had such a lovely second experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve had in a long time & the staff were loving & very attentive

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Victoria, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that the meal you had at Gaucho, Edinburgh was one of the best you have had in a long time and that you were so well looked after by our staff! I hope we will see you again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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natasha
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish …
Scallop to die for … chateaubriand made to perfection!
Staff very professional and friendly …
Would definitely go back

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Natasha, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great experience from start to finish at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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CRAIGM
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Beautiful setting and relaxed ambience. Knowledge of staff about food and drink was impressive and accurate.
Wine a bit overpriced.
Would have liked to have been able to give my own tip to the servers rather than standard service/gratuity charge.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Craig, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you had an excellent meal at Gaucho, Edinburgh and that you were so well looked after by our team! I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it - fabulous

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi there, Thanks so much for the 5 stars! I'm delighted to hear you had a fabulous experience at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, fabulous food and great service. Good to see the Covid preventative measures in place and guests abiding by them. Ceviche Tuna to start was fabulous, and the steaks were amazing (albeit they come with an amazing price tag too!). A lovely treat on a fine Saturday in glorious Edinburgh.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi David, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear that you had a fabulous meal with us and that your steaks were amazing! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburg again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Cool1review
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, wine list and service. The whole team were amazing and made the experience really special.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Cool1review, Thank you very much for the 5 star review! It's great to hear that you had a fantastic meal with us and that you were so well looked after by our whole team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AaronR
London
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food as always with Gaucho. First time visiting the Edinburgh restaurant and as always was not disappointed. Monica our server was attentive and offered great advice and thoughts on food. Another fantastic visit, highly recommended!!

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Aaron, Thanks for the 5 star review! I'm delighted to hear tat you had a fantastic meal during your first visit to Gaucho, Edinburg and that you were so well looked after by Monica! I will be sure to pass your lovely comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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Elle
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Had lunch here with a friend. It has outside seating however we sat inside, the decor is lovely. We were served by Alex who was very attentive and helpful.
I thought the food was average, we both had steaks and dessert. I had a very slim slice of lemon meringue pie, I thought this was very overpriced. Wine at £39 for the cheaper bottle.
I wouldn’t return here based on the average food and thought it was expensive. I would rather go to Le Monde or to Browns both on George Street. Just as nice ambience but better food and value for money at both of these places.

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ElizabethG
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were extremely satisfied with the welcome we received. All the staff we met were very friendly and the waiter who served us at the table was attentive yet discreet. We all had steak dishes and were cooked exactly as requested. The restaurant and toilet facilities were spotless very important in the current era . Perhaps a bit pricy for lunch and it would have been good to have a set menu but otherwise we had a great time.

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Elizabeth, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear that you had a great experience with us and that you were so well looked after by our whole team! We look forward to welcoming you back to Gaucho, Edinburgh on your next visit! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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AshtonR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service would definitely recommend

Gaucho Edinburgh
Responded on July 9, 2021

Hi Ashton, Thanks so much for the 5 star review! I'm so pleased to hear you had a great experience with us at Gaucho, Edinburgh and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Kind regards, Sean Weeraratna Restaurant Director

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FAQs

Gaucho Edinburgh does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Gaucho Edinburgh also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0131 278 3410.

Gaucho Edinburgh is rated 4.7 stars by 1404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.