Editor's Note: This restaurant was formerly known as Gauchos.
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January 7, 2004
The menu focuses on meat and majors in beef. There are starters - Argentinian sausages, empanadas, etc. - but people come for the steaks. Rump, sirloin and fillet in three sizes up to 300 grammes, or they´ll gladly cut you a larger slice. A 225-gramme (about 8-ounce) sirloin cost about 18 Euros. That covers just the meat. Optional sides include jacket potatoes, fries, grilled corn on the cob, and the salad bar. Also, freshly baked bread rolls with herb butter. On the table is a pot of Chimichurri, which is the traditional Argentine accompaniment of chopped parsley, coriander, garlic and oil.
The wine list features Argentinian wine. They have an excellent house Argentinian Malbec/sangiovese blend which we tried.
From journal Amsterdam - a city that never sleeps!
Clifton, New Jersey
September 22, 2003
Everything here is strictly a la carte. You order your steak by the gram and cut and any side dishes come separate. We ordered the melted provolone appetizer, which was a nice start and served with toasted bread. I opted for the small filet, which came cooked correctly, but lacked good seasoning. It was a bit on the tough side, but tolerable. My baked potato was large and cooked well. Our entire party felt the food was well prepared and filling, but -- again -- not inspiring at all.
We also had a bottle of Syrah with our meal. The wine list was limited, but for the amount had a nice selection. Our first choice was not available, so they substituted a higher priced wine at the same cost. I didn't try the dessert menu. There are many similar Argentinean steakhouses in Amsterdam at the moment and I would be tempted to try one that was not a chain were I to have steak again. I can recommend Gaucho's if you are looking for a reasonably prepared steak, can't get in anywhere else and are on the company tab. Otherwise, you would be better off spending your euros in another place.
From journal A Party Girl's Guide to Amsterdam