Riding high – Gaucho is still a goodie so saddle up and check ’em out
| 21st November 2018
For some reason, even though it’s literally on the doorstep of two of the VIVA foodies, we’ve not visited Gaucho as often as we should.
It’s a lovely space, maybe one of the only Argentinian steak houses to have an original church organ, all cowhide, black and white, comfy booths, sparkling bar tops and glittery lights.
And the food is fabulous too, even for our token gluten free reviewer who they catered for with special bread, separate butter, just as a good restaurant should.
Starters are from £4.50 and there’s a wide selection to suit most tastes and pockets. We opted for classic Empanadas which were delicious pastry pockets filled either with beef (obvs) or tomato and mozzarella, superb.
A tuna ceviche had the kick you want in the back of the throat, cured with grapefruit while scallops were perfectly cooked plump fishy cushions with blood pudding (black pudding to us northerners) was the meaty/fish combo I love.
Onto steaks and the excellent servers take you through your options with a meaty steak board and this is what Gaucho is famed for and start from a very reasonable £14.50.
Two of us opted for the Choriza cut which is the Argie equivalent of sirloin and these were beautifully cooked, charred on the outside and melt in the mouth tender on the inside. Just delicious and definitely up there with one of the best steaks in town.
Mrs gluten-free had the sword fish which she loved, again wonderfully cooked and showing that there are non-meaty options, but for me it’s a shame to go there and not tuck into the beef.
We had no room for pudding I’m afraid but if they’re anything like the first two courses then no doubt the sweet-toothed among you are in for a treat.
To find out more and for bookings, contact 0161 833 4333
Gaucho, 2S St Mary’s Street, Manchester, M3 2LB
Words: Emma Chadwick. Images: Sam Bramwell.