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Published September 23rd 2021
Steaks with an Argentinian flare
Gaucho's is a family-owned restaurant well-placed in the heart of Chinatown. They've been operating for 33 years and pride themselves on quality chargrilled steaks with Argentinian flare. There's plenty of seating options to suit any size crowd, and indoors or out according to how the wind is blowing.
On this evening we were seated in front of the kitchen. It's interesting seeing the food being cooked over the hot grills and watching the chefs plating up on the pass. The anticipation really whets your appetite.
We ordered a steak, chips and broccoli to share. The staff were very friendly and helpful in explaining the portion sizes, but I was happy as is after having a late lunch.
We had the Bife de Ancho medium rare, which was a 100-day grain-fed scotch fillet, served with chargrilled lemon, smoked sea salt and olive oil. As the photo suggests, it was cooked to a perfect medium-rare. The steaks are rubbed with their signature chimichurri sauce which both marinates and locks in the juices. After this, they're cooked on the grill which can reach up to 400 degrees, then rested before they reach our table.
The fried broccoli is cooked in basil butter and served with cheese but I found it a bit soft and greasy for my liking. I should have opted for the garden salad instead, since I wanted something more refreshing with the steak and fries.
Overall it was a lovely evening at Gaucho's. It was simple food cooked to a high standard and the welcoming staff made for a pleasant experience. Much of their produce is sourced from local suppliers such as beef from Mayura station and lamb from the Adelaide Hills, so you're supporting more than just one neighbour when you're dining here. If you haven't checked out the restaurant yet, they're open from 11.30am - 5pm on weekdays, and 5.30pm till late daily.